put 'em in whenever you want! they will give you better clampin' strength. and you will be able to run more boost psi 'cause... the common rail engines have a m.l.s. head gasket.multi layer steel gasket. have fun!:thumbsup:hyper:eelout :thumbsup
Complicated no, Time consuming yes, Remove the head no. The bolts can be replaced with the studs one by one. :thumbsupIs there anything really complicated about putting in headstuds. U don't have to remove the head do u? Can't u just rmove the bolts and install the studs without removing the head?
IMO, if you are going to exceed 50psi. Needed or not, there are different opinions out there, but I feel better knowing the studs are there. :thumbsup
You'll be fine without studs.Okay, so for a guy like me that does not run a fooler, well smarty jr, this would be un-necessary. Although better is always...better. I guess a better statment would be that my money would be better spent on other things for now? Generaly, what does a stock turbo hit.
Now I understand the boost guage a little better.
One more question. If one was to do this does it have to be done all at once? Say you get started (without replacing the gasket) and something comes up can you run your truck for a few days with 1/2 or 1/3 of them done but the originals still in?