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I am thinking of fire ringing my head when I put my valve springs in where or who can i get them from and what brand should I go with ? I guess I'll need a new head gasket to is there one that is better than the other ?
 

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Hey I notice you are from Utah! I just got my head fire ringed. I got it done at Industrial Injection off of 13th south. They did a great job but took FOREVER! My truck was down for almost 2 months. I have no worries now! It will hold up to 100 psi and 1000 hp. Anyway, if you plan on doing some mods, I suggest fire ringing. Or at least stop by and talk to the guys at II. They will talk to you for hours and make sure you understand eberything that is going on. Great guys! Be prepared to spend some cash also. It's not cheap. I had them put in valves, springs, fire ring head, head studs, etc. Truck runs great and now I have a piece of mind for the future!:thumbsup
 

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They are just .125" rings of steel braized together, and the head gasket they use is a stock cummins head gasket with the valve contours milled out on a router table. I made a kit for mine in about an hour and milled my own grooves in another. That was the easy part... then we proceeded to mill off the intake, and build a custom intake / 2nd CP3 mount and port the exhaust and intake runners. Runs much better now and get way better milage. I think we're near the 800 hp mark on 37 inch tires and #2.
 

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I am thinking of fire ringing my head when I put my valve springs in where or who can i get them from and what brand should I go with ? I guess I'll need a new head gasket to is there one that is better than the other ?
Why are you removing the head to install valve springs?



 

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Why are you removing the head to install valve springs?
The guys down at II said that is a big pain in the:butt: with the head on so that made me think about doing the fire rings since the head was coming off. I talked to II and they quoted me 1500.00to fire ring the head, install my valve springs, new rocker studs(I don't know why I need those but they said that it is a good idea), and gaskets. I did some checking around and I found a guy 150 miles away that will fire ring the head, install my springs, clean up the valves, port and polish the exhaust side, and gaskets for 1200 he has got a good reputation and is also a cummins freak so I think that I am going to go that route just need to save a little more mooolah:$:
 

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I also talked with a guy that was out @ the local drag strip (rocky mountian raceway) for the diesel power mag. diesel power challenge and even the guys with studs and fire rings were blowing head gaskets he said he had never seen that many heads torn off @ a diesel event ever so that makes me wonder if it is even worth doing if I am only going to be pushing 65lbs max right now ?
 

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IMO, Install the studs and swap the springs without removing the head and call it a day.
you don't think that it is worth doing all that ?
 

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you don't think that it is worth doing all that ?
i've read/heard of alot of people just doing what bbram said and running a fair amount of boost, no 100 psi or anything like that but some good #'s. and it will save you alot of :$:.
 

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Not to hijack this but roughly what do studs cost? I think im gonna have to look into some as im pushing the 40psi range with my current setup and don't want to blow anything up.
 

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Not to hijack this but roughly what do studs cost? I think im gonna have to look into some as im pushing the 40psi range with my current setup and don't want to blow anything up.
i wouldn't go over 40-45 psi just to be on the safe side with head bolts.
 

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i wouldn't go over 40-45 psi just to be on the safe side with head bolts.
40 is just a guess It might be even higher. My guage only read to 35psi :CRY: I'm guessing 40-45 is the very top end on what it will handle?
 

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i've read anything from 40 -50, just search for threads on it i'm sure you will find some, i'd suggest getting a gauge that will read 60 psi, yeah it's alot now but then you can further mod and not worry about upgrading your guage.
 

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I'm going to have to but I have the 3 pod and autometer doesnt make a sport-comp 60psi one! so they wouldn't match :( lol
 

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we'll i guess i will hold off on the rings and porting until I get twins and spend my money on injectors
 
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