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If I put head studs should I go with bigger valve springs while I'm at it, or can you put new ones even with the head on the truck. I know it may sound dumb but when you loosen the head bolt that holds the rocker arm pedalstool wouldn't that mess up the head gasket. I'm only 15 so I'm just learning about all this. lol
 

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If you need to upgrade springs, the ideal time to do it would be when you have it apart doing studs. What do you have planned for the truck that will require upgraded springs?

The head gasket seals the head to the block. When you replace one head bolt at a time, the other bolts keep the head and block firmly clamped together.
 

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I'm planning on 4k gov. springs, and I heard that I would need to upgrade the valve springs if I do that.
 

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Being 15, the best way to navigate this forum with the best assistance from anyone here, would be to learn all you can about your truck before you ask any questions. Do your own research on your questions before you post it here, because I can almost guarantee, it’s been answered before. There is a whole bunch of good information to get you started in the “Beginner’s” stickie. Start there and then literally use Google.
 

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Yes, valves float somewhere north of 3200 rpm.
 
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