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Ive looked through the old threads and i cant find it and for some reason my search button doesnt work. Their was a thread about where too find headgaskets for our trucks and it was for fairly cheap. Or should i just go with one from rockauto. Thanks
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Ive looked through the old threads and i cant find it and for some reason my search button doesnt work. Their was a thread about where too find headgaskets for our trucks and it was for fairly cheap. Or should i just go with one from rockauto. Thanks
Man in a boosted application I would not go cheap on head gaskets. That is one place I'd spend a decent amount of coin. I'm sire others will chime in but with the extra heat and cylinder pressures good gaskets are a must.

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Buy a Ford racing 4.6L 2V head gasket kit. OE Ford gaskets are the way to go. Kit is $100 and you can sell the bolts on eBay for $40-$50

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Head gaskets

The Ford gaskets are made by Felpro. I use the Felpro gasket set -cheaper. A high quality multi-layer construstion. Felpro 1141 Left and right. About $50USD ea.

99L bought new, Forged short block with a main cap girdle, ARP bolts and studs, I W dampner, ported PI heads, 1-7/8" long tubes, 3" full exh, ported Eaton, long bars, solid motor mounts, Trans by A-1, 18 lb pullied, dumped the X4 tuner.
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Ill check those out, on bolts do they only make normal style..for arp i can only find studs. Will i also need a new timing kit or can i reuse my old one
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Ill check those out, on bolts do they only make normal style..for arp i can only find studs. Will i also need a new timing kit or can i reuse my old one
If it has some miles on it why not just replace the guides, tensioners ( metal) and the chains. If it was mine I would. Good luck.

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Yes, that's the kit. Sell the bolts. Bonus is that it comes with OE exhaust gaskets.
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Can i put the arp stud kit on it and install heads while the engine is still in the truck, or will i have to remove it.
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Studs need to be held in the heads while setting the heads on the block. Tricky but people have done it.

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This sounds fun..
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Zip ties will help

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the joy of studs.

Place your heads on a flat surface. Drop all of the studs in their holes.
Then install a spring type clothes pin on every stud. Place the head gasket.
Place the head. Using a small allen wrench to screw in the studs. Just touch bottom
but not tight. Use the ARP moly lube on both the stud threads as well as the washers.

Torque in three steps. After a half hour, torque one last time at the same torque.

I ponyed up for the 2 MMR billet swinging guides. Get the wear inserts with them as
the factory ones are not a good fit. Get their billet bottom gear too. Use the cast iron adjusters only.
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Studs need to be held in the heads while setting the heads on the block. Tricky but people have done it.
rubber bands help a lot

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Ive looked through the old threads and i cant find it and for some reason my search button doesnt work. Their was a thread about where too find headgaskets for our trucks and it was for fairly cheap. Or should i just go with one from rockauto. Thanks
GT500 head changing kit, has the correct four layer head gaskets and new head studs
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