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Head studs holding up to big power????

Truck has been tea kettling for a few years. now it is puking coolant. Is it worth doing head studs, or should I swap to another engine like a cummins, or a 7.3. I would like to hear from guys who have done head stud and are making big power, interested in seeing success vs. failure rate.

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What are your goals? a certain number?

Head studs and an EGR delete will make the 6.0 reliable and capable of handling some abuse from a strong SCT tune, and spray. A regulated return fuel system wouldnt hurt either. Judging by your sig, those few mods will really bring a smile to your face.
Not sure what you consider big power, but BIG power requires injectors, fuel system and turbo(s). And real BIG power requires even more than that. It all depends on what your looking to get and how much you want to spend.
No one is gonna say swap to a 7.3 if you are looking for big power, unless you really want to spend some big money. Nothing wrong with a Cummins swap.

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I would stay with the 6.0l and do the studs and EGR delete. You won't get the power like you would in a 5.9l but I am one of those true to roots kind of guys and like staying with the BLue Oval. I have studs on my truck and flog the CR&P out of it with Spartans Ultimate Free tune and it has run great. JMTC

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It's worth doing studs, and doing studs with stock gaskets will hold up to 1000+ HP with supporting mods. Just ask eric at ID and shawn elerton(redneck6.0L)

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I would make sure you check the heads and the block for flatness. It is very possible that if you have been driving with blown head gaskets that you either have cracked heads, warped heads, and or block issues. The key to them working is a clean flat mating surface. If you have that you should have no issues with studs and a egr delete

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mine hold up just fine

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Just look at the Canadians!
You do realize his was puking like crazy at the end of last video he posted a few months back

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Yes, but his truck has held up to a lot of abuse and a lot of power pretty well.

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What are your goals? a certain number? About 400 HP at rear wheels and family daily driver reliability. I am poling people with big power to help me with my decesion. if people are running twelves in the quarter mile but haveing to replace gaskets every six months I would rather inatall a cummins. I luv the 6.0 sound and power, but hate the problems. have owned three 6.0 trucks all have leaked one leaked bone stock while driving it off of the dealer lot with less than 50 miles on the odometer. I have built some low 12 second 7.3 liter trucks.

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