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post #1 of 4 Old 02-14-2009, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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Give me so input guys

Hey guys just got done turbocharging my gt,and im alittle afraid of popping a headgasket. I've never had the heads off so theres no arp studs or nice gaskets. The car is going on the dyno to get tuned next week and i dont want it to blow. The car will definatly spit out over 500hp and tq but im gonna tell him to keep it around 430. I would like to run it acouple times at the track and call acouple people out and enjoy it without worrying. My question is what do you guys think i should do? Should i pull the e7's and put studs and better gaskets in or just drive it.


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Leave it till they blow then put some nice alloys, MLS gaskets and studs on there..
Make going to the trouble worth it..
Conservative tune helps these issues big time..


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unfortunatlly you've got a few things working against you....

iron heads, thin deck of a stock head, and head bolts.....


save $. Get some alum heads when the hgs blow cause they will, and put studs on during that time...

Studs on stk heads will help some but theres so many disadvantages to stk heads you really gotta dump them things!
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post #4 of 4 Old 02-16-2009, 06:36 PM
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Id like to see it make 500 HP on E7's! Not a chance, sorry. You should be happy with high 300's. I'd pull the heads and do it right, you will see what i mean when they hit full boost on the dyno and it sounds like its reving @9k rpms.

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