Do Your Head Studs Need to Be Designed?
Every car engine has to be subjected regularly to stress, especially diesel engines. Head bolts/head studs keep these engines working well and from giving way. These head bolts and studs are highly appreciated by both performance-oriented diesel enthusiasts and owners of bulletproofed trucks. Let’s get out of the car, remove the head from the cylinder, and discover why you need to use aftermarket head bolts.
What are Head Studs exactly?
Head bolts are not as good as head studs. They can withstand greater pressure than head bolts.
Head bolts are made from different types of steel and heat-treated so they can withstand pressures up to 160,000 PSI. They are typically single-use only and harder to install than head screws. Head bolts suffer from twisting force during installation. This can cause inaccurate torque readings.
Engine studs, made out of the most durable alloy on earth, can withstand up to 240,000 Psi. Engine studs take less time to install because of the engine block and head gasket alignment. Additionally, they only apply to clamp force to your engine. This seals the head gasket properly and provides accurate torque readings. If that weren’t enough you can reuse your head studs 3-4 more times before you need to change them.
Where Would You Use Head Studs?
Automakers use precise calculations. They also need to be careful to not use inferior parts. Stock head bolts will only support stock power. A turbo kit or major power boost can blow up an engine’s potential. Head bolts, which can handle the power, are considered the best support mods for diesel engines.
Why Head Studs Are Essential for Performance?
Head studs are a must if you want to improve your truck’s performance. Some parts of these engines will not be able to sustain stock power. You’ll need replacements. The piston is compressed as a result of the combustion taking place in a chamber. However, any other parts that are affected by this force cannot move. If you wanted to increase the power of combustion, the weakest part of the engine would eventually fail, and the stock head bolts will be one of the weakest.
The clamping strength of head studs is more than that of the head bolts. It means the studs will be stronger and can withstand higher power. Head studs, made out of harder materials, won’t crack and break easily.
Head studs can be only screwed into an engine block using a hand screw and then secured at the top by a nut. This ensures a stronger clamping power and greater reliability. Head bolts work by pulling on the threads and applying twisting pressure to them.
Bulletproofing: Why Do You Need Head Studs?
Bulletproofing a truck refers to the replacement of unreliable stock parts with aftermarket equivalents, which makes it durable and reliable. Bulletproof trucks are almost all equipped with head studs.
These trucks are capable of producing a lot of horsepower and torque right out of the box. These trucks are equipped with either an Inline-6 or V8 turbocharged power plants, but they are held together by steel bolts. There have been numerous failures in this area. Therefore, truck owners who wish to bulletproof their diesel engines often replace the original head bolts with aftermarket ones.
How to Install Head Studs?
Now that your head screws are installed and you’re ready for your engine to be unbreakable, it’s time for the tough part of the process: installation. If you intend to do your own head stud installation, you need to know how the cylinder block is removed.