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Old 02-17-2017, 09:57 AM
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I am doing head gaskets on my 06 with 635k miles. I am looking at two different kits.

Sinister Diesel is selling theirs with arp headstuds and victor reinz black diamond gaskets for less money than the Merchant kit with oem bolts. This is going on a stock truck that will stay stock other than the egr delete it is getting.

Anybody with real world experience? Is the studs upgrade worth the lesser gasket?
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:02 AM
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:13 AM
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How the heck is like everything creatures sells so cheap?
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Sinister is currently $667 with head studs and the mahle gaskets are cheaper than the victor reinz.
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Sinister is currently $667 with head studs and the mahle gaskets are cheaper than the victor reinz.


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That's a head gasket kit? More like you buy studs and we will throw head gaskets in for free!
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Add their coupon when its in your cart.
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The package that is around $800 only includes exhaust/intake gaskets. You need the $1100 package with all the gaskets.

I wouldnt buy anything from sinister though, Lincoln Diesel Specialties gets my vote. Plus it's cheaper with everything included, even with the coupon

http://lincolndieselspecialties.com/...asket-kit.html
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Our HG is the cheapest on the market yet you get the most in our kit. Sinister kit might be a few less dollars then ours but take a look at the picture and see the difference in gaskets.

http://lincolndieselspecialties.com/...asket-kit.html
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Are headstuds worth the upgrade on a stock truck? And why did the price go up yesterday...?
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Are headstuds worth the upgrade on a stock truck? And why did the price go up yesterday...?
Stock truck with that mileage I would just do Lml bolts and be done. Saves a ton of money too
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Are headstuds worth the upgrade on a stock truck? And why did the price go up yesterday...?
Give a call and I'll get you taken care of!
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And I was just notified I have a crack at cyl 7.
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If one cracked then the rest probably aren't too far off...
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