Obtaining the optimum cylinder head-to-block sealing is especially critical in small displacement engines employing high compression pistons or power adders like turbochargers, nitrous oxide and superchargers. Thats why ARP head studs are popular among leading Diesel and Sport Compact/Import racers.You should know that ARP uses a premium grade 8740 alloy that is rated far superior to aircraft quality. Then, each stud is precisely heat-treated to 200,000 psi. Following heat-treat, each stud is centerless ground to make it as close to perfectly concentric as possible. This procedure involves about ten very slight cuts and results in an exceptionally straight part. Its important to note that lesser quality studs are not even centerless ground the material is thread rolled in bar stock form (mostly before heat-treat, when the material is easier to machine). Because ARP studs are manufactured to such exacting tolerances, you will note that gaskets and cylinder heads literally glide into position and are perfectly aligned something that wont happen with inferior quality head studs.
ARP studs are thread rolled after heat-treat, which gives them about 1000% (thats ten times) better fatigue strength than those studs that are threaded prior to heat-treat. You will also note that ARP offers specially undercut studs for several engines. This procedure (done only to the shorter studs) more equalizes the stretch of both studs, which makes for a more consistent clamping force one that compensates for head gasket compression when the head is installed. This helps prevent blown head gaskets, and assures optimum sealing! Premium parallel ground washers are also included with each kit.ARP Head Studs are used to connect the Cylinder Head to the Engine Block. ARP Main Studs are used to hold the Main Caps in place for the crankshaft. Let IPG Parts be your one stop shop for all your Honda Performance Part Needs! Please ask any questions you may have. We are always here to help and respond to inquiries in a quick, timely manner.
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The parts you see offered for sale are the best of the best. We don't just sell parts to maintain the business, we sell the parts that will help you perform better and WIN!! Some images being used are just for representation purposes and may not reflect the actual product you receive..The item "ARP Head Studs Fits 2003+ Ford Duratec 2.3L Engines 151-4204" is in sale since Wednesday, January 25, 2012. This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Car & Truck Parts\Engines & Components\Cylinder Heads & Parts". The seller is "ipgparts" and is located in Sanford, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.