Everything needed for the studs are included. (We recommend taking a look at our XDP Powerstroke Solution with Ford Factory Head Gaskets for t everything needed to fix all the major problems with the 6.0L Powerstroke. No more stretched bolts, blown head gaskets, white smoke from the EGR cooler, or defective EGR Valves. – Click Here)
Some recommend having the cab pulled for ease of installation, but it's not required. Installation can be done with the cab still on the truck.
Take a look at the BD-Power Dodge APPS Noise Isolator. Interference in the throttle position sensor circuits (APPS) on Dodge Cummins engines from 1994 to 2005 will create false voltage readings in the APPS circuit and cause the lock-up torque converter to rapidly cycle on and off as you drive. This quick and easy fix removes the annoying and potentially harmful RF interference.
Programmers are safe on all stock engines as long as the vehicle is being operated properly. The diesel engines found in our trucks are more than capable of handling the additional power, and often yield increases in fuel economy as well. Like most performance programmers or modules, they may raise EGT's slightly. The slight increase is nothing to be concerned about as long as the truck is being driven normally and not being abused. That being said, it's always highly recommended to have a set of gauges to monitor your temperatures even on stock, non-modified applications. (We recommend the Superchips 3841 F4 Flashpaq. This Superchips is 50 state legal and offers both Gas and Diesel CARB #’s. Click Here)
The normal ARP studs are made of a proprietary ARP 2000 material that has a 220,000 psi tensile strength and provide the clamping force required to keep cylinder heads from lifting due to exceptionally high combustion pressures. The 625 ARP stud kits are made of a Custom Age 625+® material that has a minimum rating of 260,000 psi tensile strength and are often used in heavy HP racing and sled pulling applications.