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ARP 247-4203 Diesel Head Stud Kit

PART# 247-4203 | SKU ARP247-4203
★★★★★ ★★★★★ 4.8 (6 Reviews)

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1989-1998 Dodge 5.9L Diesel 12V | See full application list below
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Build your 1989-1998 Dodge 5.9L Diesel engine to last for the long haul with an ARP 247-4203 Diesel Head Stud Kit from XDP. It’s a proven fact that OEM head bolts are the weak link in a diesel engine; especially if the engine has been modified. That’s because most engines are typically assembled from the factory using Torque-To-Yield (TTY) bolts and preloaded to yield and beyond (typically 100-110%). Any increases in combustion pressure can lead to problems like blown head gaskets or catastrophic engine failure. And because TTY bolts are yielded by design, they should never be re-used.

ARP is the industry leader and builds heavy-duty head studs and fasteners for a wide variety of popular diesel applications. Using head studs instead of standard bolts provides your engine with the clamping force required to keep your cylinder head from lifting due to higher combustion pressures. For the 247-4203 Head Studs, ARP starts with a premium grade ARP2000 alloy that is rated far superior to aircraft quality alloy steels. ARP2000 is an alloy steel that can be safely heat treated to a higher level, producing a greater strength material than Chrome Moly 8740. While 8740 and ARP2000 share similar characteristics, ARP2000 is capable of achieving a higher clamp load at 220,000 psi.

Each stud is placed vertically into special racks and precisely heat-treated. This procedure ensures complete penetration, and results in a superior product. ARP head studs next travel through a centerless grinding process to ensure that they are perfectly concentric. To achieve this level of accuracy as many as ten machining steps can be required. The thread rolling operation (to MIL-S-8879A specs) is also done after the heat-treatment, which gives them about 2000% (that’s 20X) better fatigue strength than studs that are threaded prior to heat-treating. It costs a lot more to do it this way, because it’s tough on tooling, but the results are worth the extra effort. Fasteners are then shot-peened to remove any surface irregularities and improve overall external integrity. Finally, a metal finishing process is performed with a black oxide coating applied for longer lasting corrosion resistance.

It is for good reason that virtually every top professional engine builder relies on ARP head studs for their all-out competition powerplants. Simply stated, there’s not a better stud setup on the market today. This head stud kit is a direct-fit for 5.9L diesel engines found in Dodge Ram 2500/3500 pickups.

High-Strength ARP 2000 Alloy Construction
Rated At 220,000 Psi Tensile Strength
Includes Chrome Moly Steel 12-Point Nuts
Black Oxide Coating For Improved Corrosion Resistance
Centerless Ground To Ensure They Are Perfectly Concentric
Improved Clamping Force Prevents Cylinder Heads From Lifting
Broached Stud Ends Install & Make Cylinder Head Removal Easier
Shot-Peened To Remove Any Surface Irregularities And Upgrade External Integrity
Heat-Treated Prior To Thread Rolling And Machining For Optimum Fatigue Strength
Hardened Parallel Ground Washers For An Even Load Distribution And More Accurate Torque Readings
Comes With 0.5oz Of ARP Assembly Lubricant
    Installation Note:
    Rocker Arm Pedestals must be modified for installation or Milled Rocker Arm Pedestals can be purchased separately.

    XDP Thread Cleaning Chasers (Sold Separately): 
    The XDP Thread Cleaning Chasers XD40125TC (For Head Studs) & XD40128TC (For Rocker Arm Pedestal Bolts) are an excellent add-on that should be used prior to installation of this kit. Using Thread Cleaning Chasers ensures that you are able to properly clean the threads in your engine block before the installation and torquing of the head studs. Clean threads will provide you with accurate torque readings which are critical during your head gasket repair, or engine build.
    Disclaimer: XDP is in no way affiliated with Cummins or any of its subsidiaries or related companies, and that Cummins has not authorized the sale of any of XDP's parts, and has not tested or approved any of XDP’s parts for use in genuine Cummins brand products.


    • MPN 247-4203
    • SKU ARP247-4203
    • GTIN 672036031367
    • ID 1555
    • Manufacturer Name ARP
    • Shipping Weight 9.00 lb.
    • Shipping Length 11 in.
    • Shipping Width 8 in.
    • Shipping Height 3 in.
    • Fuel Type Diesel
    • Prop 65 Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm -
    • Cross Reference # 3904217, 3920779, 3920780, 3920781
    • Internal L37R31


    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    4.8/5 Stars out of 6 Reviews
    Verified Buyer
    5.9 cummins head studs
    Fast shipping, top quality.
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    Amazing! order #1930113
    Extremely fast shipping and excellent customer service!
    Verified Buyer
    ARP headstuds
    Used on my 92 w250. Great fit.
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    Questions and Answers

    Do these require the rocker pedestals to be machined?
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    Click HERE for installation instructions.

    If I buy these studs for my 95 12 valve what exactly do I have to do to the rocker pedestals
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    Refer to the installation instructions HERE to view the rocker pedestal modification needed.

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