Originally Posted by Schister66
As for the HG failure, does anyone upgrade head studs to ARPs before boosting higher than stock? I'm not sure if that's a industry-wide thing or not...
No one that I know of, unless they're putting in forged pistons/building the engine.
The studs/head bolts aren't the issue, proper cooling is.
EDIT: until you start getting into significantly higher boost pressures. Stock/stage2 aren't an issue.