Head Stud Replacement Kit for 1998.5-2018 Dodge Cummins 5.9L 6.7L Diesel Cylinder 24V

SKU: CP876

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XOTIC 7200 material properties allow for far greater tensile strength compared to 8740 chromoly steel head studs. Threads are rolled after heat treatment for optimum fatigue strength. Premium quality inspection standards ensure you'll never get a blow head gasket again. Please see vehicle fitment tab below to ensure accurate fitment. 



Broached stud ends install & make cylinder head removal easier. Engineered to unleash more performance out of your vehicle. Ample clamping strength prevents cylinder heads from lifting. 



Head studs are designed to retain cylinder seal even with today's extreme high pressure turbo systems. These studs far exceed clamping forces provided by standard Dodge head bolts.



26x Heads Studs, 26x Nuts, 26x Hardened Parallel Washer, 1x Fastener Assembly Lubricant & Instructions Manual. Black oxide finish protects from wear and tear. Hardened parallel washers allow for uniform load distribution and accurate torque readings.




All details including torque recommendations are included in the manual for your reference. 

    Do you have any certificate/tensile strength exam that can attest to the tensile strength you advertise?

    Yes, please click on the following link for a tensile strength report by Atrona Labs. We test our head studs extensively to ensure premium quality standards. The video demonstrated in this short preview highlights the one of many spot inspections performed for our head studs. 


    Why choose Xotic Performance head studs over other head studs?

    The answer is simple - our long term vision is to provide premium performance products at an affordable price any car enthusiast can afford. We understand we're a relatively new company, but that doesn't change the quality of products you receive. Our head studs have been put to the test by the thousands, and we can assure you you're getting quality for an affordable price. 


    Do you offer military discount?

    We do offer military discount. 

    Please fill out the following form: https://www.xotic-performance.com/pages/military-discount


    Are these head studs reusable? 

    If you performed the original install following the torque sequence correctly as highlighted in our manual, and there are no visible signs of damage, they can be re-used.


    Do these head studs come with paperwork? 

    Detailed instructions are included as part of the kit. 


    Does the kit include an assembly lube?

    Yes. Assembly lubricant is included as part of the kit. 


    What is the tensile strength?

    220,000-240,000 PSI. 


    What material are they made of? 

    XOTIC 7200 head studs are made from premium steel alloys that allow for far greater tensile strength compared to 8740 chromoly steel head studs.


    Do these come with instructions/torque sequence for replacing 1 at a time with the heads on?

    This kit includes instructions with torque spec and sequence. 


    Will these work on a 12V?

    These will not work on a 12V. For our 12V head studs, please click on the following link. 

    1998-2009 DODGE 359 5.9L OHV L6 24V CUMMINS DIESEL 

    2007-2014 DODGE 408 6.7L OHV L6 24V CUMMINS DIESEL

    1998.5-2018 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L & 6.7L L6 Cummins Diesel 

    1998.5-2018 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L & 6.7L L6 Cummins Diesel 

    2005-2013 Dodge Ram 4000 5.9L & 6.7L L6 Cummins Diesel 

    2008-2018 Dodge Ram 4500 6.7L L6 Cummins Diesel 

    2008-2018 Dodge Ram 5500 6.7L L6 Cummins Diesel 

    • 20x Head Studs (M12 x 160mm)
    • 6x Head Studs (M12 x 168mm)
    • 26x Nuts (M12)
    • 26x Hardened Parallel Washers
    • 1 Allen Wrench (5mm)
    • 1x Socket (14mm)
    • 1x Fastener Assembly Lubricant 
    • 1x Instruction Manual 

    In every diesel car, there are high cylinder pressures that can damage head gaskets. Factory OEM head bolts are torque to yield, meaning you torque the bolt to a specific torque with a final 90 degree rotation that will place the bolt at its’ maximum stretch point.

    Our observation through years of dealing with trucks is that when you add parts that increase horsepower (turbocharger, injectors, chips etc.), you risk creating higher cylinder pressures lower than your RPM range, consequently leading to a blown head gasket.

    In contrast to head bolts, head studs are engineered to not stretch. Xotic Performance head studs are created using premium steel alloys (XOTIC 7200) that are far superior in tensile strength to a bolt. Our head studs are threaded on top to allow for nut placement which will result in a more accurate torque of the head.

    Rather than blowing your head gasket again, we highly recommend replacing your head gaskets with fasteners that have a proven track record of not stretching - so that you never have to deal with the exhaustive procedure of replacing another failed head gasket.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 145 reviews
    Troy Bush (Omaha, US)
    Excellent head studs

    First set I have ever ordered from Xotic. What a great product. Very carefully packaged came with everything you need to install. Mine went into a 2005 24v Cummins I am building up to 600hp. My next one I will be using Xotic studs on will be an 02 Cummins. Thank you for an affordable stud kit that stands up!!

    Tanner Hall

    I got my studs in less than a week!. Very easy install! Highly recommend

    Justin Rolf (Havre, US)
    Quality product

    The company gives you all the special tools you need and the instructions are very easy to read, it didn’t take that long to replace the head bolts with the head studs.

    Leroy Hulsey (Jefferson City, US)

    Easy install

    Matt Grupp (Irwin, US)

    Head Stud Replacement Kit for 1998.5-2018 Dodge Cummins 5.9L 6.7L Diesel Cylinder 24V

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