HEAVY DUTY ENGINE STUDS
KTM RC390 cylinder stud Kit are necessary to prevent head gasket leakage in high compression Race Engines. Stock studs are made from poor material that will stretch and allow gasket leakage at both the head and the base gasket areas. ARP Cylinder head stud Kit are made from heat treated chrome moly, centerless ground, and have rolled threads after heat treat for maximum strength.
KTM RC390 cylinder stud Kit “PRO MOD” STUDS
The RC390 engine uses head bolts instead of the preferred stud arrangement. When engines are subjected to bigger bores, higher compression ratios, etc. the stock head bolts are not up to the task. Blown head gaskets are the result.
These RC390 studs are made from ultra high heat treated premium chrome moly, centerless ground 8740 steel and feature rolled threads for maximum strength. When installing them into the case you should torque to 10/15Ft.Lbs. The new head torque will be 38/40 lbs. This set up is a must for all serious go-fast motors.
***A few words to the Purchaser, we would recommend you to assemble your engine as per the factory manual, once you have put the cylinders onto the engine cases at this time we find it simpler to install the Spears Racing RC390 cylinder head studs. Take the longer threaded end of the stud and apply moly or a light coat of oil and start the studs by hand into the holes(4) per cylinder and make sure you torque to the proper specification (noted in the 10mm Stud Kit Install).