XAT Racing leads the world in Toyota/Lexus V8 parts! One of the most important and integral upgrades when squeezing more power out of the UZ engines is to go with better fasteners. We've developed a custom kit (not just reused other kits) to give your V8 a bit more room to work with safely, especially if you plan on boosting it!
What's important about these ARP studs? The factory bolts are torque to yield, meaning they are purposefully stretched after one use, and cannot be safely reused. These ARP studs can be used countless times in multiple engine builds, provided they are not stretched.
Studs also give you a more solid clamping force over bolts. Check out the excerpt from ARP's catalog for an explanation we have in the pictures!
For those looking to run more boost, more power, or just want added safety, we have also developed an ARP2000 version of our head stud kits! The added tensile strength of the ARP2000 material lets you torque the studs down further, giving you even more protection from lifting the heads and/or blowing a head gasket.
Please note that you may have to shave 2 of the head studs down for each head a small amount for the scissor gears for the cams. This is most commonly an issue with non-VVTi 1UZs
Customers outside the USA: please contact us for a shipping quote to your location. The automatic shipping calculator might not be accurate