Time to talk about ARP head studs for a minute or two.
If your rebuilding your 2.0/2.4 Dodge Neon/Dodge SRT-4 engine, an ARP head stud will offer you many advantages.
-Using studs with nuts instead of bolts allows for very easy removal of the head.
-Using studs instead of nuts eliminates the chances of you stripping the threading in the block (very costly to repair!)
-Using studs allow you to accurately, and consistently torque load (versus bolts that can stretch and twist)
Few more details on ARP head studs:
Made out of 8740 Chromoly steel
Heat treated to 200,000 psi to ensure quality
Here is a photo of a Dodge Neon 2.0 with a fresh head gasket and ARP head studs. Notice how the studs have a allen key bolt on the head. This enables you to tighten down the stud into the block threading, and then use a nut to torque the head down onto the studs/block.
Heres a listing of the ARP products we offer for the Dodge Neon, Dodge Neon SRT-4: