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Old 12-21-2012, 02:21 PM
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It may be easier but I don't think it would be necessary for that particular task. You could spend a little over an hour removing the bumper, rad assembly and a couple accessories and have all the access you would need without going any deeper. Removing the plastic fender liners would net you a ton more access and straight on access if you did end up needing to drill out any of the studs.

Quick Q&A, my manifold has bolts, not studs and they came right out without a fight. Unless you had alot of rust or corrosion, yours could be just as easy.?.? Salt water can wreak havoc between alumium and steel so if you live right on the coast of Hawaii I'm guessing you have a corrosion issue?
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