Originally Posted by lifted97ranger
i wouldn't see any problem with taking the manafold off and welding a nut to it to get the stud out......
and FYI, my rule of thumb is, if you remove the manafold bolts, replace them, don't reuse them......they get so how and weaken the metal, and then the forces that you put on them when you remove and install them make it worse.....manafold bolts are cheap and easy to find...
great!!! now i just need to find someone with a welder, lol. i am definitely going to put new bolts on and i'm going to figure out a different spot for the dip stick and coil pack brackets to mount to.
i want to leave the 2 stock cats i have on the exhaust. does anyone know if new headers come with the pipe that goes back to the "Y" as well?