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judging by the things ive done, it would be a lot. if you know your way around the engine bay, you know how tight it is. . .ford made it "easy" (always find that funny, seein as how its nearly impossible for anyone without a lift of one form or another) to pull the cab for a reason. i've gotten away with leavin the cab on the truck, pivoting off the rear cab mounts and lifting the front only, but ive never had to do extensive work this way. its the only way i see it happenin without a lift though, unless you spent a weekend devising some sort of cab lifting device (or a series of devices) with redneck ingenuity.
there shouldnt be anything wrong with 1 at a time as fresh as yours is, assuming they did a good job. the largest problem is the fact that there are so few bolts on the 6.0. . .each bolt is clamping a larger %age of area vs other motors, so each bolt removed provides uneven clamping surface to a larger percentage of area, increasing the risk of problems. no1 ive ever known has had problems, and everyone i know with a 6.0 installed studs one at a time before they ever had problems (fresh motors). its hit hit or miss, if it were me, i'd feel better doing studs 1 at a time vs none at all, especially on a 6.0.
'02HO cummins, SO pump, nv56, ddp110's, everything ported, studded, and all that other nonsense. 520/1100 rwhp/tq.
2000 7.3 e350 chateau
Last edited by side2002; 08-25-2011 at 11:05 AM.