A quick update. I have the headers at the cerakote shop, they should be done next week. I did have one stud break, but the rest all came out eventually. The one stud that broke still has some material above the manifold flange, so when I get them off I can work that a little better. If it continues to prove to be stubborn I’ll weld up a drill guide from the bolt hole pattern on the removed manifold. Once the manifolds are off I don’t anticipate any major issues to get the last one out. I still haven’t found a good stainless steel solution for the CAT back part of the exhaust system. If I could find a 2 1/2” cat back SS system that isn’t too loud I’d be happy.