Originally Posted by Rutchard
well the studs on the 5th gen have some sort of torx-like star on them, my friend had a set of sockets that fit on there and they came out. Pretty sure the nut also got stuck on one or two studs, so that pulled them right out.
Oh right right...duh! My bad. I was remembering my other nightmare with the midpipe stud came off and it didnt have the torx connection.
I used the torx socket set and was able to take the turbo studs out.