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      All good advice already here. If you're like me and don't have friends, I'd recommending getting one of these cheap trans jacks at HF: 450 lb. Low Lift Transmission Jack

      You can use it to support and lower the exhaust, and then you can just roll the exhaust out from under the car. I even use it to support the opposite end of the driveshaft when removing it.
       
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      thanks for all the support guys! really..i don't even know where to begin to express my feeling of gratitude towards the people on this board. <3

      After work.. i'm gunna head over to sears again and purchase one of those universal sockets that Brendan showed me. Maybe 4 new jack stands because i don't really trust the ones i have to go up that high.

      Is it worth the money to go get a transmission jack? I looked it up on harbor freight and they do have a pretty cheap one:
      Transmission Jack - 450 Lb. Capacity
      After reading the reviews on it.. i figured it should help me get the job done..once.

      love you guys!! <3
       
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      thanks for all the support guys! really..i don't even know where to begin to express my feeling of gratitude towards the people on this board. <3

      After work.. i'm gunna head over to sears again and purchase one of those universal sockets that Brendan showed me. Maybe 4 new jack stands because i don't really trust the ones i have to go up that high.

      Is it worth the money to go get a transmission jack? I looked it up on harbor freight and they do have a pretty cheap one:
      Transmission Jack - 450 Lb. Capacity
      After reading the reviews on it.. i figured it should help me get the job done..once.

      love you guys!! <3
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      edit: also its perfect for removing and installing the diff, and exhaust too
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      Feel free to call me too. I've done this job 3 times by myself on this particular car. Also, don't waste your time tring to find a E11 socket. You don't need it. Trust me, those bolts holding the transmission on are E10 (2 bolts at top) and E12 (rest of the bolts). I use this cheap transmission jack from Harbor Freight Transmission Jack - 450 Lb. Capacity. I will include some pictures later that will help you out.
       
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      Wow great pics, yeah I need to order that socket for the flywheel. I found it online for $40+ does that sound about right?

      Where did you get the flywheel holder?

      I have a set (4) of 3 ton stands, I will put some 6 ton stands on the list (while I am buying all of the necessary tools). I saw the low profile trans jack this afternoon for $104 at harbor freight (the only place in town you can get anything down here). Is that the jack you purchased? It has a small "V" in the middle of it with a cinch strap for holding the trans.

      The clutch kit came last night, it appears to have all of the necessary parts for installation.
      Thanks. Yes, $40.00 for the flywheel bolt tool is about the going price. I think I got mine from Pelican Parts? I found the flywheel holding tool on eBay. See attached PDF for more details. The 3 ton jackstands will work fine, but you will proably have to go the highest setting and will have to slide the transmission out on cardboard or similar to get out since you will have limited clearance. That transmission is VERY rear heavy and hard to deal with if you are working by yourself. As the others have said, the exhaust is the major pain to deal with. I did cut my exhaust to make it easier to deal with though. Have pictures of that too. See below for links to the tools I use.

      Low profile jack:
      Arcan Quick Lift Professional Service Jack — 3 1/2-Ton, Model# XL35 | Jacks | Northern Tool + Equipment

      Transmission jack:
      Transmission Jack - 450 Lb. Capacity

      Pilot bearing puller (can also be used to pull out the cut-off plastic clutch alignment tool after pressure plate assembly):
      Blind Hole Bearing Puller - Needle Bearing Puller

      6 ton jackstands (double locking for extra safety and for extra height):
      Torin Double-Locking Ratchet Action Jack Stands — 6-Ton Capacity, Model# T46002A | Jack Stands | Northern Tool + Equipment

      Jackpad tools so you don't tear up the jackpads and bottom of car:
      Jack Pad Tools, Lug Bolt Guide Tools, Jack Stands and Race Ramps for DIY Auto Maintenance

      3 ton jackstands that work great with the jackpad tools:
      Amazon.com: Torin T43004 3 Ton Aluminum Jack Stands (Sold in Pairs): Automotive

      John
       

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