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12v's don't handle the boost quite as well, but depending on what you're looking for with studs you should be fine. Most moderate power towing twins still only run about 60psi, which IMO should be fine on a 12v with studs. If you're going to do it on a 12v though, really try and find a 98 to do it on. It will make you life a lot easier.
The 98 and up trucks have an oil return cast into the block that is just plugged. Remove the plug and you have the ideal oil return for your twins. The 12v you have to install a return in the oil pan, which requires drilling, and you also need to install a baffle on the inside so that you aren't just spraying the crank. So you need to remove the oil pan. I've never done that, but IIRC I've heard that means pulling the motor to clear the cross member, but I'm not 100% certain if thats the only way.
Yeah, twins aren't as scary as they seem. I'm going to run mine with a stock HG or maybe a marine 12v gasket and studs. I don't think I'm going to mess with Decking and O-ringing my head.
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