I think it will ultimately come down to the size of one's arms or hands. Hear me out...
I used to DREAD changing the plugs on the Blazer. DREAD. Be afraid of it. Say "Oh, I don't know how to, I can't get the socket on, there is stuff in the way." Take it places so THEY can do it. Never had an idea how they did. Saw guys with two long extensions on each other arguing about how they couldn't get to it, .. all sorts of nonsense (turned out to be incompetency on their part.) So, I used to have an actual PHOBIA about this.
Early in my progression to where I am now, I literally only used to be able to change 3 of the 6 plugs. True story.
Now, the situation has changed.. Faced with how I MUST get this truck to start, I now have to change the plugs MYSELF, since I feel like my helper is not really the best thing (his help nor presence.) Sooo... I had to "buck up" and try to do it.
Now.. Maybe it was easier because I have my entire INTAKE MANIFOLD removed (changing spiders) but Im not really sure it is..
Not trying to start a flame war, argument, etc. And some may hate me. And some think I am an an idiot.
But I shake my head when people talk about unbolting a steering shaft. I also did find it easy to go through the wheel well on at least ONE plug, and I won't lie.. I kind of gave up trying to contort myself, and just did it that way. And I got it. But I ptobably could have got it the other way too...
Tools I used:
1/2" drive ratchet
12" extension for same ratchet
At one point, I used a chisel.. (to get off a plug boot)
plier (again.. plug boot)
Flashlight. THE FLASHLIGHT I HAD WAS JUST ABOUT USELESS AND BARELY DID IT. Get an LED "Police Keychain Light" like I now have! After video.
5/8" FLEX SOCKET
FLEX SOCKET spark plug socket, 3/8" drive with an adapter to fit my 1/2" ratchet.
^^ bought it at Autozone. Looked at Advance Auto's tools and.. walked out.
And I did it all in about 20 minutes.
Here is my video, and submission. If you hate me, I love you.
Let's Keep On Truckin' brothas.
No more fear.
Here it is.