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I've had limited sucess with the slot/flat head screwdriver/ vise grip method but its difficult to get the slot deep enough, screwdiver tight enough, and enough leverage with the vise grip with out stripping your new slot.
Your best bet is to take a slighly bigger torx bit, mini sledge, pound that b!tch into the slots. Then try again with a wrench to break the bolts loose. But learn from your first mistake!!! If you feel any slippage at all don't sit there focking with it till you strip it again. Use an alternative method. The two that I always use are heat and shock. Grab yourself a butane torch from home depot for 20 bucks and cook that bolt till its good and hot (2-4 minutes). Then try to break it loose again. On some bolts (generally when they are rust locked like suspension bolts on cars) it helps to give it a solid whap after you heat it up with a mini sledge to break the threads loose.
Don't be scared to add more heat and repeat, just watch the slippage. Patience and creativity will break that sucker loose.