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Old 01-06-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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why the heck torques on a Jeep???

Every time I have to remove more then one I always end up striping one any good fix for a striped torques???

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Old 01-06-2013, 09:59 PM   #2
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If you have a speed handle or something else you can lean all your body weight into you can use short turns to extract the bolts.

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Old 01-06-2013, 10:13 PM   #3
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I got to get my tailgate off . Two of them where pre strip from the last owner . They are no long torques they are circles was thinking mig a peace of metal on them to turn them out ...
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:20 PM   #4
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If you can do that without causing damage to the surrounding area then by all means. I know torx extractor sets run between $25-$40 depending on where you find them. My experience with torx bolts though, you HAVE to clean the paint out of them with a scribe or punch or something before you try to remove them.
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You can mig a nut to them and then use a socket or you can cut slots with a Dremel and use a screw driver. Another option, if you have room for grip, is to get some vice grips on the heads, I did this to get a couple torx bolts out when I pulled my rollbar. I replace torx bolts with hex heads whenever I can.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:38 PM   #6
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I never have an issue with Torx unless I get lazy. Like someone else said you have to get all the paint off first. Put plenty of pressure on it and remember there is never a "good enough" size.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:46 PM   #7
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I never have an issue with Torx unless I get lazy. Like someone else said you have to get all the paint off first. Put plenty of pressure on it and remember there is never a "good enough" size.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:47 PM   #8
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I replaced them with bolts where I could ...
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:49 PM   #9
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Been taken slot of them out but the guy I got it from left me to on the tailgate I my have to drill out
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:19 PM   #10
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And that may be the solution that is the easiest. Once the hinges are clear you may have enough thread sticking out to get some vice grips on and remove all the way.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:26 PM   #11
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I just replaced my front bumper torx with regular bolts today, luckily they all came out easily.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:08 AM   #12
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I have found over the years working on motorcycles that "most" can be removed easily with a hand-held impact (one of the ones you hit with a hammer). Sometimes if you tighten them on the first hit they will break loose and come right out. If you are stripping the heads, the bit has slipped. The impact usually will prevent this. They're fairly cheap ($30 or so) and are a necessary toll for a Jeep owner.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:37 PM   #13
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I tried the impact on some and I work great was afraid that would have strip them but it didnt great tip thanks
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I tried the impact on some and I work great was afraid that would have strip them but it didnt great tip thanks
What strips them is the lack of applied pressure when attempting to turn them. Torx bolts are actually a very good design, but it takes pressure on the bit sometimes. I learned this trying to loosen them on our Harleys. They use torx bolts that are make from extremely soft metal. If you don't have a hand impact you are not going to get them loose. In the long run, they're way better than a phillips or straight slotted bolt.

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