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Old 05-12-2010, 08:04 PM   #1
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stock front bumper removal

hey guys. im going to be removing my stock front bumper from my jeep, the C shaped tube thing. anyone have any tips on removing it? i got the right size torx bite already. just looking for some tips. thanks guys! youve been a great help in all my other posts!

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Old 05-12-2010, 08:13 PM   #2
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Maybe some penetrating oil on the torx bolts before trying to remove. Besides that, it is a straight forward removal. Two bolts on the tob and bottom is all that holds it on. Good luck.

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Old 05-12-2010, 08:15 PM   #3
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Spray the bolts good with PB blaster or other good penetrating lubricant,, spray them again about 10 minutes later and let it sit for a while to work.

Go have dinner, or such....when your done...remove the bolts.

WD-40 is NOT a penetrating lube. Or a substitute for one.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:21 PM   #4
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All the above and then go low and slow. Torx is such a crappy drive connection.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:27 PM   #5
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allright thanks guys!
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:41 PM   #6
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a really BIG breaker bar...i think i used a 4' breaker bar, ok it was a 4' cheater on a short breaker bar.

i have one side bolted in and the other side welded in on my current bumper as the drill bit we were using got a bit too hot and dull.

Structural Steel I-beams work great as bumpers, no one who sees it wants to meet it up close and personal, but i really want to show someone what she can do.
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:56 PM   #7
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A torch and an impact wrench work great.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:39 PM   #8
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I just used a impact to remove the top 2 bolts when I installed my tow hooks. came out like butter. I find that the head of the bolt is stressed more with a breaker bar but to each his own. spraying them with penetrating oil will help

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