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Old 04-23-2013, 09:50 PM   #1
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Tools needed?

I tried to take off my front and rear track bars today and it didn't go very well. I only had a socket wrench and I didn't have the muscle to get the bolts out. Is there any special tools I need to remove them or do I need to go hit the gym a little harder? Also, can I take them off with my jeep sitting on it's own four tires? Let me know!

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Old 04-23-2013, 09:58 PM   #2
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just took mine off. however i did it at work where i have an impact wrench and a torch...on the front i took the nut and bolt off on the axle side. the frame side i left in. i took the axle side and zip tied it to the frame on passenger side. its disconnected, out of the way, and easly reconnectable. just a thought

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Old 04-23-2013, 10:00 PM   #3
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Also. PB blaster a few times before trying, and yes no need to jack up the jeep.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:53 PM   #4
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If they are not going back on cut em off and your done!! Yes on the ground it will have no effect except better handling on and off road.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:03 PM   #5
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Alright sounds good I'm probably gonna soak them for a few days then try it again!
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:27 PM   #6
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don't bother soaking! I did the same thing and couldn't even budge them with a 3' breaker bar! 1/2" impact, Mine were permanent so I just had to cut them off. Trust me you wont want to put them back on after you feel the difference!
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:36 PM   #7
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Rent or buy an impact wrench. I just purchased a '94 YJ and have been doing some work on it. Some of the bolts would not budge without the impact wrench. In fact, it was a little scary how long it took for a couple of them to come loose.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:46 AM   #8
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I'm almost done with my semester and at the place I work over the summer they have an impact wrench so might wait till then to try and get them loose!

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