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Old 05-02-2014, 02:31 PM   #1
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Ace rock slider install

A bit mechanically challenged, I can't seem to get this nut out past this point, any wisdom shared would be great. Thanks!
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:57 PM   #2
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I had the same trouble when I installed mine a week ago...use a crowbar or something similar to apply down force on the washer while ratcheting the bolt loose. it will eventually come out.

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Yeap, downward force while turning bolt. Best hypothesis is that it hangs up on a retaining washer and Loctite.



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Old 05-02-2014, 03:02 PM   #4
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Same thing here. There's a bit of sheet metal just ahead of the threads. Put some downward pressure on that washer with a prybar. Going back in you'll need to put some upward pressure to compress that sheet metal against the threads until the threads catch.
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Yeap, downward force while turning bolt. Best hypothesis is that it hangs up on a retaining washer and Loctite.
This.

Doesn't take much to move it along. Remember to apply some blue Loctite to each bolt and torque to (I think it's) 85 ft-lbs.

Might need a helper/floor jack to get started - these things are heavy!

I also rattle-canned inside each box in a bid to prevent rust.

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I invented some new words removing mine. Every one of them was like that. The previous comments covered what you need to do. I think the issue lies with the body isolator, Under torque it expands and seems to get a bit of a grip on the bolt shank (maybe). Grinding the washers will be your next bit of fun, wear safety glasses...
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One out, 6 to go! Thanks guys. Really appreciate it.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:05 PM   #8
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Claw hammer worked for me.
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Help, I got the bolts off. Butttt I'm having major problems getting them back in.just cant get them to bite.

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Help, I got the bolts off. Butttt I'm having major problems getting them back in.just cant get them to bite. 2014 Rubi 2 door
I'm assuming you ground down the washers to fit in the boxes.

Insert the bolt, tap on the head with a rubber mallet (easy, now) to get the bolt to the start of the threads. Don't cross-thread the bolt. You'll understand when you get the first one going.

It's the reverse of the issue you may have had getting the bolts out.

Remember to put a little blue Loctite on the bolt, torque to 85 ft-lbs.

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I had the same problem getting mine in and out. I think the not that the bolt screws into is just tack welded to the inside of the body. The tac welds may come free when the bolts are unscrewed. You could spin the bolt till your blue in the face and not get anywhere. But theres a solution, since the whole bolt is threaded, I ground down the tips of the bolt threads ever so slightly so when I tightened the bolts back up more of the full bolt thread was biting and not just the tip. This helped lock in the nut to the bolt easier. Hope this made sense lol

Any questions let me know.

Plus you have an extra hand to hold the step/rail while you spit out obscene words, it makes the work go by faster. I but them on with my dad and friend, took about an hour and half. I think the longest part was grinding down the washers.
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Thanks a bunch. A little tap will do it.
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Thanks a bunch. A little tap will do it.
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