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Old 03-30-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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Wink Torx Bit-Where to buy?

Dealer says I need a Torx bit #40 to remove the hardtop and #50 to remove doors. Where do I find these? At Sears, not very good recommendation for Craftsman. Thanks.

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Old 03-30-2012, 09:48 PM   #2
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You can get bits in any variety at your local auto zone or Lowes hardware. Hurry up because you need to get those doors and top off pronto.

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Old 03-30-2012, 09:54 PM   #3
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May as well get a set that runs from #10 up to #55 (I think that's standard seatbelt size). Your Jeep has Torx bolts all over the place. You need a long-shaft #15 to adjust your headlights, while you're at it. And if you happen to have an Ace Hardware or a NAPA store closer, just go there.
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Don't just buy the two you need for that, get a set if you plan on doing your own mods/work. There are a few different sizes used I believe.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:03 PM   #5
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I was just thinking I need to pick some up. What would be best suited to get at everything?
L keys?
Long T handles?
Ratchet/socket bits?
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I was at Lowes today, the salesman couldn't find any up to #40 either on the shelves or online, and I checked Autozone on line tonight, and they don't seem to have them either. NAPA has individual ones. I'm dragging my feet on removing the hardtop, as I just don't have any extra room on the garage floor--too much clutter.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:09 PM   #7
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What length breaker bar should I get. How tough are the Torx screws to remove on a new Jeep.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:14 PM   #8
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What length breaker bar should I get. How tough are the Torx screws to remove on a new Jeep.
You don't need a breaker bar to remove the door bolts. Just a 3/8 drive and torx bit
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:18 PM   #9
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Well, if you don't like craftsman then don't buy Napa, Kobalt, Armstrong, or allen. they are all made by the same manufacture Danaher tools the old Easco company. But as long as you get teh US made ones they are all good. But more and more they are having Danaher have them made in China
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:19 PM   #10
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Don't buy cheap ones. I found out the hard way, they will break! I got the GM brand from Orileys Auto parts they come with a lifetime warranty, if you break one just take it back.
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Rics your jeep looks so good it deserves a thread jacking.

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Ace hardware has them. Picked mine up yesterday.
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If you want quality and not interested in those made by Sears or the like, go on E-bay and get you a Snap-on, Mac, SK, or Proto. My four favorite tools. My dad runs a store specilizing in tools. i help him out a lot and know tools pretty good. Some other notable ones are Cornwell, Matco & KD (even though they are made by Danaher too), Blackhawk (made by Proto), Wright, or Williams (owned by Snap-on).
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:28 PM   #14
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First "mod" I did to my JK was to replace all the hard top bolts with quick release wing nut bolts that I bought from Quadratec. Also made my soft top quick release with a kit as well through a Quadratec kit.

I have a nice bag I carry straps, gloves, winch remote, and a few select tools (ratchet & some torx bits and other select sockets) as well as a first aid kit. It lives in the back with my stupid giant subwoofer box I had built
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:34 PM   #15
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I got mine from Harbor Freight, reasonably priced but not snap-on or mac quality. Buy the whole set, you will need them eventually.
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Even lowes or home depot
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:39 PM   #17
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Alright we've got to stop this thread before it gets any bigger.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:44 PM   #18
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And then there's kmart, auto zone, chiefs, kragen.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:28 PM   #19
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got mine at NAPA, but now going to get the hand screwable ones.
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:01 AM   #20
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Whole set at Harbor Freight for $10
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:51 AM   #21
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Any torx that has a lifetime warranty should do so if you break them just replace them. I would think(not a lot of experience) it would be quite hard to bust a torx for what you need it on a jeep for.
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Got mine at PepBoys IIRC.
Only used it once
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Any torx that has a lifetime warranty should do so if you break them just replace them. I would think(not a lot of experience) it would be quite hard to bust a torx for what you need it on a jeep for.
Unfortunately, I have a set with a few of the bits with broken ends, they are used on other projects out there as well, its definately worth investing in a good set. I'm at the point of needing to replace my set, not going cheap again.
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I took all your suggestions and seem the only place that has the 40 and 50 at a half way decent price is Ace Hardware. Now to find somebody in that store that can find where they are, if I have to have ordered, I think we have a distribution center here in town. Most of the online websites suck, or maybe my computer is just slow. Thanks for all the suggestions. I should have come here first. Hate to say it, but my wife suggested this forum..Could she be getting interested in a Jeep also??
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Just to add to the fun, don't forget about the security version of them for those few special bolts on the sport cage...
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I took all your suggestions and seem the only place that has the 40 and 50 at a half way decent price is Ace Hardware. Now to find somebody in that store that can find where they are, if I have to have ordered, I think we have a distribution center here in town. Most of the online websites suck, or maybe my computer is just slow. Thanks for all the suggestions. I should have come here first. Hate to say it, but my wife suggested this forum..Could she be getting interested in a Jeep also??
Yes, yes you should have just come here first!! Maybe she is getting into the Jeep as well, that could be a good thing for you!
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Did a search over at Harbor Freight:
Torx - Harbor Freight Tools
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Snap-on, there's a reason their not cheap
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Snap-on, there's a reason their not cheap
I would go Snappy on drivers with handles or sockets, but they rarely if ever cover bits like they do their hand tools.
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Buy a good set for the garage/shop and pick up some cheeps from HF tho throw in a tool kit.

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