1/2" ratchet with a 3' pipe over it worked for me. The bolts are thread locked so you have to put your butt into it. An impact will work as well.
2013 JK - Metalcloak 3.5" coils and control arms, Bilstein 5160s, Prorock44, Synergy high steer, drag link, track bar and tie rod, PSC hydro assist, RCV front shafts, Reid knuckles, TEN factory rear shafts, 4.88s, 37" MTR, Tom Woods front and rear, antirock front and rear, etc.
Man those seat bolts are a pain in the @$$. When I bedlined my interior I had to remove all 8 bolts for both seats. I drove to the nearest auto shop, gave the dude a twenty, and had him loosen them for me.
Is there something I can buy for <$25 that would loosen it up for just one bolt so I can put this ram mount? RAM POD I Universal No-Drill or should i just try to hassle a local shop to loosen it up a bit?
Finally part of the Jeep family for real. I still ask a lot of questions.
Probably your best option if you're not much of a tool person and you're only using it just to remove this one bolt would be to check out harbor freight. They're not by any means top quality tools, but for a single socket and breaker bar for one project, they're absolutely the place I'd be shopping at.
Never, never ever buy off shore Chinese junk tools or anything else they make if you can find something better. Trouble is, with the North American race to the bottom, that's getting harder and harder to find.
They are total crap. The breaker bar will probably snap in half and nearly kill you and put a giant howler in your Jeep.
Buy something decent. You can never have enough good tools and the less of their crap we buy, the more the manufacturing will come back to this side of the pond. Maybe!!!
Too late for an old fart like me, but you youngsters may be screwed!! I've seen and used the good stuff and I've seen and used the Chinese crap!! Once!! Like the Who said, " WE WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN!!"
I agree completely, but if he's wanting to stay under $20 and is only going to use the thing once, Harbor Freight is probably the only way to stay in budget unless he wants to wait for garage sales and hopes to stumble across something decent.
I had to buy an 18mm socket for the driver under-seat security box install. I found a great single-item Cobalt 18mm deep socket at Lowes for about $6.00 and already had a longish breaker bar.
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I drove over to a local shop and asked em to use their air tools to loosen em No way I was able to do it w/o an air tool. They had to take the small one back and bring out their big guns air hammer wrench I tipped him for his help.
It's better to regret something you did do, than to regret something you didn't do.
IIRC, I had a problem with the bolts that were in the rear. The front bolts on the passenger and driver side were do able with a breaker bar/cheater bar, but the rear bolts needed a long extension, and I just couldn't pull it.