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Old 08-02-2013, 11:04 AM   #1
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Last night I started on my body lift and the first bolt I tried to break loose snapped. It's looks to be almost flush with the body. Is welding a nut to the bolt the only way to remove? Also do you guys recommend using an impact first or hand tools. I tried to loosen without a breaker bar first.. Nothing. Tried with a breaker bar... Snap! Just post ways you got around BL troubles and how you installed.

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Old 08-02-2013, 04:11 PM   #2
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I am considering adding a small body lift to my '04. I can almost guarantee I will have the same problem. I am interested to see what the other forum folks have done as well.

Just about every time I attempt something on my Jeep I end up breaking off a bolt. Rear shocks were the worst. Even after soaking with PB Blaster daily for a couple weeks.

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Old 08-02-2013, 08:38 PM   #4
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Use a penetrating lubricant on all of the bolts before trying to remove them. As for removing the one you snapped, you could try drilling it out.

How big of a body lift are we talking about?
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:01 PM   #5
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The BL is 1.25". And yeah I always use PB before any bolts are getting removed new or old. I just don't want to end up drilling out 5+ of the bolts. I might just try the impact on the next one, since the breaker bar broke the first.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:03 AM   #6
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I can't really give you any suggestions as to how to get the bolts out. I would normally say heat. Since you aren't going to reusing those body mounts, it sounds like a good idea.
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:44 PM   #7
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when i did mine PB Blaster penetrating oil was my friend!!
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:40 PM   #8
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Finished up the body lift today, all the other bolts came out easily with no problems. Thought I could drill out the broken bolt with the puck in but wrong, so I'll drop that side back down sometime. For the time being ill have all bolts in besides driver side middle. Didn't have time to finish MML, tried but couldn't figure out the best way to get to the cross bolts.
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i did my body lift few months ago, it took me 6 hours to remove the bolts with breaking any, and only 1 hour to install the BL + MML.

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