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Old 03-20-2013, 10:55 AM   #1
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Last minute JKS MML/BL questions

How important is it to cut 1/4" off of the existing bolt on the OEM mount? I only have a reciprocating saw so will that do the trick? Also, I only have a 3" extension for my socket wrench. Would it really be worth it to get a 9" or 12" extension?

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Old 03-20-2013, 11:02 AM   #2
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You need to cut off that 1/4" or the bolt will be too long. Couldn't see anyway around it myself and went to a friend's house to take advantage of his vice/metal saw. Only place I think I really would have appreciated the extension would be on the rear body mounts, but you can do it without, just shorter strokes with the ratchet. Other option is to take off the milk jugs and you'll be good to go. Oh and the ones by the shocks are a bitch.

If ya PB blastered ahead of time and have yourself a good length of pipe as a breaker bar it won't be all too terrible. Hardest part was lining up the hones in the MML.

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Old 03-20-2013, 11:18 AM   #3
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I've been PB Blastering the mounts for the past 2 days. I have an 06 so I'm not too worried about the bolts being rusted.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:35 AM   #4
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I've been PB Blastering the mounts for the past 2 days. I have an 06 so I'm not too worried about the bolts being rusted.
You should be fine with the rust then. If you plan on doing all the work on your rig then it never hurts to have extensions. That is more of an investment than an expense. If you get your tools a little at a time it won't sting as bad. Just think if you paid someone to do it what would it cost, Atleast with the tools you have something you can use later. Sorry for the rant.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:54 PM   #5
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I always seem to be missing at least one socket or tool when I start a project. I might as well go and get one.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:08 PM   #6
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It's been years ago, but vice and a hacksaw. Thread a nut down on the bolt so after you cut it, the nut will help clean up the cut threads.
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Is it doable without a vice?
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:24 PM   #8
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We just used it since it was available. As long as you can secure it so that you can saw off that quarter inch without destroying the threads you should be ok. Could probably vice grip it to a work bench or get creative.
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It's been years ago, but vice and a hacksaw. Thread a nut down on the bolt so after you cut it, the nut will help clean up the cut threads.
This does work. Thread the two nuts down to where you are past the 1/4" you need to cut off and you can grip the bolt by one of the nuts you threaded. The. When the cut is done thread the nuts off and it will be ready to go.

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