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Old 08-19-2007, 01:11 PM   #1
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Im taking off all the rollbar padding on my jeep and im stuck now.

On the windshield support bar that connects the windshield to the rollbar behind the front seats, I need a star looking bit, whats wierd is it has a peg in the middle of it. This is the bar above the doors.

Anyone know the name of this tool/bit that I need? Iv got the bar sitting in my lap right now and I need to pull the end of this bar off to get the padding off so I can clean it, which requires this star looking tool/bit.

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Such a big word sis, got a dictionary near by?

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It's called a torx... same freakin bolt on the rest of that Jeep. God awful device they used to make our lives Hell!
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My bad, I just went and looked, those are worse. You can try to find the tool, or drill out the center and use the torx. Don't know the name.
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I just cut those pads off... but there called tamper proof torx..

http://www.amazon.com/pc-Tamper-Proo.../dp/B0009U6ABE
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It's called a torx... same freakin bolt on the reat of that Jeep. God awful device they used to make our lives Hell!
no no no

This is different this tool would have to be hollow inside of the bit.

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no no no

This is different this tool would have to be hollow inside of the bit.

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I amended myself ^^^
Yea



Figures its the one torx bit I dont have in my set. I have just about everything, just not my week.

Thanks vector! I hate sounding like a newb when I go up to the store when I have no idea the the name of the tool but I can describe it.

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Let's cut to the chase here...

That's called a Torx bolt, and that pin in the center of it makes it a Torx security bolt. Remove that pin with a tap or two with a punch and hammer, it's fairly brittle and will break off and fall out fairly easily. After that, you can remove it with a standard Torx adapter you can find in any tool store.
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See Lev? Drill out that pin in the center, and use your torx.
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Let's cut to the chase here...

That's called a Torx bolt, and that pin in the center of it makes it a Torx security bolt. Remove that pin with a tap or two with a punch and hammer, it's fairly brittle and will break off and fall out fairly easily. After that, you can remove it with a standard Torx adapter you can find in any tool store.
Yea, im just going to buy the security torx set later, I have all the rest later.

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See Lev? Drill out that pin in the center, and use your torx.
That would require too much effort.



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Let's cut to the chase here...

That's called a Torx bolt, and that pin in the center of it makes it a Torx security bolt. Remove that pin with a tap or two with a punch and hammer, it's fairly brittle and will break off and fall out fairly easily. After that, you can remove it with a standard Torx adapter you can find in any tool store.
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I just leaned the two bars against the wall and sprayed the padding down with the water hose and twisted them around the bar to get all the water out.

Quick fix, man these things had tons of dirt coming out of them, prolly had never been washed before. They are now laying in the sun drying. ^_^

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Lev, the bolt you are trying to remove is called a Tamper Proof Torx. Its just another way to need more tools.

THE BOLT YOU ARE TAKING OFF DOES NOT REMOVE THE FRONT SPORT BARS. That tamper proof torx is what adjusts the roll bars and the windshield to keep proper angle. That bolt is NEVER to be adjusted, unless you are in an accident or something and need to adjust the angles!! Its has NOTHING to do with removing the sport bar or padding.

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Lev, the bolt you are trying to remove is called a Tamper Proof Torx. Its just another way to need more tools.

THE BOLT YOU ARE TAKING OFF DOES NOT REMOVE THE FRONT SPORT BARS. That tamper proof torx is what adjusts the roll bars and the windshield to keep proper angle. That bolt is NEVER to be adjusted, unless you are in an accident or something and need to adjust the angles!! Its has NOTHING to do with removing the sport bar or padding.

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SO that bolt doesent come all the way out to release the second bar that on the inside? If so, glad I dident remove it.

Good to know, glad I ask before I make a move. ^_^

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Lev, the bolt you are trying to remove is called a Tamper Proof Torx. Its just another way to need more tools.

THE BOLT YOU ARE TAKING OFF DOES NOT REMOVE THE FRONT SPORT BARS. That tamper proof torx is what adjusts the roll bars and the windshield to keep proper angle. That bolt is NEVER to be adjusted, unless you are in an accident or something and need to adjust the angles!! Its has NOTHING to do with removing the sport bar or padding.

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At least on my '97, it used security Torx bolts to hold it to the windshield too. I had to remove them to install my cage and all bolts holding it to the windshield were security torx.
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My 03 has just regular ol' torx bolts on the windshield.
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My 03 has just regular ol' torx bolts on the windshield.
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My 03 has just regular ol' torx bolts on the windshield.
Same on my 99 and 00. Weird they would switch. I always thought DC was characters of habit.
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My 98 as well, the only security torx bolts on this thing that iv seen are one in each one of the bars that connect to the windshield, which are just to adjust the second bar on the inside from what rubi said.

The bars are attached with reguler torx bolts to the windshield on my rig.

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Correct, you only need to remove the 2 bolts on the windshield frame, the 2 bolts that are directly holding the sport bar to the roll bar cross beam, and the one bolt on the side of the windshield frame (the large black torx) per side. The tamper proof torx should NOT be adjusted unless you know what your doing

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The tamper proof torx should NOT be adjusted unless you know what your doing
Unless you want to remove the padding from that part of the bars. Its just not that technical.

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