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Old 08-12-2006, 08:54 AM   #1
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Torx Bits Needed

I need to buy a set of Torx bits to start wokring on my '97 TJ. Does anyone have a list of all the sizes used throughout the Jeep.

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Old 08-12-2006, 09:03 AM   #2
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I have a set of hardened bits that range from T-10 to T-60. Just make sure to get a good quality set. Have not had any need for anything out of that range.

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I just got a set of good quality bits, and I twisted the T-40 on my windshield brackets in the process of putting on mirror adapters. The set I got has a hole indent in the bigger sizes for security (or so I was told). I got it replaced but stripped one of the torx screws in the process. If you can afford a really high end set of snap on or equivalent, get them
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Update: I pounded a T-45 into the stripped screw but it still wouldn't budge. I finally had to use a center punch too get that damn thing to turn. And definitely buy good Torx as I twisted my replacement!
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The bolts on the "sport bar" are tamper-proof torx (with the pin in the middle). I spent 20 mins with the dremel tool grinding the pins down so I could use a regular bit.
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Just get a set and make sure it goes up to a T-55. I haven't discovered any T-60 fittings on my TJ in 11 years so far but the bumpers and seat belts are held on by T-55 bolts.
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The bolts on the "sport bar" are tamper-proof torx (with the pin in the middle). I spent 20 mins with the dremel tool grinding the pins down so I could use a regular bit.
A hammer and a small punch or screwdriver will snap those pins off in about one second with one small whack.

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