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10-19-2012 12:18 AM
JDT
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider View Post
Is there any way I can get around spending money for something I'd only use a couple of times
Yep, cause you dont even remove the security torx. Per the TJ owners manual you remove the 4 standard torx bolts (2 on each end) to remove the bars.
10-18-2012 08:47 PM
blcktj I took a drill to the middle of mine. Use a punch to center the drill bit then drill out the metal stub. Now I can just use my regular torx set
10-18-2012 08:14 PM
Goobs63 You don't need to buy the tamper sockets those are set at the factory to get the windshield and the rest of the stuff in the right place. All you have to do is take out the ones on the windshield frame and the roll bar behind the padding.
10-18-2012 07:49 PM
DeepSouthJeeper
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider
Sorry for the bad pic

Its the one on the support bar next to the B-pillar
Yep.
10-18-2012 07:45 PM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by McDaniel View Post
the ones with pins are called "tamper proof" torx. You can get the sockets at sears.
Is there any way I can get around spending money for something I'd only use a couple of times
10-18-2012 07:41 PM
McDaniel the ones with pins are called "tamper proof" torx. You can get the sockets at sears.
10-18-2012 07:32 PM
CMA_Rider Sorry for the bad pic

Its the one on the support bar next to the B-pillar
10-18-2012 06:29 PM
DeepSouthJeeper
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider

It has a piece of metal in the center of the torx
Jus looked, can't see what you're talking about, I just peeled back the padding, and found a torx that fit. I guess yours doesn't look like this then?
10-18-2012 02:01 AM
DeepSouthJeeper
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider

RC has a real hd one for $80
I'll look into it, thanks man.
10-18-2012 01:54 AM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by DeepSouthJeeper

I heard it might be around 150 or so at auto zone. I'm hoping to pick one up at the junk yard, just haven't had a chance to go yet. if I can't find one there, I'll just get one new.
RC has a real hd one for $80 its what im planning on getting. Its like a solid pipe very heavy
10-18-2012 01:48 AM
DeepSouthJeeper
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider

How much does a zj tie rod run ya
I heard it might be around 150 or so at auto zone. I'm hoping to pick one up at the junk yard, just haven't had a chance to go yet. if I can't find one there, I'll just get one new.
10-18-2012 01:43 AM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by DeepSouthJeeper

I'm still searching for a ZJ tie rod, and I'll put that on at the same time I put on my BB. But I'll try to pick up those parts after the tie rod/BB.
How much does a zj tie rod run ya
10-18-2012 01:42 AM
DeepSouthJeeper
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider

No prob
I think it was
$190 uppers
$190 lowers
$130 TB
& $50 alignment
I'm still searching for a ZJ tie rod, and I'll put that on at the same time I put on my BB. But I'll try to pick up those parts after the tie rod/BB.
10-18-2012 01:38 AM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by DeepSouthJeeper

I might look into that when I find the cash. Thanks.
No prob
I think it was
$190 uppers
$190 lowers
$130 TB
& $50 alignment
10-18-2012 01:37 AM
DeepSouthJeeper
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider

RC x-flex adjustable CA's and adjustable TB upfront
I might look into that when I find the cash. Thanks.
10-18-2012 01:29 AM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by DeepSouthJeeper

So that's what it takes to cure DW, who would have thought I had DW a while ago, she still shakes some on the big bumps but not DW just a little shimmy.
RC x-flex adjustable CA's and adjustable TB upfront
10-18-2012 01:16 AM
DeepSouthJeeper
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider

And better than stock

No more DW
So that's what it takes to cure DW, who would have thought I had DW a while ago, she still shakes some on the big bumps but not DW just a little shimmy.
10-18-2012 01:10 AM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by DeepSouthJeeper

You really got shifted there. Sucks dude, but at least it's back on the road.
And better than stock

No more DW
10-18-2012 01:03 AM
DeepSouthJeeper
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider

Yep i had to pay out of pocket for a new set of CA's and a front TB. After almost a month, no thanks to the body shop, i got it back on the road friday. After staying up till 3am friday installing the CA's so i could get it aligned asap. And no frame damage as far as I know, they never did put it on the table
You really got shifted there. Sucks dude, but at least it's back on the road.
10-18-2012 12:55 AM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by DeepSouthJeeper

I have no clue, oh forgot to ask, how's the jeep? No frame damage, everything check out ok?
Yep i had to pay out of pocket for a new set of CA's and a front TB. After almost a month, no thanks to the body shop, i got it back on the road friday. After staying up till 3am friday installing the CA's so i could get it aligned asap. And no frame damage as far as I know, they never did put it on the table
10-18-2012 12:52 AM
DeepSouthJeeper
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider
I was wondering if you have to take a drill to em or a punch
I have no clue, oh forgot to ask, how's the jeep? No frame damage, everything check out ok?
10-18-2012 12:50 AM
CMA_Rider I was wondering if you have to take a drill to em or a punch
10-18-2012 12:49 AM
DeepSouthJeeper
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider

It has a piece of metal in the center of the torx
The hell? Guess that tool is going on my wish list if I can find it, unless there's a trick to getting them off or something.
10-18-2012 12:46 AM
CMA_Rider
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Originally Posted by DeepSouthJeeper

Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. Wait don't the sport bars just use torx head bolts like every other bolt on the jeep? I haven't looked but I had just assumed..
It has a piece of metal in the center of the torx
10-18-2012 12:44 AM
DeepSouthJeeper
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Originally Posted by CMA_Rider
If you have a 03 or newer model that has the plastic trim around the windshield you can cut the plastic in a way so you dont have to remove it but you wont be able to see a difference when the windshield is up.

Is there a special way/tool to take off the support bars?

Btw you can fit full doors easily in the back if you remove the back seat
Thanks, I'll keep that in mind. Wait don't the sport bars just use torx head bolts like every other bolt on the jeep? I haven't looked but I had just assumed..
10-18-2012 12:35 AM
CMA_Rider If you have a 03 or newer model that has the plastic trim around the windshield you can cut the plastic in a way so you dont have to remove it but you wont be able to see a difference when the windshield is up.

Is there a special way/tool to take off the support bars?

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Btw you can fit full doors easily in the back if you remove the back seat

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10-18-2012 12:24 AM
DeepSouthJeeper
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Originally Posted by Tjrubicon17
Yeah as long as you leave the lower hinge bolts in the windshield it's sturdy as all get out... Sport bars are kind of a pain to remove and put back on that's why I only do it a couple times a year. But yup I'm right there with ya fellas I'm 6'1 and they do get in the way alot.
The other day I rammed my head into it and almost fell out of the jeep talk about a headache.
10-18-2012 12:21 AM
Tjrubicon17 Yeah as long as you leave the lower hinge bolts in the windshield it's sturdy as all get out... Sport bars are kind of a pain to remove and put back on that's why I only do it a couple times a year. But yup I'm right there with ya fellas I'm 6'1 and they do get in the way alot.
10-16-2012 10:37 PM
DeepSouthJeeper
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Originally Posted by BlueThunderMkII

never heard of it, ill have to check that out
Hope it can help you out.
10-16-2012 10:30 PM
BlueThunderMkII
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Originally Posted by DeepSouthJeeper

A bolt on my doorless mirrors was stripped. My grandpa had just the tool for it, a traverse threaded bit for a power drill. Worked perfectly.
never heard of it, ill have to check that out
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