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07-12-2013 06:40 PM
5spdftw Here you go.
07-12-2013 05:29 PM
Originally Posted by brs256 View Post
link to the leds you bought?
" 6"- 50" LED lightbars for CHEAP!!!" Is the thread name. Idk how to link it from my phone and it isn't letting me use a screen shot right now. It says I've gone over my quota? But jut search that thread name and you should be able to find it pretty easy. It's also in the vendor section of the forum
07-12-2013 02:18 PM
brs256 link to the leds you bought?
07-12-2013 01:55 PM
Jerry Bransford
Originally Posted by MosesTJ View Post
There is no trigger. You just hold the tool on the bolt with appropriate head and hit it with a hammer. It barely spins and the torque loosens the bolt. It's manual not pnuematic.
There is of course no trigger on a manual impact tool but there certainly is on an air impact wrench. And while the manual/hammer actuated impact tool you suggest may work at times, it's certainly not going to work when a more powerful air impact wrench won't... I have and use both types where appropriate.

For those particular bolts, which are held in place by permanent form of Locktite which requires heat to release, you'd likely be a frustrated guy after trying either tool for even an extended period of time. Heat applied through the bolt as described above so the Locktite will release its grip is the best way of getting those bolts out. Once the Locktite has been heated sufficiently, even a small 3/8" ratchet wrench will then easily remove the bolts.

Trying to bust those particular bolts loose with nothing more than force is just not the right way to do it, bolts held in with that form of Locktite should be heated first. Using nothing but an impact tool is like trying to open a lock with a BFH instead of a key. Sure it'll work given time & enough force but the BFH is more likely to damage something when a simple key could be used instead without extra work, the chance of collateral damage, or stripping the bolt head out.
07-12-2013 01:14 PM
Marcwakefield22 Well I got them all mounted up and working! I didn't have to heat the bolts up, the impact wrench did just fine. I had one bolt that we had to drill out but it was already stripped before I started. We could get the stud out though :/ but all in all I am very pleased with everything. I got them through Chris at truck add ons he has a thread on here selling the LEDs CHEAP. And I highly recommend them. They have great customer service and a very good product.

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The only problem I have is when they are on my radio is all staticky and stuff.. Is there any way to fix that?
07-11-2013 12:07 PM
MosesTJ There is no trigger. You just hold the tool on the bolt with appropriate head and hit it with a hammer. It barely spins and the torque loosens the bolt. It's manual not pnuematic.
07-11-2013 09:59 AM
Jerry Bransford Those bolts are held in by Locktite & the odds are VERY high you'll just strip the bolt head's torx opening if you try to bust it loose with an impact wrench.

The only sure-fire way to get those bolts out is to get them hot enough to melt/release the Locktite on the bolt threads. One way to do that is to insert just the torx bit into the bolt & heat the bit with a torch so the heat travels into the bolt & releases the Locktite... which is my preferred method.

I gave up using an impact wrench on those particular bolts years ago due to the bolt heads stripping, and the fact my torx-bit snapped once & the broken bit then danced across the door's paint during the split second it took me to release the impact wrench's trigger.
07-11-2013 09:39 AM
Originally Posted by Marcwakefield22 View Post
Yea a guy I work with has an impact wrench we are going to try today ha
A trick I've learned is burning a birthday candle and letting the wax run into the threads. Acts like a lube. Usually will just come right out. (75% of the time)
07-11-2013 09:32 AM
Marcwakefield22 Yea a guy I work with has an impact wrench we are going to try today ha
07-10-2013 08:49 PM
MosesTJ They also work on some foreign car rotors. Great tool to have.
07-10-2013 08:39 PM
flflash Every Jeeper should own one of these Manual Hammer Impact Driver Tool Heavy Duty | eBay And a Quality set of Torx Bits.
07-10-2013 08:39 PM
MosesTJ There are screw removal sets you could try. I have one that will get then out.
07-10-2013 08:22 PM
Marcwakefield22 Alright ill try that first ha. Thanks
07-10-2013 03:14 PM
Brit Nick try a little heat, I got a small bernzomatic from my local auto parts store.
Worked like a charm
07-10-2013 02:44 PM
Marcwakefield22 So I'm basically just gonna have to drill them out regardless?
07-10-2013 02:05 PM
SinfulDragon I think most end up with a broken bolt and an easy out set that pisses them off until they just drill it out.
You can try to set the bit in the TORX and hit it a couple times with a hammer to try to free the threads as I'm pretty sure there is locktight on them from the factory.
07-10-2013 01:59 PM

I got some off road lights to mount on the side of my windshield but I went to take the brackets off to put the new ones on to mount the lights and one or two of the bolts are almost stripped and I tried getting the other ones off and they are torqued on so tight not even a drill will get them off. How am I supposed to get them off??

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