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10-28-2010 09:09 PM
Red Wrangler
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Originally Posted by 03 RUBI View Post
When putting more than 1 bolt in the same piece (bumper in this case) put all 4 bolts in finger tight or so as verses completly tightening them down, then tighten them down.
i always put all in and finger tighten. it just seemed as if the rear bolts would not go in as far as the ffront ones. but its probably just some dirt or something. i havent washed her in ages.
10-28-2010 07:39 PM
Owen_TJ
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Originally Posted by GoldTJ View Post
I have never stripped the head of any bolt,when using quality tools-EXCEPT Torx and Allen heads.Allen heads on Jap bikes are the worlds worst,and Jeep Torx are a close second,IMHO!
I have an R6 and have stripped multiple hex heads...

most recent was while getting rims powdercoated...stripped a couple that held the rotor on and stripped a couple that held the sprocket on...stupid allen heads
10-28-2010 07:07 PM
GoldTJ I have never stripped the head of any bolt,when using quality tools-EXCEPT Torx and Allen heads.Allen heads on Jap bikes are the worlds worst,and Jeep Torx are a close second,IMHO!
10-28-2010 07:02 PM
Owen_TJ
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Originally Posted by Cons_Table View Post
Sounds like youve had better experience than 99% of other jeep owners
i have so far lol...

I guess i'm just speaking from my experience from my motorcycle...holy crap do those hex bolts strip easy!
10-28-2010 07:01 PM
03 RUBI
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Originally Posted by Red Wrangler View Post
that answers my question. another question is though, will having the hex on there cause any problems.

the reason im asking is because i had to take the bumper off to put on my jack mount and it was a b***h getting the rear bolts back in on both sides. i didnt strip them, it just seemed a lot harder than it should have been.
When putting more than 1 bolt in the same piece (bumper in this case) put all 4 bolts in finger tight or so as verses completly tightening them down, then tighten them down.
10-28-2010 06:59 PM
Cons_Table
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Originally Posted by Owen_TJ View Post
Torx are a better bolt since they dont strip as easy as a hex bolt will...
Sounds like youve had better experience than 99% of other jeep owners
10-28-2010 06:56 PM
OregonTJ 3 lines is a grade 5 bolt, 5 is a grade 8. no line are cheap junk.....google bolt grades for info.

You should be using a grade 5 or 8.
10-28-2010 06:16 PM
Bruck It won't cost you all that much to replace them with 8.8 if you are concerned (regardless of the head). Just because they are hex doesn't make them bad. In fact, I have had more problems with Torx.
10-28-2010 05:51 PM
Red Wrangler how do i tell what grade the hex i have are?
2 of them have 2 lines on the top of them and 2 have 3 lines.
what grade are those?
10-28-2010 04:15 AM
Wesboy
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Originally Posted by Owen_TJ View Post
Torx are a better bolt since they dont strip as easy as a hex bolt will...
In my experience, the opposite is true.
Maybe it's my technique.
10-28-2010 03:45 AM
jeepjones Just go with Grade 8 bolts and use anti-seize on the threads. Torx head bolts end up stripping out or breaking the torx bit when they get seized.
10-27-2010 10:53 PM
Red Wrangler makes sense..
should i buy factory torx bolts or should i upgrade to a stronger torx? if so, what would that be?
10-27-2010 10:51 PM
Owen_TJ Torx are a better bolt since they dont strip as easy as a hex bolt will...
10-27-2010 10:45 PM
Red Wrangler that answers my question. another question is though, will having the hex on there cause any problems.

the reason im asking is because i had to take the bumper off to put on my jack mount and it was a b***h getting the rear bolts back in on both sides. i didnt strip them, it just seemed a lot harder than it should have been.

i mean are the torx better to have than the hex, or does it make a difference?
10-27-2010 10:42 PM
Geoff@Bestop Torx are factory, and someone got annoyed enough with yours to replace them. Bumper bolts should be high grade bolts - check the marks on the head of the bolt.

Sometimes when people lose bolts they replace with anything handy (we always mean to replace with correct stuff, but ...). You don't need the torx, but get grade 8-ish bolts.
10-27-2010 10:39 PM
4Jeepn factory was torx.
10-27-2010 10:35 PM
Red Wrangler
Bumper bolts

so i have a 98 TJ Sport and i have 4 Hex bolts on the top of my bumper where it attaches to the frame. and someone i know also has a 98TJ Sport but he has 4 Torx bolts. why is that? idk if the torx are aftermarket or if the hex are aftermarket. any reason why?

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