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95YJkid14 04-23-2013 09:50 PM

Tools needed?
 
I tried to take off my front and rear track bars today and it didn't go very well. I only had a socket wrench and I didn't have the muscle to get the bolts out. Is there any special tools I need to remove them or do I need to go hit the gym a little harder? Also, can I take them off with my jeep sitting on it's own four tires? Let me know!

1st87yj 04-23-2013 09:58 PM

just took mine off. however i did it at work where i have an impact wrench and a torch...on the front i took the nut and bolt off on the axle side. the frame side i left in. i took the axle side and zip tied it to the frame on passenger side. its disconnected, out of the way, and easly reconnectable. just a thought

1st87yj 04-23-2013 10:00 PM

Also. PB blaster a few times before trying, and yes no need to jack up the jeep.

jokerchief462 04-23-2013 10:53 PM

If they are not going back on cut em off and your done!! Yes on the ground it will have no effect except better handling on and off road.

95YJkid14 04-23-2013 11:03 PM

Alright sounds good I'm probably gonna soak them for a few days then try it again!

nickbdub22 04-25-2013 04:27 PM

don't bother soaking! I did the same thing and couldn't even budge them with a 3' breaker bar! 1/2" impact, Mine were permanent so I just had to cut them off. Trust me you wont want to put them back on after you feel the difference!

mbannin 04-25-2013 05:36 PM

Rent or buy an impact wrench. I just purchased a '94 YJ and have been doing some work on it. Some of the bolts would not budge without the impact wrench. In fact, it was a little scary how long it took for a couple of them to come loose.

95YJkid14 04-26-2013 12:46 AM

I'm almost done with my semester and at the place I work over the summer they have an impact wrench so might wait till then to try and get them loose!


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