hey guys. im going to be removing my stock front bumper from my jeep, the C shaped tube thing. anyone have any tips on removing it? i got the right size torx bite already. just looking for some tips. thanks guys! youve been a great help in all my other posts!
05-12-2010 07:13 PM
Maybe some penetrating oil on the torx bolts before trying to remove. Besides that, it is a straight forward removal. Two bolts on the tob and bottom is all that holds it on. Good luck.
05-12-2010 07:15 PM
Spray the bolts good with PB blaster or other good penetrating lubricant,, spray them again about 10 minutes later and let it sit for a while to work.
Go have dinner, or such....when your done...remove the bolts.
WD-40 is NOT a penetrating lube. Or a substitute for one.
05-12-2010 07:21 PM
All the above and then go low and slow. Torx is such a crappy drive connection.
05-12-2010 07:27 PM
allright thanks guys!
05-12-2010 08:41 PM
a really BIG breaker bar...i think i used a 4' breaker bar, ok it was a 4' cheater on a short breaker bar.
i have one side bolted in and the other side welded in on my current bumper as the drill bit we were using got a bit too hot and dull.
Structural Steel I-beams work great as bumpers, no one who sees it wants to meet it up close and personal, but i really want to show someone what she can do.
05-12-2010 10:56 PM
A torch and an impact wrench work great.
05-13-2010 10:39 PM
I just used a impact to remove the top 2 bolts when I installed my tow hooks. came out like butter. I find that the head of the bolt is stressed more with a breaker bar but to each his own. spraying them with penetrating oil will help