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greese 03-12-2011 08:52 AM

Door removal
 
Silly me. I assumed the torx bit for door removal would be the same as the one for top removal. :facepalm:

So what is the size of the one for door removal? My handy owner's manual is currently sitting on my desk at home. :banghead:

WranglerLou 03-12-2011 09:00 AM

my 2010 JKU doors are a t-50

greese 03-12-2011 10:25 AM

thanks Lou! You saved me an extra trip home and back

JIMBOX 03-12-2011 10:31 AM

:D A full TORX set should be part of the recovery equip-you ALWAYS carry in your jeep !!

Along with the METRIC tools-

:dance::rofl: JIMBO

greese 03-12-2011 10:40 AM

along with towels to stay dry :rofl::rofl:

TangoJK 03-12-2011 10:44 AM

I would have thought the torx bit was the same for the doors and top too... never really thought about it. Glad you brought it up!

greese 03-12-2011 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TangoJK (Post 1112768)
I would have thought the torx bit was the same for the doors and top too... never really thought about it. Glad you brought it up!

it's quite the "WTF" moment when you get everything disconnected. clear a spot to put them once off, and then...nothing. put it all back together. Then spending 30 minutes searching every toolbox looking for torx bits. Then realizing the largest one you have is the one for the hard top bolts.

Then go fight the mess to get to home depot. Reach for the manual to look up the proper size, and find....nothing again because the manual is back at home. Right where I left it.

Thankfully, the great users here helped me out and I now have the right torx bit . Now I don't have anywhere to go the rest of the weekend so there is no point taking the doors off now. Putting the top back on. :surrender:

drshaws 05-30-2011 09:19 PM

T-50
 
Funny - with the user manual now on DVD, there's no mention of the door removal process in the 2011's thin 'user guide' - the thing most likely to actually be in our new JK.

Also funny - my local Home Despot only had a set of driver bits - running up through T-40 (which I had purchased for removing the hard top). No T-50 to be found. Guess it's time to try Lowe's.

tysalem 05-30-2011 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drshaws
Funny - with the user manual now on DVD, there's no mention of the door removal process in the 2011's thin 'user guide' - the thing most likely to actually be in our new JK.

Also funny - my local Home Despot only had a set of driver bits - running up through T-40 (which I had purchased for removing the hard top). No T-50 to be found. Guess it's time to try Lowe's.

I picked up the T-50 torx at checker auto parts. If you have one of those, or an autozone, you can pick it up there

Kspike 05-31-2011 07:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drshaws
Funny - with the user manual now on DVD, there's no mention of the door removal process in the 2011's thin 'user guide' - the thing most likely to actually be in our new JK.

Also funny - my local Home Despot only had a set of driver bits - running up through T-40 (which I had purchased for removing the hard top). No T-50 to be found. Guess it's time to try Lowe's.

Got mine at sears.

redz1 05-31-2011 09:12 AM

advanced auto parts, pep boys, etc.

clear lake jeepn 05-31-2011 01:34 PM

I only used the Torx ONCE on my doors to get them off the first time....since then have been hand tightening and loosening only..works pretty good if your doors are on and off all the time..

DougHeffernan 05-31-2011 03:12 PM

I took my hinge bolts off and never put them back on but I bought a set of these to take my mirrors off to put on my dietech brackets
http://www.harborfreight.com/3-piece...set-98523.html


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