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Old 07-27-2013, 08:14 PM
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How to take doors off?

What size wrench do u need to get the bolt off the door?

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Old 07-27-2013, 08:16 PM   #2
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Mine uses a #60 size Torx bit.

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Old 07-27-2013, 08:57 PM   #3
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Mine uses a #60 size Torx bit.
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Really?
All JK's should use a T50 for doors and T40 for the hard top.
Double check you Torx size.
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Thanks. I assume you can get one of these at lowes?
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:20 PM   #5
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I have an extra one at my house if you want it. I live in Knox. Save ya a few bucks.
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???
Really?
All JK's should use a T50 for doors and T40 for the hard top.
Double check you Torx size.
Seriously. I double checked when I went and got it. Thats what I use and it works perfectly!
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Buy a whole set of torx bits for a ratchet. You'll need em eventually anyway and they're cheaper in sets. They're pretty cheap.

Those are special bolts too. Don't lose them if you don't want to. I threw mine away. They're totally unneccessary, but they will make it harder to steal your doors.

Once you get the bolts out, getting the doors off might be another challenge. I was able to just soak them with RemOil and then pull really hard on mine. Some folks' doors really get stuck on there good. Which would be a good thing for door theft if you never take them off.

Either way, once they're off, lube them up good. I just use RemOil (made for guns, in a spray can. walmart or any gun shop has it)
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You will thank me later... and no offense michiganadam, but RemOil is sort of the 'bottom of the barrel' for fire arms lube.

Get this:



Seriously good stuff...
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You will thank me later... and no offense michiganadam, but RemOil is sort of the 'bottom of the barrel' for fire arms lube.

Get this:



Seriously good stuff...
Why is remoil bottom of the barrel (LOL) and how much does that stuff cost and why is it so much better? It seems like it works about as well as PB blaster/liquid wrench for getting things unstuck. I use it more on my car than guns most of the time.

I use a gun grease on my semi auto slides by the way.
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Why is remoil bottom of the barrel (LOL) and how much does that stuff cost and why is it so much better? It seems like it works about as well as PB blaster/liquid wrench for getting things unstuck. I use it more on my car than guns most of the time.

I use a gun grease on my semi auto slides by the way.

RemOil evaporates very quickly. It's just cheap and for guns, provides very little protection.
Ballistol isn't very expensive but is an amazing lubricant that lasts a long time.
There are others that are similar but Ballistol is my personal favorite.

Grease is great for a semi auto slide. I still use Ballistol, but grease is great. I'd use it on your jeep hinges too.
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I've always used RemOil on my weapons (even in the USMC) and never had an issue. I wouldnt use it on my Jeep. I don't like "super lubricated" weapons so it suits my purposes. Just my .02˘
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Seriously. I double checked when I went and got it. Thats what I use and it works perfectly!
Something is up with your bolts.... Standard is a T-50 Do you have aftermarket bolts?
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Something is up with your bolts.... Standard is a T-50 Do you have aftermarket bolts?
or something is up with his wrench.

For some reason i doubt aftermarket bolts are even available? Maybe they changed the size of them for a couple months, like they did with the mirror stems?
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Should be T50 for the doors as others have said.


I use white lithium grease on my hinges. Is that ok?

If you are really worried about door theft, they make nuts that are like the locking ones for wheels.
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if youre worried about door theft do like i do and put em in storage all summer!!!

White lithium should be great in the hinges. I even use that stuff in bicycle wheel bearings. The only thing that could go wrong with white lithium is getting it on yourself when handling the door....big deal.
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if youre worried about door theft do like i do and put em in storage all summer!!!

White lithium should be great in the hinges. I even use that stuff in bicycle wheel bearings. The only thing that could go wrong with white lithium is getting it on yourself when handling the door....big deal.
Two things I'm curious about

1) door theft: is it common? If you're door is locked, don't they have to defeat that too in addition to the bolts?

2) What is bad about white lithium? Is it poisonous? (Never used it myself but may start)
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1) door theft: is it common? If you're door is locked, don't they have to defeat that too in addition to the bolts?

It's not something I ever worry about. I've decided the T50 bolts stay out all summer for me. (in a ziplock bag not the cute storage holes in the back were they will fly out). It seems like I read a post a good while ago where a guy got locked out, it must have been a hard top, and he took the bolts off to get in. The only way I see that happening is if he was talking about the hinges, or was full of BS. If they are that motivated you'd be lucky they didn't hot wire it and drive off

2) What is bad about white lithium? Is it poisonous? (Never used it myself but may start)

They sell it all over the place, so I doubt it's that bad. It's in the maintenance schedule to use on the door hinges and seats. My doors got real hard to pull off after winter. After a shot of white lithium they slide off effortlessly. I highly recommend getting some. I got it in a spray, but in a tube would likely work good too.
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Door theft isn't "common" but its not unheard of either. And it's $1000 a pair to buy a used pair. I do nothing about it whatsoever. I don't even use those bolts. I keep my doors in storage all summer because i run soft doors in the summer..... those are still $400 a pair, lol.


I don't see how you'd take the doors off to get in a locked jeep. Door locks are real easy to defeat. Especially on a soft top.

Nothing is bad about white lithium. It's cheap as hell and it works great on anything that doesnt require a special grease. Don't use it in cv joints and wheel bearings and you're good. It's really slick and sort of thin. I used to use it in transmissions in RC cars. They even have it in spray cans.

It's a pain in the ass to wash it out of your clothes, thats all. Like most other greases.


That's why i use a gun lube, gun lubes are generally colorless or almost colorless and washout fairly easily. Cause when you have a CCW and wear a gun every day, it'd suck if it ruined your clothes. Guns are traditionally covered in lube.
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Should say in the Manuel.
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+1 for Ballistol, for weapons and general lubrication. Ballistol smells something fierce, I mean really bad. It's a superior lubricant that won't evaporate as quick as the Remington stuff, and doesn't leave the non lubricant residue of it either. I used to clean everything with Hoppes, and coat it in Rem Oil or the orange bottle oil. After trying Ballistol, it's all I buy. It's a CLP, and works really well for me on all semi autos that like to be put up wet.

Back to the Jeep doors. I'm not sure it will matter on what oil, but I wouldn't grease the door hinges. Oil won't trap sand, dirt, and other porous crud like grease will in this case causing unnecessary wear. And the first time my wife gets grease on her work pants?....

Edit: oh, I never buy Ballistol in the aerosol either. It's not about protecting the environment to me, but you get more for your $ in the pump bottle. And the stuff smells bad enough already, adding an aerosol would probably only make it worse!
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Should be T50 for the doors as others have said.


I use white lithium grease on my hinges. Is that ok?

If you are really worried about door theft, they make nuts that are like the locking ones for wheels.
A white lithium grease is perfectly ok, that's what I use. It holds up better to weather than lighter weight oils.
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Should say in the Manuel.
Manuel doesn't actually tell you how to get the doors off when they've been stuck on there for 6 years...
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Hi guys! Am I stupid or may be i do something wrong? Here you're discussing size of wrench fo doors removal. Definitely, i met bigger problem, when tried to take doors off - as soon as I have disconnected harness from drivers door, I' ve got a call from my satellite security company. Operator asked me - do I really have zero voltage at my battery? At the desk panel also were mentioned - main cable(or something like this) is being disconnected. So I have to switch on harness back again. One more problem, which I saw - there was one more cable, near the main harness, which had no disassembling switch at all! It is thin enough,but,anyway, I cannot just cut it!!! Any advices? I ride RUBI 2012 . It's so nice weather outside to ride nakkid, but I cannot to.... Need help )))
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Hi guys! Am I stupid or may be i do something wrong? Here you're discussing size of wrench fo doors removal. Definitely, i met bigger problem, when tried to take doors off - as soon as I have disconnected harness from drivers door, I' ve got a call from my satellite security company. Operator asked me - do I really have zero voltage at my battery? At the desk panel also were mentioned - main cable(or something like this) is being disconnected. So I have to switch on harness back again. One more problem, which I saw - there was one more cable, near the main harness, which had no disassembling switch at all! It is thin enough,but,anyway, I cannot just cut it!!! Any advices? I ride RUBI 2012 . It's so nice weather outside to ride nakkid, but I cannot to.... Need help )))


You got a call from a security company about the harness being removed from your door to the Jeep?
Is this some Russian thing? We have nothing like that at all here.

Maybe when you disconnect the harness, it is breaking the circuit of whatever system that monitoring company is watching, and makes it appear that the current is gone? I really don't know and I don't think anyone in the USA has this issue.

Post a pic of that wire you would have to cut... We don't have that either, but it may be something installed later or by a dealer as a cheap repair for the windows or locks?
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You got a call from a security company about the harness being removed from your door to the Jeep?
Is this some Russian thing? We have nothing like that at all here.

Maybe when you disconnect the harness, it is breaking the circuit of whatever system that monitoring company is watching, and makes it appear that the current is gone? I really don't know and I don't think anyone in the USA has this issue.

Post a pic of that wire you would have to cut... We don't have that either, but it may be something installed later or by a dealer as a cheap repair for the windows or locks?
May be you are right. It looks like satellite security co have fixed some additiona circuits for doors opening or any other things. I think, that I need to call a dealer for this purpose. Unfortunately (or fortunately ) I'm now in Ukraine (Crimea) - it's another country, about 1100 miles away from my dealer and my satellite Co. Vacation is fabulous with my new RUBI. Will post pics a little bit later. I'd like to enlarge satisfaction level, having taken the doors off,but failed ))))
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Oh, I bet that is what it is. That extra wire must have something to do with that.
I would cut the wire and buy two plugs to put on each end that you can disconnect when removing. You may have to let your satellite company know when ever you remove your doors so they don't keep calling.

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