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Old 07-23-2015, 08:27 PM
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Super proud of my son, he changed out the starter without a lot of help. Pushed through a few small hiccups and drove away feeling accomplished.

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Old 07-23-2015, 09:15 PM   #2
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Congrats. I bought a YJ and I'm starting to feel like a real mechanic. These things are so easy to work on.

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Old 07-27-2015, 10:35 AM   #3
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I know the feeling. I bought my son his first car and came home one day to find him working on it. He had the whole console out to install a burned out bulb. Nothing huge but a great start.
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My 11 yr old and I have been working on our new (old) YJ. A couple days ago we removed the track bars, he enjoyed sitting under the jeep to help. He kept looking at how dirty is hands got.
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:25 AM   #6
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I did my starter a couple months ago, took me more time and energy to find the external torx sockets at the hardware store than anything else.
My YJ is my first vehicle i've owned, it just feels good to do things yourself.
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:33 PM
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I did my starter a couple months ago, took me more time and energy to find the external torx sockets at the hardware store than anything else. My YJ is my first vehicle i've owned, it just feels good to do things yourself.
yeah, I got a call,on the way home from work, lucky for him I'm a nice dad for footing the $$ for the right torn set
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:12 PM   #8
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That was the worst part, having to pick up a set that i'll probably only ever use once.
Ran me like $40ish for a set of nine.
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Old 07-29-2015, 10:20 PM
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Same here, 40 bucks... what's up with torx , I like regular bolts, even metric now
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Old 07-29-2015, 10:43 PM   #10
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I traded all my torx hardware on the hardtop to regular octagonal bolts, I even striped two of them before I decided to stitch.
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I liked that it seemed like they would be extremely hard to strip the head of, but they're impractical compared to regular bolts.
I don't mind the hardware on the hardtop, it doesn't seem to me like i'd apply enough pressure to the bolts to strip them, but putting regular heads on there would make sense.. less tools needed.
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Maybe an impact driver wasn't the right tool for the job, maybe I should have kept them looser, maybe they deserved it!
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what's up with torx
It was explained to me that torx was designed to be easily auto fed to the driver head and hard to overtorque for the assembly lines.
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Same here..... mine has an old white XJ but he has no fear of doing any repair and is honestly way more mechanically inclined than me.... and he is 20. But what is with these kids and the no shoes? I dont think I have seen my kid in shoes since he graduated high school? SMDH

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