i had to swing out the bumper when i installed my lights. i just used an impact wrench with a torx bit on and it came right off. i believe it is T-55. it's the same as the track-bar bolts, whatever they are.
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The tops are not too bad to get at and to, I used a T55 and a 24 inch breaker bar. I also sprayed them out with PB blaster a few hours before and before I tried to even take them out I hit them a dozen times with an impact tool set to L for loosen. When I got them a little lose I sprayed in more blaster and then when they were up a bit more blaster yet and I sprayed from the bottom too.
(I wanted to do mine, got the tops lose and not the bottoms because I was installing tow points on the front bumper. I gave up on them when I saw how bad the bottoms were, I could not even budge them. If I have to deal with it that will be when and if I replace the bumper for any reason and at that point I may see cutting them, drilling and retapping or welding a nut on after.)
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i had trouble with torx bits on my windshield bracket. stripped heads, wouldnt budge, previous owner painting over them with heavy duty paint.
went to target (just cause i was there, my plan was to go to a hardware store) and got some black and dekcer screw extractors. popped the 4 screws, that i couldnt even budge, out in about 5-10 minutes. just went to home depot and bought some hex head bolts for the replacement. taking them on and off is a breeze now, and i dont have to worry about stripping.