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post #1 of 11 Old 09-25-2006, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Front bumper removal

Anyone know for sure what size torx I need to remove my front bumper? My new bumpers came today and I plan on installing tomorrow. The only thing I dont have is the correct size torx bit.


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post #2 of 11 Old 09-25-2006, 06:29 PM
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I want to say T-55. I have a set of em, it's the largest one in a stanley set of 3/8" socket torx.

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post #3 of 11 Old 09-25-2006, 06:35 PM
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Yes its 55.
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-25-2006, 06:46 PM
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those bolts are so hard to get off w/ a torx, i just put a vice grip on there

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post #5 of 11 Old 09-26-2006, 06:41 AM
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Good luck! There's 2 up top and 1 on the bottom. I got mine off with no problems. I installed some nice Grade 8 bolts in place of my Torx bits too.
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post #6 of 11 Old 09-26-2006, 07:18 AM
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TORX suck...mine were a pita to remove aswell
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post #7 of 11 Old 09-26-2006, 07:25 AM
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which torx?

I just removed and replaced mine recently, just use an ALLEN Wrench, they work great. later, Rik

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post #8 of 11 Old 09-26-2006, 10:08 AM
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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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post #9 of 11 Old 09-26-2006, 11:06 AM
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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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post #10 of 11 Old 09-27-2006, 07:03 AM
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I used a 1/2 inch drive 4 foot breaker with a torx bit. Came out like butter. PB Blastered them the night before too....
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post #11 of 11 Old 09-27-2006, 10:16 AM
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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.
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