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Unread 03-25-2012, 08:05 PM   #9676
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After doing so many hubs, I have found a 12 point 1/2" socket works better. Also JB blast works wonders! I replaced all the bolts with 6 points afterwards too.

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Unread 03-25-2012, 08:22 PM   #9677
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Hate those 12pt sockets. We spent 1.5hrs driving around looking for 1 on the weekend after the one we usually use was lost. Once we had one we got the job done in 20 minutes total. Then found the socket that was lost earlier.
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Unread 03-25-2012, 08:38 PM   #9678
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Hate those 12pt sockets. We spent 1.5hrs driving around looking for 1 on the weekend after the one we usually use was lost. Once we had one we got the job done in 20 minutes total. Then found the socket that was lost earlier.
It's like you know me! Who invented 12 point, or torx for that matter? I hate them. I will poop in a bag and light it on fire. Then when I put the fire out and throw out the bag I'm gonna write them an angry letter
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Unread 03-25-2012, 09:36 PM   #9679
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Started at first pic. Stopped in frustration.Couldn't find my holesaw pilot bit to finish and bring the snorkel through the hood. Write up to come."ZJ Hummer style snorkel" with part numbers prices and installation.
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Unread 03-25-2012, 10:02 PM   #9680
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Started at first pic. Stopped in frustration.Couldn't find my holesaw pilot bit to finish and bring the snorkel through the hood. Write up to come."ZJ Hummer style snorkel" with part numbers prices and installation.
Before you cut I'd recommend turning the tb hat 180 degrees. This will point it back instead of forward, also there is a lot less to work around on the pass side compared to driver. Let me know if you want pics of what your going to find behind what, mine is easy to see things on lol.
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Unread 03-25-2012, 10:04 PM   #9681
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Also the wiper mech is all over on the driver, there is nothing on the pass side.
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Unread 03-25-2012, 10:45 PM   #9682
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It's like you know me! Who invented 12 point, or torx for that matter? I hate them. I will poop in a bag and light it on fire. Then when I put the fire out and throw out the bag I'm gonna write them an angry letter
I am almost convinced it was an inside joke and the people who created them are on a beach somewhere talking to eachother saying "Haha dude I bet some poor sucker is trying to get a rusty torx head bolt out right now!"

If whatever I have said when I am pissed about wanting to have happen to the people who invented 12 points and torx heads came true, they would be tied up in some rapist shack in the middle of the desert with no food and water for months on end. (This is all kidding ofcourse..)
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Unread 03-25-2012, 10:58 PM   #9683
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Torx is a hell of a lot better then Phillips or flat head screws, they where designed for screws, why all these manufacturers have to put them in place of bolts is beyond me. I'm pretty sure 12 point is less likely to strip then a six point, but I could be wrong.
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Unread 03-25-2012, 11:27 PM   #9684
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Torx is a hell of a lot better then Phillips or flat head screws, they where designed for screws, why all these manufacturers have to put them in place of bolts is beyond me. I'm pretty sure 12 point is less likely to strip then a six point, but I could be wrong.
If you use the right size socket and how often is that? But yeah I know they are alot faster than bolts on the assembly line but sure as hell not later on!
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Unread 03-25-2012, 11:33 PM   #9685
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I can't believe torx bolts are faster on the assembly line. They just suck. Now for screws for wood and such, best invention yet, but 7/16 bolts come on, how hard is it to use a damn normal bolt?
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Unread 03-26-2012, 03:30 AM   #9686
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The best is if you ever have to change your turn signal multi function stick. That thing is held on with tamper proof Torx, for whatever reason. When I bought my ZJ, my factory one was clicking with every turn I made. It drove me nuts. I bought an new aftermarket part for $40 or so and went to changing it. I was super pissed when I got in there all carefully, not breaking the steering wheel column cover and found the Torx with the little dots in the middle. I don't remember to what store I went in order to obtain the special tool for it, but I know I drove around looking for one, wasting time and gas.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 07:07 AM   #9687
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i got a little kit with all sorts of bits in it (including those tamper proof torx) from harbor freight a couple years ago and i have used that thing so often. very handy.

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put in 703 injectors on saturday and drove around all day testing them out. the difference is pretty incredible. starts way faster (i think my old injectors may have been leaking) and idles way smoother. don't know about the mileage yet but the jeep gets up hills without downshifting now
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Unread 03-26-2012, 07:08 AM   #9688
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Before you cut I'd recommend turning the tb hat 180 degrees. This will point it back instead of forward, also there is a lot less to work around on the pass side compared to driver. Let me know if you want pics of what your going to find behind what, mine is easy to see things on lol.
I follow. But that windstar airbox is huge and I couldn't get it in on the passenger without relocating battery. I'm coming g through the hood because of the mess in the cowl.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 07:56 AM   #9689
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I follow. But that windstar airbox is huge and I couldn't get it in on the passenger without relocating battery. I'm coming g through the hood because of the mess in the cowl.
I get it. Is it possible to use just a silicone coupler instead of the factory flex pipe, just to shorten things a bit? If that would work then you may have to relocate the coolant tank. Watch out cutting through the rear hood brace, bruisers hood was a wet noodle once I cut that. Pics show where I cut to make a cowl filter system but then went the easy way.
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Unread 03-26-2012, 08:35 AM   #9690
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Plasti Dipped the wood trim in the interior and the front badge. I hate metal-finish/chrome and fake woodgrain. Taking my cub to the zoo today, but hopefully will have time to complete the rest of the badging.
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