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Unread 07-11-2012, 06:31 AM   #1
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Torx Bolts

I did a search and was over whelmed. Can someone recommend a good set of torx wrenches for dismantling my jeep and do you recommend using torx bolts on the rebuild or something else. Thanks

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Unread 07-11-2012, 06:48 AM   #2
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Harbor freight has a great set , t-15 up to t-60 for 10$
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Unread 07-11-2012, 06:56 AM   #3
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yes harbor freight, you are going to break them, no matter what brand, and no, no torx on rebuild
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Unread 07-11-2012, 07:10 AM   #4
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Use craftsman or snap on. They break. Both companies will replace them.
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Unread 07-11-2012, 07:15 AM   #5
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I would suggest a selection of nuts from your local hardware store and a mig welder to stick said nuts to the top of your Torx bolts. Its the only consistent way I've found to get the things out.

Also if you decide to use those god forsaken things in a rebuild I will hire a monkey to screech and fling his feces at you.
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Also if you decide to use those god forsaken things in a rebuild I will hire a monkey to screech and fling his feces at you.
Great, now my ribs hurt
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Unread 07-11-2012, 08:08 AM   #8
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My My guess i didn't realize the hatered towards torx bolts,(i may after i start removing them) what do you recommend for replacements. Seems like i saw a thread that listed the different size bolts needed for a rebuild.
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Unread 07-11-2012, 08:14 AM   #9
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use stainless hex screws and bolts on a rebuild. A little more money but well worth the investment
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I would suggest a selection of nuts from your local hardware store and a mig welder to stick said nuts to the top of your Torx bolts. Its the only consistent way I've found to get the things out.

Also if you decide to use those god forsaken things in a rebuild I will hire a monkey to screech and fling his feces at you.
Just stripped out a couple of these darn bolts(windshield hinges)-had to use an extractor. Bout the straight Hanson fluted type (like an easy out), drilled out the center of the bolt and backed them out-I sure as heck will not be using torx bolts when I put it back together after painting.
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Torx was invented for mass production assembly. You're not doing that so skip them.

I'd be wary over the idea of stainless steel fasteners for everything. I'd probably agree with body and some frame fastening, but be careful in engine, exhaust and suspension assembly.
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Torx was invented for mass production assembly. You're not doing that so skip them.

I'd be wary over the idea of stainless steel fasteners for everything. I'd probably agree with body and some frame fastening, but be careful in engine, exhaust and suspension assembly.
I agree. Use stainless for windshield and some body accessory mounting. Stick with grade 5 and 8 for suspension and engine
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And don't forget http://www.permatex.com/products/aut...ubricant_a.htm when re-installing.
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Unread 07-11-2012, 01:55 PM   #14
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Allen bolts also in tight places like exhaust and intake manifold,maybe valve cover
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I just had to drill 2 out of my windshield frame...
Going back on with hex heads...
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