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post #1 of 10 Old 07-03-2007, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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Front tow hooks: What size are torx bolt?

Can anyone tell me what size socket I need to remove the torx bolts on the front tow hooks? I want to mount a new light bar on the bumper, but first I need to remove the tow hooks (which I'll reinstall after the light bar goes on). However, I don't have a torx socket big enough for those big bolts. If you help, thanks.

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post #2 of 10 Old 07-03-2007, 07:21 AM
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I believe it's T-55.

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I believe it's T-55.
confirmed.
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-03-2007, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, guys. I didn't want to have to into the store and ask if I could take a couple of sockets to see which one fit.
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post #5 of 10 Old 07-03-2007, 07:57 AM
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While you're at it replace those crappy torx bolts with some Grade 8 ones -- that's what I did on my bumper(s). Hex bolts are much easier to work with anyway.

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Spray some PB blaster on those puppies before you take them off, I snapped one of the welded bolts on mine and ended up having to drill the bumper just to get it off.

Nothing to see here.
Move along.
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post #7 of 10 Old 07-03-2007, 09:09 AM
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While you're at it replace those crappy torx bolts with some Grade 8 ones -- that's what I did on my bumper(s). Hex bolts are much easier to work with anyway.

I kept my Torx bolts when I put my winch on. I figured it would be less likely that thief would have a Torx set than a standard socket set. It's just cheap, kinda-security.
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I love this forum! How nice to be able to Google "Jeep wrangler tj tow hook torx" and nail the answer in the first click. (Of course my set of torx sockets only goes to 50. Time for a trip to the hardware store.)
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post #9 of 10 Old 08-01-2015, 06:32 AM
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Anybody have extra towhook torx bolts in good condition they send me free and I would pay you for the shipping? I need the four top ones and two bottom ones.
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post #10 of 10 Old 08-01-2015, 11:57 PM
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Anybody have extra towhook torx bolts in good condition they send me free and I would pay you for the shipping? I need the four top ones and two bottom ones.
Go to Lowes/Home Depot and get grade 8 bolts and do away with Torx
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