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Unread 07-03-2007, 07:17 AM   #1
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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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Unread 07-03-2007, 07:21 AM   #2
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I believe it's T-55.
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Unread 07-03-2007, 07:27 AM   #3
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I believe it's T-55.
confirmed.
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Unread 07-03-2007, 07:41 AM   #4
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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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Unread 07-03-2007, 07:57 AM   #5
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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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Unread 07-03-2007, 08:45 AM   #6
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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.
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Unread 07-03-2007, 09:09 AM   #7
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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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