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post #1 of 42 Old 08-27-2013, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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help. locking torx screw?

Bought an or fab bolt in roll cage and began installing it. but when I got got to the 2 bolts holding the stock roll bars next to the b pillar there are these almost like locking torx screws. looks like a normal t50 head but it has a pin in the middle. is there a special piece I need to undo these?


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post #2 of 42 Old 08-27-2013, 10:33 AM
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I believe it's a security torx bit. They have indentations in the center of them.

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ya that looks just like it thanks

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post #4 of 42 Old 08-27-2013, 12:05 PM
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is there a special piece I need to undo these?
big f'n pipe wrench.
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Autozone has a set if security torx wrenches if you're looking to get something fast today so you can continue with the project.
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big f'n pipe wrench.

That's asking to strip it out. 1/2" drive should suffice if 3/8" can't get it.

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That's asking to strip it out. 1/2" drive should suffice if 3/8" can't get it.
You must not know what a pipe wrench is.
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post #8 of 42 Old 08-27-2013, 12:34 PM
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i dont see how a pipe wrench would help with a security torx bolt

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Use an angle grinder to flatten opposite sides, then use an open wrench.

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You put it on there, and turn the security torx bolt out.
When I did cage work on mine, all those torx & security torx in the cage were frozen.
I broke a bunch of torx bits, and was at my wits end when I grabbed a big pipe wrench.
It worked like a charm, and I wish I had started with it.
Especially for the guy that says it'll strip it, nope, it's grabbing the outside of the bolt.
If you can get the bolt to start turning with a pipe wrench, then you still have factory minty fresh torx internal to use to turn it the rest of the way out.

The heads of the security torx on the A-B spreader stick out proud of the tube, there's plenty of room to get a pipe wrench on there, and if it didn't work I wouldn't say anything.
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You must not know what a pipe wrench is.
Yes, I do. And most hillbillies I know clamp these onto ratchets or wrenches.

I don't see what's so hard about using a ratchet and socket.

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I see where you're headed with the pipe wrench.

Air tools are better.

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I also used a big f'n pipe wrench for those f'n security bolts when I installed my Or-Fab cage.
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post #14 of 42 Old 08-28-2013, 06:17 AM
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Vise grips worked for me. Then replaced with grade 8 hex heads.

I have read where some were able to break the little "titt" out of the center, I tried with a center punch but it just laid over.

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post #15 of 42 Old 08-28-2013, 06:40 AM
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You won't have a problem if you use quality tools. At the very least, you should get a set of GearWrench tamperproof torx bits.

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