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post #1 of 14 Old 05-02-2011, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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My New Jeep HELP! New York

Ok so i got my jeep out and on the road. the first 2 things i bought for it were mirror relocators and harnesses. So the day after it come i woke up early got my tools and went out side. Needless to say i couldnt get the bolts out for the harnesses and they started to strip so i stopped. the next day again i oke up early with the intention of taking my doors off. i go to remove the torx bolts near the windshield and STRIP. Now im stuck. HELP me please. if anyone lives in the NY westchester county area let me know maybe you can help me install.

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-02-2011, 03:46 PM
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Not sure what you mean when you say "harness", but the doors have four nuts on the hinge. Meaning two on each side. They're located at the bottom of each hinge stud. Once those are removed pull the door catching straps off and wiggle the doors up until they come off. You may want to spray some lube on the hinges and let it work it's way in before you try. If they still seem stuck position your leg under the door while wiggling and pulling up on them and use your leg to push up from under them. Gl

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Guess that was wrong lol. i bought seat belt harnesses.
http://www.corbeau.com/products/harn...harness_belts/

And i also got the mirror relocators. the door comes off easy but i cannot drive with out mirrors in NY can i?

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Look it up on google for state law...
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post #5 of 14 Old 05-02-2011, 04:06 PM
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Pretty sure mirror rule for us is that we need at least one side. I kept both sides although admittedly the passenger side is only marginally useful after moving it.

There are lots of threads on those stripped windshield bolts. I'd do a search. I got mine out OK but if I remember correctly most people end up using easy outs or heat or welding a nut on to them.

I'm not sure but I thought the seatbelts were safety torx. I could be wrong though. Have honestly never looked at them as, and maybe many of you will disagree, but unless you are doing high speed desert or very serious rocks I think harnesses do more harm than good. Overland Experts driving school up near New Haven CT taught me to in most situations put the shoulder belt behind me and use only the lap belt. If I recall correctly there are threads about other people on here installing only lap belts to use in similar situation. I have been in too many situations where I was not in any risk of rolling but because of being off camber the shoulder belt tightened down and severly limited my ability to look around the vehicle to see what was happening on all four corners.

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I've never been bothered in the Buffalo area for no mirrors- I don't know how the cops around you are though. State law is two rear facing mirrors... Your normal rear view mirror counts as one, and you can get a cheap little stick on convex mirror to put in your door jam or something for a second. That's for legality... For actually vision, I'm going to do some of these, as the mirror movers work poorly once the doors are back on (passenger side).

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Pretty sure mirror rule for us is that we need at least one side. I kept both sides although admittedly the passenger side is only marginally useful after moving it.

There are lots of threads on those stripped windshield bolts. I'd do a search. I got mine out OK but if I remember correctly most people end up using easy outs or heat or welding a nut on to them.

I'm not sure but I thought the seatbelts were safety torx. I could be wrong though. Have honestly never looked at them as, and maybe many of you will disagree, but unless you are doing high speed desert or very serious rocks I think harnesses do more harm than good. Overland Experts driving school up near New Haven CT taught me to in most situations put the shoulder belt behind me and use only the lap belt. If I recall correctly there are threads about other people on here installing only lap belts to use in similar situation. I have been in too many situations where I was not in any risk of rolling but because of being off camber the shoulder belt tightened down and severly limited my ability to look around the vehicle to see what was happening on all four corners.
Seatbelt bolts are normal T-50 TORX. I stripped my bit while removing mine for my Monstaliner install.

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Cops are tight here don't want to take any chances ya know. What did you do when you stripped? Drill time?
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Cops are tight here don't want to take any chances ya know. What did you do when you stripped? Drill time?
I stripped my TORX bit on one of the rear seat brackets... At which point, I rode my bike to Sears and bought myself a whole set of high quality, lifetime guaranteed, Craftsman TORX bits. I said "**** it" and never removed that bracket. I got as close to it as I could with the liner and called it good enough. All the other bolts I took out with the new bit came out fine. Also- a 3/8" air ratchet is a godsend for those bolts. It is far easier to strip them once you break them free.

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If it were me, I would just relocate the driver side one. You cant even use the passenger one with the doors on, can't see it. You will be legal with just the driver one there when the doors are removed.
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Oh so you think a drill is better than a socket?
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Ok. Now those bolts aren't stripped yet. What is my first plan of action?
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First plan of action?

Well... Go on Google and find mirrors from the writeup I posted earlier. Second, go to hardware store and get the hardware included in the writeup I posted earlier. Third, take doors off. Last, install!

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Think auto zone would have that mirror?
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Think auto zone would have that mirror?
No idea...

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