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Unread 03-30-2013, 05:49 PM   #1
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torx bits / tools ? mirrors

anyone know all the sizes of the torx bits for tj wrangler.just got another jeep been a few years and want to restock my tools.looks like a few different sizes.i want to remove mirror mounts,also any suggestions ive heard they can be a little tough to get off
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Unread 03-31-2013, 05:27 AM   #2
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Standard torx up to T55. There are a few security torx. T15 (I think) on the ignition switch, T60 on the roll cage. E-12 female torx socket for the top two bolts on the transmission bell housing. Windscreen/door/tailgate hinges use thread lock so heat or impact hammer can help, If that fails drill out head and remove hinge. turn remainder out with vise grips.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 05:33 AM   #3
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I can't stress enough to buy high quality TORX bits. The cheaper ones will start bending the splines back and forth when you use them.

My mirror bolts were easy. But nobody told me it was supposed to be hard. That's probably why.
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Standard torx up to T55. There are a few security torx. T15 (I think) on the ignition switch, T60 on the roll cage. E-12 female torx socket for the top two bolts on the transmission bell housing. Windscreen/door/tailgate hinges use thread lock so heat or impact hammer can help, If that fails drill out head and remove hinge. turn remainder out with vise grips.
X2 on the T55 i've used that size multiple times and even on my YJ, the ignition switch is T10. I bought a kobalt set of torx and have not had any problems out of those.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 05:29 PM   #5
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There's a multi pack of "craftsman evolve" line, don't buy them, they're trash. they look the part, but break quickly.
husky will twist. as soon as they start to twist, they're useless.
pittsburg will snap.
regular old craftsman line seem to hold up decent.
I'm sure the 40hour a week mechanics will show up shortly and claim that only snap on or matco is acceptable.
if you can, say for the roll cage or track bars, try to break them free with a pipe wrench, then once they've started even the sligthest bit, the threads inside are still fresh, and not butchered from the struggle.
Be prepared to drill & ez-out on hinges.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 05:43 PM   #6
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with security torx as used on the ignition switch, I just break off the security spigot with a screwdriver or similar. they are brittle and the security spigot seems to snap easy, but bigger sizes maybe a different story

and my favourite Torx tools are these http://www.lislecorp.com/divisions/c...=1&category=10 have used them for years, plus http://www.chapmanmfg.com/ for smaller and hard to get to places
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the dream tool 4 the 4.0 oil filter adapter with the T60 bolt head - a T60 torx bit with a 3/4" hex head about 3/4" - 1" tall which can be inserted to undo the OFA bolt (4 the XJ its a tight fit but is of no issue with the ZJ
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Unread 07-04-2015, 04:24 AM   #8
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Old thread, but some things you can cheap out on. Chinese fuzzy dice to hang off your mirror. ( gag) Tools and parts? Never. You just look for the best deal. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Torx-Socket-...959628&vxp=mtr
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Unread 07-04-2015, 08:16 PM   #9
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I twisted Lisle bits on the bolts in the bed of my truck. These HF bits have been great, beat on them with my 900ft/lb IR impact and no problems.

http://www.harborfreight.com/8-pc-12...set-61336.html
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