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^^lol

Just cut it off already!!
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let your sister try? i bet shes stronger
Oh man! HAHAHAHAHAHA
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Do you want my sister to try?
how about either of my step sisters?
how about my little step brother?

My Grandmother??
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So what eventually got it off?
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i cut the bolts on the inside of the shackle on both sides with a sawzal
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Damn! Not the answer I wanted haha. I've already got one bolt out on the rear passenger side, working on the second one. The upper one. What a screwy design in my opinion, both bolts should be designed to be pulled out from the outside of the truck not the inside next to the frame.

Seeing as I don't own really any power tools, I will continue spraying it down and trying to find a way to smack it out haha. Thanks Downey.
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cut them and get new grade 8 bolts
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Ya I suppose that's a good idea. I kind of wanted one to take in and compare though. Do you know what size and length that bolt is offhand?
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im not sure man i forget i want to say there 1/2 inch
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It's bigger than half inch.
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what is it then im not going to look right now lol
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its metric...do your self a favor and get the dealership bolts witht he turned down shoulder on the inside...youll thank yourself when you have to remove them again...and torque them to 85lb/ft the u-bolts are 76 lb/ft if you are interested
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I know the front static bolts are a 23mm or 15/16".... The rears are around a 16-17mm.. Maybe an 18mm.
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well the head of the bolt takes a 3/4 socket so take a 3/4 socket with you when you get your grade 8s


there either 1/2 inch or 9/16
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Ya I'm not sure about dealer bolts at this point. I doubt my local dealer would even have the parts available, they never seem to. Thanks for the torque specs, I was curious about both actually haha!

I had a 21mm on the upper bolt of the rear shackle (the one with the steel sleeve). It seemed like a 20mm socket would have worked perfect though. I intend on re-using that stopper nut so I can take that with me, shouldn't be hard to guess the length.
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I would take Justin's advice on buying dealer bolts....
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Does the turn down shoulder help create a better seal for the sheath?
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I would take Justin's advice on buying dealer bolts....
you should always take justins advice...

the turned down shoulder prevents it from siezing in
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