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Icon8 Torsion bar help!!!!

I was working on my truck today doing an oil change and I was going to crank my torsion bars. I found that both bolts have been bent 90* and are flat against the crossmember. I can heat and straighten them but I will have to replace the bolts. I need to know what size the bolts are? I would just pull one out but then I don't have any way of getting to the store to buy new ones
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Go to the ford dealer and tell them what you need.
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Lol never thought of that. I can get the bolts free from work I just need to know the size
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I wouldn't skimp on those bolts. They have special ends that fit in the torsion keys.
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I think I have my old bolts, but shipping would cost more than they are worth. And, they are in storage or else I'd get you the specs.
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Damn. I need new ones asap! I tried to get some from the junkyard today but I couldn't get them out! Anyone have a pic of what the end looks like?
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dealer should have them in stock
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ya i hope so
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Did you just try a ranger at the j/y? Because you can pull them off any t-bar explorer.
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I tried one ranger and an explored. They are all sitting on the frames making it very difficult to Jack them up. Both I tried were severly rusted underneath. I could get the bolts on the ranger to turn about half a turn but I was using a lot of force... And I'm not the smallest boy on the block... So I gave up lol
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if u havent found them yet they are
M12-1.75 x 90mm class 8.8 or 10.9
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How the hell did they get bent flat against the crossmember?!?

Must have bottomed out pretty hard somewhere
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Oh ya she scraped real hard a few times. I go new new ones from the ford dealer and installed them with no problems
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