have you stripped your lower skid plate bolts?

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor How-To's and FAQs' started by The Car Stereo Company, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. RDFTS

    RDFTS aka Rick Supporting Member

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    I resorted to a grinder!
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    Got around to taking care of my broken skid plate nuts. I found that hammering on an open end 9/16" wrench through the side opening will hold the broken nut so the bolt can be removed.
    Everyone calls it stripped bolts but its actually a broken nut retainer. I went to NAPA and bought some one piece nut clips (M10x1.5) to replace the OEM style. Also, the torque is listed as 35 ft lbs. I seems that they just run the bolts on at the factory with no regards for the spec's.
    Anyway, that problem is solved.
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    Did my first oil change and yep same broken nuts. So going to advanceauto tomorrow to get the same style replacements. I did do all royal purple oil and filter really happy so far.
     
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    Yep, had one break last weekend while installing my BLM bumper and skid plate.
     
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    Curious if anyone knows the bolt size? Looking to replace all 4 of mine with Hex Stainless Steel screws.
     
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    See my post in #23...

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