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People who did this with just jack stands have any tricks? I can the bottom bolts out no problem, but the top two don't want to budge and I feel like I can't get enough leverage on them. Going to soak them in WD40 next. Any other ideas?

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Leave the bottom one in and loosen the top one. You may be binding the top bolt, adding unwanted pressure.
Need to remove bolts at same time/back and forth to prevent binding.

Oh, and PB Blaster all the way. :)


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Leave the bottom one in and loosen the top one. You may be binding the top bolt, adding unwanted pressure.
Need to remove bolts at same time/back and forth to prevent binding.

Oh, and PB Blaster all the way. :)


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Thanks I can't believe I didn't think of that

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I did mine without the jack stands, I think the other posts are correct. Bolts probably in a bind but soaking them overnight won't hurt.
 

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You should try this stuff called mouse milk... one of our Maintenance Techs handed me a bottle of it to break loose some rusted, coolant crusted, bolts... I was impressed... I think it's better than PB, but that's just my opinion...

http://www.mousemilk.com/

Disclaimer: This is not an ad, just an opinion...

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I've taken off the stockers, put on Solos, taken off Solos, put stockers on, taken stockers off, putMagnaflows on, taken Magnaflows off, put Solos on. All without jack stands or manuevering the car in any way. I am big in all the wrong places too. Always loosen and/or remove the hardest to reach bolt first.
 

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I didn't even use jack stands. Hit the bolts with a little WD-40 and wrench them off. Gotta put a little arm power into it. Try the two wrench trick if you can't bust them loose.
 

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When I removed mine the bolts just snapped. Just gotta put some more muscle in it.
 

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I backed mine onto some ramps to get some extra lift. This is a very BAD idea. It took me 3 tries to get the car on the ramps. The first 2 it fired one of the ramps under the car!

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I backed mine onto some ramps to get some extra lift. This is a very BAD idea. It took me 3 tries to get the car on the ramps. The first 2 it fired one of the ramps under the car!

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I have a couple short pieces of 2x6 that i roll back on to, lifts the rear end just enough to give you more working room.
 

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I have a couple short pieces of 2x6 that i roll back on to, lifts the rear end just enough to give you more working room.
this. I made my own low-pro ramps out of 2x10's. I stacked them 3 layers high and made each one slightly shorter than the one below it. Works perfect for oil changes or I can back onto them and change axlebacks.
 

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I used a swivel socket to get mine off. No jack stands needed.
 

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They are a royal b the first time. Soak in something first and let sit.
 

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I ended up soaking the bolts in that PB Blaster stuff and it worked great. 3/4 broke free with no problem, but the drivers side top one was still a pain. Took some serious grunt to break that one free for some reason.
 
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