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    Default Replacement Star Bolts?????

    I managed to lose one of the star bolts holding my hard top on my 04 rubicon. The bolt is very similar to the ones that hold the 2 tow hooks on the bumber. I still have the square nut that it connects to. I haven't been able to find anybody that carries replacement bolts like that. Anybody know where I could look? I have looked in hardware stores for that type of bolt, I have even surfed the net through countless jeep sites and no luck. I tried to put a different bolt with same thread and that did not work. Problem with size and needed to big of a washer.
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    Are you talking about the torx bolts?
    I would assume ace hardware would have them.
    If not, find a different bolt with the same thread. Torx bolts are a pita to remove if they get stripped.

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    As Jeff said, get a bolt with the same pitch and thread count and replace the torx bolt. just pull the same bolt on the opposite side and head to a hardware store.
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    I get rid of those @$%#%^$#*^&%(^%*^% Torx bastichs at every oppurtinity!

    The fawker who inventer Torx should be taken out and shot!

    In all honesty, use a hex head, or Allen if you must, and replace all of them!

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    X3 on dumping the torx bolts. Put a hex head bolt with the same thread pitch back in its place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsgtbob View Post
    I get rid of those @$%#%^$#*^&%(^%*^% Torx bastichs at every oppurtinity!

    The fawker who inventer Torx should be taken out and shot!

    In all honesty, use a hex head, or Allen if you must, and replace all of them!

    X infinity....I have been stripping this TJ down and have cussed that sry M*&^$R F&^$*R who invented them for 3 days.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 94GC52 View Post
    As Jeff said, get a bolt with the same pitch and thread count and replace the torx bolt. just pull the same bolt on the opposite side and head to a hardware store.
    Thats what I did with the 2 I was missing,

    I seen thumb or wing type nuts sold as a set on ebay claiming easy on easy off for close to $20
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