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Avid Light Bar Fitment

Discussion in 'Avid Off Road' started by RadRed06, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Apr 5, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    RadRed06

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    Hey guys, just got my avid light bar today and tried to install it. I found the two nuts and bolts on either side that it attaches to. But me and my dad both tried to loosen the nuts and could not using a deep well socket wrench, they are just too tight. I'm gonna spray some WD-40 on it an see if that loosens them up any. Any other ideas??? Thanks
     
  2. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    deadhed61

    deadhed61 What a long strange trip it's been...

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    Just did mine last weekend and didn't have any issues other then trying to figure out which way the bracket mounts to the frame. Finally figured to out, like solving a puzzle. (didn't come with instructions)

    What bolts are you talking about? Bolts on the frame, or the bolts that came with the brackets?
     
  3. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    The bolts on the frame. Mine didn't come with any bolts.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    deadhed61 What a long strange trip it's been...

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    oh yeah that's right, the hard one for me was the rear bumper guard......

    The bolts on the frame were really hard to get off but not impossible. They use a shit ton of the red loctite since it's never really supposed to come off. I just used a long handled open face wrench and man-handled it. It's a PITA, but once you break them, it comes right off.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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    Just keep trying. When I put mine on it was a PITA to loosen the nuts.
    Like your doing WD40 them.

    PS mine- Didn't come with any brackets either. Didn't need them.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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    Alright, I'm off to try again then. I was just confirming I was trying to loosen the right nuts
     
  7. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    Brackets were for the rear bumper guard. I put them on at the same time so got the install mixed up.

    If you still can't get them off, its breaker bar time!
     
  8. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    put a ratchet on, get a 3 foot tube, put over the ratchet, FUN TIME!


    try pb blaster and the cheater tube it should work
     
  9. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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    Got it guys thanks for the help
     
  10. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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  11. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    Will this bar rust if you drove around town with it just bare metal?
     
  12. Apr 5, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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    Yes they will rust, bare metal will always rust in less than 30 min
     
  13. Apr 13, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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    Yeah, they were tight. I put a box end wrench on mine, laid down on my side and used my foot as a press and leg-pressed them loose! I didn't have a cheater bar.
     
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    anyone measure how much clearance is between the bar n the bumper?
     
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