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I finally might have the time today to install my 2 inch add a leaf for the front and an adjustable track bar. I already have sprayed the bolts with PB Blaster a few hours ago. Only thing is, im dont have a big enough socket for the bolts.. It looks like a 1 1/4 socket.. Am I right? Before I take a trip to the autoparts and by the wrong size..
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use some dial calipers and measure it.

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Its metric but I use a 1 3/16" You will need a 3/4" slide T handle with a 3/4-1/2 adapter if you don't get a 3/4" socket. You want this so you can use your jack handle or a 4' piece of pipe to get leverage to remove the bolt. Using a 1/2" breaker bar will just break it
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A little fire helps too

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and just a heads up its a tuff bolt.....I tried gettin mine out and couldnt get it lose, ended up making an appointment to have it installed....gettin it done tuesday...
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A little fire helps too
Amen to that. When I did my leveling kit and track bar some 5 or 6 years ago, I used 3/4in stuff and a mapp gas torch. Didn't need any breaker bars, and I didn't break anything.

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It's a 30mm.

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Thanks everybody.. I used a 30mm socket with a 1/2 breaker bar with a 2 foot pipe and broke it loose no problem.. It took me about 30 min to install it after I bought the socket of course...
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