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what tool did you use to loosen the clamp bolts? I guess I need an impact.
 

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It'll be easier. Just use alil elbow grease
 

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I had to grunt a little bit.
 

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Just took mine all off yesterday, did it with a standard socket wrench, the bolts are 15mm and the clamps were 13mm.
 

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Well its hard to get a breaker bar in without a lift but I took 2 wrenches and created a bit more leverage but putting open end to closed end. hard to explain just anything for more leverage especially with more then 5k miles.
 

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wd40 and a WHACKING STICK... i need to get off the internet
 

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wrench and a hammer
problem solved
thats what i did with my brakes, the yellow factory locktights pretty tuff
 

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13mm and 15mm are very common on our cars i see?
thats the same for the rear brakes
12mm and 15mm for the fronts
 

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The exhaust is coming off for two reasons. 1. converter on drivers side fell apart and is making a hellified rattle. 2. I am replacing with hi-flow cats and x-pipe.It was already aftermarket so there is no warranty to try for. I had the car up on jack stands. I had my 15mm deep socket on the nut and a cheater bar on the handle of my ratchet. I twisted the end of one of my Craftsman extensions. Whoever put this on must have used an impact because I am fairly strong and these nuts would not budge.I am just about as pissed and disappointed as I can be, if I can't even do this then I sure as hell ain't ever going to turn wrenches under the hood.

so bottom line.... I should be able to get it off with normal tools... Maybe I will try again tonight after I get my extension replaced... thx guys
 

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Dude get some of that penetrating stuff spray them give it a couple minutes and they'll move.Make sure you spray all points,also very important, make sure you're turning the right way.
 

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The exhaust is coming off for two reasons. 1. converter on drivers side fell apart and is making a hellified rattle. 2. I am replacing with hi-flow cats and x-pipe.It was already aftermarket so there is no warranty to try for. I had the car up on jack stands. I had my 15mm deep socket on the nut and a cheater bar on the handle of my ratchet. I twisted the end of one of my Craftsman extensions. Whoever put this on must have used an impact because I am fairly strong and these nuts would not budge.I am just about as pissed and disappointed as I can be, if I can't even do this then I sure as hell ain't ever going to turn wrenches under the hood.

so bottom line.... I should be able to get it off with normal tools... Maybe I will try again tonight after I get my extension replaced... thx guys
WD40 that bitch up.... Seriously get it everywhere have some fun with it... Thats the way I got mine off last night without a breaker bar even after coming home from the gym....
 

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PB Blaster is the ****... I have used that more in the dealerships to break bolts loose that had like three inches of rust on them and no problems after a little spray and a couple minutes to have a smoke...
 

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We had the most problems with the passenger side cat bolts, took us at least an hour just to get the tools up to the bolt with enough leverage to get it off. WD40 is definitely the way to go with some of those bolts. I was using both regular sockets and one deep socket, I'll take a pic of my available tools before I pack them up, you'll all get a good laugh. Taking care of my brake calipers right now though, nearly done clear coating the first one.
 
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