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    Rotor Bolts

    I am trying to take off my front rotor, but the LAST bolt got stripped in the process, and now I cant get it off Anyone have a solution? (I do not have a dremel at the moment, and already tried with pliers with no luck)

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    drill + bolt extractor is best thing I can think of

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    Seems there's several threads fairly recently on this. Jamming a slightly larger torx/allen in there perhaps since no Dremel to file a slot with. Drill/extractor sounds good.
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    Ha I got it. Forced a proper wrench in it. Thanks, yeah it seems everyone is stripping bolts.

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    Two words: torque wrench.
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    three more words

    Quote Originally Posted by pinkheadedbug
    Two words: torque wrench.
    Blue Loc Tite

    If you use blue loctite, you don't have to torque them down a whole lot. Blue Loctite is also an anti-sieze compound. Just a little dab will do ya.

    Also, use a good clean torx wrench. If there is the slightest hint of boogering on the end of the torx tool, toss it. A worn or bent/overtorqued tool will damage the bolts. The tools are cheap enough and common enough these days. I kinda like using those drill driver tip type torx bits along with a small ratchet handle. Also, if a bolt has a damaged star head, don't install it. It will only make trouble when you want to remove it.

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    No, ha, I guess just the wrench was just kinda cheap so it didnt sit well in the bolt

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    Blue Loc Tite

    If you use blue loctite, you don't have to torque them down a whole lot. Blue Loctite is also an anti-sieze compound. Just a little dab will do ya.

    Also, use a good clean torx wrench. If there is the slightest hint of boogering on the end of the torx tool, toss it. A worn or bent/overtorqued tool will damage the bolts. The tools are cheap enough and common enough these days. I kinda like using those drill driver tip type torx bits along with a small ratchet handle. Also, if a bolt has a damaged star head, don't install it. It will only make trouble when you want to remove it.
    Super important, that made all the difference. I got won over by the rachet torx combo tonight. Thanks

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