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Old 12-24-2008, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question help removing part of a roof rack

i'd love to remove part of the roof rack on my frontier, but i don't have the right tool to do it. all of the nuts are a type i've never seen before, and i was wondering if anyone could help me out. i think i need a torque wrench to get them off, thats all i know..

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i'm looking to build a tonneau cover (among other things).. is it better to build a full one or partial? and if partial which end to start at (cab or tailgate)? and materials/methods for the cover itself would be much appreciated

i know that this topic has been discussed over and over, and i apologize

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Old 12-24-2008, 02:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Those are called torx (I think, right?). You can pick up the sockets for them pretty much anywhere and take them off like normal. Good luck!
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yes! torx wrenches. thanks. i'll have to run over to a hardware store and pick some up.

also, in regards to the tonneau cover, the truck has TracRac tracks mounted on top of the sides of the bed, and i was trying to think of a way to incorporate them into the design of the tonneau cover. any advice from anyone whos tried something like this before would be great.
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^ If you own a Jeep, everything is Torx, barely any phillips. A Jeeper always has a torx set handy.

Seems like your frontier has these too. I personally like them better cause each one needs a specific size, otherwise it won't work, and they're virtually impossible to strip (unless you angle one of the smaller ones right and/or don't use a torx driver.

I had to take off my rack with torx. Ask for a set for Xmas (if its not already too late! )
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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good to know
i looked around the house and lo and behold there is!!! a set of torx wrenches. jumping with joy i run out to the truck to find that..........they're all too small
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