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Rusted Link Bolts

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If you live in the Rust Belt and your rig is older, like this XJ, you’ll need to plan to battle corrosion. In this case, Attitude Performance owner Matt Dinelli had to force out the lower OE link bolts that were rusted in place from 15 road salt-saturated winters. These OE parts had to go so the new disconnect studs could be installed. The passenger-side bolt was eventually removed with an air hammer, but this stubborn driver-side bolt had to be heated with a torch before it would break free.

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