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  • What is the Trim Panel Tool Mentioned in the Instructions for 2016 Chevy Spark Trailer Hitch C11433
  • For trim panel removal tools we have a couple of options. We have the Powerbuilt Trim Pad Remover # ALL648544 and we have the Performance Tool Tool Set # PT73HJ (these are similar to the ones pictured in the beginning of the instructions). You may have some other similar tool that could work, too.
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  • Can I Use the Thule Toque Tool With Rapid Traverse Feet?
  • I understand that it would be tempting to use Thule's newer Torque Tool # TH73JV with Rapid Traverse Feet # TH480R. Unfortunately, the Replacement AcuTight Tensioning Tool # 752-2352-002 is a different size is the only match for the Rapid Traverse Feet. The 3nm Torque Tool is smaller and wouldn't fit the tightening bolt on the traverse feet.
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  • How To Use The Thule Accutight Tool
  • At the start to prepare the foot packs, use the Acutight tool # 752-2352-002 by inserting the tool past the rounded tip to engage the bolt and loosen the bolt on each foot until it stops. Once you've got the foot packs and pads mounted and measured for appropriate crossbar spread per the instructions, you will again use the Acutight tool to tighten your rack feet. Thule says to tighten all 4 feet equally with the Acutight tool. The green torque indicator must be moving on turn to insure...
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  • Tool Box and Auxiliary Tank for 2018 Ram 3500 Long Bed
  • If you want a single item that can both store tools and supply additional fuel capacity for your Ram 3500 long bed you might consider the DeeZee Combo Auxiliary Tank # DZ92740X. This unit combines a 43-gallon tank and a tool chest in one product that measures 54 long x 18 deep x 17-3/4-inches tall. If you prefer to have the tool box near the rear of the bed then instead you could use the 38-gallon tank # DZ91752X at the cab and then use left and right black wheel well tool boxes # DZ95B...
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  • Tool Kit Recommendation for Removing Vehicle Trim for Trailer Wiring Installation
  • The Multi-Function Trim Tool # PT56WJ does replace a handful of tools so that part is helpful, but I actually recommend going with the Multi-Wedge Pry Tool Set # PTW80647 and the Trim Pad Remover # ALL648544. The pry tool set is made of a hard plastic as opposed to the metal that we see with the multi-function kit so you don't have to worry about scratching any surfaces on the vehicle during the installation, and then I like the trim pad remover because it's much more sturdy than the trim...
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  • Can Fifth Wheel Hitch be Used in 2010 GMC Sierra with Tool Box
  • You can most likely use the tool box, but I would recommend taking a few measurements to make sure there will not be any clearance issues. You will need to make sure that the height and depth of the tool box will not interfere with the fifth wheel trailer. If the height of the front of the trailer loft clears the top of the tool box by at least 6 inches, you should be just fine. The fifth wheel hitch is installed on the truck so that the king pin sits directly over the center of the...
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  • Using Brake Adjustment Tool on Drop Axle
  • The # W80630 brake adjustment tool we offer is two sided. One side has a 90 degree bend in it that makes accessing the brake adjuster on a drop spindle much easier. The # W80630 tool will work just fine for you.
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  • Will Dust Cap Tool Work for Recessed Cap
  • The Dust Cap Driver Tool # 290-992 could work despite the recess you have. It measures just about 5" long so just be sure you have a bit more length than that or there is enough room for you to be able to maneuver the tool. Also keep in mind that this tool works for grease caps that have a 2.44" outer diameter.
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  • What Special Tools Are Needed To Install The RM-521453-5 On A 2024 Jeep Wrangler
  • You will indeed need a "special tool" in order to install the Roadmaster Base Plate # RM-521453-5 on your 2024 Jeep wrangler. The tool they are referring to is a die grinder. This is used to enlarge holes in the frame in order to allow bolts to pass thru. A die grinder would be the preferred tool for this, but it could be done with a drill or file if that is all you have. You should be able to find a decent die grinder at your local hardware store. I have linked the installation instructions...
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  • Availability Of Reese Lift Tool 58351 And Potential Substitutes
  • Hey Jeremy, unfortunately the Reese 58351 lift tool is no longer available by itself. We used to carry them, but we sold our last one back in 2019. We do have some other similar lift tools available which may be suitable substitutes. The link below will show you our full selection of lift tools. They are all designed a bit differently than the Reese, but I suggest either the Curt lift tool # C17512 or the Blue Ox # BLU73FR. They may not be designed exactly the same, but they are designed...
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  • Can a Tool Box be Installed with the TracRac TracONE # TA27000XTB on a 2005 Ford F-150
  • Since the TracRac TracONE # TA27000XTB that you referenced (or any ladder rack for that matter) installs on the bed rails of your 2005 Ford F-150 you will not be able to utilize a tool box that sits on the bed rails of your truck. Technically you could put the box on top of the clamps, but that would most likely damage them and/or your box. The only way to get them to fit together is to either move the tool box or the front set of bars on the rack towards the middle of the bed. You could,...
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  • What Tools are Needed to Put Together the Surco Spare-Tire-Mounted Cargo Basket
  • To put together the Surco spare tire mount cargo carrier # SPSJ4319 you will just need basic hand tools like screwdrivers, wrenches/sockets, and that is really about it. To mount it you will need to use the tire tool to take the lug nuts off of the spare tire. Other than that there are no special tools needed for installation. I have included a couple of video links on this carrier for you.
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  • Replacement Star Torx Tool For Sport Rack SR1098
  • The Replacement Tamperproof Wrench # 853-5270-02 is the correct wrench you will need for your Sport Rack SR1098.
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  • Does Buyers Products Ladder Rack Fit 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 With Tool Boxes
  • The answer really depends on how your tool boxes are mounted to your 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500. Since the Buyers Products Over-The-Cab Truck Bed Ladder Rack # 3371501150 clamps onto your truck's bed rails (see photo), if the main tool box extends out to the rails, and/or if the side mounted tool boxes are up towards the bed rails, then it would not fit. Each of the ladder racks that fit your truck do in fact clamp to the bed rails so you would likely need to remove the tool boxes to get...
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  • Can A CrossOver Tool Box Be Used With The Adarac Custom Truck Bed Ladder Rack?
  • I have a solution for you, but Adarac specifically states that their ladder racks are not compatible with other bed-rail-mounted or stake-pocket-mounted accessories such as tool boxes. So the Adarac Custom Truck Bed Ladder Rack - Steel with Aluminum Crossbars # A4004148 would not work with that. However, since this ladder rack attaches to the top of the bed rail, you could install a tool box that fits inside the bed rails which would not interfere with the Adarac ladder rack. You could...
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  • How Does JT Strong Arm T-Handle Tightening Tool Function
  • If you check out the picture I attached for the JT Strong Arm T-Handle Tightening Tool # LC314602 you can see how it can wrap around the T-handle of the Strong Arms. With it in the position that you see you'd use your hand on the other end of the handle to twist the lever.
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  • Are Crossover Tool Box Mounts Included with TracRac Pro2 Ladder Rack with Cab Extension TH37002XT-EX
  • The TracRac Pro2 Ladder Rack with Cab Extension # TH37002XT-EX is a confirmed fit on your 6-1/2-foot-bed 2016 Chevy Silverado 2500. This ladder rack includes mounts for a crossover style tool box. The tool box mounts are integrated into the mounting clamps.
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  • Does Installation Tool for Extang Replacement Snaps Come with Buttons
  • The part # EX2016 is just the tool, part # EX7028 is just the buttons that you also see in the picture, and then part # EX7028-2016 would give you the tool AND the buttons.
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  • Is Tool Needed to Install Rubber Trim for RVs SR78FR
  • We don't carry a trim tucking tool but they are pretty easy to source elsewhere to help install the RV trim part # SR78FR.
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  • Replacement Key for UWS Tool Box Lock CH 506
  • You're exactly on the money. To open the UWS Tool Box on your truck, you will want to get the replacement key # KEYCH506.
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