Which tool 2 use on this bolt for replacing shock absorbers?

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  1. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Coat the whole new bolt with anti seize. Don’t use locking nuts, just makes it harder to change, not needed.
     
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  3. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Ok, sorry to keep posting, Lol. But it’s going to be easier to cut the bottom of the shock off, then cut Whats left, then cut the bolt inside the mount, that cutting through the outside head. Either way, a couple cutting wheels, a little time, no problem.
     
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  4. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    No need to be sorry, I like hearing the different opinions on what to do.
     
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    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    Whenever I do any cutting with a cutoff wheel I try to use a tool that uses a 3in wheel.

    I think that when you use the smaller wheel there's less chance of the blade breaking and I have found that if the tool how can I say it... comes out of control or wants to take off on you or whatever you want to call it the three inch wheel is much easier to control. So basically what I'm saying is I think the 4-inch cutting wheel is more dangerous.

    Now a 4 inch grinder is great. It's nice and small that you can easily handle it and It's Tricky you can get into little spots with it but I avoid using cutting wheels on them.
     
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  7. skallagrime

    skallagrime Heavy Load Member

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    Fair enough, 4.5 inch electric makita and anywhere from 3 to 5 inch slitting wheels are my go-to but i understand the risks, wear proper leather gloves on risky cuts and have a lot of experience doing it.

    If it needs something smaller, i like a torch

    To each their own
     
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  9. roundhouse

    roundhouse Medium Load Member

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    You got plenty of room to cut the bolt head off.
    And I bet a box wrench will fit in that hole

    you might need to heat it and bend it to get it to work .
     
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