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    Stripped Screws

    Im trying to replace my aluminum front lower A Arms with new RPM's and the screw that holds the shock to the arm is completely stripped out. And I mean really bad... like the philips head is a circle...

    does anyone have any tips to get screws like this out short of drilling it out? I'd like to keep these arms for another time

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    Easy outs. My only suggestion. You can get a cheap set from a local hardware store. I got some from sears just for my nitro trucks.

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    Use a dremel or cutting wheel and make a slot so you can use flat-head screwdriver to get it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxidodies View Post
    Use a dremel or cutting wheel and make a slot so you can use flat-head screwdriver to get it out.
    +1 this is what i do....
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    If you can't get a dremel in jb weld a old Allen key on it,If that doesn't work at least There will be material to cut a slot in or maybe grab with vice grips.Is it. Loc tited if so soldering iron on the head of the screw to soften the loctite. Couple more ideas at least


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    Nope no locktite. Ill try cutting it with a dremel
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    Get a "Micro GrabIt Bit", best ever easy out for stripped screws & can be found for around $10 in your local hardware store.
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