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Re: Broke my first bolt - best way to get it out?
I'd have to agree with Jim Lou, heat is the way to go. I've found that factory torx bits always seem to strip out or snap off. I haven't had much luck with easy outs on big bolts either. If you have to resort to drilling it out, it would be easier to grind off the weld nut instead then use grade 8 hardware to attach your winch plate. The factory grade 5 isn't bad, but a winch plate takes different stress than just a bumper. You don't want to find out your hardware wasn't strong enough the hard way when your jeep stays put and the winch comes loose.