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Old 03-18-2010, 02:22 PM
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Question RAM Side Steps

Picked up my RAM Side Steps today and was about to install them when I noticed the need for a special tool, wtf. It's called a collapsing Tool #82212003. It also cautions not to use any other method to collapse these rivnuts. Anyone run across these and is my only option to purchase or attempt to borrow this tool ?????? Please Help !!
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When i installed mine,the tool came with the side step's in the bag with all the bolt's.
It might be worth giving your supplier a call.
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I would agree with col. That should have came with your steps. Maybe call the supplier and give em hell!
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I would agree with col. That should have came with your steps. Maybe call the supplier and give em hell!
Thanks for the reply, checked the bag of parts and no joy. It must have been something that they use to supply because the instructions state "If you require Collapsing Tool, please order part number 82212003". I called the closest dealership to me to see if I could borrow one. Since it's the techs personal tool he was reluctant to lend it to me. However the cost to buy is only 15 bucks so I am picking it up tomorrow morning. Didn't exactly break the bank, If anyone needs one in the future (and lives close enough) please PM me and I would be more than happy to lend it out. I will post some pics when I get them installed, they should look really nice.
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that part is available from Mopar for less than $13
i would imagine that most parts stores would also have it
http://www.ehow.com/how_5703354_use-...sing-tool.html

some people make their own tool
http://www.carolinarovers.info/?opti...cal&Itemid=101
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that part is available from Mopar for less than $13
i would imagine that most parts stores would also have it
http://www.ehow.com/how_5703354_use-...sing-tool.html

some people make their own tool
http://www.carolinarovers.info/?opti...cal&Itemid=101
Thanks that's great info... I went and ordered the tool for 15 bucks.
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they do look good on your truck

i'll be passing through Mississauga in August to borrow the tool, just kidding about the tool, last august i met with several friends at the Crooked Cue, we all met there because it was sort of central to where they all lived. not sure where we will meet this year. i stayed in Toronto with an investigator for the RCMP. i broke in my truck on that little trip
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Looks good!

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