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Old 05-10-2011, 08:42 PM
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I removed my Dodge nerf bars yesterday and sold them and plan on purchasing some rhino dominators, the hex shaped slugs that were compressed in when I mounted them will probably have to be removed in order to mount the brakets for the new bars. I was wondering if anyone has removed them and how it was done. Thanks.
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PM Big Daddy, he just did the same mod and might offer some words of support.
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My truck didn't have any type of slug, etc in the frame rails, just open holes (they were taped over however) at four locations under the cab. They must be something specific to the Mopar nerfs. I would think if you can't pull them out you should be able to knock them inside the frame rails.
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They don't go into the frame rails as you might think they go in behind the rocker panels, not a very sturdy place JHMO since one of mine fell off and they replaced both, they look a bit different. Claimed they were on the wrong side and the rivnuts not installed correctly so I got a new set...not gonna complain.
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When I installed them they came with a special little tool that crimps them down to create a nut inside the hex shape holes. Which leads me to believe they are stuck in there pretty good. Now that the weather has cleared I might climb under the truck and see what I can do, I was just thinking someone has done this before and might have some tips.
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Ya might have to drill them out.
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I wouldn't let them fall into the rocker, might create a nice rattle situation there.
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They will be difficult to remove and likely involve drilling them out. Curious why would you not use them if the rhino dominators are bolted onto the same hole you should be able to use them
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I wouldn't let them fall into the rocker, might create a nice rattle situation there.
Thats exactly what I was thinking
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They will be difficult to remove and likely involve drilling them out. Curious why would you not use them if the rhino dominators are bolted onto the same hole you should be able to use them
Thats the plan if it will work, I wont know for sure until I get them here ( should be next week) but by looking at the install instructions it looks like I will have to remove them. Not a huge deal either way I will get it done, I just figured there had to be someone that has done this already that might have some insight.
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