This is my 1st dodge truck after 18 years of Chevy / GMC. My 1st project is
to install factory Mopar molded mud flaps which requires removal of bolt
that goes right behind rear wheel well. It bolts through the body panel to a
support arm rod type thing that keeps things rigid in that area. Both bolts
didn't want to come out. They are stripped smooth as if assembles with an
air ratchet that over torques them until they stripped.
Was supposed to be a 15 minute job ... geeeze. Darned aggravating it is!
What have I got myself into with this dodge? never saw any of this sort of
nonsense with my GM products.
True, GM skimped on the engines, transmissions and overall fit and finish
rather than the mudflps. GM has PERFECT mudflaps.
Dodge, OTOH, has always tried to put the best engineering IN the truck, not
ON the wheelwells.
BTW, since this is an unmoderated newsgroup open to the entire world, you
might want to keep your important phone numbers and home address somewhere
OTHER than your sig line. That is, assuming you didn't steal them from
soemone else in an attempt to have him harassed....
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
Nah, I never had any stripped bolts on my GM products either. Just the
usual GM habit of replacing water pump, alternator and starter before
reaching 65,000 miles. I've had none of that nor stripped bolts on my
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