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Old Today, 07:45 AM   #1
bimmer630
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Default Stubby T55 for GM trucks rear brakes?

Heavy duty 8 lug vans and pickups seem to come in and always have T55 bolts on the rear brake calipers.
THey are always tight as heck and there isnt a way to get a regular T55 torx socket on the one bolt, because the Leaf spring is in the way.

last time I had to knock the T55 bit out of my mac Socket and put it in a 10mm wrench. Started to bend the wrench when pulling on it with a cheater pipe...

Does anyone make a tool for this job?
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Old Today, 07:51 AM   #2
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Default Re: Stubby T55 for GM trucks rear brakes?

Snap on

You can buy singles or the whole stubby set. I have the set.
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Old Today, 08:02 AM   #3
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Default Re: Stubby T55 for GM trucks rear brakes?

Take the bottom t55 sliding pin/bolt out and flip the caliper up to slide the caliper off WITHOUT removing the top. Works way easier without trying to remove it!!
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Default Re: Stubby T55 for GM trucks rear brakes?

I usually take the brackets off and gives you clearence to use standard t55
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Old Today, 12:19 PM   #5
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Default Re: Stubby T55 for GM trucks rear brakes?

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Take the bottom t55 sliding pin/bolt out and flip the caliper up to slide the caliper off WITHOUT removing the top. Works way easier without trying to remove it!!
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