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I just found out Makita makes the 3/8 impact wrench with the most torque 155 ft lbs.

 
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I just found out Makita makes the 3/8 impact wrench with the most torque 155 ft lbs.

 

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i use mostly Facom, SK tools, Snap-On, and some craftsman sockets.

i also like my Gearwrench combination wrench with flex ratchet end.
also having the SK 75degree offset reversible ratchet is a nice tool to
have for suspension work. i also like the thumbwheel ratchet. comes
in handy for wheel swaps.

as far as removing wheels, i never use an impact gun. always by hand.

also get those cheezy but very useful panel removing tools from
HarborFreight. it's only like $5 for the set, but it's a blue hard plastic
and doesn't scuff up interior bits (if used correctly). big bang for the
buck.

also having a mobile cart is useful too. i use the Griot's one.

as far as drills, i use the new milwaukee 18v. size of a ryobi 9.6v but
ample torque and nice speeds. very light too.
 
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also keep an eye on slickdeals.net they always have some sort of sears special on tools ...

This week it is a set of craftsman wratchet wrenches for $20!

http://slickdeals.net/?pno=14330&lno=1&afsrc=1
 
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i had a bad experience with ramps so ill stick with jacks
 
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really? which ramps did you use? ive been using rhino ramps
and they have yet to show any sign of fatigue...

or did you suck and make your car fall off one while trying to
go up?
 
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It is very hard to say what you should have in a toolbox in order to work on the G by yourself.
The more tools you own the better, in my case I've spent a nice amount on tools and I still don't have the "proper" tools in some cases.
I would suggest, in your case, to start from a nice tool kit around 100$ or so (master craft would do) which has a decent range of sockets and the wrenches which they normally come with. After that spend a little in a half decent set of screwdrivers (again master craft would do) and keep building from that.

I like master craft because of their warranty, I've broken or damaged quite a few wrenches/sockets/screwdrivers and took them back to sears and have always gotten a replacement for free without a receipt so I'm happy with them.



Edit: a really good quality torque wrench with a fairly long arm is really useful sometimes if you plan on fixing rear wheel clicking or any other nuts or bolts which seem to seize over time.
 

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Originally Posted by Scrooge
I just found out Makita makes the 3/8 impact wrench with the most torque 155 ft lbs.


My dad bought a whole set of Makita power tools and i have to say they are amazing for home/car general use. Good quality a bit expensive but worth it. At the end he spent around 2500 on Makita power tools lol but I get to use them so its all good.
 
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I'd add some type of simple OBDII scanner. The most simple kinds are cheap enough now. Even Harbor Freight has cheapo ones.
 
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Originally Posted by ttrank
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As for the small A/C and cheap air tools, I have an issue with that. I got that craftsman cheap air tools kit and the impact gun says 350ft/lbs. It won't even take off my wheels! I got a 3/8" hose and have a decent small compressor but the gun is crap. It wouldn't do anything on my suspension.
Ingersol-Rand 1/2" impact gun. Best by far.
 
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Originally Posted by serturbo
Anyone have any advice on trying to remove OEM 19's without a air gun and compressor? I tried using my longest ratchet and deep dish socket and I ended up putting nicks on the rim around the lug nut. I couldn't stablize the socket around the nut while putting enough pressure to loosen it. I was so pissed. I should have noob tatooed on my forehead. Any help would be appreciated before I try to remove the other 3 wheels and not damage my new Works
Get a 4 way "star" wrench. You can get them at Wally World for less than 10 bux. They even have "folding" ones.
 
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300 piece craftsman set for $99 after christmas. Has most sockets and wrenches needed. 2.25 atleast jack and 3 ton jack stands are essential. You can drive your car on wide pieces of wood to jack it up, its easy but slightly annoying if lowered. Larger metric wrenches are needed sometimes though. If you have the money, impact wrenches and power tools come next.
 
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i have a 255 piece set made by craftsmen and a torque wrench i picked u at autozone plus a couple more little oddities and a butter knife (best tool i had when came to giving my interior a face lift lol) and a 2 1/4 ton jack with stands, and i have yet to not have what i needed yet.
 
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