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Old 03-16-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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Is there a good set of certain tools I should look into getting. I just ordered mirror relocating brackets and when they get here I plan on taking the doors off. I see everything looks like it takes a torx bit? Just wondered if there was a bundle of tools I should look at

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Jeeps have a lot of torx bolts, T55 mostly if I remember correctly. Having a set of torx bits will definitely help out with mods, but for the most part, there are not many specialty tools you'll need unless it's a specialty job. Just everyday/weekend tinkering will only require standard tools: wrenches, ratchets and sockets, screwdrivers, a good rubber mallet for whacking stuff, and maybe some duct tape. You should be good to go with that. Buy American if you can!

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Old 03-16-2012, 10:10 PM   #3
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I spent around 100 bucks getting craftsman torx sockets and screwdrivers for my jeep. Gonna buy a nice torque wrench and that's it.

I already had a set of tools so not a whole lot out of pocket for me. Buy as needed and slowly put together your tools. Good tools last a lifetime!
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Jeeps have a lot of torx bolts, T55 mostly if I remember correctly. Having a set of torx bits will definitely help out with mods, but for the most part, there are not many specialty tools you'll need unless it's a specialty job. Just everyday/weekend tinkering will only require standard tools: wrenches, ratchets and sockets, screwdrivers, a good rubber mallet for whacking stuff, and maybe some duct tape. You should be good to go with that. Buy American if you can!
^^^^ That and both a decent micro and standard torque wrench won't hurt. Ummm, bubble gum, bailing wire, can of WD40 and some long heavy duty zip ties too.
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^^^^ That and both a decent micro and standard torque wrench won't hurt. Ummm, bubble gum, bailing wire, can of WD40 and some long heavy duty zip ties too.
I can't believe I forgot the WD40 and the zip ties. Those are clutch.
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Lol thanks guys I've got plenty of the everyday stuff my torx bits are hit and miss on the sizes so I'll pick up a full set of those. And yes USMC I definitely try to buy as much American things as I can. I know it's near impossible thing to do these days. Thanks
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Jeeps use a good mix of standard & metric fasteners as well, especially on 90's year models & up, as far as the metric anyway. I just redid A LOT of major components on mine & used WIDE variety of standard, metric, & torx.

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