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Old 07-30-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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Recently bought a 2009 JK and I'm not mechanically inclined. I want a socket and wrenches to use and keep in the Jeep. Do I need metric tools only or both. Thanks

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Recently bought a 2009 JK and I'm not mechanically inclined. I want a socket and wrenches to use and keep in the Jeep. Do I need metric tools only or both. Thanks
You would need both as well as a set of Torx sockets. My question is, if you're not mechanically inclined, exactly what do you expect to be able to do with the tools?

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Metric is the mainline for the JK, as are Torx- T27, T30, T40, T45, T50 being your main players. Maybe a T20 as well.
Otherwise, I have to agree with daggo. However, if you're looking to learn, there are some great ways to do so with the JK! May I HIGHLY recommend the Mopar mirror relocation kit? It provides a bracket and new mirror for the driver's side when the doors are off, keeping you legal. Easy installation- all you need is 10 minutes, and a T40 Torx bit.
Another good one is replacing the OEM steering damper. A few metric sockets (depends on which replacement damper you buy), and a few minutes, and a decent improvement, as well as reduced wear and tear on your front end (steering and axle)- Mark W.
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If you want to change your oil the plug is a 13mm IIRC.
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Thanks for answering. I've put on the extra mirror and steps but don't trust myself with engine stuff. I want to have some tools in the limited storage space in case needed away from home-maybe somebody who stops by will know how to use them if I can't.
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Thanks for answering. I've put on the extra mirror and steps but don't trust myself with engine stuff. I want to have some tools in the limited storage space in case needed away from home-maybe somebody who stops by will know how to them if I can't.
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I would HIGHLY recommend a big breaker bar (18-24") in 1/2", and a 19mm socket for taking off lug nuts, as well.
Also, find a friend who's handy, and have them show you how to do some stuff- Mark W.

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