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Old 05-20-2012, 04:09 PM   #1
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What tools to buy for my LJ

I am wondering what I should buy when I go to Lowe's tonight. I'm getting plasti dip and might as well get some tools since I have none. What is recommended? What do I need to remove doors, the hardtop, the grille since I want to paint it black and other useful things to have? Thanks

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Old 05-20-2012, 04:38 PM   #2
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Wrench sets, standard and mm, eventually you'll need 17 and 18 mm wrenches, usually sold separately. A torx drive set. And a complete set of sockets, standard and metric, 3/8ths and 1/2" drive, and breaker bars for each..and a pair of 3 ton jackstands... That should get you started.. Big bucks, but tools that will last a lifetime.. the core of my tools was purchased back in the 70s.. and I still must occasionally pick up that weird tool needed for something specific... Good luck!!

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Old 05-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #3
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Yep, our TJs have both metric and SAE size nuts and bolts so you do need both types. I do not recommend 3 ton jack stands though, they just aren't tall enough for the jobs you will likely be doing on your Jeep. I have a set of 3 ton stands which is now collecting dust in my garage because they are just too short for most jobs. Get a pair of 6 ton jack stands instead. Not for their added weight supporting ability, but for their substantially taller height.

These are my 6 ton stands and they are nearly full extended so I could work on the rear axle. 3 ton stands wouldn't have been nearly tall enough.
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