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Ok I will be coming from a miata and the tools to virtually take the entire car apart are a 10,12,14,17,19, and 21mm wrench. I have been able to do crazy things with just that.

What tools are used most ofter or what tools are indiscpensible for the wrangler owner to do maintenance?
The only tools that I am aware of are a T40 torn socket. Anything else that a new to wrangler owner should have?

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Ok I will be coming from a miata and the tools to virtually take the entire car apart are a 10,12,14,17,19, and 21mm wrench. I have been able to do crazy things with just that.

What tools are used most ofter or what tools are indiscpensible for the wrangler owner to do maintenance?
The only tools that I am aware of are a T40 torn socket. Anything else that a new to wrangler owner should have?

Thanks
I would say impact driver, torch, and a gun to kill who-ever invented the torx head.
 

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news but our TJs require nearly every size tool known to mankind. The drivetrain is mostly SAE (inch) hardware and the rest of it is mostly metric.... but metric and SAE sizes are scattered everywhere. Whenever I crawl underneath to do a drivetrain job & take my rack of SAE sockets & wrenches, invariably I have to get back up to get a metric size socket or wrench... so now I always bring both with me.

Same with torx adapters... you'll need nearly every size up to and including the all-important T-55 which is used on the bumpers and a few other places.

Basically a full set of SAE/metric and torx tools is needed. Not to mention a breaker bar, 6-ton jack stands (3 ton are too short), and a hydraulic floor jack will soon be on your short list too. :)
 

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you mention a Hydraulic floor jack. I borrowed my friends harborfreight aluminum floor jack. Is that considered a decent floor jack for wrangler work? Can it lift high enough. That was never a concern for me before. What would you suggest investing in. I have heard good things about the arcadia I believe from costco.
 

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That does not thrill me with a whole lot of confidence. i would rather just buy more craftsman tools. Some good deals can be had on searsoutlet
 

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news but our TJs require nearly every size tool known to mankind. The drivetrain is mostly SAE (inch) hardware and the rest of it is mostly metric.... but metric and SAE sizes are scattered everywhere.
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You get really accustomed to recognizing the metric and SAE markings on bolt heads before grabbing tools :rofl:, and you learn to grab the next size up Torx, because you know whatever it looks like is usually smaller due to paint.
 

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Ive been doing some research and found more info on the costco arcan jack. It seems to be great but weighs a metric shit ton. I mean 100lb jack. Damn. is that too heavy. If that seams normal for a jack I might get that then.
 

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That was my thought process. I will probably leave it in the garage. I was trying to find info online about buying the floor jack at costco. Do you have to have a costco membership? That is being really though to answer right now.
 

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That was my thought process. I will probably leave it in the garage. I was trying to find info online about buying the floor jack at costco. Do you have to have a costco membership? That is being really though to answer right now.
yes, you have to have a costco membership to shop at costco.

my suggestion...find a 20% coupon for HF, and get that 4-ton. in fact, find two 20%s...put the jack in your Jeep, then walk back in and get a set of 6-ton stands using another 20% :D
 

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OK. I dont have the jeep yet so this is good info for when I do get it. it is at this point just a matter of finding the exact one I want locally.

98-99 wrangler sahara in forrest green. 5 speed transmission. I am debating hard or soft top or both. Probably soft top but I will take anything I can find.
 

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The little roll-around hydraulic floor jacks that come in a plastic case aren't adequate for a Jeep. Full-size jacks are much better since they can lift to the taller heights required of a typical Jeep project. And as said above, the right size (i.e. HEAVY) jack will live on the floor and you won't be picking it up. Personally, I use a big orange Harbor Freight Tools jack a friend gave me years ago.
 

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lOWES NOW sells sockets and wrenches that will fit SAE and Metric bolts. Currently on sale. Great for onboard tool kit. I have not purchased yet but has kobalts lifetime warranty
 
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