>wrenchlet>spent 800 on a 52 piece automotive tool set just because it was made in JapanHow over is it. I don't think I even have all the tools I need. And for those who haven't made such mistakes in buying overpriced Kyoto Tool Company crap, what is the ideal tool set for working on Japanese cars?
>>26448964>spent 800 on a 52 piece automotive tool setlmao, even
>>26448964>what is the ideal tool set for working on Japanese cars?cheap, high piece count harbor freight set, replacing anything that breaks as you go
>>26448964>spent 800 on a 52 piece automotive tool set just because it was made in JapanThere's just no way this isn't a meme.8-38MM Deep impact socket set from tektonquinn 3/8 1/2 torque adaptersm12 stubby impactany random extended 3/8 and 1/5 drive racther for the torque adaptersadjustable wrenchscrewdriers, pliers, hammer, jack, jack standspretty much all you need.
all my tool boxes are haunted by tomoco>>26448964I implore you to return the tools to the toolbox as a matter of habit and principle, lest you end up like nakai san
The only thing youd actually need to buy thats japanese is a JIS screwdriver set and possible an impact screwdriver. Everything else you can buy whatever
>>26448974>harbor freightNot made in Japan.>>26448990>HondaDo these even sell for q00 bucks anymore?
>>26449245>Not made in Japan.if "made outside of japan" is actually bad, the tool will break with use and you'll knowbut until that happens don't bother spending the extra cashlike with guns, if it can't run steel it doesn't deserve brass
>>26449267Oh, he's the gun in the analogy. I see.
>>26448964>>spent 800 on a 52 piece automotive tool setHow the fuck is this possible? My tool set cost me like $150 and has about a hundred more par--->just because it was made in JapanYeah it's pretty over anon.
>>26449345>snap on starter set: $2200>Japanese KTC, Tone, or Ko-Ken Z-eal sets: $800 maxI don't get why everyone ride's snap-on's dick then.
>>26449020still paid less than an SK tool set, but those sell for under 400 if you buy them in Japan. You paid 100% over by having them imported. Should have gone with kou-ken anyways.
>>26449375>$2200At that point just write a mechanic a check and save yourself the trouble.
>>26448964You're a goddamn moron and brand loyalist who never understood that you start with the cheapest and simplest alternatives possible and work your way up as needed.It doesn't matter if the socket heads fit, they sit. Doesn't matter where they're from. Brands only start mattering when you've been going at it for a while and you'd need to replace your electronic tools, but you have HAND tools.No. Refunds.
wrenchlets: 1 billion dollar's worth of high quality YAPANESE platinum toolswrenchads: dirty fucking box of rusty tools, a hammer from 1850's, and a bunch of zipties
>>26450700If I manage to get a return for this, what tool set should I get instead? Car i own is a 240sx
>>26448964>spent 800 on a 52 piece automotive tool set just because it was made in Japan>what is the ideal tool set for working on Japanese cars?https://www.harborfreight.com/
>>26450760I can get this from harbor freight, but no box like >>26449020
>>26450796The ICON line is meant to be a cheaper alternative to tool truck brands like Snap-On and Matco. It's more for mechanics who plan on breaking their stuff from using it day in and day out.Pic related is perfect for starting and often has a coupon that often brings it down to $350. Boxes are not actually necessary and you can start by throwing stuff in a tool bag until you get established.Go to the store if one is near you (called Northern Tool in Canada) and pick up anything not included with the cheap Pittsburgh brand stuff. That brand has a lifetime warranty where you walk in the store and exchange with no questions asked.If you can break the cheap shit then buy the more expensive tools because you clearly need the quality. If you can't break it you only saved money. It's a winning strategy anon and it's made me the money I live on today.
>>26450868Okay, is there any set like this at this price point bit cheaper as its only metric, and comes with a box?
>>26450796i hate how stubby spanners often cost far more than regular spanners
>>26450942https://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/tool-sets/tool-kits/mechanics-tool-set-225-piece-62664.htmlJust because the car is Japanese in design doesn't mean the last owner didn't put some imperial fasteners in there btw.
>>26450868>called Northern Tool in CanadaWe have northern tool in the usa, they're based out of minnesota.
>>26450950Already have a pretty big collection of imperial tools, mostly husky, westward, craftsman, Wright, and other china shit. I think I could get away with one 3/8 set, and ten box wrenches probably....
>>26450724>240sxGet a nice welding setup
>>26451215New Mexico, no rust. Need to drop subframe to do business though.
I'm looking to get a toolkit as well.Live in Europe, do anons have any suggestions?Ideally something under 300 Yuro
>>26451152I didn't know that. Maybe I had them mixed up with Princess Auto in my brain
sockets and wrenches and screwdrivers are a diamond dozenyou literally have no chance of doing any professional work on your car without a means of lifting the car up off the ground, having a torque wrench, numerous greases, lubricants and specific tools like brake bleed kits, compression test kits, a soldering iron, a welder, an air compressor, a spray gunshits fucking gatekept and im fed up with it
>>26450950Most of these sets are inflated counts with useless tools and 10 of the same socket in varying depths. What is the true minimalist auto tool set?
>>26448964let me guess, you're a whiteoid?
>>26451475and i didnt even go into power tools or anything to do with engine rebuilding
>>26451475All of this fits in a duffle bag besides the jack and stands, retard. /o/ is the worst board for a reason niggers, go outside
>>26451475>shits fucking gatekept and im fed up with itOnly low iq retards use the term “gatekeeping”, you’re just poor, stupid and unmotivated Also it’s “dime a dozen”, further proof you’re a fucking idiot
>"NNNOOOO, you can only buy harbor freight or Snap on!!!!"Bros...
>>26451540oh shit my bad let me just put my fucking welder and air compressor in my duffle bag lol
>>26451541>being poor is somehow now my own faultdamn fr fr its my fault i don't own a bugatti got damn fr fr no cap no kizzy faggot cunt nigger
>>26451556you're a fucking idiot
>>26451558You mad fr lol
>>26451480>Most of these sets are inflated countsI didn't care about the counts. All the pieces in it make what I would consider a minimal wrenching kit...in a "box" as OP was demanding for some reason. They do have even cheaper sets but I wouldn't recommend them to anyone for anything serious.>useless tools and 10 of the same socket in varying depthsSpoken like someone who's never lost a socket or torx bit. Some people consider redundancy a feature.Since we're in shitposting territory now check this drill vise mod I did on the 4-drawer tech cart. It fucks
>>26451270https://www.ebay.de/itm/353613543130?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=707-127634-2357-0&ssspo=ormipv2grta&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=udv4dSqDRB6&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=MOREThis , a cheap electric impact from AliExpress and 1/2 ratchet with a swivel head will go a long way for around 250 combined.
>>26451570>Spoken like someone who's never lost a socket or torx bit. >"i lost a bit when replacing my valve springs...m well I can't find it guess its lost, time to seal up these valve covers!"Yikes....The answer is no, I've never lost parts. I've broken some before though, but its rare even with the cheapest parts.
>>26451747What's really confusing about your example is that you would be able to complete the job with a tool kit with a redundant socket...whereas with a "true minimal" kit (whatever that is) you would not.You're telling on yourself so bad rn bro please stop posting
>>26451756The example was from your perspective. Poor reading comprehension, as expected from a 6 million piece set toolet.
>>26451793That can't be from my perspective because I would have an extra bit and finish the job, retard.
>>26451801The joke is you lost a bit, then sealed up the cam covers with the bit still inside the engine. If you lose parts during a job you should look for it to ensure it isn't left in the vehicle, therefore there is no need to keep spares for lost pieces as any lost piece introduces a stop work condition.
>>26451584Is that just some generic socket kit?I already have a 1/2 ratchet but I don't know if I should get a 3/8 as well because I see a lot of them around as well. I still don't know what the difference is and why I should get one over the other
>>26449020lol, there arent nearly enough tools to even work on anything with this lol
>>26448964Haha reminds me of a co worker i once had. I worked as a plumber and this old guy with no experience who got hired for some reason but a whole bunch of brand new expensive tools (not provided by company). Best brand tools too. The dude didnt know shit about shit and constantly fucked shit up and broke stuff. He quit about 6 months later.
>>26451995What is missing?
>>26448964was it atleast fucking koken?
>>26449014jis is dead now fag. no even vessel makes jis screw drivers.
>>26449375tone is crap though your trying to compare japan's apex tools to snap-on.
>>26452361Koken and Nepros are higher quality than Snap-on.
>>26452354Koken doesn't make combination wrenches, its impossible to have a koken only toolset. Pics posted show its a Kyoto Tool Company set.
>>26451475https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MDVG60TKGYHow is that gatekept? You can get all that shit for cheap.
>>26452464a decent scan tool costs hundreds of dollars itself, and after all of that money spent, you're just in the realm of being able to replace parts with brand new ones, you can't restore or refurbish anything
>>26452330>THREE deepwell sockets>THREE hex sockets>ZERO sockets over about 14mm by the looks of it>ZERO torx sockets>no 1/2" anything>no 1/4" anything>no vice grips>no universal joints>what is missing?
>>26452493The alternative is spending $35,000 plus tip, tax, licensing, and (((interest))) because mechanics won't work on your car due to age or you've convinced yourself it's cheaper to buy new (it isn't).
>>26452518Jokes on you, i am never under the impression ill afford to buy a brand new car, i am poor and used 10+ y/o cars are my only option
>>26452493>a decent scan tool costs hundreds of dollars itselfpic related is $8 with free shipping from china on ebay and will do 95% of anything you would ever need a scantool for (read and clear codes, checking readiness, checking raw values, data logging)
>>26452558scotty told me that will fry my ecu
>>26452562scotty's full of shit, i've been using one just like it for 3-4 years on probably 9 or 10 different cars
>>26452564yeah he said use lithium grease on car bushings but apparently you need silicone, lithium or mineral greases eat plastic/rubberim still poor and have to drop the pipe dream of putting a forged engine in my car
>>26452562Scotty doesn't know
>>26451542Based>~$120 on 10-12 piece combination wrench set from KTC or Tone(steel case)> ~$80 on 3/8 koken impact driver (use extensions and now its just a scredriver)The normoid will SEETHE at Japanese pefection tools.
>>26452518How fucking old does your car need to be for mechanics to not want to work on it?
>>26452724about 10-15 years, zoomer mechanics have no idea how to work on anything that their latest computer system can't connect to. if it takes actual mechanical or electrical understanding beyond pressing colorful app buttons and parts cannon, forget about it
>>26452724>>26452737>>26452740gay thread good posts. Got into wrenching because no mechanic even wanted to touch my datsun.
>>26452750>Got into wrenching because no mechanic even wanted to touch my datsun.
>>26451960It's a comprehensive socket kit with both deep and normal sockets all made from cromo steel for a ridiculous price.But honestly if you have sockets for the car your working on that's fine.But once you start using a impact gun cromo sockets become invaluable because CR-V ones ( or at least 100 piece set china ones) deform.I'm all in on 1/2 plus a tiny Wera 1/4 kit ive had for ages.
How do you overpay for Japanese anything when the exchange rate is so fucking brutal right now? You're paying 70 cents on the dollar for anything from Japan.
>>26448964Why would anyone reply to a weeb pic?Don’t worry OP, no bump 4 u
>>26448964Did you not have a father growing up? Jesus, dude. Just go buy a Craftsman toolset - one of the 450 piece ones for like $250 - and fill out the rest as you need shit. Having a core of half decent, cheap, and warrantied hand tools is the crux of any mechanic's setup. You spend big bucks on shit like impacts and compressors, not the everyday shit your bound to break.With the exception of my Milwaulkee Impacts, my entire thousand or so tools in my box cost less than your 52 piece set.
>>26453719Oh that's pretty good then.I'll get one of that set then, I've been looking to get a new socket set just because I don't have any deep ones and didn't fancy shelling out 50 euro on a no brand one from our local shop.Guess I'll stick with 1/2 as well. Thanks for the suggestion anon
>>26448964kek i just buy tools as and when i need them. usually i watch a diy youtube video to make sure i have everything the job needs. if not i buy and push the job to the next weekend.
redpill me on beam style torque wrenches /o/
>>26454017Its what the military uses and the preferred type of torque wrench. Need engineers approval to use micrometer(click style) torque wrenches per the JFMM.
Are Milwaukee impacts really just that much better? I already have a some Makita 18v tools and was thinking about picking up their mid impact for battery compatibility, but not if Milwaukee blows them out of the water
>>26454017Not practical in a lot of places
>>26454169im using one for my wheel nuts, i have a shitbox i dont imagine ill ever be tightening down head bolts or anything similar so surely over-tightening by 5-10nm is perfectly fine? i imagine ill be removing a rocker cover or replacing suspension parts at most
Just got a new 4RunnerWhat’s a good starter tool set to buy? What tools are an absolute must?
>>26454444>>26450868Get a 2 or 3 lb hammer, big quality adjustable wrench, pliers, vise grips, etc... tool sets tend to fill out naturally based on what you need.
>he doesn't use *THE* brand that is the best combination of affordability, accessibility, warranty, construction quality, and ergonomicsYou'll never make it
>>26454134The M18 is a nutbusting monster. I haven't found another model that breaks torque better except air tools.
>>26454502M18 is an amazing tool, you are right.I can also attest to the DeWalt DCF899. Used it as a cable installer driving 3' anchors into hard rocky clay. Can zip off a Honda axle nut or crank bolt no problem. On the smaller side the DCF923 has proven really good for wheel wells and engine bays. Handles anything you'd use 3/8" drive for.
>>26454502How many other 1/2” high torque brushless impacts have you used?>>26454134Nah not really. Milwaukee might have the best selection, and they’re a little ahead of the curve so like their flagship was the best for like 6mos and the others catch up. But now their current high torque is a few years old and DeWalt and some other brands actually beat it. If you already have Makita 18V, get one of theirs. Just make sure you go with a newer brushless model because the older brushed mid torques struggle on tight lug nuts and the newer brushless ones do almost every job you would want on passenger cars.
>>26454525The new DeWalt mid torque 1/2” is almost as powerful as the high torque you posted, and the new high torque that came out a few months ago beats Milwaukee I believe.I have the TTI “Oops” 1/2” high torque, that time they accidentally made their mid-range brand’s 1/2” gun better than the flagship brand’s flagship 1/2” gun, so they came out with a new Ridgid high torque model like a year later that is weaker than the Milwaukee.There were some steals while the Octane was around, like $250 with a max output 4.0 and charger. Ridgid is straight as long as you don’t need the giant Milwaukee collection, but sometimes you have to wait for the good tools. Like they have an 18V right angle impact wrench coming out this year, I might have to scoop that up, I’m wondering if it has more balls than the M12.
>>26454471Only thing I have from bahco is one of their 6" micrometer adjusted adjustable wrenches. Applies an absurd level of torque on the flats of nuts and bolts, zero risk of stripping or dog earing.Besides that, I think everything else they offer i can get for less and at higher quality somewhere else
Lmao toolcucks really spend so much money on tools, when you can buy a lot of used tool for less and of the same quality and brand.God bless wifes that don't know anything about tools and mechanics that drive a bit to fast, without them i wouldn't have half of my tools
>>26454471They don’t sell much in the US. But Bahco is part of Snap On Inc with Williams, so any worthwhile tools from Bahco will be sold for $$$ on the Snap On tool truck or you can often find them from Williams for less. And a lot of Bahco stuff you find in Yurop is going to be Williams with a Bahco logo on it.I have a hacksaw from a few years back that’s made in Sweden and the exact same design as Snap On and Bahco but it was painted black and gold and sold at Sears as Craftsman Professional.
>>26454623Observe this man with no respect for the tools of the trade, and his pride in exploiting the ignorance of others.nb
>>26450706Love using old tools. When I ever I pull out my double box ended challenger, I feel good. Don’t know how old it is, at least 40. Have some old lathe wrenches in the box just for appreciation. Why buy new tools when you can buy proven tools.
Better than falling for the Strap-On jew.
>>26454916Probably not. Good luck trying to warranty shit. Snappy is overpriced but their wrenches and shit are top of the game. And if you work at a shop, you get replacements brought to you at work and can get shit on credit.It’s still overpriced, especially for DIYers when Amazon exists and good Taiwan tools are at Home Depot, Lowe’s, Harbor Freight, and even VatoZone and Advance Auto stepped it up in recent years. But you waste money on certain Jappo brands because nobody is importing them for a sane price, like being in Japan and trying to order Snap On tools plus a premium.
>>26454953cant understand a word youre saying with that fat crap-on dick in your mouth
>>26454953Koken is in the US and will back their warranties in the US. If you work at a shop and want to blow money on convenience there is a marginal benefit to snap on. Zero benefit if its for yourself.
>>26455078>Snappy is overpriced>He said with a Snappy dong in hid mouth>>26456323Poorfag cope.There are a lot of jobs where even though you don’t need a lot of torque, they’re a pain in the ass with hand tools.I had to drop a driveshaft like a week ago, 12x 5/16” heads bolts that were like 3”-4” long with fine threads and loctite. You can only access the one of the six on the very bottom at any given time, so the car needs to be in N to spin the shaft around. But if you have the car in N, it’s damn near impossible to break the bolts loose with the loctite and age, so if you wanted to do it struggling with a 1/4” drive ratchet, you would have to crack one bolt with the car in park, then get out from under the car, put the car in N, go back under and rotate the driveshaft 60deg, go back up to the driver’s door, put the car in park, get back under the car and break loose bolt #2, then put it back in N and repeat another 10 times.But if you haven’t done anything beyond an oil change in your mom’s boyfriend’s driveway, power tools would be a bit much for you.
>>26454673Tools are just a mean to get shit done it's stupid to have a shiny brand new tool or fancy fat fuck 1000 tooth ratchet shit, if they can get shit done they are good enought for me.Also if you never cared about how much your husband spends on tools or you never talked with him about it you deserve to be ripped you should have talked more about the thing your husband liked.P.s : buying stolen tools is also great like 25 bucks brand new milwaukee cordless drill great
>>26457552you just crack all the bolts you can reach then spin it over once to get the other side. getting a tool that fits under the ears of the cv joint is the tricky part, there are usually two bolts that are fucking impossible to get to normally. t. did one on a challenger, engine side is 6 bolt, diff side 8 bolt, was a massive pita
>>26448964There are plenty amount of high quality tool set brands like Bahco, Makita, Kamasa. Geetee.
Harbor freight. Buy tools as you need them.Just start out with a 8mm-19mm socket set on 3/8 drive. Maybe some open ended wrenches. Buy as you need
>>26459952OP here, I managed to cancel my order from Japan. Ordered what various anons in this thread recommended. I only bought Koken, Tone, and KTC. Exchange rates from Japan are just too good right now, its about the same as getting midrange sets in the US.KTC hammer and plier set for $65.Koken screwdriver set for $60.Set of 12 KTC combination wrenches $95Koken Z-eal 3/8 ratchet set $200 (same set as >>26451542)Koken spark plug socket $15Tone allen key set $38Koken 3/8 torx bit set $60Toyo 2 tier toolbox $65Should be able to do all basic things with just this. I already have jackstands, floor jack, filter removal tool, pil pan, creeper, multimeter, brake bleed kit, brake caliper tools, torque wrench, scan tools.Only thing I would need is a deep socket set and other size ratchets maybe. Well, i guess also a torch and some kind of hydraulic press or electric saw to get the bushings replaced. If I'm missing anything else let me know.
>>26460312Nice. Just please stop doing the newfag thing every new fag does: buying all the high end gear before you need it. Stick with a wrench set. Socket set. Pliers screw drivers etc. when you hit a road block or a new job on the car that needs tools, only then buy the new tools.I see this shit in audio, guns, cars everything
>>26460327I do that newfag thing quite a bit. Exactly as you say, I spent quite a bit on an LMT 5.56 mars rifle and an Elcan scope as a first rifle. CS grad salaries make you lose perspective on the value of a dollar. Don't have a deadline or time period on this car since I have a dedicated pole barn for it now, so I'll do that and just order tools and parts as I need them.
>>26460364The problem isnt the money but that you wont do anything with it. The niggas that buy all the gucci gear right out the gate just have a "soon" car that never gets built
>>26458111You can only reach one at a time. It was the shaft between the trans and transfer case. Mahbe you could get 2 out with a combination wrench, but it would take eons to remove those long ass bolts full of loctite assuming you don’t strip anything out.>>26459952HF isn’t even that good of a deal anymore, especially the specialty automotive tools. You’re better off with Amazon where you can get a better selection of cheaper Chinesium tools like HF used to sell under the Pitt Automotive brand, or if you’re willing to pay for Maddox at HF, spend that same money on Gearwrench or OTC on Amazon.
I just buy Stanley or whatever is the cheapest. Some tools I own don't even have brands on them.
>>26460312Better but still way over the top.I'm a diesel mechanic and 85% the tools I use daily are from a $150 cheap ass kit.for working on your car you will ONLY need a 10, 12, 13, 16, 17 and 19mm socket and spanner. Thats it. Same for sockets. For screwdrivers you will ONLY ever use a large and small flat and phillips.I do also have sets of each tool that cost hundreds each but they only come out in certain circumstances.I can't believe people will throw down huge cash for tools that will see so little use.OP truly is a fag
>>26461812>For screwdrivers you will ONLY ever use a large and small flat and phillips.My two decade old US domestic truck has plenty of torxes.>socketsSome of these are needed in thin and long variety (like for 3/8" or 1/4" square thin) in addition to wide and short.>spannersRatcheting spanners save time tremendously. Good ones aren't that cheap. This is where I'd spend some additional money.>OP truly is a fagYeah, but not because he bought an expensive set of tools as his first. Only a fucking weeb would spend a ridiculous amount of money on some anime named >>26460312 tools (some of which are probably made from chinesium)> for working on Japanese carsI mean, seriously? The only thing that might be different in Japs is pic related. What's wrong with metric American or German tools?
>>26462352+1Have fun having to diassemble a bunch of bullshit to replace one part because you got a small $200 Jappo set instead of a huge $200 Gearwrench set with shallow and deep and extensions and multiple drive sizes and torx sockets.Pic related was the bullshit required for 6 spark plugs because 2 cylinders were under the damn windshield and other cylinders had hoses and cables above the coils and plugs so you need the exact length of extension to swing a ratchef in that spot.
>>26462369Eww don't reply to my posts please
>>26461812>>26462369I could buy cheaper stuff sure, but it wouldn't make me happy.
>>26462452Being able to finish the job makes me happy. I try to avoid straight Chinesium that breaks under normal use, but there’s so much good mid range stuff to fill out your set, especially when the only socket set you have is a basic 3/8” metric set. I hope your lug nuts aren’t too tight when you try to use that 3/8” ratchet. Did you get a hammer? Because you’re going to be hammering on that ratchet to get anything above 50lbs of torque.
>>26462469I would use a breaker bar to remove lug nuts, not a ratchet. They would go back on woth a torque wrench. I would not hammer on a ratchet and risk destroying the internal ratcheting mechanism.
>>26462491Tripfags write retarded stuff on purpose because they feed on (you)s. Welcome to 4chins.
>>26462491>torque wrench on lug nuts>3/8 sockets >breaker barI hope you had fun making your unboxing vids for Reddit
>>26462510How would I get my lug nuts fastened to the correct torque without a torque wrench?
>>26462627All true mechanics have massive cocks, the weight of it resting on the ratchet is equivalent to 120-140 nm depending on the current blood flow. Slap it lightly for 160. EZ
>>26462627About half a second hammering on speed #2 with the mid torque impactAssuming you use the tools to do work and they’re not just for Reddit unboxing vids.Do more than one front axle brake pad job every 5 years and you won’t use a torque wrench on wheels for the average car.
>>26462700Tools are for my personal vehicle. A 240SX as previously stated.>Do more than one front axle brake pad job every 5 yearsI won't. >>26462724Does not spark joy. If purchased those tools, I could have also just purchased a Versa. There is no joy or style in your image.
Thoughts on this set? Want to start working on my car but have zero tools.https://www.homedepot.com/p/GEARWRENCH-1-4-in-and-3-8-in-Drive-6-Point-Standard-Deep-SAE-Metric-90-Tooth-Ratchet-and-Socket-Mechanics-Tool-Set-106-Piece-83001/315610322
>>26463057Seems a little much to me, you could get something more simple and spend less and be fine. Start small and buy more tools as the need arises. I bought something like pic related and it's been good for 90% of what a wrenchlet like me will do. I've bought plenty of other individual tools, but I still use my cheapo $22 auto essentials toolkit every time I work on my car. It's been like 8 years and stood up to shit like me kicking the ratchet to get an overtorqued oil drain lug out of a friend's oil pan.
>>26462967thankfully i dont find joy from consooming. if $50 tools got the job done i would get $50 tools
>>26463071Sounds good, looking for what will get the work done, but trying to avoid the “300pc set” that has nothing I need when I actually need it.The first thing I plan on doing is an oil change on a 2033 4Runner, which unfortunately requires a few special tools such as an oil filter wrench.I’d also like the comfort of knowing that if I break something, I could just walk into a store and get it replaced.
>>26463109Buy an oil filter cap wrench and an extension for your ratchet, or buy oil filter pliers. Either option will be really cheap (under $20) and you'll be doing enough oil changes that it's worth it. It'll make your life a lot easier than some kinds of oil filter wrenches that are hard to use in enclosed spaces. Get some plastic Rhino Ramps or something, too, maybe. I have them and like them. You'll also want a funnel.You don't actually need an oil filter wrench or other removal device at all, you can take them off by hand. You could change your oil with just that basic toolkit if you want, and I have.
>>26463160Wouldn’t my truck be too heavy for a plastic ramp?
>>26462369V6 Toyotas, split the intake manifold, remove the cowl. I put a peice of wide tape over the open intake, two wheel chocks between the top and bottom intake halves, slip my arms between it and do it blind.
>>26463193I don't know. Look up how heavy it is and it'll say on the ramps what weight they can take.
>>26463193They’re normally like 6000lb or 12000lb ramps, can’t remember. Might be like 6k for the pair, 12k gvwr assuming it’s balanced. Or get heavier duty ones.>>26463057Gearwrench is nice, but you should wait for the sales if you can. There was a much nicer GW set on sale at HD for $199 over the holidays. Husky, Kobalt, Craftsman, etc are also good starter kits.
>>26462967>I won’t.Obvious>>26462724I went back and forth on those nano sockets a bunch, but eventually passed because they’re only like 1/2” shorter or less than regular 3/8” sockets. Or they have the hex head to grab with a wrench, but at that point I’ll just grab the ratcheting combination wrenches and be even more low profile.>>26463057Also that kit doesn’t have any regular wrenches. I like Gearwrench, but that’s missing a lot for a starter set.The kits like pic related are great, and they go on sale for <$200 a lot, sometimes for 50% off, either at Home Depot, Lowe’s, or Amazon. Kobalt, Husky, Gearwrench, and Craftsman all sell these big 3-4 drawer >200pc kits and they will have combination wrenches plus 1/4”, 3/8”, and 1/2” drive. 3/8” drive becomes a pain in the ass when you start getting to rusty nuts and bolts larger than like 14mm.
no point buying shiny toons when the first ever oil change i did after 5 minutes i was dropping my shiny new sockets and ratchets on my driveway and got oill/rust on everything so its hopeless just buy something that is actually built for purpose and wont break, i got these socket adapters like 3/8 to 1/2 and i dont care if theyre bright pink or have "FAGGOT" etched into the side if they work they workim not working on lambos ever
>>26463793>he didn't buy the high-viz FAGGOT setngmi
>>26463793Same reason as getting anything else for something beyond the sake of utility.
>>26463973I painted the 8mm and 10mm on my 1/4” socket rail pink. Makes em easy to see and I can count off odd sizes. I’m about to do the same with 3/8” on the SAE I think.Impacts are already easy because 19mm is so worn from lug nuts, and 3/8” deep is 19mm max so count down from there. But the shallows might need some pink paint too.
>>26450724>Car i own is a 240sxhahahahahahahaha the fact that you thought you needed a special tool set to work on it is funny. all my homies who have 240sx's have harbor freight tools. you fucking idiot. Join 240sx facebook groups you fucking peon. they are more helpful then anyone on /o/
>>26464448I spent close to 20k on buying the car.
>>26454471I like my Swedish fish.