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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Christmas tools

basically looking for tools i will need for life. my parents asked me for a list of Christmas gift ideas and prefaced it with NO TRUCK PARTS. so i figure ill get tools to work on the truck

all i have so far is a 120pc craftsman mechanics kit, drill, heat gun, vice grips, files. i've been buying as i need but seeing as its i have an opportunity give me some ideas!

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PPE stage 5 w/ midwest converter 5" turbo back exhaust HSP billet s483 over stock twins. efi live by idaho rob, edge cts fass titanium. BDS 4.5" lift. BMF 20"s nitto 35"s brand new paint rockers bedsides cab corners. por-15 undercoat
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 03:18 PM
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Get a trans jack and a good set of ratchet wrenches!

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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 03:43 PM
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Good tool box. Keep your stuff together.

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Torque wrench, wish I had one myself. Anything that runs off of air compressor is nice too.

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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 04:01 PM
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Torque wrench, Ratcheting wrench sets, Electric impact if you don't have an air compressor , Hammer and Punches, Dremel, Jacks, Jackstands

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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 04:05 PM
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anything u think u mite need is a good thing to go with weather now or later

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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 04:05 PM
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What kind of dollar amount are we talking about?

You can get a pretty decent tool box for a reasonable price from Harbor Freight, the dull red expandable box.

As for tools..

Air Tools
- Air Compressor
- Impact
- Air hammer
- Air Ratchet

Battery Powered Impact

Trans jack or nice floor jack

Ratcheting wrenches

Electric Impacts

Wobbly Impact Sockets

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 04:12 PM
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A good set of screwdrivers is on my list.


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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 07:28 AM
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what ever you buy just buy good quality, nothing worse than buying a cheap tool and then having to spend more money to replace it. I've learned this lesson years ago. start with a good quality tool box, I have a Snap On, full top and bottom. My company paid for half and then when i became a manager i took it home. now sits in my garage. 15 years old and still looks new.

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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 07:41 AM
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3/8" or 1/2" cordless impact gun is a huge help, plus you don't need an air compressor, and you can take it with you on the road, or to help a friend out.
Of course, since I sell 'em, I'd recommend the Snap-on impacts, but that's just me....

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