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Old 08-26-2014, 05:39 AM   #1
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Whats in your tool box

I keep ending up borrowing tools from friends hah decided to stop being cheap and get my own tool box and start collecting necessary tools for the mustang.
Post your tool box and tools no mustang owner should go without.
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:55 AM   #2
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A tuner, with OBD-II reader capabilities. A good set of 6 sided metric sockets in 1/2 and 3/8 sizes, spark plug socket, a breaker bar, a good set of screwdrivers, vice grips, open end wrenches (metric), a floor jack, a pair of jack stands, a multi meter, a simple test probe.

I have much, much more that I've bought over the years (many specialty tools), but the above will get you past many of the basic maintenance and simple repair stuff.
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I have the scissor jack that comes with the car, I have 2 old rims I use for jack stands, sockets and screwdriver end pieces from the dollar store lol, another socket set that has some open end wrenches in a case and an adjustable wrench.
Sad, yes I know haha but whatever I don't have, my brother, dad or a friend or family member will have. Time to build up my collection of tools so that I can take on mostly any maintenance task without borrowing.

I have friends who have $10,000 snap on or mac tool boxes and that's before any tools haha a man can only dream.
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Some of these tools a casual DIY guy probably won't need, but they make life a lot easier so I'm gonna recommend them.

If you want basics then you can't really go wrong with something like a Cratsman 300+ piece set as a good starter tool set. But I wouldn't even bother using the craftsman wrench and would go straight to a set of Snap-on Flank Drive Plus wrenches. They have a ridged grip on the open end that bites into whatever bolt you're trying to take off. The only time I have slipped off a nut is when I didn't put the wrench on correctly. As far as tools that I couldn't live without, I love my Makita 3/8 cordless electric impact. It doesn't have the most torque but it will take off simple small bolts (don't expect to take a trans bolt off with it) and holds a charge for a long time. Pair that with a wobbly socket and you can get most bolts off that would take forever to use a ratchet on. I run Cornwell impact wobbly sockets because they have a sharper angle than my Snap-on wobbly sockets do... and I got a hell of a deal on them as well so I might as well use them. A fine tooth ratchet is also one of the most amazing upgrades you can do, you no longer have to deal with the frustration of your ratchet not being able to swing enough to click and continue taking off the bolt. Most modern fine tooth ratchets have something like 80+ teeth now compared to the old 36 tooth craftsman ratchets. If you want then buy an air compressor as well, impacts and air ratchets make life a million times easier and can turn a hour long job into a 30 minute job.

Here's my obligatory box pic, it's a cheap $350 Craftsman setup that I bought a few years ago. I'm down to having two drawers unfilled (once I consolidate of my random junk) before I can finally contemplate a big box purchase. Make sure to buy a ball bearing drawer box, the others drawers suck once you get a lot of weight on them.
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Here's a pic of my fine tooth ratchets. They were expensive but we'll worth having the fine tooth and flex head
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