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    Best Tools To Own - Survey

    Hey Fellas,

    Didn't really know the best place to put this - though about DIY and ended up here. Was hoping those of you who do a lot of your own work on your cars could give me your thoughts on where to focus my hard earned money when building my car realated tool collection??

    I have the following already ( just looking for some feedback on what else to focus on ):

    -pumptruck and 2 stands
    -good socket set
    -breaker bar
    -impact gun w/ impact socket set
    -multimeter
    -hand grinder

    what else should I seriously be considering and in what order?

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    -Ratchets and deep socket set are good.
    -Open ended wrenches are always good.
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    My only advice here is always make sure you are using the right tool, and if you don;t have it, go buy it. Breaking fasteners and creating new issues from using improper tools is a real PITA.
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    vice grips, pliers, a good set of screw drivers.

    torx for sure, if you are working on a VW.

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    Also depending how deep you get into your car you may need triple square as well..

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    My only advice here is always make sure you are using the right tool, and if you don;t have it, go buy it. Breaking fasteners and creating new issues from using improper tools is a real PITA.
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    I just borrowed a Triple Square from IBNeil actually! hahah first time I've ever used it though and I've done tons of turbo stuff.

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    Axles at the tranny end and head bolts are the only triple square bolts on most VW's.
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    yup and the driveshaft if you have 4motion/quattro.
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    I have been using a heat gun alot these days for many different reasons. Electrical. Paint. Seized in ball joints.

    What are the triple squares called? M8, M10, M12? something like that? That's some old school german fastenery there.
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    triple square are also called 12point bits. the M8, M10, M12 is just the size in mm. 8mm, 10mm, 12mm

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    honestly you can never have enough tools, in anything your doing. And the best tool, is always the one you need now!

    Have the basics, and save a slush fund for when you need something special if your rly gunho on fixing your own shit. mechanics spend 10k+ in tools and are always buying more. sp its hard to say what you should and shouldnt have. Everything mentioned in here in good in its own respect, but there is only one tool that fixes all.....cash!
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    ^^^ Hahaha!

    Wobble extensions are some of the best money i've spent on tools
    for sure, especially now that they have the ones made for impact tools!

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    Oh! Make sure to have a flexible magnet retriever for tools and nuts/bolts you will drop yet don't hit the ground.

    There's still a 13mm socket under the hood of the S4 somewhere

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    The best tools are the ones you can borrow from friends :P The only tool ive ever HAD to buy iirc was an m10 triple square socket to take apart my 3piece wheels.

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