: Modding Tools?
03-23-2004, 11:20 PM
Hey everyone, I was wondering what types of tools I would need if I was going to mod my focus myself. I'm pretty new to mods and would like to know what tools are good for the price. What brands if any are better than others and where can I get the kinds of tools I will need to do the mods. The mods that I'm going to want to install are catback, tb, udp, flexpipe, headers and some other stuff that I haven't really put too much thought into yet. Any advice on the matter would be really helpful, Thanks everyone!
03-23-2004, 11:30 PM
have a complete set of metric wrenches/sockets and get a set of torx and female torx sockets too. The focus uses some weird metrics like 15mm and 11mm that have never been taken out of my toolbox before I bought this car. If you have a basic set of tools, you'll do just fine. post up if you have any specific questions. good luck
03-23-2004, 11:30 PM
with all those mods your looking at a pretty wide range of tools. I have alot of tools but I always seem never to have the ones I need for the job at hand. But most of the stuff can be done with a set of box end wrenchs, 1/4" drive ratchet set (maybe a 1/2" drive for the header), good set of screw drivers. I buy mostly craftsman, but there are a few differnt brands that are as good if not better, but I think craftsman is good for what they cost.
03-23-2004, 11:59 PM
03-24-2004, 10:37 AM
I think Mr.Squatch summed it up.
Metric tools. Sockets/rachet and open ended wrenches.
Torx screw driver set with bits above 11mm.
A rubber hammer always comes in handy.
Misc Screwdrivers, hacksaw, cordless drill, dremel/wizard tool
03-24-2004, 12:46 PM
A supplier of mine came over from scotland (also drives a focus) and stood in awe when he saw my toolbox. Its just a two wide craftsman pro rollaway and top box. He looked thru all the drawers and said theres no way anyone could ever use this many tools. He finished off by saying "we just have a big selection of hammers!" haha yeah hammers are always good to have around
03-24-2004, 02:14 PM
Hey everyone, thanks for all the input on what tools I should look into buying. Now that I know what the tools are I need to know how much it would cost if I were to buy a whole set including all the tools all of you have been talking about. All your input is greatly appreciated! Thanks everyone!
03-24-2004, 02:32 PM
I really don't know how much it would be, but I would suggest going to your local Sears and seeing what sets they offer. The thing I like about Craftsman is that if you break it within like the first 7 years, they will replace it. I have had to have them replace 3 or 4 torx head drivers, and they were always good about it.
03-24-2004, 02:42 PM
Thanks, I'll go down to sears sometime this month and check it out. Thanks for the help everyone! You're all great!
03-24-2004, 05:41 PM
Craftsman's lifetime guarantee I thought... my neighbor once found an old rusty flathead in the dirt, washed it off and Sears replaced it. They run a lot of specials too this time of year, what with Spring and all, could get a real good deal.
03-24-2004, 10:13 PM
Really? [paranoid] weird... but good to know!
03-24-2004, 10:16 PM
are you talking to yourself?
03-24-2004, 10:16 PM
Sorry, the above post by Lil PZEV would probably make more sense if I hadn't have accidentally deleted my post.
The post was just that depending on where you live, a "Lifetime" guarantee can be as short as 7 years.
03-24-2004, 10:19 PM
sears will replace anything any time for any reason besides electrical things. I break tools daily and take em in dozens at a time. haha Never had a problem. craftsman tools are as good or better than any other and dont cost too much. I've over the years worked up to mostly craftsman professional and they can't be beat. If you're looking for a good deal, buy sets, like for example buy a metric combination wrench set. It'll have 7mm-19mm which covers 99 percent of what you'll need. And then buy a socket set and a decent ratchet and some extentions and then work from there. Once you have a couple good sets, you can just buy what you need as you go and it won't be long at all before you have everything you need.
03-24-2004, 11:10 PM
Go CRAFTSMAN, awesome tools, the liftime warrenty doesn't apply to power tools though. All other hand tools... life time gaaar-on-tee.
03-24-2004, 11:35 PM
Thanks everyone! Craftsman it is then, I'll head to sears asap and get me some sets. Thanks for all the advice!
03-24-2004, 11:44 PM
hammers?...bah. i love a good prybar, a 36" snap-on bar does the job well. truthfully, i'm not for craftsman...i have had some good size mechanic sets and i just brake sockets left and right, can't have that when your head is being removed and you near to drive to sears but have no car. i took the plunge for snap-on, the customer service sucks but the tools are great, same as matco, cornwell, mac and many others. you get what u pay for. i had a craftsman tool box too...waste of cash to me. but, they have cheapy air tools like a nice 3" cut-off wheel for 50 bucks. just my input.
03-24-2004, 11:57 PM
A wide assortment of hammers is always helpful. A Sawzall comes in handy when doing a cat-back.