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Do you have a Harbor Freight near you? Good place for Jack stands and Jacks, inexpensive Torx, sockets..... pretty much cheap tool heaven. The only tools I usualy buy at Depot would be power tools.... like the drill. Your best friend is going to be the 4.5 inch angle grinder eventually..... so get one of those.



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Do you have a Harbor Freight near you?
I believe there is one in Hartford

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Is this close???

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those prices are good pick em up make sure its a 3 ton jack for the height

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Woke up to about 4 -6" of snow this morning. What the **** Colorado? Where was this 2 months ago?? Also, I finally got my TJ, which of course is the only Jeep in the parking lot where I live.
So jealous. There are still a few stray piles of snow here but they are few and far between.

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I was meaning the doors take em off no need for doors
I can't see where you are from on my phone but its still below 40 when I leave for work. While I can deal on the short trip to work from my place - its well over an hour from Liz's. Little too chilly at 75mph.

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I just ordered this myself

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000N35JI2/..._26725410_item

I'm not sure about the prices on the rest because I inherited a lot of tools from my grandfather. Just make sure you get a lifetime warranty, I'd say.
Yep - my buddy may have convinced me to go craftsman and do it right for life.

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Do you have a Harbor Freight near you? Good place for Jack stands and Jacks, inexpensive Torx, sockets..... pretty much cheap tool heaven. The only tools I usualy buy at Depot would be power tools.... like the drill. Your best friend is going to be the 4.5 inch angle grinder eventually..... so get one of those.
I'll definitely check it out - thanks!

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Is this close???

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You know me man - 3 hours away is still close

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those prices are good pick em up make sure its a 3 ton jack for the height
Will do. Don't want to be fooling around with 2x4s all the time.


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up here in Canada as soon as the snow is gone and its above 32f the doors are off lol

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Make sure you get the big 6 ton jack stands also..... And I'd get 4. Good call on the Craftsman tools. It's still relatively low end stuff but plenty good for home use. I think out my big set I bought about 12 years ago, I've lost one 10mm socket and broken a 1/4 rachet, and a 3/4 extension. The rest is still in use and all accounted for. Another KEY item is a good tool box to keep it all organized. And don't let anyone use your tools, unless they know the rules about putting them back where they belong!


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Craftsman tools aren't what they used to be. I hate breaking any of my old tools because if you take it back they will give you a crap made in china replacement. I also recommend 6 ton jack stands for the height, a 3 ton isn't even close to high enough. And don't forget the air compressor.
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up here in Canada as soon as the snow is gone and its above 32f the doors are off lol
I will get used to being that bad *** one day....

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Make sure you get the big 6 ton jack stands also..... And I'd get 4. Good call on the Craftsman tools. It's still relatively low end stuff but plenty good for home use. I think out my big set I bought about 12 years ago, I've lost one 10mm socket and broken a 1/4 rachet, and a 3/4 extension. The rest is still in use and all accounted for. Another KEY item is a good tool box to keep it all organized. And don't let anyone use your tools, unless they know the rules about putting them back where they belong!
Definitely plan on a good tool box down the line- but I cant afford everything at once.

My taxes are already accounted for with bills, a sound system, tattoos for Liz and I as well as a laptop perhaps.

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I believe this to be some sort of not-so-subtle subliminal persuasion. Keep it up - they will never know.

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Craftsman tools aren't what they used to be. I hate breaking any of my old tools because if you take it back they will give you a crap made in china replacement. I also recommend 6 ton jack stands for the height, a 3 ton isn't even close to high enough. And don't forget the air compressor.
What would your recommendation be for a quality tool set? I was debating getting 4 jack stands as well. I figure when I get the rockers on I want two jack stands on each one- and it cant help but drastically improve my placement if the jeep itself wasn't uneven.

I was debating an air compressor actually. But I am thinking for now I will stick with the electric tools and wait for the Big Girl Tool Kit for when I actually have my own garage.


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meh I don't feel the cold anymore lol

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Crafstman tools have gone a bit downhill, yes, but they are still the easiest to purchase and warranty. Having worked at Sears in the past you basically just show up and give them the old tool, then get your new one and be on your way. They just have a bin in the back for all the old stuff that they eventually send back for warranty claims.

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Crafstman tools have gone a bit downhill, yes, but they are still the easiest to purchase and warranty. Having worked at Sears in the past you basically just show up and give them the old tool, then get your new one and be on your way. They just have a bin in the back for all the old stuff that they eventually send back for warranty claims.
x2, Sears is also everywhere. Which makes swapping out tools if your on the road or if you move somewhere new a snap.

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x2, Sears is also everywhere. Which makes swapping out tools if your on the road or if you move somewhere new a snap.
Yep- I think I have priced just about everything I need/want out from Sears. Comes just shy of $500 which is exactly what I have budgeted for spending money this month. Just going to cross my t's and do my due diligence- but I should have a sweet head start on my own tool set by this weekend.


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Sorry Beasley- I have just been fully converted to the dark side.

TIL: A chrome grill will reflect an astonishing amount of light back when driving behind a Charger with a full rear LED light bar to the driver of said chome-grilled Jeep. I don't even think that made sense - but my brain is scrambling to restore vision still.....


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