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Old 12-18-2004, 08:44 PM   #11
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JCW has 90* box heads. However.. I don't know how well they are made. You could take a torch and bend the wrench like they did on American Hot Rod [they even got it replaced under warruntee!]. If you were devious enough.. you could take out the one tool you need, and place in a block of metal, or just nothing. They never even checked the tools I borrowed.. but if you are an honest person, you could always just put down the deposit, and never bring it back [you lose the deposit, however]. There are always options for situations like these .


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thats theft??

i know on renting spring compressors from az the depsoit is like 35$ and the have the same set you can buy for 35$
i tend not to rent tools i just buy the speacilty tools as i need them
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First step before going anywhere. Get the car aligned. That is the most important step in doing any suspension work.
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Yes! Dropped it off tonight. It will be done tomorrow at noon just in time for a short road trip. Driving to the tire shop the car was totally different -- it felt great. I can't wait to drive it again.
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good to hear that your all squared away on that issue
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I couldn't find a box-end wrench with enough offset to work. Can you give more detail on the brand or where you got it? I think I need to add it to my collection of tools
It was just your garden variety Craftsman combination wrench -- 24mm on both ends -- one open the other box. They do have large offset wrenches but they don't go as large as 24mm.
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The rental for the W body suspension kit was $75 and the spring compression was $40. I'll be taking them back on Monday.
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This project was a good excuse to buy another tool. I didn't have the 1/2" drive torque wrench that goes up to 150 lbs. Got a Craftsman from Sears for $59 on sale. I always did my tire lug nuts by feel. It was nice to actually torque them right for a change.
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I couldn't find a box-end wrench with enough offset to work. Can you give more detail on the brand or where you got it? I think I need to add it to my collection of tools
Actually, I say that about the box wrench about the rears. I doubt it would have worked for the fronts as I used the W body tool on the fronts. When you use that special tool it makes you think for a second as to whether you are tightening or loosening the nut.
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do you have access to air tools?
I was VERY tempted to have this project be an excuse to get that compressor and impact driver I have been eyeing ............
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Ummmm....I just did mine a couple months ago. No special tools. I have the torx sockets, and I simply used the right sized socket for the nut. Gotta think about how I did that.......
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