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Hi guys just wonder if anyone could help me regarding buying own tools or tool kit like Torque Wrench, which drive set and racheting wrench, I wanted to do my brakes and disc and probably change of spark plugs as well and in future thinking about to do timing belt as well so what you guys reckon what type of tools of tool kit be ideal and economical as well.

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Agree with Bazza, Halfords Professional stuff is good quality for the money and more than adequate for amateur use.

All covered by a lifetime guarantee, you break it they replace it. Never had to do that with the tools I have but I know people who have and they have had no quibbles about it.

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Hi.

Yeah I would buy the Halfords professional range too. As said, lifetime garuntee.

I bought lots of bluepoint tools. There same sort of quality as Halfords and they have a lifetime warranty too, only problem is that u have to get hold of the snap on man to change them.

Buy the main tools from Halfords but I'd buy the not so needed tools from machine mart. There pretty cheap.

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Halford Pro all the way. Think they might be made by draper from their pro range too - as said, lifetime warrenty and plenty of stores. Can't go wrong.

For lexus, you will only need metric, but full range is useful for other things. Get decent range of spanners too - most Halford kits come with them.

Anything Chrome Vanadium etc should be ok. Cheap socket sets are just that!

And a good torgue wrench is very handy. Mid range settings are probably the more useful, as low range is hand tight anyway, and high range if effing tight!! At least 120Nm I think should do it. Always store it with setting returned to 0 though or will go out of range quickly buy stretching the springs.

I also got a rail of half inch sockets (metric) and a half in bar - helps when doing wheels or brakes. Sometimes a wobble bar extention is handy too! Prob only 3/8 though should be fine.

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For discs and pads, I would make sure you have the tools I have listed in this tutorial I did clicky, don't forget to service the slide pins at the same time as per this tutorial clicky 2. For the caliper mounts in the first tutorial, do make sure you have the breaker bar, Life will be so much easier with it than with out it. Also, for sockets such as the 17mm, I would recommend buying the Impact type, usually matt black in colour, as they are infinately stronger than their chrome vanadium counterparts. No harm in having both, but defo have a 14, 17 and 19 impact socket in your collection.

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