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    Default Specialty Tools - what might I need?

    I am going to 3D print a drawer holder that holds specialty tools for the spyder in my cabinet. I have already done this for my snowmobile drawer. The reason is for example the brake insert tool for retracting caliper tool sold by Baja Ron is only used once in a blue moon. It’s so easy to loose or misplace. It’s a disk. If I make a slot for it I know were it is and can inventory as I clean up. What other specialty tools are out there and needed. T’s and Hex’s stuff is in my 1/4 drive socket drawer

    I have so far

    Lisle push pin tool (both the C and needle nose types)
    Lisle push pin screwdriver bar
    Baja Ron shock adjuster wrench
    Baja Ron Rear 3/8 drive Rear Caliper Piston Retraction Tool
    Krikit II
    Mac tool 1/4 drive and 3/8 drive 36mm oil socket
    Mini box with push pins

    What others that I might not have and need in the future?


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    A torx socket set if you don't already have one.
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    12mm combination wrench (2) for parking brake
    36 mm socket for oil filter and rear axel
    Air pressure gauge
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    Torque wrench
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    On the torque wrench, any recommendations? Whats the max torque you would use as a DIY'er on the Spyder?

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    Thanks for the input. I was looking for specialty purpose/ specialized spyder tools for its own drawer. I have an entire 1/4 drive drawer with long/short metric and standard sockets and all the hex and torx sockets along with extensions and swivel and flex sets in there with standard, long, stubby and flex ratchets. Same with 3/8 and 1/2 drives, Each has its own drawers. Torque wrenches 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2 are clicks and 1/2 drive digital all in 1/2 drive drawer. Metric drawer of all wenches and standard drawer of all wrenches. I have a large snap on and Mac tool box. General tools I have them all. Just was looking for specialty tools that don’t go in other drawers and not in a junk drawer that looses everything. My specialty sled drawer has all kinds of sled dedicated tools for working specifically on sleds ibut the spyder has little spyder dedicated tools I guess. I guess I have all them listed above in first post. I was hoping guys like lamonster , bajaron, spyder pops, guys that do a lot of accessories that work on them everyday might have a couple specialty tools they need besides the basics dedicated to the spyder. With the amount of views I suspect I’m covered. I can’t think of anything else accept maybe a dedicated scratch free lug nut socket or spark plug socket. I have the spark plug socket in my 3/8 drive drawer right now and will leave them there. Before I design the plastic inserts I just wanted a list. I’m not a fan of foam cut out inside cabinets and or laying tools flat unless they have their own case. I was just taught as a kid have an organized, easy access, viewable box to cut down in loss/ misplacement and save time. I know, sounds anal, but when a 10mm snap-on swivel head socket costs $50 I don’t misplace that little thing. Yes obviously I grew up in a mechanics garage.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eschmid2 View Post
    On the torque wrench, any recommendations? Whats the max torque you would use as a DIY'er on the Spyder?
    Personally I’d use the click type and start with 3/8 for your first one. When done loosen spring every time and unscrew handle. It will last forever. 80 ft/lbs is usually the max you need for most things and is max on 3/8. 18-25 if needed, is just when feels tight and 1/4 turn with 1/4 drive ratchet. My opinion on the spyder tool set, get an entire good set of 1/4 drive and a good 8 inch 1/4 drive ratchet. That can do everything on the spyder and not get yourself into trouble with over torque.


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