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...do I need to remove the bump stop on the lower control arms of an 05 X. I only have standard socket sizes in metric and US. I need to purchase a deep socket but I don't know what size I need.

Yeah, I know. I should already have deep sockets. :blackeye:
 

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05. I got your pm. I'll be able to let you know tomorrow. Sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner. I've been at work the past two days and the baby has been sick the past two days as well.
 

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NP Dan.

I've got good standard socket sets that I use for my motorcycles. Deep sockets are tough to use in tight places like on motorcycles.
 

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Borrow a set and see. Sometimes the factory changed jobbers and the size can be off model to model. They do use standard sizes for things and that one would be a 15mm
Get a set at Big lots, get the Black air tool set, they hold up better.
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Alright I went out and did a fitment test. I didn't bring my 12mm so I placed my 1/2 inch on there and it was a little to big for it so the 12 mm will work.
 

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dan galusha said:
Alright I went out and did a fitment test. I didn't bring my 12mm so I placed my 1/2 inch on there and it was a little to big for it so the 12 mm will work.
The reason I didn't want to go to Sears to buy tools is because I have no willpower. Tools are like crack to me. I usually end up leaving with a ton of stuff that I don't need for the immediate task.

I ended up spending $130 on tools... :blackeye:

sigh...yes, a 12 mm did the trick.
 

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I'm the same way if my wife allows me to go to Harbor Freight on my own. Last time I came back with about $100 of crap that I didn't really need. Can't wait until we move into the new house with a workshop so I can buy Airtools to play with.
 

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Hmm, $100 and $130 in tools isn't much. Be glad, the last time I made a real tool purchase it was over $500 and it was all hand tools. :)

I'm pretty well stocked now. If I need something these days it's usually a specialty item.
 

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A trick I do is go to the local pawn shops and buy Craftsman tools that are broken (Therefore cheap and then go trade them in. Works mostly for loose sockets etc...
 
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