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Where to buy tools?

I have googled and searched the big internet but with no luck, as I need to buy some good tools for changing the wheels on our cars (summer/winter).

I need:

Torque wrench
Top with plastic cover to protect alu rims
Hydraulic jack.

I have not checked OBI, Coop Bau etc. yet but maybe there is some good online stores as well?

Any hints are most welcome.

Thanks.
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Old 13.08.2012, 00:17
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Re: Where to buy tools?

I got all of these at A big coop b and hobby, but if not hornbach...
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Old 13.08.2012, 00:19
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Re: Where to buy tools?

http://www.toolking.ch/shop_content.php?coID=7

http://www.profi-werkzeuge.ch/categories/960.html
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Old 13.08.2012, 01:57
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Re: Where to buy tools?

Ahem! I don't want to be pedantic, but most cars come with the equipment you need. Normally you will find it somewhere in the boot.
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Re: Where to buy tools?

What do call a man with a car on his head?
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Old 13.08.2012, 02:18
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Jack (too short)
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Old 13.08.2012, 16:51
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Ahem! I don't want to be pedantic, but most cars come with the equipment you need. Normally you will find it somewhere in the boot.
Well.....it is Monday so I will be nice

I know that allmost cars comes with a jack and wrench to use when changing a wheel.

However, the tools provided are crap and are not to be used on a regular basis. As you may have noticed on the picture above, the 21 mm "nut tool" has a plastic cap which will protect alu rims when nuts when in use.

Also, the "scissor-jack" which comes with the car is not as safe to use as a real hydraulic jack and in order to tighten the wheels with the correct torque, a torque spanner is needed.
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Old 13.08.2012, 16:52
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What do call a man with a car on his head?
In pain?

Flat?

Burdened?

I don't know....tell me
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Old 13.08.2012, 17:15
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In pain?

Flat?

Burdened?

I don't know....tell me
See Fidel's post, above.

Jumbo probably has what you need (but not sure about the alloy wheel nut-thingy, though).

I got a torque wrench from Aldi - but one of their not-normally-stocked offers, that come round from time to time.
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Old 13.08.2012, 19:00
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Ahem! I don't want to be pedantic, but most cars come with the equipment you need. Normally you will find it somewhere in the boot.
If you are changing your wheels twice a year, you'll need more than the L-shaped wheel nut spanner supplied to get the nuts to 120 fig-newtons.

I bought my torque wrench in Coop B&H at Volkiland...
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Old 14.08.2012, 00:04
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Found some great deals on eBay.de and the stuff will be shipped to my incognito address in Waldshut.

Big difference in price between DE and CH but that's old news
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Old 14.08.2012, 01:03
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Well.....it is Monday so I will be nice

I know that allmost cars comes with a jack and wrench to use when changing a wheel.

However, the tools provided are crap and are not to be used on a regular basis. As you may have noticed on the picture above, the 21 mm "nut tool" has a plastic cap which will protect alu rims when nuts when in use.

Also, the "scissor-jack" which comes with the car is not as safe to use as a real hydraulic jack and in order to tighten the wheels with the correct torque, a torque spanner is needed.
Ok! I'll give you that, but where is the fun of changing a wheel with proper tools.
Not that anybody has ever gotten overtaken by his own front wheel, last seen bouncing off into the fields whilst driving his 1972 Ford Capri.
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Old 14.08.2012, 01:48
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Re: Where to buy tools?

I pay circa €50 for storage and yearly changeover at my friendly garage across the border in Weil am Rhein. Not worth the cussing and straining to change them myself IMHO.
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I was changimg the summer/winter tyre--on-a-rim myself until once the wheels turned out to be unbalanced so I had to go to a garage anyway.
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Re: Where to buy tools?

i just have a summer car and winter car. saves the hassle to change tires
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Re: Where to buy tools?

Bachenbülach has a bau+hobby, an OBI, and
a Jumbo all within a few hundred yards of each other. Have you checked there?
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i just have a summer car and winter car. saves the hassle to change tires
As you can change over the plates I thought that's what everybody does.
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