Many years ago, I owned American cars that required SAE tools. Nowadays, the only
thing on a car that might be a SAE size would be lug nuts. Therefore, I had to buy a
complete set of metric wrenches and sockets (deep and shallow, 14-inch to 1/2 inch
drive). What a pain in the ass.
After struggling to remove the lug nuts a few times, I decided to purchase an
electric impact driver. This think is a freakin life-saver, let me tell you. Sears
sells a real nice one for about $150, as well as impact sockets You should also
plan on buying both metric and SAE sockets.
I already own a couple of torque wrenches (in-lb and ft-lb), but when I went to
install the LCA relocation brackets, I discovered that aI needed a BIGGER torque
wrench (at least 130 ft-lb), so I went to Lowe's and got a 25-150 wrench for $60.
The brakes also required specialty tools. First, I needed a brake caliper piston
compressor. This was pretty cheap ($9) at Autozone. The second tool I needed was a
pressure bleeder. This makes bleeding brakes a one-man job. I got the fancy Motiv
one from SummitRacing for $60.