Madlock Posted December 28, 2010 Report Share Posted December 28, 2010 Please forgive me if this deviates from the vehicle-specific nature of this forum topic, but I'm hoping members who follow the 2010-2011 thread may be able to offer some helpful advice. I'd like to equip my garage with some basic automotive tools I intend to use specifically with my GT500 (though none are particularly vehicle-specific). I'd appreciate any "quick and dirty" rule-of-thumb guidelines that might help give me a starting point. I'd like to buy an air compressor for tire inflation and use with an impact wrench that would allow me to perform my own tire changes. I've looked at established name like Snap-On, but there's no such thing as a Snap-On compressor priced for the home enthusiast. I'd like to find a good, reliable and accurate inflation/bleed gauge (digital if possible) with a swappable chuck that would allow me to switch-out the chuck depending upon the valve stem type (i.e. screw-on or grasp seal). Without having to become an expert in air volume displacement and so forth, I'd appreciate any guidance with respect to the following (as well as any additional information I should look-out for). Although I don't intend it to power other air-driven tools, it'd be a nice benefit if I could find a suitable compressor without blowing the budget. How much volume (gallons), horsepower, CFM/PSI would be adequate? Should I choose a 3/8", 1/2", or 3/4" impact wrench? Would I be wise to purchase a separate torque wrench? Has anybody come across an "end all be all" inflation/bleed gauge? I don't require weapons grade, just decent, predictable and reliable performance in an environment that's not likely to incur a great deal of abuse. Thanks in advance for any helpful insight. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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