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Old 08-11-2019, 08:31 PM   #1
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Impreza WRX Tool Recommendations: Impact Wrench

There are so many different tool brands out there, I'm asking for recommendations on an impact driver/drill to change wheels at the track.

Ideally something that can get the lugs torqued reasonably well for the torque wrench to finish the job.

Any suggestions?
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:29 PM   #2
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I assume you mean something cordless/battery powered?
I have a 20v Dewalt 1/2 inch "mid range". Fairly compact with plenty of torque. 2 impact settings as well. Works with all my other 20v tools too.
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:39 AM   #3
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ive had luck with Milwaukee products, check out their impact driver.
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Thanks! I'll look them up. I've heard of Milwaukee, but do not know anything about them. Cheers, CHRIS
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:29 PM   #5
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Milwaukee is awesome. It can get expensive. They are a premium brand. But a great warranty.

Home Depot's Ridgid brand is great too, plenty for track and even more like semi truck lugs. Excellent warranty too. I've heard great things about Lowes Kobalt brand too.

Dewalt, Even Harbor Freight's new Earthquake line (crap warranty) are also great contenders.

Thing long term though... Once you buy into one brand, the battery works in other tools from the same company. So when you settle on something, look at the other tools they offer, and does it cover other things you may want to buy?

As an example, I got a ridgid impact driver (not an impact wrench) as a gift. I then just bought a driver and impact wrench and saw. All brushless. But they make no outdoor tools. Ryboi does, Dewalt does, Milwaukee does, etc. All the batteries are interchangeable within the respective brands.

You also want to pay for the brushless models too IMO. More efficient, and a bit more power.


Pro-tip. All the brands above, often only come from a handful of manufacturers. Techtronic Industries (TTi) owns Milwaukee, Ryobi, and more! Each brand has their market and price point. Batteries are not compatible, but often share many features and components. You can rest assured the quality of the tool will be just as good on the lowend as the highend.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:32 PM   #6
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:41 PM   #7
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Milwaukee will do the trick and costs a lot less than Snap on or matco. You can also get several sizes for the battery if you want it really light. I've never used the cheapo harbor freight ones but even those seem too expensive for something from harbor freight.

Almost got the Ingersoll cordless because it literally smoked the snapons several years back, but a friend at work recommended milwaukee and after comparing prices and reading reviews it seems like a good choice. The 1/2 and 3/8 I got are also brushless, which will make them more reliable. They are doing well so far, but have only used them for about four months.

My air tools are ingersoll and are really reliable considering how much they get used.
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Old 08-28-2019, 01:56 AM   #8
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I'm currently loving my harbor frieght Earthquake XT 1/2 inch cordless. Pulling lugs off my vette (about 100lbs tq) is no issue. I've pulled crank bolts, head bolts, subframe bolts and an axle nut with it no problem. The only thing I've ever seen thwart it was the cam bolts from my ej which are insanely tight.
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I have the older version of this Makita. It's a little bulky but has performed fantastic. I have done axle nuts and suspension work with this as well and it doesn't quit. At the time I bought it the snap on equivalent was around $500 and I bought this with battery for $260ish. It looks like the newer version is a little more compact in length which is a plus

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