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Old 07-30-2007, 10:57 PM   #1
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Default Found a cheap source for a Torx bit set with a T-70 bit!

For anyone who's interested, Northern Tool has a full 1/2" drive Torx bit set (T20-T70 + E10-E24) that's currently on sale for 15 dollars; the P/N is 1586712 (sorry, I can't post URLs yet). This has been the cheapest price that I've seen for a full bit set that includes the T-70.

The only caveat is that these are not impact wrench bits, so you'll be limited to a breaker bar/cheater to get things loosened.

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Old 07-30-2007, 11:03 PM   #2
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for posting the link! The one caveat I forgot to add is this thing is heavy for such a small package;the shipping weight is 4 pounds. Thus, it costs a little bit extra to ship...
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:51 AM   #4
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:17 AM   #5
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:27 PM   #6
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Quick question, what's a T-70 Torx used for on our cars?
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:29 PM   #7
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I use that to unplug the tranny drain plug.
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:09 PM   #8
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Thanks for the link! Purchased!
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:28 PM   #9
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weewaywoo = n00b of the week award, this needs stickied for awhile as this really is a great deal.

<------early 04 owner with old style bolt unlike you later 04+ poor bastards with the T70.
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:52 PM   #10
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weewaywoo = n00b of the week award, this needs stickied for awhile as this really is a great deal.

<------early 04 owner with old style bolt unlike you later 04+ poor bastards with the T70.

Woo hoo! I made a sticky!

Personally, I'd like to see us clean out Northern Tool's entire stock of this item ...
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:19 PM   #11
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www.autobarn.com also has the T70 for $6.99 for anyone just looking for it and not wanting an entire set. just type in T70 in the search function on the site.
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Old 08-03-2007, 07:14 AM   #12
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www.autobarn.com also has the T70 for $6.99 for anyone just looking for it and not wanting an entire set. just type in T70 in the search function on the site.
+1 thats where i got mine
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:24 AM   #13
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Got mine from autobarn. Should be here today or tomorrow and I can change my trans oil.
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Old 08-25-2007, 05:16 PM   #14
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Is the thread the same size as the oil drain plug, cause I've got an extra one of those...
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:55 AM   #15
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Pulled the tranny this weekend. Didn't have a T-70 so I made a T-60 work... didn't strip or anything which is great but i'm definitely buying this from autobarn.
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:02 PM   #16
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so this is the one I need for my 05 LGT 5mt ?

I just jacked her up to change the fluid...and noticed the drainplug was rather strange looking ! Ya I definatly don't a a tool for that one


Edit: BAH its now like 38 bucks

I might just buy the single T70... when in the hell would I EVER use any of those other bits ???

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Old 11-07-2007, 01:28 PM   #17
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:22 AM   #18
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Default Great Quality T-70 bit

Anyone in the market for a T-70 Torx socket, please consider the unit that we have to offer.

Having a high quality Torx bit is something we cannot stress enough. The larger the Torx bit needed, the more prone they are to stripping across the outermost lobes and even damaging the plug itself; this cannot be more true with monster sized T-70 Torx plugs that Subarus come with. This is well known in the community and many people will order a "back-up" socket just in case. This is not necessary if you have a high quality socket to begin with. After much research and experience with brand "L" as well as what discount tool stores like "HF" and "NT" have to offer, nothing can compare to our T-70 Torx socket made by VIM Tools. Designed in the United States and manufactured in Taiwan, they feature a two piece pressed construction from the hardest "S2" grade steel. This two piece construction is necessary, as it allows much more precise and true T-70 size while in its manufacturing process. We are so confident in this product they carry a lifetime warranty.

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Old 12-03-2007, 02:15 AM   #19
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well, if I had not bought the one on autobarn a while back, I'd def jump on this. bump for a good deal (15 bux + free shipping).
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Old 12-30-2007, 02:19 PM   #20
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also if u dont wanna buy that torx bit...i forgot which size but a big allen will work also and not damage the bolt...i used it and have had no troubles at all...just my 2 cents
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:33 AM   #21
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Buy a T-70. It's cheaper than a replacement bolt or the labor it will take to get your stripped bolt out.
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Old 12-31-2007, 08:33 PM   #22
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Buy a T-70. It's cheaper than a replacement bolt or the labor it will take to get your stripped bolt out.

You are absolutely correct. Among our happy customers who have received our VIM T70 Torx sockets, we have already experienced a few customers needing expeditied delivery because they tried to make a T60 size or low budget T70 torx work in that drain plug and had rounded it off, and now they were too worried to continue trying to loosen it. Unlike standard hex drives, Torx drives leave both parts vulnerable to rounding off; the receiving plug as well as a poor quality torx bit can both strip. This is especially important if your drain plug has never been removed and has the factory thread lock on those plugs. We have the best quality T70s on the market if you need them! If you plan ahead and buy the correct high quality tool in the first place, you can avoid wasting a lot of time and money.

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Old 12-31-2007, 08:42 PM   #23
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Anyone make the T-70 in an Allen style?
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:00 PM   #24
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Anyone make the T-70 in an Allen style?
The "VIM" brand T70 bits we carry use a standard 1/2" drive ratchet or 1/2" drive breaker bar. Even if you were able to find an Allen style T70, the size is so large, and with all the force required to turn the receiving end, I think it would be a bad idea. I personally would feel most comfortable sticking to a 1/2" drive for this large of a Torx bit.
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:10 PM   #25
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when i said and allen (hex key) would fit i didnt mean use an allen as a wrench on the torx bit i meant that a big hex head will fit in the torx bolt with out damaging/rounding the inside of the head if that made sense to anyone
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