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[Princess Auto] [Canadian Tire] Tire Change Essentials - Deep Socket $40, Torque Wrench $70

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[Princess Auto] [Canadian Tire] Tire Change Essentials - Deep Socket $40, Torque Wrench $70

For the tire changeover.

Canadian Tire - All in One Set - Breaker Bar, Torque Wrench, Extensions and Deep Sockets (17mm, 19mm, 21mm) - $90
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/maxi ... p.html#srp

Canadian Tire - 1/2 inch Breaker Bar 24 inches - $15
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/maxi ... 9982p.html

Princess Auto - 1/2 inch Deep Socket (Not Impact Rated) includes 21mm+22mm
https://www.princessauto.com/en/10-pc-1 ... 0008343410 - $16

Canadian Tire - 1/2 inch Maximum Deep Socket Set (28 piece) - $40
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/maxi ... 9290p.html

Home Depot - 1/2 inch Deep Socket (Impact Rated) includes 19mm, 21mm, 22mm, 24mm, 27mm - $40 - Husky Lifetime Warranty
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/husky- ... 1000774385

Princess Auto - 9 Piece Extension Set - $13
https://www.princessauto.com/en/9-pc-ex ... 0008351595

Home Depot Husky Torqure Wrench (Up to 250 ft lbs) - $70
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/husky- ... 1000788224

Canadian Tire - Mastercraft Torque Wrench (Up to 250 ft lbs) - $60
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mast ... p.html#srp

Canadian Tire - Impact Wrench - Electric 8.5A
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mast ... p.html#srp

Princess Auto - 1/2 inch Electric Impact Wrench - $40 (clearance, no online stock, check your local PA)
https://www.princessauto.com/en/product ... ign=hosted
Last edited by EasyCompany251 on Dec 17th, 2020 4:02 pm, edited 49 times in total.
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This is exactly what I needed.

You're my hero!
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The torque wrench at Princess Auto says sold out online. OOS already? The price looks good if there are any in-store.
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Half tutorial, half deal. Great job OP

I've saved so much money switching my tires over each year myself not to mention time once you take into account driving to and from the mechanic (with rim). It's one of those things that once you have the tools and the knowhow, you'll have a hard time wondering why you didn't always do it DIY.

I've gotten it down to half hour per car and that's without a impact gun.
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I just started changing my tires over myself this year. I have 4 cars and the average place charges around $40 plus tax - that's $361 PER YEAR that I will be saving.

I invested into a a nice breaker bar, torque wrench and 2-ton jack to start.
after 2 full swaps, i realized I should invest into a better floor jack since I have a minivan as well. I will be buying the SUV rated floor jack from costco in the spring and have also bought an impact wrench.

For the price of changing your tires once or a few times depending on the number of vehicles, you can have all the tools to do it yourselves right in your driveway / parking lot.
You also have the peace of mind knowing all of your wheels are torqued properly and you can keep re-torquing them throughout the year at home.

canadianclub wrote: Half tutorial, half deal. Great job OP

I've saved so much money switching my tires over each year myself not to mention time once you take into account driving to and from the mechanic (with rim). It's one of those things that once you have the tools and the knowhow, you'll have a hard time wondering why you didn't always do it DIY.

I've gotten it down to half hour per car and that's without a impact gun.
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Princess Auto also have a couple breaker bars on sale,

https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/ ... -prod-com2

https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/ ... -prod-com2

If you're going to buy a breaker bar from CT in store, they have two versions of the breaker bar with the same item number, try to get the older one with the bigger head like the second one linked from Princess Auto.
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Thanks Op.

Any BF deals on impact wrench??
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bhogala wrote: I just started changing my tires over myself this year. I have 4 cars and the average place charges around $40 plus tax - that's $361 PER YEAR that I will be saving.

I invested into a a nice breaker bar, torque wrench and 2-ton jack to start.
after 2 full swaps, i realized I should invest into a better floor jack since I have a minivan as well. I will be buying the SUV rated floor jack from costco in the spring and have also bought an impact wrench.

For the price of changing your tires once or a few times depending on the number of vehicles, you can have all the tools to do it yourselves right in your driveway / parking lot.
You also have the peace of mind knowing all of your wheels are torqued properly and you can keep re-torquing them throughout the year at home.
Yup, that's the main reason for me, knowing it's done right, besides it being too much hassle as I can't carry all 4 wheels at a time.
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First link for torque wrench from PA not working...
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Why does one need a breaker bar if you already have a torque wrench (which is far superior in IMO) for tire changes?
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newt_101 wrote: Why does one need a breaker bar if you already have a torque wrench (which is far superior in IMO) for tire changes?
Because torque wrench is a precision instrument, it is not meant to loosen bolts. You can throw off its calibration.

Or did you mean an electric impact wrench?
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bst wrote: Because torque wrench is a precision instrument, it is not meant to loosen bolts. You can throw off its calibration.

Or did you mean an electric impact wrench?
True. I didn't think of the calibration. Makes sense.
Much appreciated.
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newt_101 wrote: Why does one need a breaker bar if you already have a torque wrench (which is far superior in IMO) for tire changes?
I mostly use my torque wrench for tightening to spec and rarely used for loosening (as you can strip bolts etc). Its a calibrated tool so I won't really throw it at anything. A breaker bar gives you that long strong handle to help loosen.

Also I wont "step" on my torque wrench to help loosen lol
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newt_101 wrote: Why does one need a breaker bar if you already have a torque wrench (which is far superior in IMO) for tire changes?
A torque wrench is a precision tool, it needs to be re-calibrated after an X number of uses (depending on the owner's manual). For a typical home owner, you probably won't have to calibrate it in your entire lifetime as long as you store it properly (unwinded) and avoid dropping it or doing dumb sh*t like using it as a breaker bar. Rusty lugnuts will exceed the 150ft-lb rating sometimes, which is why you always want to break the lug nuts with a powerful impact driver or a breaker bar. A breaker bar is a big chunk of metal that is made specifically for that purpose, it has no delicate mechanical clickers like a torque wrench does for you to screw up.

In summary, don't be a cheap ass and get a breaker bar for 20 bucks or you will eventually ending up messing the torque specs on your wrench and over/under-torquing your wheels. Then have fun explaining to insurance why your wheel came flying off on the highway.

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