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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old March 1st, 2012, 09:54   #1
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Is anyone using these:

http://www.steelmantools.com/95928.htm

http://www.steelmantools.com/95978.htm

JTC 1529 http://tinyurl.com/6p8q7h9

and how do they compare to the Schwaben set sold by ECS Tuning: http://schwabentools.com/pdf/products/CE-70-2.pdf
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Old March 1st, 2012, 19:08   #2
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Didn't see the price but I use the ones from esctuning with good luck. I only really use two of them though. The small and medium two prong ones are about all you need.
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I've got a Steelman set, a Schwaben set, and Pencil Necks set. The only thing that pissed me off was that the Schwaben set was MADE IN TAIWAN -- an interesting factoid not disclosed anywhere on the ECS website. You'd better disabuse yourself of the idea that these might be German tools. The only thing German is the name. How about "where the name goes on, before the country goes in"????

I grab the extractor that seems to work best at the time. If the terminal still fights me, I grab another extractor. Sometimes those connector housings fight you like a congressman going for the money . . .
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Hey Al, where did you get your steelman set? The schwaben, while functional, are a bit flimsy..... Plus Uou cant order replacements if they break......
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Justin -- I'll have to look it up for you, but I'm pretty sure I bought it here: http://www.tooltopia.com/steelman-95978.aspx

You can just Google it, and see who's selling it and at what price. The only question is whether or not the company has a good reputation for order fulfillment, and whether or not you can figure out if they are fulfilling through a 3PL, as they say in the trade (that is, if you care) . . .

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instead of clicking on the link: http://motherjones.com/politics/2012...rehouses-labor
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