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Also at Home Depot [homedepot.com] and currently with free shipping, thanks n3rf

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I'm really tempted by this but I don't think I've ever ran into a Torx bolt. What are they used in?
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I'm really tempted by this but I don't think I've ever ran into a Torx bolt. What are they used in?
I find them to be quite rare too, my latest encounter was changing the fuel pump on a 2013ish Mini Cooper. So apparently, they are used in euro auto manufacturing.
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I'm really tempted by this but I don't think I've ever ran into a Torx bolt. What are they used in?
I find them to be quite rare too, my latest encounter was changing the fuel pump on a 2013ish Mini Cooper. So apparently, they are used in euro auto manufacturing.
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I've got some on my Porsche Cayman. Probably a European thing.
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Can anyone help me to understand why this set with less pieces is more expensive?

https://www.amazon.com/GearWrench...B000KRSGMC
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I'm really tempted by this but I don't think I've ever ran into a Torx bolt. What are they used in?
The only time I needed some was when I replaced the valve cover in my friend's BMW X1, which had a hairline fracture and was leaking oil onto his exhaust manifold. Gotta love those plastic valve covers... I had picked up a similar set of Husky brand from Home Depot for like $25. Also, this GearWrench set is the same price at Home Depot right now as well.
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I'm really tempted by this but I don't think I've ever ran into a Torx bolt. What are they used in?
German stuff uses E-Torx heavily, if you work on USDM stuff you may not see them much.

BMW uses E-10, 12, and 14 on the transmission bell-housing and the CV axles.
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Nice set and price.

These are weird sockets, one of those things you don't need until you NEED it.

Good to have if you have a Bimmer or similar, otherwise you may never use these.
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German stuff uses E-Torx heavily, if you work on USDM stuff you may not see them much.

BMW uses E-10, 12, and 14 on the transmission bell-housing and the CV axles.
And even smaller if doing anything having to do with the valve cover.
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Can anyone help me to understand why this set with less pieces is more expensive?

https://www.amazon.com/GearWrench...B000KRSGMC
The biggest difference I see is the one you linked is shipped and sold from a third party seller, whereas the set in this deal is shipped and sold by Amazon.. only other difference I could see is the set you linked is chrome while these are black oxide coated.
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You can often just use a 6-point hex socket instead for the occasional weird one. But buy the correct thing if you have a car (probably German) with a lot of them.
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These are actually common surprisingly in the engine bay of the super popular Chevy Cruze. Water Pump, accessory pulleys, exhaust. I get by using 6 point sockets but the day one bolt really wants to stick I might regret not buying this set, though I do have a smaller 3/8" set thats not as comprehensive
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