With project Yukon on the run now we can look back at the last few weeks and think about things that could have been easier. For example: bolts and nuts in hard to reach areas. Bolting up exhaust headers to the Y-pipe, for instance, could have been a great deal easier with a set of stubby flex-head wrenches like these one from GearWrench.
The construction is pretty simple: a normal box end wrench on one end with a ratcheting flex head on the other. The real advantage is that the shaft is small — about 2 to 3 inches. That’s small enough to get into those areas where there’s just enough room for a wrench, head, or hand, but not all of the above.
A set like his can make world of difference to your skinned up bloody knuckles. Personally, I left a bit too much pink tinge on the Y-pipe to not mention this.
Metric and SAE sets can be found with some careful shopping for around $80.