Short answer, it depends. In general you should have basic hand tools (sockets, ratchet, wrenches and a hammer) on hand for any install. Beyond that it will depend on the kit you are installing and the vehicle it is getting installed on. We include a list of any specialty tools needed under the install section of each kit page along with detailed step-by-step installation instructions to show how each of those tools will be used. In some cases, especially on older/rusty vehicles additional tools (cutoff wheel, torch, etc.) are necessary to remove old parts during installation and may affect installation time.