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Old 03-26-2004, 07:19 PM   #29
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Caution with Beam Torque Wrenches

You folks using beam torque wrenches please have them checked at least once in the near future as they do go out of cal (lose accuracy) and you'll find they are 'handed'. In other words, they will be more accurate in one direction or the other! They are excellent tools, but as any tool they need attention during their useful life.

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Old 03-27-2004, 04:02 AM   #30
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I have aluminum wheels as some others do on here. I also use the click type torque wrench. The thing that I notice is that whenever I set it to the proper torque is that if I didn't stop there I could easily tighten it beyond what the torque calls for. I've trained myself to stop at the proper torque even though there is an urge to give it that extra tug. I figure they have a torque setting for a reason and I try and keep it set to that. I haven't had a wheel come loose. I've gotten used to this method now and I don't worry about it while traveling down the road.

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Old 03-27-2004, 04:35 AM   #31
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Not having used a torque wrench before, what is it I am looking for? Is it in the troque wrench isle at HD?

Getting the Bambi on Wednesday(!). Considering how much emphasis the owners manual places on checking those lugs, especially on the first trip (that would be coming home from the dealer), I appreciate any info. on identifing and selecting a torque wrench.


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Old 03-27-2004, 07:39 AM   #32
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I know very little about anything but I just got one from It cost me $28.95, made by CTI (whoever they are?) and it clicks at the set torque lbs. It goes from 50 to 150, I think--it's down at my trailer or I'd go look.

It did my lug nuts at 85 lbs. ; by the way the lug nuts on my trailer wiggle. Someone told me they have non-removable caps so they look good......luckily I didn't try to remove them. the caps.
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Old 03-27-2004, 02:54 PM   #33
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torque wrench

I do not believe these are available @ HD. Auto parts stores will have them. In with the rest of the hand tools. Sears (Craftsman) will have them for sale too.


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