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Old 12-30-2015, 03:42 PM   #29
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Old 12-30-2015, 03:50 PM   #30
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How often does on check the torque on the TV??
I check mine any time the lug nuts are loosened for any reason. Then check torque again between 50 / 100 miles. Then again after 200 / 250.

I think there is a more detailed spec in the owners manual.
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Old 12-30-2015, 04:52 PM   #31
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Rockets ain't the same as lug nuts....

#JustSayin.

I think that anyone who wants to use a torque wrench to tighten wheels should do so, but as far as my vehicles go, I will keep doing what I have been doing (without incident) for the last 35 years.

Were those flathead Fords 21 stud or 24 stud heads?


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Old 12-30-2015, 05:07 PM   #32
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Oh, you mean the ones who crank everything down with the same air wrench setting, no matter what the specs say? My experience says this includes 95% od the dealers and tire shops.
Same here...I rotated the tires on two vehicles last week that had the new tires installed by two different shops. On both vehicles, I was wondering if the wrench, lug, lug nut or I would give out before it broke loose. One vehicle required a 24 " breaker bar to bust a couple loose.
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Old 12-30-2015, 06:39 PM   #33
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I have acquired a few good ones over the years.

1/2" drive 250 ft lbs

1/2" drive 250 ft lbs w\ gyros for "torque to angle"

1/2" drive 100 ft lbs

3/8" dive 250 inch pounds...

However, if I was just working on a trailer, i would buy a cheapie.


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I had a 1/2" Dr. ' torque-angle' gauge, but could never find a table to use it with.
Obviously the more angle one applies, the more tension on the bolt in direct proportion; but how much?
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Old 12-30-2015, 06:47 PM   #34
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As an aircraft 'Flight Service Engineer' at DeHavilland Aircraft, i was required to have all my torque wrenches 'certified' every three months.
I submitted a 1/2" drive, 25-250 lb.ft. wrench, purchased from Canadian Tire, for calibration.
When it was returned, I was asked where I had bought the thing.
I told them, Cdn. Tire.
The 'boss' said "N.F.W.!" He couldn't believe it.
The wrench met ALL the figures EXACTLY all the way up, the only one out of 24 wrenches submitted. [Mostly Snap-On].
I believe that it was made by Husky in Bolton, Ontario, and I still have it today.
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Same here...I rotated the tires on two vehicles last week that had the new tires installed by two different shops. On both vehicles, I was wondering if the wrench, lug, lug nut or I would give out before it broke loose. One vehicle required a 24 " breaker bar to bust a couple loose.
Same situation, at Midas.
Torque specs and torque wrench given to mechanic; But he used an impact driver with "Tork-Stix"........
that have the accuracy of a bundle of spagetti.
On checking the torques later, I required a cross wrench, supported by a Hyd. Jack, and stepping on the wrench to break loose the nuts.
On three wheels, 4 nuts broke off.
(Can you imagine my wife [OR C.A.A.] trying to change a flat tire at the side of the road, being faced with THAT?)

I went back to Midas the next day, after 'phoning the MGR. and telling him to have the mechanic there when I came back.
Well, he told the mechanic to disappear, and when I put the four broken studs on his desk, he didn't have much to say.
I demanded and got, all the studs on all the wheels replaced, and wheels torqued to spec using MY torque wrench.
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Rockets ain't the same as lug nuts....

#JustSayin.

I think that anyone who wants to use a torque wrench to tighten wheels should do so, but as far as my vehicles go, I will keep doing what I have been doing (without incident) for the last 35 years.

Were those flathead Fords 21 stud or 24 stud heads?


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"Rockets ain't the same as lug nuts...."
Try losing a wheel at 70 M.P.H on Your Interstates, or on our 400 series highways, and keep that quote in mind.
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i check mine any time the lug nuts are loosened for any reason. Then check torque again between 50 / 100 miles. Then again after 200 / 250.

I think there is a more detailed spec in the owners manual.
exactly right, alan!
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Old 12-30-2015, 07:18 PM   #38
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Fwiw, even though I have a multitude of torque wrenches, I never torque my lug nuts. I know what feels right.

Those who don't know what right feels like should use a torque wrench.


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"Rockets ain't the same as lug nuts...."

Try losing a wheel at 70 M.P.H on Your Interstates, or on our 400 series highways, and keep that quote in mind.

How do I answer that?

I think I just wont answer...


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Try losing a wheel at 70 M.P.H on Your Interstates, or on our 400 series highways, and keep that quote in mind.
Never mind losing a wheel. Try losing a lugnut and having it go through the windshield of the car behind you and causing HIM to wreck his car. Happened to my dad's Toyota Land Cruiser, way back in 1984 when a Land Cruiser still looked like a Jeep knock-off.
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Old 12-30-2015, 08:44 PM   #42
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Torque wrench recommendation needed

Damn...

Seriously?

I have never in my life seen such a bunch of nervous nellies as there are on this site in my whole life.

They are lug nuts,,, millions and millions of people have put wheels on vehicles for decades upon decades without using a torque wrench. I have done this hundreds and hundreds of times myself and never lost a wheel I had tightened.

And you know what? If I might have ever considered doing so, I WONT,,, just for SPITE, just because of the the brow beating I have taken here today.

Lol, you all have a great night, and skip that shower, showers are very dangerous!

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