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BiHStL
10-18-2004, 07:51 PM
WHen i reinstall my tires after painting my calipers, how do i know that i have the lug nuts tightened to 100 ft-lbs of torque?

Mike Jung
10-18-2004, 07:56 PM
Use a torque wrench.

BiHStL
10-18-2004, 08:06 PM
where can i get one and for how much?

Mike Jung
10-18-2004, 08:38 PM
You can buy one like this:
$59.99US - Craftsman Microtork® Wrench, 1/2 in. Drive 20-150 ft./lbs. (http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&vertical=TOOL&pid=00944562000&tab=spe#tablink)

But don't some stores let you rent/loan tools from them (with a replacement value security deposit).

H.O. Driver
10-18-2004, 08:40 PM
where can i get one and for how much?
Autozone has some 150lb torque wrenches that are half inch drive for $25, has a warranty with it too, so it should be pretty close ;) A good craftsman/MAC one would be close to a $100

iceman
10-18-2004, 08:46 PM
The sears by me had all torque wrenches on sale this week, plus there's that $10 off coupon.. go there and get one !

BiHStL
10-18-2004, 09:03 PM
man i dont wanna spend 50-100 bucks, i dont have that kind of cash right now!!!

iceman
10-18-2004, 09:14 PM
lol, nothing wrong with an investment in quality tools

Malaclypse
10-18-2004, 11:14 PM
Do NOT ever use a torque wrench from a parts house. Its really easy to knock a torque wrench out of calibration. Using an iffy torque wrench would leave you with loose wheel lugs which might lead to your wheel backing itself off the hub.

If you invest in a quality torque wrench and make sure to crank it to its absolute minimum before storage it'll last you a long time.

tenspeed
10-19-2004, 06:25 AM
I used a beam type torque wrench for years. You can get them for about ten bucks.

fschambe
10-19-2004, 07:27 AM
I use my torque sensing arms to tighten properly...

71Z28RS
10-19-2004, 09:05 AM
I use my torque sensing arms to tighten properly...

Right on man!

I have never once used a torque wrench on lug nuts. I have never once had a wheel come loose (steel or aluminum) or have one get too tight to take back off. Make it tight without giving yourself a hernia. You know how hard it was to take off, right? Put it back on about that same amount of oomphh.

Sometimes owner's manuals get a little too specific.

iceman
10-19-2004, 09:06 AM
With the ease our rotors warp... I'll follow the manual on this one thank you ;)

JetMtx
10-19-2004, 02:48 PM
$200 Snap-On.

Of course...had I known that with my new job I would not be permitted to use my $200 Snap-On torque wrench which I purchased less than 1 week prior to hearing from the soon to be new job...I probably would not have spent $400 on two Snap-On torque wrenches :banghead

atc3434
10-19-2004, 03:11 PM
With the ease our rotors warp... I'll follow the manual on this one thank you ;)

I bet I can get every lug with 5lbs of each other just by feel.

BiHStL
10-19-2004, 06:03 PM
well i just ran to autozone and bougt a ten dollar one, it seems to do the job

tenspeed
10-19-2004, 07:00 PM
Keep it out of harms way so you don't screw the beam up. Use it for torquing only and it'll last for years.

My original one is tucked along the side of a big drawer in the tool box. I haven't used it in ten years but it's a friend that brings back good memories when I see it.