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Old 12-17-2015, 03:40 PM   #51
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Hi: All... Got my bearings packed and brakes serviced for 98 bucks tx inc. So I figured I need a re-torque so my RVTech suggested at the first rest stop on the way South. All well and good but I didn't have a Torque Wrench.
Crafty Tar up here put them on sale just for me...1/2 price, but my local didn't have any so I drive 20 mi. to London and get the 3/8ths drive cause it'll fit in the trailer easier. Get home and although it's rated from 30- 250 inch pounds... the fine print states "Not for use on lug nuts" HUH? Don't they have lug nuts in Taiwan? Alf
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Old 12-17-2015, 03:58 PM   #52
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I would think at over 200 ft-lbs, a 3/8 drive would get twisted right off. My truck calls for 140 ft-lbs at the wheel and you are starting to put some pressure into it to get to the "click". But I would have to assume that they know what they are doing. Loren
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Old 12-17-2015, 03:58 PM   #53
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I would guess it's their way of dodging liability? Lawyers :-/
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Old 12-17-2015, 04:01 PM   #54
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Torque wrenches come in inch lbs and foot lbs. You need ft lbs for lug nuts.
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Old 12-17-2015, 04:05 PM   #55
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Torque wrenches come in inch lbs and foot lbs. You need ft lbs for lug nuts.

Nice catch. 90 ft-lbs (typical torque value for lug nuts) is 1080 in-lbs. Your new wrench ain't up to that, sorry.
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I think you want the 1/2" ( on sale for $2 more than the 3/8" )

  • 1/2" Drive Torque Wrench, with 20-250 ft-lbs (33.9-345.7 Nm) torque setting
  • Features a plastic grip handle
  • Ideal for heavy automotive applications requiring foot-pound torque applications such as lug nut settings for tire changes
  • Twist lock collar allows for easy setting for torque application and helps prevent accidental change of setting while in use
  • Audible and mechanical torque indicators
  • Lifetime manufacturer's warranty
  • 90-day calibration warranty
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Old 12-17-2015, 04:40 PM   #57
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I think you want the 1/2" ( on sale for $2 more than the 3/8" )

  • 1/2" Drive Torque Wrench, with 20-250 ft-lbs (33.9-345.7 Nm) torque setting
  • Features a plastic grip handle
  • Ideal for heavy automotive applications requiring foot-pound torque applications such as lug nut settings for tire changes
  • Twist lock collar allows for easy setting for torque application and helps prevent accidental change of setting while in use
  • Audible and mechanical torque indicators
  • Lifetime manufacturer's warranty
  • 90-day calibration warranty
Hi: gbaglo... Guess I need a tool that's up to the job!!! I'll need 1/2 drive sockets too. Alf
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Old 12-17-2015, 04:42 PM   #58
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Nice catch. 90 ft-lbs (typical torque value for lug nuts) is 1080 in-lbs. Your new wrench ain't up to that, sorry.
Hi: sclifrickson... Not the first time there's been a wrench tossed into my plans!!! Alf
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Old 12-17-2015, 05:03 PM   #59
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Hi: gbaglo... Guess I need a tool that's up to the job!!! I'll need 1/2 drive sockets too. Alf
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I just have the torque wrench and a single socket to fit the lug nuts.
I have other socket wrenches and sockets, but they stay home.
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Old 12-17-2015, 05:54 PM   #60
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Alf, for handling my big nuts, I have the following. To remove lug nuts, 1/2 breaker bar with 6 inch extension and the right socket for the lug nut. For torquing down, the same socket and breaker bar to seat and my 30ft.Lb to 150 ft. Lb click stop torque wrench to final set, and finally a 1/2 inch drive 1 1/16 socket for the water heater anode. I think it's 1 1/16 might check that. If you only need a single socket, and then only rarely, you can often go to a pawn shop where they'll have a bucket full and let you pick through them. That's if you don't want to break up your or haul your entire presentation set.
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