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View Poll Results: Factory Lugs suck or is it just me?
Suck 36 72.00%
You're nuts, they're just fine. (or is it just YOUR nuts?) 14 28.00%
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Old 02-18-2017, 12:18 AM   #41
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Torque wrench is the trick, it's much better for the wheels/brakes to be tightened up evenly.

Basic version is a special bar for a socket handle, it's got a pointer bar from the end that's parallel to it when no force is on it, and points to a cross bar marked in ft/lb. hash marks.

When you pull/push on it to turn the socket, the bar bends and the pointer stays with the socket position. That way the end towards you moves against the cross bar for measurement of the bending force on the handle bar.

If you had to test one/set it up, you'd put a measured force (weight) against the bar at the 1 ft point and the deflection from each pound would be a ft/lb. of torque.

Different length bar can be calculated vs. a theoretical 1 ft one.


Fancy ones use dial gauges, or for repetitive work you set them to a measurement and the end 'clicks' as you reach the target measurement.

The basic bending bar & pointer arm is cheapest, and easiest to see how it works & what pressure variances you get while turning something.
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^^^ones with dial gauges, if you drop them on hard surface, they are no longer any good or accurate
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Air wrenches can use a 'torque stick' between wrench & socket, each stick is for a single torque spec.

The stick twists JUST enough when the correct torque is reached that each hammer blow of the air tool is absorbed instead of turning the socket when specified torque is reached.
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^^^ones with dial gauges, if you drop them on hard surface, they are no longer any good or accurate
Click or dial, either needs calibration eventually.

Click type needs to be turned to min. after each use to relax the spring inside for longer use before it goes out of spec..
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Thanks guys. I feel the need to check this now.
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Click or dial, either needs calibration eventually.

Click type needs to be turned to min. after each use to relax the spring inside for longer use before it goes out of spec..
I've got the "twist adjuster" ones with a locking screw. I might need to check my calibrations.

It looks like so: TEKTON 1/2 in. Drive Click Torque Wrench (25-250 ft./lb.)-24340 - The Home Depot
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Yup - click type is pretty popular.

I've got fancy ones from time as a Mechanic, but they're all the same in those rules/needs. The fanciest one isn't supposed to be as bad for needing to be adjusted down when not in use, it doesn't wind up against a spring the same way as the cheaper ones - I still follow the habit of turning it down as well. (dial type click wrench)
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P.S. - unless the outfit that makes those has a "deal" offered for recalibration, replacement if it's off might be cheapest.
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The Sears clicker type torque wrenches were a steal at $40 each to Craftsman club members at Christmas. I picked up 10-75 3/8" drive and 20-150 ft-lb 1/2" drive units. They are on sale right now for $50 each.
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Mine are not like that at all. They are pricy, but I like McGard Splinedrive lugnuts.
Do you have a part number that works with mk3 for the McGard lugnuts?
The exhaust shop that welded up the st exhaust for me removed the stripped lug nut in the rear for free. Sadly, they used an impact gun on full tq to reinstall the new one. Thinking I was good to go with my tire rotation I found that all 10 lug nuts on the front wheels had swollen. I had the liberty of beating the socket on all of them with a rubber mallet, installing on a vice, and separating with a punch. Thankfully, I had a spare set but I'd like to switch at this point. I had my car worked on several occasions at the dealership and I know they never torqued to spec. Just went to town with the impact. I really don't want to run into this again. All shops seem to be "gun" happy from my experience and in the event I have to take it somewhere I don't want to find out at tire rotation time that all the lugs are swallen and have to be destroyed. I've NEVER had this problem before. Car has 60k miles on it and I rotate tires every 6k-7k miles.
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