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Get wrench for middle of range. (archive)

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Posted by Ken Key on October 02, 1998 at 13:32:32:

In Reply to: Re: Torque Wrench posted by ChaZ on October 02, 1998 at 09:20:47:

Remember, torque wrenchs are most accurate in the middle of their range. I have a 25-75Ft-Lb 3/8" and a 50-150Ft-Lb 1/2" with good 6-pt sockets that pretty well covered all my needs when I was pulling the engine out of my TR-6 a number of years ago. I bought a 1/2" socket (19mm?) for my lugs and torque my Integra wheels at 75Ft-Lb (when I autocrossed it). I've only had the wheels off the Z3 once - don't remember exactly what I used (it was a recommended value from the board since they don't write that in the manual! Grr!)

Hope this helps,
4/97 2.8 Alt. Blue/Beige/Beige

: Buy the best you can afford. Sears best is a good one for $80-90. Has both english and metric settings. Easy to set, just turn the grip until the proper value displays in the window. Also, it's long enough to easily torque lugs to 70+ ft-lbs. Also accepts all 3/8 drive sockets.

: Hope this helps

: ChaZ

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