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This is a discussion on Torque Wrenches within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Ah, even better take a look at THIS WEBSITE , under the "torque" table... very last entry.... shows that to ...

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    Ah, even better take a look at THIS WEBSITE, under the "torque" table... very last entry.... shows that to convert from ft/lbs to in/lbs you multiply by 12. Is that proof enough?

    (Or that to do the reverse to multiply by .083 or 1/12.)
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    I am convinced already.
    I am too sad cause i cant make my install of my exhaust.
    Many of the bolts need to be torqued more than this..
    Anyone know if i can install those that are more than 20ft/lbs without a torque wrench?
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    This one too
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    tuca, craftsman sells both an in/lb and a ft/lb torque wrench. The in/lb one is for things like installing spark plugs. ft/lb ones are for things like tightening lug nuts. I'd recommend owning both. If you don't have a ft/lb wrench, perhaps you could borrow one?

    For the rear exhaust section, I personally wouldn't worry too much about following the torque specs, just make sure you don't really crank down on them, or leave them loose. I'm much more concerned about hitting the torque specs with engine and suspension components. If you exhaust comes loose, it's probably not going to kill you or leave you stranded. I'd wait on getting access to a ft/lb wrench before attempting an install on your up-pipe, though.
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    Originally posted by AutoXJunkie
    I'd wait on getting access to a ft/lb wrench before attempting an install on your up-pipe, though.
    Thats what i wanted to hear
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    torque wrench needed for alarm install?

    Hi,

    I'm a n00b putting in the stock security system upgrade myself, it says I need a:

    Torque Wrench (for 5 +/-1 ft-lb and 13 +/13.6 ft-lb)

    It it really necessary to use a torque wrench for fastening the alarm parts in place?

    Thanks,
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    I doubt it. There are torque specs for everything. But the only crucial ones (which I think this was stated above) are for moving parts or parts that if they were to come loose would cause major damage (such as engine parts or wheels (lug nuts), etc). I would just tighten it down 'snug'. But not so hard as to strip the threads. And not too loose so that it'll rattle the bolts out and come completely loose.

    Good luck with the install.
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    Sears is having a sale and some of their torque wrenches are $20 off, BUT they don't have a lifetime warranty. They are all Craftsman tools, but all their torque wrenches only come with a 90 day warranty. I don't know why they come with such a short warranty.

    I just ordered a couple of wrenches from boston industrial. They have a lifetime warranty and are less expensive. I bought the 3/8 and the 1/2 wrenches.

    http://shop.store.yahoo.com/bostonin...ictorwren.html
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    Geez- I was under the impression they were lifetime, but looked and the ones I got- the digitorq models are 1 year- mine are much older than that.

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    I think I know why they are not lifetime warranty...Cuz many people put too much torque in them (the clicker type) and they break. I know cuz I did it. So don't EVER go over the range of the wrench, use a breaker bar (a long wrench without setting) for removing old stuck bolts.

    I wonder if anyone can tell me the specific torque wrench setting for the stock 16" wheels? thanks.
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    72 ft-lbs IIRC. Check the periodic maintenance sticky at the top of this forum.
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    I don't know if anyone posted this nugget of info, but you should have your "click type" torque wrenches recalibrated at least once a year. You should also never store them set to a torque specification, always take them to their minimum value when not using them.
    I do this with my Snap-On 3/8" and 1/2" torque wrenches.
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    Good call! Nice sheet(of course you 1-upped me ).
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    I wonder if Sears has a device to check calibration?

    Never use a torque wrench to unfasten bolts and as mentioned always return to the lowest setting after use.

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