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Old 05-26-2010, 09:01 PM
pangolin pangolin is offline
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Do you have a click type torque wrench?
I helped a friend of mine take off his wheels, I thought his lug nuts nuts were on incredibly tight. But as I watched him use his torque wrench I understood what was going on. He would torque past the click, at least an additional 45 degrees. You need to stop when it clicks, otherwise the beam/needle type are much better in this situation.
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