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      12-09-2016, 01:24 AM   #1
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1/2 in torque wrench?

How can a 1/2 inch torque wrench fit the 17 mm lug nuts on the wheels?
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How can a 1/2 inch torque wrench fit the 17 mm lug nuts on the wheels?
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Very carefully...
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      12-09-2016, 09:39 AM   #6
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Have an adult help you.
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Get one of these. Best way to get leverage and torque.

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Sorry guys, was a stupid question, but I get it now..
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Sorry guys, was a stupid question, but I get it now..
I beg to differ. It was NOT a stupid question. You just haven't had anyone help you to understand tools is all. You may want to wander through some of the DIYs so you see the tools laid out and described a bit. Spend some time in the Craftsman aisles at Sears, grab some of the tools off the rack and look at them, get a feel for them, etc. This will help you understand things better.

We all started somewhere. I remember when I was scared to touch the brakes on my car b/c if I screwed up I might crash and die.

I'm changing the rod bearings out of a friend's car on Sunday. Times have changed.
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Sorry guys, was a stupid question, but I get it now..
I beg to differ. It was NOT a stupid question. You just haven't had anyone help you to understand tools is all. You may want to wander through some of the DIYs so you see the tools laid out and described a bit. Spend some time in the Craftsman aisles at Sears, grab some of the tools off the rack and look at them, get a feel for them, etc. This will help you understand things better.

We all started somewhere. I remember when I was scared to touch the brakes on my car b/c if I screwed up I might crash and die.

I'm changing the rod bearings out of a friend's car on Sunday. Times have changed.
This. We've all done it. Don't get scarred off.


Ranger, will you be my rod bearing friend too?
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Have an adult help you.
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Great answer admranger!

Since his question was about a 1/2 inch torque wrench....The followup question will likely be - what is the proper torque setting for the wheel lugs? And the answer is 88.5 ft.lbs/120 Nm.

Good luck!
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And apply a coating of anti-seize on the hub ring or eventually your wheel will get stuck on
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Great answer admranger!

Since his question was about a 1/2 inch torque wrench....The followup question will likely be - what is the proper torque setting for the wheel lugs? And the answer is 88.5 ft.lbs/120 Nm.

Good luck!
And make sure you use a star pattern when torquing the wheels
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And make sure your wrench clears the rim of the wheel. Ask me how I know
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Damn, just got done replacing them tires.. did the rear tires half on the street half on the driveway WITH SNOW COMING DOWN in Chicago cuz I can't get the car up the driveway. Forgot to use anti seize lubricant on the first tire changed (rear), oh well. Also, not sure if the left / right of the tire matter. Got them used with staggered setup, but didn't check left or right tire setup. Will probably align the wheels next.
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I use this massive bar with the protected socket on my wheels.
Just did the fluid flush last night using it.
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I use this massive bar with the protected socket on my wheels.
Just did the fluid flush last night using it.
But that's not a torque wrench...
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      12-12-2016, 01:49 AM   #19
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not sure if the left / right of the tire matter. Got them used with staggered setup, but didn't check left or right tire setup. Will probably align the wheels next.
Only if the tires are directional
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What's a good torque wrench people recommend.
I've read there are one's you can leave at the torque setting and not worry about it getting messed up, vs. the cheap ones where you're suppose to release the tension after using it. Not sure if this is true or not.
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What's a good torque wrench people recommend.
I've read there are one's you can leave at the torque setting and not worry about it getting messed up, vs. the cheap ones where you're suppose to release the tension after using it. Not sure if this is true or not.
I have an old Proto I've had for about 8 years that has worked well for me. It's a nice long torque wrench. I always reset the dial back to slack/0

I know the Snap-On is nice. It's digital so no spring to reset back to 0. Too rich for my blood.
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i use a generic amazon 1/2" drive torque wrench. when securing lugs, i sandwich the below linked adapter between the torque wrench and socket. you can set it to beep at 88ft/lbs. its a good digital torque wrench option for about $100. not bad.
what i also like about it is i can set it to inch/lbs if i wanted to. it has a wide range (expensive to have torque wrench with as large of a range). also takes away the math in converting ft/lbs to in/lbs for certain jobs.
https://www.amazon.com/Drive-Digital...2+drive+torque
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