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Old 10-29-2011, 10:40 AM   #31
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I don't see anything like that in the literature for my wrench. Mine has a lockdown on the end and you twist the bottom to adjust. There doesn't apear to be any tension on anything if that lock is loosened.
Yeah, that's the same as everything I've ever used. I have heard that adjusting the torque setting up compresses a spring inside the wrench. If you leave it on a higher torque setting (Spring compressed) it will develop a memory and that will have an effect on your torque settings. Could be an old wives tale, but it's a consistant one if it is.

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That "returning" to zero, may be true for certified/lab/expensive "Clicker" torque wrenchs, but

On the cheaper ones, if you return the dial to zero after every use, you just wearout the ratcheting mechanizm, rather than damage the spring--

It's kinda like loading/unloading the magazins for your weapons --"TOO MUCH"-

The springs are just fine, leaving compressed !!

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If you want a good wrench, I would recommend snapon or Mac or even craftsman. A good half inch drive for almost everything as no need for adaptors as the lug sockets match a half inch drive best. A three eights drive for the lighter stuff. I always use 6 point impact sockets for the lugs and stuff as they hold up better then hand tool versions. Sunex tool makes really good reasonably priced impact sockets with a life time warranty. Get a three eights set in long and short and in sae and metric and a half in size, long and short in sae and metric and you will be covered for about anything on a jeep, or any vehicle for the most part. And get a good three eights and half inch ingersol rand impact and you are good to go with the impact sockets, which by the way can be used with hand tools as well. I use three quarter and one inch drives on semi trucks but they are a little big for most automotive uses. A good set of three eights and half inch extensions are also a lifesaver for the torque wrenches and the impact guns. A man can never whiskey to old, women to young, or to many tools.
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I stand corrected. I just checked the instructions on my wrench and it says to return to the lowest setting after use.
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I don't condone using a impact on lug nuts as the proper way to do it on light duty vehicles is hand off and hand on and torque by hand. I even bought a set of impact torque sticks but I have never been able to bring my self to useem. But most tire shops use impacts and a lot of them use the torque sticks as well, as they are way faster. I just had a gear swap this week and the 70 some year old owner told me they only do the lugs by hand, but most shops don't, that's why I usually like to rotate my tires myself. I had them crisscross rotate the 4 on the ground only while they had them off. What is the correct torque for the lugs on a JK as I can't remember since I lifted the front one inch and had the front wheels only off? I am thinking around 150 FP which seems higher then I thought it would be. I want to recheck mine since I don't really trust anybody, or their torque wrench!
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I stand corrected. I just checked the instructions on my wrench and it says to return to the lowest setting after use.
Wasn't trying to prove you wrong, Tom, just didn't want you to damage your stuff. Tools be expensive.
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I don't condone using a impact on lug nuts as the proper way to do it on light duty vehicles is hand off and hand on and torque by hand. I even bought a set of impact torque sticks but I have never been able to bring my self to useem. But most tire shops use impacts and a lot of them use the torque sticks as well, as they are way faster. I just had a gear swap this week and the 70 some year old owner told me they only do the lugs by hand, but most shops don't, that's why I usually like to rotate my tires myself. I had them crisscross rotate the 4 on the ground only while they had them off. What is the correct torque for the lugs on a JK as I can't remember since I lifted the front one inch and had the front wheels only off? I am thinking around 150 FP which seems higher then I thought it would be. I want to recheck mine since I don't really trust anybody, or their torque wrench!

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Trying to torque lug nuts to 150 fps might break them. 90 fps is enough.
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In my AEV 2" BB manual it recommends 105 ft lbs for lug nuts.
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I always use my cordless impact when rotating, changing tires-

I break the nuts loose with the breaker bar, then "run" them off with the impact and after tire is back on, I "run" the lugs up to the wheels then torque them to 90 ftlbs-and

I always check my spacers (adapters), when the tires are off (95 ftlbs)

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Wasn't trying to prove you wrong, Tom, just didn't want you to damage your stuff. Tools be expensive.
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I always use my cordless impact when rotating, changing tires-

I break the nuts loose with the breaker bar, then "run" them off with the impact and after tire is back on, I "run" the lugs up to the wheels then torque them to 90 ftlbs-and

I always check my spacers (adapters), when the tires are off (95 ftlbs)
That's my procedure too, except I torque to 100 ft/lbs. When I was using spacers, I checked those too and also my brake pads while the wheel is off.
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Thats a good thought, I never have checked my brake pads, but I will now-


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That's my procedure too, except I torque to 100 ft/lbs. When I was using spacers, I checked those too and also my brake pads while the wheel is off.
I don't go over 90 ftlbs on my "LUG" nuts, cause they ain't "NUTS"-

I have Procomp extreme alloy wheels and I use the Procomp "SPLINE" lugnuts designed for the alloy wheels and they have enough conical angle inem to allow a little lighter attachment torque-

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Thats a good thought, I never have checked my brake pads, but I will now-

I just changed mine at 54k. The rears were shot, the fronts a little over half used.
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The owners manual states 95 foot pounds torque for the JK. The 150 FP is for a three quarter ton ford and even a newer half ton ford which seems high for a half ton but they have big studs. I did 95 when I did the front lift months ago but just couldn't remember. Thanks for the info, as it's kind of hard to find in my printed 11 wrangler owners manual.
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I guess thats kinda the way with "all disc" brakes and you would think that being careful (on/off) with the ESP, you would getta little longer life outof the brake pads, but


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I just changed mine at 54k. The rears were shot, the fronts a little over half used.
I've still got only 13,000 miles on mine and most of the time is without "ESP"-

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I just changed mine at 54k. The rears were shot, the fronts a little over half used.
My stock rear brake pads were gone at 24k miles. I've got another 21k on the second pair of rears and they still have plenty of pad left. My stock front break pads still look good after 45k.
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What is "ESP"?
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What is "ESP"?
The computer's Electronic Stability Program, that automatically applies brakes and does other things to help maintain on-road stability and control.
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Extra Sensory Perception-


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What is "ESP"?
Now as far as the jeep is concerned, it means "Electronic Stability Program"

Computer controls wheel spin--google it !

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Now as far as the jeep is concerned, it means "Electronic Stability Program"

Computer controls wheel spin--google it !

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I was going to suggest this, as it's the kind my wife has. Extra sensory perception!
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What is "ESP"?
That's me.
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Hey Jude, you need to fill out your Jeep profile man. That JK is getting beastly now.
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Just got back from Advance Auto and picked up a Micrometer Adjustable Torque Wrench 10~150 ft. lb. 1/2 drive $39.99. I went with this one over the 3/8 because none there went over 100 ft. lbs in the smaller size. Plus all the torques I've used while doing lifts so far have been 1/2 size drives. Thanks for the recommendations everyone.
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Just got back from Advance Auto and picked up a Micrometer Adjustable Torque Wrench 10~150 ft. lb. 1/2 drive $39.99. I went with this one over the 3/8 because none there went over 100 ft. lbs in the smaller size. Plus all the torques I've used while doing lifts so far have been 1/2 size drives. Thanks for the recommendations everyone.
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That's better man. Looking good.
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Related question: Where is a good place to get torque wrenches checked and recalibrated?
Unless you get something reasonably high priced it isn't a worthwhile thing to do. Most low end wrenches can't be recalibrated and having it done probably costs more than the wrench costs anyway. We just had to have all of our lab equipment calibrated and recertified and the least any of the stuff cost to do was about $75. I wouldn't spend that kind of money getting a $30 wrench calibrated, but I would do it for my Snap On torque wrenches.
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Unless you get something reasonably high priced it isn't a worthwhile thing to do. Most low end wrenches can't be recalibrated and having it done probably costs more than the wrench costs anyway. We just had to have all of our lab equipment calibrated and recertified and the least any of the stuff cost to do was about $75. I wouldn't spend that kind of money getting a $30 wrench calibrated, but I would do it for my Snap On torque wrenches.
Makes good sense, thanks. I've heard about folks calibrating them at home, but can't see any obvious way you could adjust anything in my $20 Advance Auto wrench and have suspected it's basically unadjustable. I honestly have no idea how accurate it is. I expect I could set up an experiment with a vice and a known weight, but the jeep seems to be holding together thus far . . .
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My friend used to work at a tire shop and they get them re Cali rated once a year.... So I would suspect that u would almost never have to do it unless hour checking your shit 30 times a day

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