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Old 07-30-2012, 01:37 AM   #1
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What is the current setting on the picture above? 60? or 70? It confuses me because of the *stair-like indicator line

I've been pointed left right, up and down on how to read this thing. I just got new wheels and they impacted the **** out of my lugs so I decided to loosen it up and torque it to spec (72-ft lb from what I read however, everyone outside subi world says 100+ft lb).

I want to make sure I read it right, and get it right. I first tightened it @ 72 ft-lb and I could easily tighten it a bit more with a breaker...I am running my car around the canyon and track more often now so I want to make sure my wheels are locked down properly..

sorry for such a newbie question...help appreicated!
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:43 AM   #2
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that looks like 70 to me...you can always go a bit higher to be sure

makle SURE to turn the setting to its lowest value when you are done with it...do NOT adjust below the lowest setting!!!!!!!
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:47 AM   #3
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I'm sure it has been completely loosen before....will I be OK or what...
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:57 AM   #4
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well...that isnt good...but the real thing to consider is that they are all tightened evenly

if it feels like ya using the same amount of 'pull' on all the lugs...then ya all good
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:42 AM   #5
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It could just as easily be 60 though.
One way to avoid this problem without dropping $Texas seems to be this: www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0031QPJZG
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:18 AM   #6
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It could just as easily be 60 though.
One way to avoid this problem without dropping $Texas seems to be this: www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0031QPJZG
0000000OOOOOOoooooooooOOOOOOoooooooo

now THIS has my attention!!!!!

i JUST ordered a 1/2" drive one AND a 3/8" drive one

and a new 3/8" drive torque wrench to replace the one that i.....lost...

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Old 08-01-2012, 01:39 PM   #7
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That would be 70. And 70 is a good number to torque your wheels to. DO NOT Torque to 100+!!!
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Old 08-01-2012, 10:26 PM   #8
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Just make sure you stop at the click. We found out that our shop people didn't, stripping the harware. An expensive lesson.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:26 AM   #9
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WTF did they think the click was for?
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:23 AM   #10
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if you plan on doing a lot.of torques bite the bullet and get a reputable one. 1-Snapon 2.matco 3. ect.... companies
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