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Old 10-13-2003, 08:16 PM   #1
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I don't know if it's 3/8" or 1/2" I need. I imagine it's 1/2" and torque is 58-75 foot pounds. Thanks
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The size is up to you. You only need to torque the wheels to about 70 lb-ft. If you have 3/8" sockets, then go with the 3/8" torque wrench and vice-versa. Or, you could just buy both as I did.

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my torque wrench was 1/2" but all my sockets are 3/8" Luckily my torque wrench came with a 1/2"-3/8" adaptor so no problems.

I use a 1/2" breaker bar to loosen the bolts, a 3/8" socket wrench to remove and replace them, and a 1/2" torque wrench to re-tighten them.
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my torque wrench was 1/2" but all my sockets are 3/8" Luckily my torque wrench came with a 1/2"-3/8" adaptor so no problems.

I use a 1/2" breaker bar to loosen the bolts, a 3/8" socket wrench to remove and replace them, and a 1/2" torque wrench to re-tighten them.
when using an adapter you need to increase your torque setting by about 5 ft. lbs. because they do flex abit in the connecting joints ....


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