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Decided it was time to invest in a Tq Wrench.

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  1. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    10-150 ft lbs variance, 1/2" drive.

    I got a 1/2" F to a 3/8" M adapter since most of my/Brians metric wrenches are in 3/8".

    Now I cannot wait to get my Intake Manifold, and while I'm buying those bolts, I'm going to get new exh. manifold bolts and get them torqued down properly. :D

    25 bucks at autozone. They had a 20.00 dollar wrench that was smaller (3/8" drive) and in inch/pounds.

    Might go pick that one up too just so I can have two. :ph34r:

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  2. boostedf22

    boostedf22 dis is why im not

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    Great investment
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    i was thinking about buying that same one.. let me know how it works for ya..
     
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    What brand is that? Also, what kind of warrenty does it have on it? It looks like you got a really nice deal on that since most of the tq wrenchs I sell are like double that price.
     
  5. integraslut78

    integraslut78 Stylus DJ Extraordinaire

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    Very nice buy, please let us know how it works out, I bought a Craftsman but I could use another one that has lower lbs, mine starts at 25 I think.
     
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    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    I'm surprised you guys didn't have one like that already... real men by a nice TQ wrench when they turn 5 :D
     
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    I agree! I think I had my 2nd torque wrench before I was 18.
     
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    what kinda mani you getting ? skunk2 ? if so i just had fun putting on mine last night, it was a bitch, remember to get new throttle body gasket as well, i also had clearance issues with my throttle cable, and my strut bar going back in
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    adepter on a torque wrench FTL.
     
  10. B16RacerN2NR

    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    I was gonna say the same thing...
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    It's a Great Neck.

    Never needed one until I learned how to wrench on my car.

    BLOX. It just came today too.

    It's spelt 'adaptor'. :)

    That's why I was considering getting the Great Neck 3/8" drive Tq Wrench also. It's 19.99 at Autozone.
     
  12. B16RacerN2NR

    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    I saw one like that at harbor freight for $15 (i don't remember the exact name brand) and I was going to buy it but when I pulled it out the box just to check it out, it felt like it was going to break just by me holding it. I hope the great neck one from autozone is better.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I love your review. "I held it and it felt like it was going to break".

    Yet you didn't use it. hmmm..
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    bling.
     
  15. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    proud owner of a calibrated elbow :-D

    someone call snap on and ask for a Trq Wrench that measures in yard pounds
     
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    Make sure to dial it back down to zero after every use. If you leave it at a torque setting, it will eventually come out of calibration. Also, don't EVER use it as a breaker bar. Just don't.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I know. Ya'll act like I've never USED one before... lol
     
  18. BrutalB83

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    I would recommend getting the second one also. I have two Craftsmen ones, the first one is similar to what you have (adjustable from 20 to 150 lbs) and then the second one is actually in inch lbs, which is great for stuff like spark plugs, valve cover bolts, etc.
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Is using an adapter really that huge of a problem? I mean you are going straight out at a 90 degree angle from the ratchet, it's not like you're putting some kind of parallel-facing extension on the ratchet. I figured a drive adapter wouldn't be a problem. What exactly makes it a problem?
     
  20. GSRCRXsi

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    you loose accuracy and torque through the adapter.

    i wouldnt expect spectacular accuracy from a 20 dollar trq wrench.

    have fun getting that in there to torque IM or header bolts/nuts.

    do not return it to 0. rather the wrenches lowest setting. 10 lb-ft.

    that is all.
     
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