Torque Wrench

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Torque Wrench

Post by 1pieceatatime » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:18 am

Browsing Amazon looking for a good 1/2" drive torque wrench that runs up to 250 ft-lbs... gotta make sure the Thuren 2.5 setup goes on correctly :wink:

Anyone have suggestions on a favorite choice here? Prices range from $30 to over $300... I'm not a professional mechanic so I figure I don't need to spend $300+, but I don't need to cheap out, either.

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Re: Torque Wrench

Post by richxd87 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:55 pm

I have this one below from Precision Instruments. I like how its easily adjusted and doesn't need to be reset to 0 for storage. It looks very similar to the SnapOn equivalent split beam torque wrench, which I believe is supplied by PI.

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Post by NovA ProspekT » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:31 pm

A good torque wrench is definitely a necessity. I was recommended this one by CJC Offroad(IIRC) a few years back and it's held up well with quite a bit of use. Made in the USA and includes a calibration certificate. A
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Post by Colibri » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:23 pm

CDI is the company that builds torque wrench’s for snapon etc. best bang for the buck by a wide margin. Go with a split beam cdi and never look back.
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Re: Torque Wrench

Post by 1pieceatatime » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:49 pm

Thanks fellas!

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Post by Mule » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:46 pm

I'm in the "Go cheap and take care of it" camp. Torque wrenches aren't rocket science.
The HFT ones I have (1/4, 3/8, 1/2") have all cal'd good-enough for engines/accessories.

Biggest thing for bolt patterns is repeatability - that all fasteners are torqued close to each other. They don't all have to be exactly on-spec (exactly 100 ft-lbs), as long as they're all torqued the same (±0.5ft-lbs to each other).

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Post by RustyPW » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:26 pm

That diagram is a shooting target out of one of the books I have on long range shooting. :lol:
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Re: Torque Wrench

Post by Mule » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:10 am

also something I deal with regularly. Repeatable/not-accurate + calibration = repeatable/accurate. ;)
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