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Old June 24th, 2003, 08:05 PM   #1
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which torque wrench for tires ?

Hi.
I'm gonna buy new torque wrench for tires.
But I do not sure about the torque wrench.
Which one should I buy between 1/2 in. Drive and 3/8 in. Drive?
Also which brand is good one for a beginner like me?
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What the hell is a "torque wrench for tires"? A torque wrench is a torque wrench. In any case, ensure you buy the "clicking" type. I have a Craftsman and it's great.
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Old June 24th, 2003, 08:16 PM   #3
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What the hell is a "torque wrench for tires"? A torque wrench is a torque wrench. In any case, ensure you buy the "clicking" type. I have a Craftsman and it's great.
I'm asking about 1/2" or 3/8".
I don't know what they mean and which one uses for tire nuts.
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Old June 24th, 2003, 08:20 PM   #4
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1/2 inch drive clicker torque wrench, get a deep 19mm 1/2 in drive socket while you're there, and a 3" 1/2" drive extension, that'll take care of wheel duty.

Home Depot or Lowe's has a decent wrench for about $45, Sears Craftsman is good at $75, and Snap-On is best at $250.

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which ever one you got more bits that will fit
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Old June 25th, 2003, 09:53 AM   #6
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Old June 25th, 2003, 10:28 AM   #7
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Originally posted by Sam Lin on June 24th, 2003 at 07:20 PM

Snap-On is best at $250.

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for a torque wrench!
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Old June 25th, 2003, 10:32 AM   #8
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for a torque wrench!
That is the correct price I just saw a Snap On guy and asked him about it.... the whole setup that Sam listed would cost close to 300.00
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Old June 25th, 2003, 04:21 PM   #9
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It's the finest feeling wrench you'll ever use. I use it with race teams.

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Old June 26th, 2003, 11:39 AM   #10
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thanks guys.

Now, I know what I need. But there is one more thing.
what is 6 point. or 12 point ?
I was looking for 19mm deep socket, and there are two kinds of that. One is 6pt. and anohter is 12pt. What do they mean? Which one should I buy?

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Get the 6 point. It'll support the lug faces a tiny bit better.

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Old June 30th, 2003, 02:19 AM   #12
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Can't go wrong with Sears
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