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Old 02-05-2016, 05:05 PM   #29
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:46 PM   #30
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My local Auto Zone rents them (they return your money when tool is returned). I bought my 3/4" 750 lbs T-W from snap-on dealer years ago. Gotta lot of tools... drives wife nuts
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Old 02-05-2016, 10:51 PM   #31
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As stated in my previous post, it's PROTO brand torque wrench. No Sir, I've not weighed it. And, I don't carry it in the coach. As stated, it sits under my garage cabinets when not in use. The primary reason I purchased it is because, I do all my own work, including brake inspections, wheel/hub seals, S-cam lubing and anything else that involves removing the wheels and tires. But, all this is done at home. I don't carry a spare so, I really don't plan on changing any of the coach tires and wheels while out on the road.

I do carry the Torque multiplier you see in the picture below. With that tool, which, is in case about the size of finish nail gun kit, I can very, very easily remove those 450 ft. lb. lug nuts, with one arm. About the only time I would use that on the road is, if we did have a blow out and, needed road service, I'd maybe, MAYBE break out that torque multiplier and loosen all the lug nuts way in advance of the ERS tech arriving. I figure maybe it might take a bit off the total time we're sitting on the side of the road if I help even a little bit.
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Old 02-06-2016, 10:31 PM   #32
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I bought the same 100 t0 600 ft/lb torque wrench here in Canada for about the same price,$200. Works great. I bought the multiplier as well to remove lugs, I was concerned it could over tighten when installing lug nuts. I use the multiplier 1" sockets but needed to buy a 3/4" to 1" adapter to use them with the 3/4" drive torque wrench and bought a 4 or 5 " long 3/4" extension to reach the rear wheel lug nuts with torque wrench. The long handle of the torque wrench makes it easy to tighten nuts to 450 ft/lbs required on my coach. I see the multiplier on Ebay for about $60 : http://www.ebay.com/itm/Labor-Saving...3D141876618545
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Old 02-07-2016, 08:49 AM   #33
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WOW--two more single purpose tools at $200 dollars each to add to my tool crib--I am already dusting off a spot for them--smile.
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I picked up a rim to mount my spare (on $50 steel rim). Figured why carry a spare unmounted when a mounted spare takes up same room in cargo bay.
Anyways I purchased a 33 mm socket and could not move lug nuts with a six foot bar on my 3/4 breaker bar. I figure at least 1200 ft # and no movement.
Drove to tire shop that put lug nuts on and asked if they had a torque wrench and they did but never use it. They said they do trucks turned up to 4 on scale of 4 with 1 inch air all the time (they want them tight I was told) Had them loosen and torque all lug nuts to 450# (no charge)
I have air at home but now my electric torque wrench takes them off and on with no problem. I marked the lug nut location and put it back on the mark and it is max on the electric wrench. Now I can change myself and check torque when a torque wrench is available. Just threw electric wrench and extension cord in tool box.
I am betting the electric impact is at about 450# max and will be steady at that being electric.
Hopefully I never have to change a tire for a flat, but now I can, as well as maintenance at home as needed.
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I picked up a rim to mount my spare (on $50 steel rim). Figured why carry a spare unmounted when a mounted spare takes up same room in cargo bay.
Anyways I purchased a 33 mm socket and could not move lug nuts with a six foot bar on my 3/4 breaker bar. I figure at least 1200 ft # and no movement.
Drove to tire shop that put lug nuts on and asked if they had a torque wrench and they did but never use it. They said they do trucks turned up to 4 on scale of 4 with 1 inch air all the time (they want them tight I was told) Had them loosen and torque all lug nuts to 450# (no charge)
I have air at home but now my electric torque wrench takes them off and on with no problem. I marked the lug nut location and put it back on the mark and it is max on the electric wrench. Now I can change myself and check torque when a torque wrench is available. Just threw electric wrench and extension cord in tool box.
I am betting the electric impact is at about 450# max and will be steady at that being electric.
Hopefully I never have to change a tire for a flat, but now I can, as well as maintenance at home as needed.
Will - just verifying: 22.5" wheels on a Ford which is why you got the 33mm socket? I called Ford and they said 32mm was their measurement, so just making sure I get the right fit. Thanks.
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