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This is Why i dont use a torque wrench!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by stinkyspice, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Jun 7, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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    stinkyspice

    stinkyspice [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i know u should tourqe you crap down but u know tight then a nice tug once more is good enough for me, when ever i have used a torque wrench this has happened!! i hate them with a passion!!!! this thing got so stretched out!!


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    thanks god for a friends come along set!! and my local shop imm saved my ass again had an extra bolt for me!!
    seriously saved my ass..
    i was installing the top nut and snap!! mother #$@@ piece of s*** stupid torque wrench!!!

    i know people always say torque your crap down but i aint ever using one again!!

    got the icons installed smooth as butter lover em!!
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  2. Jun 7, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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    Did you torque it way past spec?
     
  3. Jun 7, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Do you know how to set a torque wrench ?
     
  4. Jun 7, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    Sloth

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  5. Jun 7, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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    And was the tq wrench calibrated?? (Not to insult ur intelligence)
     
  6. Jun 7, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    Was there a bunch or rust or sand or something on the threads/ were the threads damaged, misthreaded in the bolt hole. Were you supposed to be using inch pounds and used foot pounds?
     
  7. Jun 7, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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    tostidos

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    theres a difference between in-lbs and ....... ft-lbs
     
  8. Jun 7, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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    what make is the tq wrench.

    to what spec are you attempting?

    are you using in/lbs, ft/lbs or nm?

    when was it last calibrated?

    are you gradually tightening? or Jerking it to get it to click? (like your op says)

    does it even click?

    ive never had quality hardware snap before tq spec. each bolt, at specific grade/make/thread/pitch has a breaking point. you can google to find out what a ROUGH estimate is. nothing is exact until you do it yourself.

    always store your tw wrench at lowest setting, or right below, but not bottomed out. it stretches the tq rod making it inaccurate.

    ninja edit: i have had this one for a while now, use it almost daily. http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item.asp?item_ID=640964&group_ID=675227

    here is the big boy i have. http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item...roup_ID=675227&store=snapon-store&dir=catalog

    have the right tool for the job...
     
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  9. Jun 7, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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    This ^^^

    And if not stored properly you could cause the calibration to be off.
     
  10. Jun 7, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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    ^ This is why we store our torque wrenches at work to the lowest setting. (not below or bottomed out)
     
  11. Jun 7, 2013 at 8:53 PM
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    i torqued all three bolts and it was clicking just fine and i started doing the last one i was like what the crap this is taking way to long to get tight and just as i was about to stop snap!! ive just always had bad experiences with torque wrenches and i set it to 35 ft pounds. as that was stated on another forum for those bolts.
    i know that a torque wrench is a very important tool just venting lol this is not the first time this has happened lol... my grandpa say he always hate those things. just do it the old fashion way son haha im going to start listing to him. or be more cautious when im using one. it stretched the bolt out until it snapped
     
  12. Jun 7, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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    and i have all snap on tools but not my torque wrench i was using its a buddys i thinks its craftsman. was working just fine untill the last one. should have stopped torquing down sooner it was telling me to stop lol i didn't listen to the tool.
     
  13. Jun 7, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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    just doing it the german technique (gutin-tite) is how people get hurt. just look on here for the famous failed hardware lower ball joint from lack of torque, or over torque.

    did you clean the threads inside and out? use a light lube like a 30w oil, NOT WD40.

    in complete honestly i couldnt tell you when the last time i snapped a bolt was. And i work on semi trailers 60hrs/wk.



    "working fine" unfortunatly is not a method of measure. its a good idea to get them tested yearly. its free on any tool truck. as far as getting it calibrated, thats where it can get pricy, so if you have a cheap unit its just worth replacing.
     
  14. Jun 7, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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    threads were clean threaded just fine not cross threading.. it came out very easy once i got it drilled out. and i was 35 foot pounds as i read somewhere else that that was the spec for the bolts
     
  15. Jun 7, 2013 at 8:59 PM
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    ^^^^^
    yep.
     
  16. Jun 7, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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    maybe ill have to buy a snap on one!!
     
  17. Jun 7, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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    no offense, but along with a torque wrench, you must apply common sense. if you're twisting it hard enough that it snaps.... well, i'm sure you have enough common sense to know the rest of that sentence.
     
  18. Jun 7, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    thats the thing it didnt even feel like the bolt was tightening down at all was easy as pie that's why i kept going..... live and learn
     
  19. Jun 7, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    Some bolts are defective
     
  20. Jun 7, 2013 at 9:11 PM
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    you're working out too much! :D

    live and learn... yes. agreed and that's great advice to live by!!!
     
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