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Old 11-25-2006, 03:52 PM   #1
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i am going to be needing a good torque wrench when i do my rockers and LIM... i was planning on renting from autozone when the time comes, but now that sears has them on sale, i want my own...

queston is, why would i buy an inch/lb over a ft/lb and vice versa...

intense'* directions for the rocker install state 25 ft lbs for the rockers and 89 inch lbs for the valve covers...

is it as easy as converting the inches to feet and using that number? so then the inch/lb would not work for the rocker job, correct, because it would only get to +/-20 ft/lbs

what to do?

Craftsman Torque Wrench, 3/8 in. Drive - 10 to 75 ft. lb

Craftsman Torque Wrench, 3/8 in. Drive - 25 to 250 in. lbs.
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I didn't even know they came in inch/lb.
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Buy the ft/lb wrench that goes up to about 200, and rent the inch pound wrench when you need it or do the math on the settings.
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Buy the ft/lb wrench that goes up to about 200, and rent the inch pound wrench when you need it or do the math on the settings.
200 ft/lbs is gonna major bucks!!! dont even see it on the sears site

so your saying get this one
http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...orque+Wrenches
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That link is at 20-150 and will cover your wheel lugs at 100.

But 89 inch pounds is only 7.4 ft/lbs, so you'll need a lighter wrench for that stuff.
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How do you feel about beam style vs click style?
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How do you feel about beam style vs click style?
who are you asking? we already have a beam type, and i NEED a click type.. INTENSE says so :P
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I've got a whole thread on this Andrew:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...orque+wrenches
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Sears says they're only warranting it for 90 days. I wonder whats up with that?
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Sears says they're only warranting it for 90 days. I wonder whats up with that?
Thats the waranty for all their torque wrenches. Lifetime on everything else...
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