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    I saw this chart and thought it may be of interest to members here too as it includes French cars.

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    Just hit it with the rattle gun for a minute


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    The posted link "freezes" for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    The posted link "freezes" for me.
    Hmmm Rob
    Try this one !
    https://blobs.continental-tires.com/...tings-data.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    Just hit it with the rattle gun for a minute
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    You missed a step. First set the rattle gun to max torque
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaahn View Post
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    You missed a step. First set the rattle gun to max torque
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    Whoops! Sorry about that...


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    It’s scary how many actually do that... My Warren and Brown always comes out for wheel studs!!


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    Hi,
    personally I reckon that if you can't put on a wheel safely without a torque wrench then you shouldn't be let loose near a car with tools in hand at all. My dad mentioned some years back that a country town mechanic said the right torque was "three creaks of the elbow". Pretty much as Speaksgeek said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1972Ren View Post
    Hi,
    personally I reckon that if you can't put on a wheel safely without a torque wrench then you shouldn't be let loose near a car with tools in hand at all. My dad mentioned some years back that a country town mechanic said the right torque was "three creaks of the elbow". Pretty much as Speaksgeek said.
    Nah. If you have a torque wrench, use it on safety critical bolts.

    Sure, you’ll be most likely fine doing it by feel if you k ow what 110 nm feels like, but...


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    This discussion is irrelevant/inappropriate/worthless if you haven’t rid your vehicle of its security bolts first.

    My torque setting is that which I believe my wife can overcome in an emergency.
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    I have rallied extensively on three stud wheels done up literally hand tight. Never lost or had a wheel come loose. For the ignorant among us (?) there is a torque setting for every nut/bolt on your car and people who exceed them do so at their own risk. I have to use a piece of water pipe as an extension to loosen my wheel nuts after a wheel rotation by the apprentices at my local garage before I re-torque them to the correct setting. Max setting on the nut runner can easily stretch the bolts and hasten the formation of cracks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    Nah. If you have a torque wrench, use it on safety critical bolts.

    Sure, you’ll be most likely fine doing it by feel if you k ow what 110 nm feels like, but...

    .... but the reality is that next to nobody uses a torque wrench to tighten wheel nuts. Tyre shops certainly don't. Noone who ever changed a tyre with wheel brace did. The NRMA don't do it. Noone I have personally known to change a tyre did. I now know there is at least one person on the planet who does, but I would guess the incidence of this affliction would be less that 0.01%. If that.

    As it happens I do know what 110nm feels like: 3 ugga duggas.

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    Torque bars are used by most in the industry work well as long as they use the right one


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    My local tyre place always uses torque wrenches when replacing wheels. There's a few of them shared across the bays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1972Ren View Post
    .... but the reality is that next to nobody uses a torque wrench to tighten wheel nuts. Tyre shops certainly don't. Noone who ever changed a tyre with wheel brace did. The NRMA don't do it. Noone I have personally known to change a tyre did. I now know there is at least one person on the planet who does, but I would guess the incidence of this affliction would be less that 0.01%. If that.

    As it happens I do know what 110nm feels like: 3 ugga duggas.
    I won’t use a tyre shop that doesn’t... Mostly I prefer to take the wheels loose to have tyres fitted.

    And when I lived in Melbourne I exclusively bought tyres from Stefan at tyrepower jn ringwood. Aside from being the only bloke I found who could reliably balance frog wheels without a centre hole, he always used a torque wrench.

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    Interesting. In all my years going to tyre shops I have never once seen using a torque wrench. If anyone of them ever has used one, then I reckon their wrenches need some recalibration.

    I don't get down to Canberra very often, but Seasink, where is that local tyre shop you are talking about. Might stop in to give a look if I'm i that part of Sydney some time.

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    I could list a few places, but the most recent one I saw with the torque wrench was fitting a tyre for my daughter (yes I run errands) She ordered it from Jax at Artarmon. I was told the boss there is a factory-trained Pug mechanic.

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    Of course, the air tool can be set at a lower torque appropriate for wheel nuts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoBo View Post
    Of course, the air tool can be set at a lower torque appropriate for wheel nuts.
    But with poor tolerances - unevenly torqued wheels is probably worse than evenly under/over torqued...


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    Quote Originally Posted by dmccurtayne View Post
    Torque bars are used by most in the industry work well as long as they use the right one
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    I have not heard of these Never too old to learn ! Only work with rattle guns it says.
    https://www.kincrome.com.au/torque-ext-set-10pce
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    I think I'll keep my Warren Brown 1/2"........
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