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Old 01-28-2020, 09:02 PM
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good 20-250 inch pound 3/8 torque wrench recommendation?

looking for one thats reasonably accurate and under 100 bucks - any tips? it has to be proven/ tested by you to be quality....no amazon reviews please

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Old 01-28-2020, 10:14 PM
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I bought one from Summit racing that is 3/8" 25-250 ftlbs that has done really well for me.


https://www.summitracing.com/parts/WMR-M197


I was doing some work on my XJ, and needed one really fast, not to mentioned I had an order I was putting together anyways with them at the time. They are really fast on shipping too.
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Old 01-29-2020, 11:53 AM
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I bought my last one from Summit also. You can't beat their return policy or their pretty consistent quality. Mine was 4 feet long and I think topped out at 350 FT/lbs. I needed it for putting together an old dozer.
Be sure to remember to unwind the thimble and release all the tension if it is a click type before storing it back in the drawer. That keeps them accurate longer.
So a second vote for Summit.
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thanks guys - but i need INCH pound wrench not FT pound
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Dont you just convert it and use a LB wrench?

I think I read that in the chilton book or somewhere. Cant recall if its 12:1 or 16:1
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thanks guys - but i need INCH pound wrench not FT pound


I got that Trip. Summit sells those to. I figured you would go look. My main point was how Summit is a pretty good place to spend your money.

EDIT: Here... https://www.summitracing.com/parts/wmr-m197/overview/ It IS inch pounds. And 3/8 drive. I think asphaltrockdweller meant to say inch pounds. Perfect....
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The one I have experience with that I listed from Summit is inch pounds.
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You get what you pay for, it will work but really how accurate will it be? I use my snap on( professional mechanic for 30 years) and yes it was expensive but it is accurate even today after many years.
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looking for one thats reasonably accurate and under 100 bucks - any tips? it has to be proven/ tested by you to be quality....no amazon reviews please

steve
Do you want dial, click or beam? I have the 1/4" drive Neiko beam type wrench, which I bought to set preload on steering gears. I'd think any beam-type wrench would be fine for something like that. I have 3/8" clickers, but nothing with inch-pound range.

You could step up to one of the mid-range brands like GearWrench - https://www.amazon.com/GearWrench-29..._encoding=UTF8 - Design and construction of these is awfully simple, and I expect the cheaper brands would work just as well.
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Thanks, for the replies I have a friend who owns a BMW racing shop who will lend me one for.......changing the spark plugs on my Caddy SRX which requires removing the Intake Manifold

since I am going in that deep I'm changing all six coil packs as well - nothing like a 500 dollar spark plug change
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Dont you just convert it and use a LB wrench?

I think I read that in the chilton book or somewhere. Cant recall if its 12:1 or 16:1

So is this not the right way? Converting inches to pounds?
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yes its math and works sometimes - but however if you need to tighten something to say 120 inch pounds your probably have a hard time finding a accurate Ft Lb torque wrench that goes down to 10 Ft pounds
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yes its math and works sometimes - but however if you need to tighten something to say 120 inch pounds your probably have a hard time finding a accurate Ft Lb torque wrench that goes down to 10 Ft pounds

Okay great! I just wanted to make sure and verify it. Sometimes I do things that may be dangerous or wrong because I donT have as much experience and quite understand them. I just learned there was a such thing last year when I looked up the torque in the chiltons book for some(I cant even remember what for) bolts and it was so low.Kinda freaked me out because I thought I might have to go buy another tool or something but when I googled it it said to convert it.
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