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    How to read manual torque settings

    What does 63+-7 mean? 56 - 70 lbs? Tightening my sway bar

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    Yes, just do 63 and you know you're good. I tend to go on the higher end, especially on suspension nuts. If you are torquing the head of a bolt instead of the nut for clearance reasons, add 10% to the value you're using.

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    Thanks, also does it matter if the sway bar is a little of center?

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    They have a tendency to move back and forth any ways so your good, I think they give you a range because torque wrenches ( depending on brand) are not spot on they usually have a +/- 2 on the better makes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Desertdog01 View Post
    They have a tendency to move back and forth any ways so your good, I think they give you a range because torque wrenches ( depending on brand) are not spot on they usually have a +/- 2 on the better makes
    ^^^ That. I have several torque wrenches, all are + / - 3 to 5 lbs /fps
    As stated, I start with the lowest number, recheck 100 miles / 1 week later.

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    I always tend to go a couple more on the higher side especially on suspension bolts and then I mark every bolt with some paint so I know if they move at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jchevy4x4j View Post
    I always tend to go a couple more on the higher side especially on suspension bolts and then I mark every bolt with some paint so I know if they move at all.
    Best way I know of too. Better to know, than guess.
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    I will throw this in just as an extra piece of wisdom. A dial indicator torque wrench is better than a click torque wrench if you are truly anal in what you are tightening. Using a dial torque wrench as you are tightening the bolt you can watch the dial and as it tightens the reading should climb at a fairly even rate. If you are tightening the bolt and the reading slows or stops for a short period of time the bolt is bad and needs to be replaced because it has stretched beyond the limits set for that bolt. A click type torque wrench you will not notice how the bolt reacts to torque and could loosen after use causing problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluMtn View Post
    I will throw this in just as an extra piece of wisdom. A dial indicator torque wrench is better than a click torque wrench if you are truly anal in what you are tightening. Using a dial torque wrench as you are tightening the bolt you can watch the dial and as it tightens the reading should climb at a fairly even rate. If you are tightening the bolt and the reading slows or stops for a short period of time the bolt is bad and needs to be replaced because it has stretched beyond the limits set for that bolt. A click type torque wrench you will not notice how the bolt reacts to torque and could loosen after use causing problems.
    Good information, old dog learned new trick.
    Dog afraid to know how much more I'd have to spend of a dial type torque wrench.


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