Search results for: 'torque wrench'I vote for the torque wrench too, even a Harbor Freight, $10.00 on sale, 3/8 drive will suffice for lug nuts. I tend to torque all fasteners though, especially steel bolts, sparking plugs, etc, into aluminum. cheers.
My Craftsman beam type must be 40 years old and works perfectly.
I'm going to sound a little harsh, but please either get the right tools to do the job right or leave it to the professionals. In this case if you don't want to invest in a decent quality torque wrench (I'm not a fan of get the cheapest - i.e. Harbor Freight, etc. nor do you need a Mac Tool or Snap On quality one), then don't be monkeying with things like wheels that need to be tightened to a specific spec. With the low torque values on these cars there is a lot of slop, but the principle and idea is the same whether it's that 18 wheeler or your Sunday only ride.I read many of yours mentioned about don't over tight the lug nuts when performing tire tasks. Therefore, i'm wondering does hand tightening the lug nuts, will them get too tight or push as hard as you can to tighten them? thanks folks