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Are there any rec's for a good pneumatic wrench for wheel lugs and such? I can't justify a $400 model, but I don't want a $40 one either. Please suggest mfr. and models.

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On Fri, 04 Jun 2004 14:59:20 -0400, Bob Muse

Ingersoll rand or Chicago Pneumatic. these two pretty much make all the store brands that are worth a crap (i.e. craftsman). go to Sears and buy the one that's about $100... it's fine for the DIY duty cycle.
-Bret
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Bob Muse wrote:

Ingersoll Rand 2135...that's the one I want. 385 Canadian, so it can't be worth more then 150 down there... (grin)
Ian
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you probably should tighten your lugs with a torque wrench
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On Fri, 4 Jun 2004 18:06:21 -0500, "alasatian"

I realize that, but it would be nice to be able to zip them off and then snug them back on without spinning all 24 by hand.
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Not that I disagreee that a torque wrench is best, but does it really matter on a wheel?

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The wheel doesn't matter!
The rotor sandwiched between the hub and the wheel is what matters.
The thickness is no longer what it once was, and just a little too much squeeze, and especially more in one lug than the other distorts the flange. Then you get brake pedal pulsations, no matter how many times you cut the rotor.
just my two cents!
Refinish King

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Yes, it really matters. My original post was for a pneumatic impact wrench. They have adjustable torque but that doesn't mean you can "torque" a nut or bolt with it. A torque wrench allows you to tighten the nuts/bolts to the proper torque setting. Too tight and you can't change a flat on the side of the road in addition to the possibility of warping your brake rotors unnecessarily.
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I'm actually VERY happy with the $50 unit I got from HF. It's taken off everything I ever dealt with- to include rusted-in-place leafspring bolts...

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The bitch is that you'll never get the nuts off by manual means when you have a flat tire out in the middle of no where.

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wrote:

you use the impact for REMOVING lugnuts.. I also have no prob wil using one to spin the lug nuts on... saves a bunch of time.
-Bret

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go to home depot, buy their top of the line one 500 ft/lbs of torque and as the only one lifetime warranty. they are about 180 ca$

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The Home Depot Husky 500ft/lbs with lifetime warranty is the one I bought for work. Lots of punch, but is on the heavy side if you;re gonna use it all day every day.

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Zip 'em on, zip 'em off, tear up the threads. Impact wrenches should be used in short burts because if you zip off a nut in one continuous burst, the threads overheat and can seize up. Pausing periodically as the nut comes on or off allows just a little bit of cooling within the thinner parts of the thread structures.
Best way is to clean the threads, apply a small amount of neverseize, and apply them with a crossed spinner wrench. With my chevy C-20, I never tighten them much over 100 ft-lbs. Not only that I insist the tire guy doesn't tighten them any tighter either because I have had to remove them in the middle of nowhere. (Never had them come loose in 400,000+ of driving miles).
Pete
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Pete wrote:

I'm not sure if you are aware of this, but you are really never supposed to use any kind of lubricant on the threads.
Ian
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I just use a wire-wheel on my air drill to clean up the studs every now and then.
Doc

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Ingersol Rand 231G. 550 ft/lbs max torque, under $150 @ Lowes. I have one and love it.
Doc
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Any model of Ingersol Rand. Even the cheapest one will do the job for you. I don't remember the model number of the one I bought back in about '85, but I give it a couple of drops of oil every morning and it's still working like a charm.
Denny

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This is the one I bought. About $200 including cover.
IR2135Ti 1/2" Titanium Duty Air Impact Wrench
Pound for pound, no other gun even comes close to the power and performance of our new 2135Ti. The first time you pick it up, you'll see and feel the difference. It all starts with Titanium, which allowed us to create a compact 1/2" design that offers unbeatable strength and durability, yet weighs just 3.95 lbs. for less fatigue after a long day. Titanium weighs less, provides greater durability Enhanced Twin Hammer impact mechanism for fast removal of frozen bolts Professional touch trigger for ultimate power control 7-vane motor delivers 1,000 ft.-lbs. of Nut Busting Torque and 700 ft.-lbs. of traditional torque output. Four-position power management control Push button forward/reverse controls for one-handed operation Ergonomic handle design for comfort and improved grip control Through-handle exhaust; 360-degree swivel inlet

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performance
ft.-lbs.
You sure sound a lot like a fellow IR employee. Are you?
Brian
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