you do torque the wheel right? uneven torque (not overtorque) is the
cause of brake pulsations. -Pete
Re: New Air Tools - ahhhh
Group: alt.autos.4x4.chevy-trucks Date: Wed, Mar 31, 2004, 8:58pm From:
Actually Doc encouraged me to buy a better one... I was concerned about
buying another POS - but at $67 with both 1/2 and 3/8 ratchets it was
worth taking the chance (a little better, but not the $500 pro model).
After the fustration with the old one that was POS, I'm surprise by the
consistancy of torque and ease of use of this one. If I were using it
daily and checking it with a torque wrench I could develop trust in it
for installing wheels.
We didn't say a thing! Relax!
<insert interpretive fighting words here> Have fun Elliot!
I use the human feel torque method... I've not chose to purchase a
torque wrench big enough to do lug wrenches. And the torque wrench I
do use for head bolts and so-on is only good for 1000inLbs (500 but I
bent the needle backwards the other 500). I don't recommend this
approach but I have been doing them this way for a long long time.
I don't have any problems with brake pulsations - though I concur
uneven torquing would cause that problem on some rotors. The
Sonoma's rear drums aren't that susceptible. The Saturn's front
rotors were warped before we got the car, replaced, and have been
fine since. I do follow the cross-pattern
tightning and 'feel' them to be even (as good as that is).
pete carb wrote:
Per a private email from Walt, here is the sku number in
case anyone else is trying to get one of these from the Home
Depot store. Mine was the last one on display and when I
bought it the guy there took down the display-stand. I
think it was discontinued. And I did notice that the
airtools that they had from Husky as individual pieces
were slightly better (for the whole price). ie: for $60
they had a 3/8" with 60Lbs, and a 1/2" with >250 (may have
been 350 - I don't think is was 500 lbs like the IR that
Doc recommended). My 1/2" has the 3-settings F&R like the
expensive one - they also had a cheeper one that
I wasn't interested in enough to remember it.
PS: this email address will be done as of 4/18 - will come
back with a different email account - and no I haven't
been blasted by spam - and yes i have software that
can pull every email address off of a news group in
seconds - seems the spammers must be getting tierd
of that approach - since most posters use an alias, I
haven't needed to.
I was back at Home Depot yesterday (4/2/4) and the display was
back with 1 more of these kits in it. Thus there is more hope
that it can be acquired wherever you are. Probably would help to
print the below text and take it with you (to the tools section).
They also had an electric 1/2" impact - though only 150lbs - I
don't see why electrics should be weeker - they're just not that
mature I guess.
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