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Old 03-16-2017, 02:06 AM   #46
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I've used hf 3/8" tq-wrench on all my cars for 5 years now - no issues - fine for occasional use. I did get the tektron 250lb/ft one from amazon for wheel nuts and bigger jobs ....
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Old 03-16-2017, 12:23 PM   #47
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Ok, even though I've stayed out of this thread until now, I figure it's time to fan the flames a little bit... Check out this flyer, - I got it in a email today - scroll down to the bottom coupon on the right side... http://www.harborfreight.com/?utm_me...117a_tot_quote ... Direct comparison ! ! Flame on!!!
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:42 PM   #48
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The Autozone torque wrench does not have any plastic
http://www.autozone.com/wrenches-pli...nch/914018_0_0
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:57 PM   #49
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I use snap-on, but I had to sell one of the kids into slavery to buy them
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:14 PM   #50
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^That^ sure is snazzy looking! Just be careful when loving your tools...
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:55 PM   #51
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:54 AM   #52
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Ok, even though I've stayed out of this thread until now, I figure it's time to fan the flames a little bit... Check out this flyer, - I got it in a email today - scroll down to the bottom coupon on the right side... http://www.harborfreight.com/?utm_me...117a_tot_quote ... Direct comparison ! ! Flame on!!!
I have that snap on impact and it's a beast
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Old 03-17-2017, 06:14 AM   #53
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this is a very helpful site for harbor freight fans............kalecoauto.com . source of hard to get tools for tools eg. the left handed screwdriver is a must have for hard to reach places
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:19 AM   #54
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I have that snap on impact and it's a beast
I'm sure it is (I think snap-on tools are great, and I have a few, but they're crazy expensive) but that's not what I was pointing to... The email I got was for a tool cabinet (11 drawer) for around $650.00 they were comparing it to a Snap-On unit that's very similar (size, 11 drawers, 16 guage steel, etc...) The Snap-On unit has a price of $4500.00 or thereabout...
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I'm sure it is (I think snap-on tools are great, and I have a few, but they're crazy expensive) but that's not what I was pointing to... The email I got was for a tool cabinet (11 drawer) for around $650.00 they were comparing it to a Snap-On unit that's very similar (size, 11 drawers, 16 guage steel, etc...) The Snap-On unit has a price of $4500.00 or thereabout...
I'm sure M3driver has that too and its the best thing ever invented, while the HF one has rusted into dust after about 3 days
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God, people will be dicks about anything.
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I'm sure M3driver has that too and its the best thing ever invented, while the HF one has rusted into dust after about 3 days
Huffy>Specialized.
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:32 AM   #58
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Was at a friend's house tonight. His 959 comes with a torque wrench designed solely for the 959. Only one made per car.




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Old 03-19-2017, 09:23 PM   #59
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The torque wrench above looks like a Stahlwille.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:58 PM   #60
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@ahsai - What model number and overall length is your 5-75 ft-lb Snap-On torque wrench? I have a 5-100 ft-lb CTECH (Techangle) and its 19". It barely works for suspension work but I have to use torque adapters. A tool a few inches shorter would work better.

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The one I use most is the snapon 5-75ftlb flex head. A few degrees makes a big difference in tight space. It's not cheap but it will last multiple life times.

Just keep an eye on ebay for a new one, usually 30% cheaper than buying it directly from snapon.

You will also need an inlb and a split beam 250 ftlb for suspension stuff. Those can be precision instrument.
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