> It's been suggested that 160 lb me standing on the end of an
> 18" breaker bar would exert about that torque. I like this idea.
You'll probably like it less when the socket slips off.
> Richard Good told me that setting the wrench at 125 lbs and
> putting a 24"
> pipe over it would yield about the right force.
Funny he would make a mistake like that. He is mistaken of course.
> Then I found these two formulas http://tinyurl.com/97faw7 &
> http://tinyurl.com/774vwv which appear to work math-wise but
> where does the extension go?
Check figure 8-16.
> I've also heard that most shops would just hit it with their
> impact wrench and call it a day.
Perhaps that's true, but after ruining several wheel bearings on a FWD
non-LBC, I don't use an impact wrench even to remove CVJ nuts.
> So....what's the best way to accomplish this....and buying a
> $200 torque wrench is not the answer though I may just rent
> one if necessary.
Let's see, you've spent HOW much on this "improvement" and now you're going
to cheap out on installing it properly ?
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