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Any ideas for these crazy wheel locks? by Slammed
Started on: 05-18-2015 07:49 PM
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Originally posted by 84fiero123:

...most people never put those locks on with an impact gun so they are usually just hand tight


The proper way to put them on is with a torque wrench... along with the rest of the lug nuts. Is this a forgotten procedure?
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On my own road cars I just make them "Securely snug" with the impcact.

On the race cars we use Torque sticks




They are about $35 ea. on ebay


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Originally posted by 1fast2m4:

On the race cars we use Torque sticks.


It's not too often I hear of a tool that I've never heard of before. I had to look it up!

How do these torque sticks work?

Don't know if I'd trust them (read the link), plus I don't use an impact gun, but it was interesting nevertheless to learn about 'em.

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Originally posted by Patrick:

It's not too often I hear of a tool that I've never heard of before. I had to look it up!

How do these torque sticks work?

Don't know if I'd trust them (read the link), plus I don't use an impact gun, but it was interesting nevertheless to learn about 'em.



Ever use an extension? basically the same thing, I believe but something like that, if you use an extension you lose torque power, the longer the more you lose, but with those they act like a torsion bar and flex I believe so the length doesn't change just the torque.

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Originally posted by 84fiero123:


Ever use an extension? basically the same thing, I believe but something like that, if you use an extension you lose torque power, the longer the more you lose, but with those they act like a torsion bar and flex I believe so the length doesn't change just the torque.

Steve


Except the ratchet extensions are much thicker and unlikely to impact your torqueing of any bolts on a Fiero. Torque sticks employ a very basic mechanical engineering principle. Combined with a impact wrench, they will give an accurate torque setting. However, if anyone picks one up and uses them with a regular ratchet or torque wrench, they may as will be tossed in the garbage (assuming they are used passed their calibrated torque limit)
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Originally posted by David Hambleton:

Looks just like the original on my 1984 SE. They might not send a wrench though; kind of defeats the security purpose... They will if you have the registration card. http://shop.mcgard.com/



Who steals 84 Fiero wheels? HAHAHA
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I've laughed about this over the years. NOBODY! Who even wants 14" tires anymore? Lol! Maybe only Fiero owners...
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