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yeah i think its really worth it but you dont need to spend 180 on it
 

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Depends. I don't use a torque wrench on every part of my car, just the important stuff.
 

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The simple stuff (intake, header, exhaust) don't really require a torque wrench but when you start adjusting your valves, opening up the head in any way, or if you have aftermarket rims, then you will definately need to use a torque wrench. Its a good investment.
 

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I would say get one. They are a necessity when working with the engine. But $180??? That a little expensive!!! I've seen them at Sears for much cheaper. Most expensive one they had was like $100. Get the torque wrench, but not for 180. Look around and get a cheaper one.
 

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sears. you want the 5 to 200 Ft Lbs model. get the "digital" model if you don't have experience reading torque settings. $89
 

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I did a quick search on sears. They have some for $60-200. Any idea if the cheaper sears ones ratchet so when you get to the setting it won't turn anymore?
 

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no the cheaper one is just a needle and gauge. basically you pust, watch needle move, and stop when it gets to wear you want. i use this for unimportant stuff just to be safe, and the better one for important stuff.
 

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$180? was that Snap-on? hmm..anyways I would agree with the Lot with Craftsman..Been using it on american cars since I was little helping my dad..We've never had an issue, and yes owned a torque wrench..My personal most frequent use is changing our Rims off street tires for Racing Slicks so we can autocross..
 

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yeah sears has a decent wrench for about $70 and for i think 80 or 90 a digital one. is there a lifetime warranty on craftsman?
 

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The snap-on torque wrench cost about $400 so it's not that!

And to put on headers it is required unless you want trouble!
 

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i just got one...but when iam not using it has to be set on lowest point right? but handle still have pressure on it..do i have to set belowest torque setting so handle dont have any pressure on it..
 

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I rarely use a torque wrench at work, nobody at work does either. I guess I just know how much to tighten when. Its all in the feel.
 
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