Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Canadians really should buy this find at Princess Auto

  1. #1
    Senior Member Wallythacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Niagara region
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    2,390
    Thanks
    50
    Thanked 520 Times in 418 Posts

    Canadians really should buy this find at Princess Auto

    I missed this item when I bought my cheap but good torque wrench. If you really want to be sure, 100% sure your wheels are torqued properly but don't want a device that needs care and attention then buy this beam torque wrench.

    https://www.princessauto.com/en/1-2-...t/PA0008730293

    It's cheaper than a breaker bar of the same size! And unlike a click torque wrench these beam wrenches can be used to remove nuts and bolts without ruining the wrench. You cannot kill a beam wrench. Mine must be 75 years old handed down again and again and it's still within 2-3% of spec.

    Forget using the Mitsubishi tire wrench, Throw it away and only use this. You'll never snap a stud, strip a thread or otherwise bugger something up. This should be purchased at the same time someone buys their first socket set. In fact they shouldn't be allowed to sell socket sets without making sure the buyer has a beam torque wrench. You can toss this beam wrench anywhere in the back with no worry. You could probably stow it somewhere under the hood with velcro if you wanted and no amount of snow or salt will bother it. Hmm, unless the numbers disolve. But I doubt they will, the paint used to sikscreen these things is probably the toughest grade available.

    Never, ever again will the "give 'er just a bit more" result in a "Oh F***, it snapped."


    Zero, 2014 ES Plus 5MT, written off but not forgotten.
    Zero II, 2014 SE, 5MT, climate She's HOME now!
    Shelby AKA "Cute", 2017 ES 5MT, A/C.

    Mirage owners look at the world differently than everyone else, but in a better way
    We're driving the Beetle of the 21st century, the greatest small car now available!

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2017 Mirage ES PLus 1.2 manual: 39.0 mpg (US) ... 16.6 km/L ... 6.0 L/100 km ... 46.8 mpg (Imp)


  2. The Following User Says Thank You to Wallythacker For This Useful Post:

    precisionxt (02-01-2023)

  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2023
    Location
    WAY North NY
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    71
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
    The beam type are super durable and it’s easy to see if it’s out of whack. The click style and other newer types are better for job speed.

  4. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    SW, WI
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    7,026
    Thanks
    533
    Thanked 2,502 Times in 1,973 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ylekot View Post
    The beam type are super durable and itís easy to see if itís out of whack. The click style and other newer types are better for job speed.
    I like the concept of an affordable drive beam torque wrench. If you are not a mechanic using your tools every day, this is a great alternative for someone using it to change tires & such.

    It's a great suggestion for those who don't want to drop big money on a more expensive torque wrench.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •