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Author Topic: Torque Multiplier  (Read 2966 times)
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« on: October 09, 2010, 02:19:30 PM »

They are selling this for about $200.  Does anyone know if it's any good?

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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 02:36:24 PM »

Lin,
I dunno about the one shown, however I can vouch for the X12 torque mulitiplier. It does a great job, is compact and I believe safer than a 4' cheater bar.
Works for me, courtesy of PO so I can not advise on price, other than it lists for $650 or so.     http://times12.com/wrench.htm

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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 02:50:21 PM »

Last time this came up, people who had them allowed as how the worked exactly as advertised.  Which is a pretty good recommendation, when you think about it.  Now, I don't have one but I do remember the conversation.

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2010, 04:23:10 PM »

I wounder how they would work on a dayton wheel. I doubt that it would fit with the dish. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2010, 05:22:38 PM »

My last bus had Dayton wheels.  They were not torqued down as much as these are.  If you need a multiplier, you could probably go with a straight multiplier ratchet.
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2010, 06:19:01 PM »

That's awesome Lin Iam thinkin I need one of those
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2010, 06:30:48 PM »

I am considering it if I go for replacing those suspension bumpers.  Otherwise, since I won't have a really need for it right away, I will find myself loosening and tightening lug nuts just for fun.  I don't know that I want to sink to that level yet.
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« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2010, 07:51:04 PM »

Lin, that one that you posted the video of is the other one that i told you about. I did show you my X12 didn't I?
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« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2010, 08:00:50 PM »

If it works as advertised then it would be something worth having. Trouble is that so many items advertised do not work as promised or hold up very long. Maybe someone who actually has one will chime in.
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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2010, 09:53:11 PM »

Ed,

I like that one you have, but $200. sounds better to me than $600.  If this works for the rare occasions I would use it, it could be good enough.
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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2010, 07:26:26 AM »

I purchased the one Lin pictured.........it works great!  At a 60 to 1 ratio 7.5 lbs in = 450 lbs out.  It sure beats jumping up and down on a 5' breaker bar and busting your shins.   This is so easy to use I'll have to hide it from the wife!
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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2010, 08:47:33 PM »

I have one of those also, it is much heavier than it looked so it is pretty rugged.

I haven't found a nut yet I couldn't loosen with it.

Be careful about using it to install nuts though, you can really over torque with that thing. As I remember it can go up to 7000 lb-ft just with the included handle!!
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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2010, 12:12:58 PM »

I have a TIA X12 and it works as advertised.  I have never needed it because I have a 4 ft pipe and a 4 way lug wrench Grin.  I will list it in the Spare Tire.  Take a look and PM me if you want it.
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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2010, 03:21:49 PM »

John,

A big advantage I found for the multiplier over the 4-way is I don't need the 4-way outboard support any more.
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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2010, 05:03:00 PM »

Gus

I know.... old habits are hard to break.  If the nuts and the wrench are good, I can do it without the jack stand. 

On another note.... I don't know where Ashflat is but we are southbound through AR, starting tomorrow.  We are going through Branson and Little Rock and I don't remember the rest of the route because I'm not lookin at my Streets and Trips.  Are you anywhere near Little Rock??
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John Vickrey   -   Dearing, GA
About 2 hours East of ATL on I-20 and 4 miles south of I-20.
Got Electricity and Water for 4-5 coaches.  Less that a mile to a
dumpstation.  Stop by and sit a spell.
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