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Old 02-19-2001, 11:14 PM
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I don't know if there is an America's Tire Store near you, but I know they hand torque ALL lug nuts. They start off with an impact set low and a "flex bit" that will not allow tightening of the nuts, then they follow up with a torque wrench.

I saw their advertising about that while in the Temecula location when I was putting the eyeball on some of the tires they have for sale at Watched them hand torque at least five different cars while I was window shopping.

Mike Tangas
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72

'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis

2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon least its a diesel

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