Le Mans: Prototype Class
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Re: how crucial is a torque wrench for brake pad change
over tightened lugnuts will warp rotors. Under torqued lug nuts may come loose and round out holes in wheels, or worse the wheel will fall off and that's a big ohh shit...
over torquing braking components, there's not really a big issue depending on what it is. The slide pins, you may break them off and that's a pain to fix, the backing plate bolts, I never torque them, they need to be like 60+ ft/lbs anyway depending on application.(tight is how i torque them)
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