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Old 08-29-2019, 03:51 AM   #21
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I bought the Milwaukee below. And no, I didn't pay HDs price for it. Bought it on sale on Ebay for around $300. 1400 ft/lbs of loosening torque. Have not had any bolt I cannot get loose yet including tractors and skid steer bolts.
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Old 08-29-2019, 05:42 AM   #22
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HF torque wrench to loosen, cordless drill to spin lugs off and on, torque wrench to finish. worked great to get stems replaced with TPMS sensors. will work just as well on the side of the road. Not as sexy, but then again neither am I
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:33 AM   #23
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7 1/2 hp 80 gal Schultz commercial air compressor and Ingersol Rand impact, but since the near 700lb bemanth won't fit in the storage bay and I seldom ever need to change a tire on the road I just carry a loooong break over a cordless impact driver (that I carry anyway) and a torque wrench. If I didn't have the Compressor at home then one of the cordless 1/2" impacts would certainly be in the arsenal.
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Old 09-01-2019, 08:14 PM   #24
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Impacts are OK for removing lug nuts or other fasteners.... However, for installation they cause many fastener failures.. threads are not designed to resist the tremendous forces generated by a rapidly spinning lug nut against a wheel stud or bolt..
For reference, I have over 40 years of fastener selling and training experience and actually do fastener safety seminars.......
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Old 09-01-2019, 09:13 PM   #25
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All you have to do is cut the torque setting down and start them by hand. Spin them up with the low torque setting and finish them off via a torque wrench.
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Old 09-02-2019, 01:50 AM   #26
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I use a Milwaukee 1/2'' cordless 18 volt impact. I have had to use it on the side of the road and the quicker I can change a tire and get back on the road the better I feel. I am now using it to remove all my wheels to pack my wheel bearings and replace my disc pads. Using common sense when you use a impact will prevent damage to the studs and lug nuts. My impact is more powerful than my Ingersol Rand 1/2''.
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Old 09-02-2019, 07:53 AM   #27
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I use a breaker bar and a socket. It never needs charging, takes up less space,You always have to torque the wheels so I carry one of those. How many times will you be changing a tire anyway?
EXACTLY! And without the weight of the impact wrench you can carry more food.
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Old 09-02-2019, 03:44 PM   #28
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I use a Proto ratcheting torque wrench for all wheel removal & install, great leverage, ratchets & no impact damage. I do keep a Milwaukee in the truck but have never had to use it. In 35 yrs of RVing I have only changed one tire. I do keep a plug kit & compressor which has helped a lot of people, myself included. I have a Viair 12v comp which always seems to be needed, more than an impact wrench.
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:15 PM   #29
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I use 2 items - a DeWalt 18V impact driver and a real torque wrench.
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:26 PM   #30
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I've got the M18 Milwaukee 1/2" cordless impact wrench. The only one with more Torque is the Ingersoll Rand W7150. The amount of Torque for the money in my book is the Milwaukee...
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:30 PM   #31
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I use a Riobi One(+)Plus cordless combo impact/screwgun/drill. I start the nuts by hand and only snug them up with the drill. Then I do the final turn or two with a lug wrench and a torque wrench. You can strip your lugs really easily with a power tool. It makes the job go faster but you have to be careful!
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:45 PM   #32
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I bought a Ridgid 1/2 inch from Home Depot...works like a champ.
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Old 09-04-2019, 03:48 PM   #33
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Bottom line, get yourself a torque wrench, final tightening using torque wrench at correct torque value. Then recheck torque after 25 miles. Why take chances.
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:48 PM   #34
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Hi,
There are a lot of good tools out there these days. I personally have a Makita 1/2" impact. The reason Mikita - because it was my tool "system" brand. The 20V lithium batteries are pretty pricey so when I went to buy a 1/2" impact for the Montana I went with my system brand. I have a Mikita circular saw, small impact, impact drill/driver, grinder, flashlights and they all use the same interchangeable 20V lithium batteries. I have a couple of 2A, 4A and one 3A and they all work with all my tools. Granted, if you put the 2A battery on the 1/2" impact it will run for half the time of the 4A but I get the same power and can remove most auto/RV lug nuts with it. Also, always have an extra charged battery available. The lithiums will run pretty close to full power and then they will just die - very flat curve with a cliff at the end. Just my $.02 - I hope it helps.
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:02 PM   #35
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Old fashioned, 1/2" breaker bar, 4 way lug wrench, neither ever need to be charge. Never have torqued a lug and have never had a problem.

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Old 09-04-2019, 05:42 PM   #36
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I treated myself to a new Makita 18v with three torque settings when I replaced my brakes this spring. It and a set of impact wrenches have their own 10”bag on the back seat floor. With 2 big batteries I don't normally carry the charger on shorter trips. Charger and more batteries are in the case with the screw gun/drill.
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:43 PM   #37
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I use a 1/2" Kobalt ratcheting breaking bar to loosen the lugs and a torque wrench to tighten them up. I find the impact wrench destroys the ridicules covers on the lug nuts making it a pain to get then off.. However at home I use a Kobalt 1/2 impact wrench
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:49 PM   #38
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Milwaukee - 1400 ft/lbs of loosening torque Might be overkill but I found it for a "OK" price on ebay. So far works like a charm.
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Old 09-04-2019, 06:02 PM   #39
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If I were to use an impact wrench, it would be my 18V Milwaukee 1/2". But what I carry with me is a torque wrench, 6" extension and 7/8" socket. I've only had to change 1 tire on the road so far and it wasn't a problem.

BTW, the Milwaukee can easily be switched from high to low.
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Old 09-04-2019, 06:47 PM   #40
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My DeWalt 1/2" impact wrench could not loosen my lugs torqued to 110 ft. lbs. Ended up having to call roadside assist to change a tire in the RV park. I ditched the impact wrench in favor of a 15" breaker bar and a 4' cheater pipe. Much lighter than the impact wrench, takes up less space and, it actually works.
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