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Torque limiting, yes. But unless it is some high end dealership / race car they do not precisely torque lugnuts, Different cars / models have different values and they do not reset for every one. Rattle guns normally have adjustable ranges and overtightening has as many pitfalls as under tightening. Still I stand by my assertion that just because a fastener has a certain torque specification does not mean that it must be followed precisely.
i work as a Mechanic at a shop that also has a tire side. The tire guys torque every wheel to spec. They do not have to adjust torque on the wrench, they have a setup on the wall with 10 torque wrenches set to different torques by the manufacture, that gets calibrated regularly. They also have a chart on the wall with all the different vehicle torque data. First they run them up with a torque limiting socket, then when its back on the ground, they use the torque wrench of the correct torque. Its a very good system. Although Mistakes still happen in every industry
 

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i work as a Mechanic at a shop that also has a tire side. The tire guys torque every wheel to spec. They do not have to adjust torque on the wrench, they have a setup on the wall with 10 torque wrenches set to different torques by the manufacture, that gets calibrated regularly. They also have a chart on the wall with all the different vehicle torque data. First they run them up with a torque limiting socket, then when its back on the ground, they use the torque wrench of the correct torque. Its a very good system. Although Mistakes still happen in every industry
There are exceptions to every rule. I can and have gone to major name brand tire shops around me and none of them torque to specs.
 

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Different bike, she fell, my bolt busted off.

Thanks! We had a blast. I've been super busy with work so we didn't get to do much this summer, next year should have a good bit more trail riding mixed in. Top and bottom pics are Cordova pass, middle pic is hwy 13 out of Pickett Wire.
I thought your pics looked like a familiar area, Been up there a time or two, since it is only a couple of hours away. Btw. I used a torque wrench on those same bolts only once and spec seemed way to tight. I simply do it by feel and have not had any issues as of yet.
 
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