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    I need to torque some hub bolts on a Toyota car to 70 lbs. I only have a breaker bar.No torque wrench.
    Can someone describe what 70 lbs will feel like with the bar??

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    how long is the breaker bar??? if it is around 18 inches long, I would say almost no pressure is 70 lbs. Personally I would never torque any wheels less than 80 ft. lbs. myself. with a bar of that length any pressure you put on it will more than likely overtorque it.
    2000 Chevrolet Silverado

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    You can get a 1/2" drive torque wrench from Harbor Freight for under $25 right now. Quite often they go down to $20. While it's not the best quality, it's fine for most work and worth the money.
    Christopher

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    If you check on line, you can probably find some Harbour Freight coupons. There is usually a 20% coupon floating around out there.
    Mike
    2003 Suburban LT
    2WD, 5.3L Flex Fuel

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