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They have a certain elasticity and flex that allows them to flex in sync with the blows of the Impact wrench once a certain amount of torque is reached. The flexing at its torque limit prevents the stick from exerting any more force on the nut and overtightening it.
 

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I have the same impact as you for the track. About 4-5 pops at tight is about 100 ft*lbs at full battery.

Think about this. Is it worth risking your life on the track or spend 1 minute clicking them with a torque wrench?
Here's what can happen if you forget to torque your wheels down properly at the track:

Ouchie
 

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Tony:

So are these torque-sticks accurate enough to apply lug nuts without worrying about a check or finish with the trusty torque wrench?

Feff
Unless you have an incredibly accurately calibrated Impact, I'd still finish off with the trusty torque wrench. The torque sticks are good for getting it 95% close.
 

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I was expecting 18 clowns to pile out of that car. TOO FUNNY.

-Chris
The guy driving the RX-7 is a friend of a friend at a local Autocross event near me (not trying to drift like the video title says). That got posted on our Autocross forum, and from there it launched to Internet stardom. How pissed would you be if you bellied out your car like that? Yikes! :doh:
 
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