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IN lbs to FT lBS Conversion

This is a discussion on IN lbs to FT lBS Conversion within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I can't find an inch lb torque wrench anywhere. From my understanding you can convert it to ft lbs by ...

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    IN lbs to FT lBS Conversion

    I can't find an inch lb torque wrench anywhere. From my understanding you can convert it to ft lbs by dividing the inch lbs number by 12. This gives you your ft lbs torque number. E.g.


    44 IN LBS /12 = 3.6 FT LBS

    89 IN LBS /12 = 7.4 FT LBS



    Am I wrong in this method? Is there a reason not to try?

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    You are correct. Just divide by 12 to convert inch pounds to foot pounds.

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    12 in-lbs = 1 ft-lb so yes you are correct.

    If a fastener calls for in-lbs though you'd be better off using the appropriate tool. Most ft-lb torque wrenches don't go below a certain threshold and are highly inaccurate below it.

    FWIW, my ft-lb torque wrench doesn't even register below 25 ft-lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    FWIW, my ft-lb torque wrench doesn't even register below 25 ft-lbs.

    I think mine may be the same. I picked up a Craftsman inch-pound torque wrench and case not too long ago. Just one of those tools you almost have to have to work on our cars.

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    damn plastic intakes. i didnt think the ft lb torques were accurate to that degree and had to borrow a friends to finish the ls6 intake swap.

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