Audi says no to torque sticks

The use of torque sticks and/or torque extension bars are not approved by Audi America and should not be used to apply torque to wheel bolts.

Always use a calibrated torque wrench to attain the correct wheel bolt torque. Proper use of a calibrated torque wrench ensures that all wheel bolts are tightened equally and reduces the chance of repeat repairs. Using methods other than a calibrated torque wrench to attain correct wheel bolt torque may lead to:

- Brake disc damage

- Brake pulsation

- Steering wheel vibration

- Vehicle vibration

- Hub damage

- Wheel damage

- Wheel bolt damage

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