Red 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Elite
Yeah, I don’t carry the torque wrench in the Jeep. It lives at home, in the case, in the toolbox. If I have to change a tire on the trail or side of the road, tight is tight…good to go. I‘lol fix it later at the house. Anytime I have tires professionally installed, though, when I get home I break them loose and re torque. Twice I’ve been on the side of road having to fight to loosen an over torqued, air wrench applied lug bolt. Ever seen the Big Bang where they have a flat, somewhere in the Mexican desert, can’t get a lug bolt off and set the van on fire? I didn’t set the truck on fire but I know the feeling. 😎Ok... I'll admit, I was a little enthusiastic about using a torque wrench as a breaker bar. In my [foggy] mind, such a use would be very rare, as in we rarely change a tire away from home (well, those of us who don't off-road... especially...). So yeah a beam type torque wrench will do as a breaker bar in a pinch, and double-up as, well (doh !) a torque wrench for emergencies. And yes, a breaker bar with an experienced hand does great as a torque wrench road-side lol.
I have a clicker torque wrench at home, would not carry it in the Jeep though (no need).
One thing I forgot to mention concerning 17mm head bolts : I have a 1/2'' breaker bar and also a 3/8'' drive socket set on board. I removed the supplied spark plug socket and stuffed a deep 17mm (3/8'') one instead, because a breaker bar is good for half turns, but a ratchet is much better/quicker for the rest of the job. In lieu of a deep 17mm socket, one could use a regular socket with an extension (if set contains one). For those of you wondering : a 5/8'' spark plug socket = 15.9mm, so it won't fit on the lug bolt... and not by much...