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FWIW, I spoke with an ARP guy this past weekend at the SEMA show here in town. I asked THE question regarding tightening their rod bolts. He says words to the effect:

Using a stretch gauge is the most accurate method of tightening their rod bolts. That said, a torque wrench is also okay. He recommended tightening and loosening the fastener five times before final torquing. In their test with a torque wrench (probably an accurate one) and their moly-based thread lube, they are able to stretch the fastener to about the same specs.

How about anti-seize? They don't know as there are several brands. They have only tested using their thread lube, and their torque specs are based on using their lube.

If torque wrench inaccuracy is bothering you, use a beam-type torque wrench. Calibration is easy. Just bend the pointer so it points to zero and read so there is no parallax error (look directly down at the scale).

Mind you. The above tightening info only applies to ARP rod bolts.

Hope this helps,
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