Yes it's the torque I torque mine at,never had a problem
No I totally agree. However if you have a defective wrench and you are thinking your torquing 77 and in reality your putting down 20 that would be a cause for concern.I set my craftsman never re-calibrated, made in china, clicker type torque wrench to 80 ftlbs and hope it ends up somewhere between 75 and 85 ftlbs.
About 85% of the wheels on the road have been made up with the good and tight, or max stun impact methods.
I don't think a nominal value of 77 ft lbs vs 82 or whatever matters much. I dont think you need a 450$ torque wrench and a cal lab to tighten up some wheel bolts.