Greg, I have no idea if it holds true for anything other than MGP, BME and GRP rod bolts. All three give that same instruction so I wouldn't say it's a fluke. Maybe has something to do with the ceration fit.....?? I also tighten by hand with a T handle where there's no room for movement. Then torque with one pull making sure I have no obstruction. Greg, you gonna have your car ready to run with us (Top Eliminator West) in June? Blessings.........Ron Clevenger.