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Lugnuts torque spec 2002 Legacy GT wagon


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#1 740gle

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:33 PM

I tried to search the forum, but di not find the answer - what is the torque spec for the lugnuts on the front and rear wheels for the above?

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:49 PM

my memory sometimes is off but 85 ft lb..??

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 05:19 PM

65 +/- 7 ftlb.

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 06:54 PM

65 - 78, depending which manual you're reading, or which know-it-all on the internet you believe. :rolleyes:

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:59 AM

I found pages from the factory manual, that I've downloaded from Subaru long ago, - it says 65 ft.-lb for both steel and alloy wheels.

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 09:01 AM

65 - 78, depending which manual you're reading, or which know-it-all on the internet you believe. :rolleyes:

Good call. I use a 75 ft-lb torque stick with my impact wrench, then follow up with 80 ft lb with my torque wrench. I do believe the factory spec is 70 ft-lb. It doesn't really matter much + or - 10; what's important is that you don't over-torque it with an air impact tool and damage/stretch the studs. Also, remember to re-torque after about 500 miles.

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 10:43 AM

Well doing 80 ft-lb you are definitely overtorquing them by more than 10ft-lb, if one should believe the 65ft-lb value from the manual...

I have no air tools, :-( just a good old trusty $25 torque wrench from Sears.
I have the fancy alloy wheels, that came with the car from the factory, perharps steelies are more forgiving?


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