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Lugnuts torque spec 2002 Legacy GT wagon

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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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-Michael

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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.

 

-Michael

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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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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?

 

 

-Michael

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