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what are the torque specs for the lugs? I might have to go loosen mine because i got my eibachs installed and wheels torqued to 95.
 

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ok just kidding 58-72 ft lbs... crap i guess im going to pepboys to get a torque wrench tomorrow.. =( gotta fix that
 

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Alright dillemma!!! seems like im talking to myself here... The torque specs for the spare are 58-72 ft-lbs does that go same for the wheels... doesnt it seem a little low to torque to only 70. I thoguht it woudl be around 90 ft=lbs???? anyone?///?????:confused:
 

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I torque mine to 70 ft-lbs. Never had a problem. I believe it's in your manual to torque to 62-75 as well.

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I torque mine to 70 ft-lbs. Never had a problem. I believe it's in your manual to torque to 62-75 as well.

Calvin
It should be remembered that the torque number isn't all that critical, but having the same torque on all five lugs that is important.

I torque mine to 80 ft-lbs. I was told to do so by a Subaru technician.

-Jim
 

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factory spec is 68 ft lbs, I torque to 72. You need to follw some important rules however. Always torque in a star pattern and bring the torque up gradually- not right to 72 right off the getgo. Also I tighten as much as possible w/ the wheels off the ground (star pattern) then I let the tire down just enough to touch the ground and not spin, then I finish my torqueing (again w/ star pattern). This way the majority of the weight is still off of the tire and you will get a much better (even) torque.

This is very important- the lug nuts will likely loosen after a 100 miles (maybe less depending on type of driving)- always, always retorque the nuts again after this. Mine are almost always slightly loose before the second torquing.

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Big Sky is on the Money on this one!!!

Thats how I started doing it after I tourqed to 65ft. lbs and they felt loose after a trip of 20miles!!

I do like he does now (The whole shabang:D )


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... Also I tighten as much as possible w/ the wheels off the ground (star pattern) then I let the tire down just enough to touch the ground and not spin, then I finish my torqueing (again w/ star pattern). [/B]


Why would the wheels spin? I thought all subauru's are AWD.
 

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Open front diff and limited slip center and rear that won't engage with slow spinning of one wheel. Just like a FWD or RWD car where you spin a front wheel and the other moves as well.

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70 ft-lbs....no problems
 
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