By SWICKEHAM, December 14, 2005 in 1990 to present Legacy, Impreza, Outback, Forester, Baja, WRX&WrxSTI, SVX


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I"m a brand-new user with an "old" Subaru Outback Sedan (2002) who would quite not invest in a shop manual.

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I doubt that the dealership provided a strength lug wrench when last rotating my alloy wheels cause I now feel a slight pulsing on irradiate braking. Before removing the wheel to inspect, i would prefer to know what the appropriate (recommended) speak specs space for these wheel lug nuts.

I"ve contacted Subaru, however so far .. No answer.

Anybody know?


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I"m a brand-new user with an "old" Subaru Outback Sedan (2002) that would rather not invest in a shop manual.

I doubt that the dealership offered a strength lug wrench once last rotating mine alloy wheels cause I now feel a slight pulsing on light braking. Prior to removing the wheel to inspect, i would choose to understand what the suitable (recommended) torque specs room for these wheel lug nuts.

I"ve contacted Subaru, however so far .. No answer.

Anybody know?


 

I think the lug nuts space tightened to somewhere approximately 75 ft-lbs. I have heard that blasting the lug nuts with an affect wrench, as part shops do (sometimes not also following an alternating sequence) have the right to lead come warped rotors, possibly resulting in your pulsing. I recently replaced rotors through a friend that suspected this problem. The lug nuts took part serious pressure on a breaker bar come remove, and also once brand-new rotors were mounted the pulsing was gone.


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I"m a brand-new user through an "old" Subaru Outback Sedan (2002) who would rather not invest in a shop manual. <...> before removing the wheels to inspect, i would prefer to recognize what the appropriate (recommended) speak specs are for these wheel lug nuts.

Well, my "99 Owner"s hands-on says "58 to 72 ft-lb (78 come 98 N-m, 8 to 10 kg-m)". It may or may not be the same for your "02. Examine your owner"s manual; in mine, rather than gift in the "Specifications" or "Maintenance and also service" part (where I meant to discover it), the was offered in the "Flat tires" part of "In situation of emergency" - ns suppose that"s logical .

 

--OB99W


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I"m using 65 "/lbs on my cars. "03 OBW with stock wheels/nuts "06 WRXwgn v aftermarket wheels/nuts.

 

 

Be certain to check the torque after a coupla days and then again possibly a few weeks later. (note self, you require to examine yours due to the fact that its been several weeks now)

 

;^)

 

edit, uncovered this attach that might help;

http://www.tirerack.com/wheels/tech/techpage.jsp?techid=107


Seems appropriate -- 65 ft-lb is the middle of the "58 to 72 ft-lb" variety my "99 Subaru hand-operated states.

 

By the way, even if the rotors got warped from uneven- or over-tightening, that doesn"t alway mean they need to be replaced. First, just remove the wheels and make sure the mounting surfaces space clean. Climate replace and retighten correctly (torque and tightening sequence). Check for pulsation; that may already be gone. If not, sometimes some difficult braking (down a long hill?), adequate to gain the rotors heat enough, will cause them come "relax" and straighten out. Obviously, don"t shot this if roadway or traffic conditions would do it unsafe.

 

--OB99W


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vic/se 10


vic/se 10

USMB is life!Members 10196 postsmontreal, qc- canada
Posted December 15, 2005

general dominion 60


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SWICKEHAM 10


SWICKEHAM 10

New UserMembers 102 postsPort Ludlow, WA
Posted December 15, 2005
Thanx to all that responded to mine question about torque specs for alloy wheels. I appreciate your help.
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Andyjo 17


Andyjo 17

I'm no Austin!Members 171705 postsWindham NH
Posted December 15, 2005

not 150? :-

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oops

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crazymjb 10


crazymjb 10

USMB RegularMembers 1052 postsMassachusetts
Posted December 15, 2005

Don"t auto shops use these:

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That is pretty lot the only thing we do consistantly in my class at school, together with following the pattern.

 

As much as overtorquing, i think girlfriend wouldnt check out to lot of a problem as lengthy as they complied with the sequencing(as mentioned). Ns don"t have a collection at home and also when I had actually to clean the tar out of our minivan tire I placed it earlier on v my total on the highest setting, no vibration, no brake problems.

 

Then again ns think it had drums.

 

Either method the piece of !
#$% is about to be traded because that a shiny brand-new 06 OBW VDC!


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forester2002s 165


forester2002s 165

Subaru Fanatic!Members 1651072 postsVancouver Canada
Posted December 15, 2005

The Factory organization Manual because that my 2002 Forester says to tighten wheel nuts to:

 

- 88 N.m (9kgf.m, 65 ft.lb) (same torque because that steel and alloy wheels)


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Setright 11


Setright 11

Elite understand of the SubaruMembers 113176 postsDenmark
Posted December 15, 2005

Well, ns torque come 95Nm and also that works an extremely well. The lugs come off six months later with a tiny bit of force on the Subaru lug wrench. Mental you, I perform lubricate the stud threads.

 

I make the efforts torquing as much as the 100Nm that my neighborhood dealer insists on, and also this renders the lugs quite difficult to remove after a few months.

 

 

You deserve to probably rectify the judder by removed cleaning and also retorqing as said above. I operation the lugs up in increments. Hand tighten, torque come 40Nm, then 60Nm and finally 95Nm. I uncover this centers the wheels perfectly and ensures the there is no vibration - also at 100mph.

 

 

(Isn"t 1lb ft cirka 1.3Nm ??)


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forester2002s 165


forester2002s 165

Subaru Fanatic!Members 1651072 postsVancouver Canada
Posted December 15, 2005
Mind you, I execute lubricate the stud threads
This can be the subject of a whole new thread: to lubricate, or no to lubricate the threads?

 

Unless otherwise specified, a tightening speak is intended to be applied to clean, undamaged threads.

 

Applying the very same torque to lubricated threads, outcomes in a larger (sometimes much larger) bolt-tension.

 

Applying the same torque come dirty or corroded threads, results in a smaller bolt-tension.

 

So, what come do?

 

IMHO: Don"t lubricate the threads, unless there is a great reason to perform so.


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jman11 10


jman11 10

New UserMembers 1014 postsCentral PA
Posted December 15, 2005

What space these? castle look like brightly coloured dumbells through a hex socket on one side.


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98 gt 10


98 gt 10

New UserMembers 109 postscharleston
Posted December 16, 2005

the will either twist a little bit or break when you have used too much torque. Various color= various torque specs.


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Ratty2Austin 27


Ratty2Austin 27

have tools, will fixMembers 271072 postsWest coast USA
Posted December 16, 2005

when I worked at subaru (in the tire shop) the main subaru spec for every subarus to be 65 ft/lbs

 

or, if you have one the those colorful "torq-stick" sets- use the yellow one

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crazymjb 10

USMB RegularMembers 1052 postsMassachusetts
Posted December 16, 2005

They dont break unless you had some wierd impactless wrench that might still put down adequite torque. The rods rather "absorb" the pulses the torsion throw the end by the impact wrench.


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Setright 11


Setright 11

Elite grasp of the SubaruMembers 113176 postsDenmark
Posted December 16, 2005

Forester 2002:

 

I put copper grease on the stud object to avoid corrosion. Below in Denmark the authorities love to spread several salt top top the roads throughout winter, and also that damn salty water has a means of climb in everywhere. The hub is open from the inside.

 

I keep the cone components of the lug nuts and wheels clean, there must be lot of of friction there to save the lugs native moving.

 

I likewise believe that the special grease ns am utilizing will "transmit" torque, it doesn"t specifically leave the bolt-threads friction free.


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cannonball 10


cannonball 10

User Awaiting email ConfirmationMembers 10206 postsMount Pleasant, SC
Posted December 19, 2005

Correction. Max torque is 72 not 75 favor I previously declared for 2000 OBW.

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