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Old 04-11-2008, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default What socket size do I use for Subaru wheel nuts?

Hi there,

I need to know what socket size, preferably in mm, do I need to remove wheel nuts off of my 99 LGT?

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Old 04-11-2008, 03:57 PM   #2
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19mm.
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:07 PM   #3
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19mm.

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Old 04-12-2008, 02:34 AM   #4
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Be sure to get a socket that is made for an impact gun, they are alittle more durable than the normal sockets.



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Old 04-12-2008, 04:52 AM   #5
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Be sure to get a socket that is made for an impact gun, they are alittle more durable than the normal sockets.



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Thanks for the heads up. I'm going to test out my new 18" breaker bar this weekend.
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Old 04-12-2008, 05:49 PM   #6
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Be sure to get a socket that is made for an impact gun, they are alittle more durable than the normal sockets.



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I just use the 19MM 1/2 drive outa my craftsmen kit
I throw it on the impact gun and when it cracks i go get a new one.

Lifetime warrantee FTW!
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:51 PM   #7
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Damaging my rims is not worth the risk of a cracked socket.
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:56 PM   #8
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Remember to use a torque bar when putting them back on, 150+ lb-ft can damage your rotors.
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:40 PM   #9
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Remember to use a torque bar when putting them back on, 150+ lb-ft can damage your rotors.
I don't have a torque wrench/bar...

I've always just done it until the nuts were tight but so too tight.
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Go pick up a torque wrench.
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:10 PM   #11
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Remember to use a torque bar when putting them back on, 150+ lb-ft can damage your rotors.
Really? How so?
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I was told it can warp your brake rotors, told by an instructor at my Automotive Tech class, so it's probably true. You could snap a stud with 150 lb-ft as well, putting the nuts on, if you aren't careful.
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uneven torquing causes uneven pressure on the rotor, causing uneven heat transfer, leading to warpage...

What would be more important to look out for is breaking/sheering the lug bolt due to overtorquing. That seems to happen a lot more often on subaru's than the rotor warpage issue.

torque setting is 70ft/lbs roughly.
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I have also noticed that if my lugs are over torqued I get speed wobble over 80 mph I torque them low at 75 and it's smooth as butter at 100 MPH plus
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I just use the 19MM 1/2 drive outa my craftsmen kit
I throw it on the impact gun and when it cracks i go get a new one.

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Yeah, and what if it cracks or shatters and hits you in the face or something? I don't think the craftsman warranty covers stuff like that.
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Imagine someone bringing in a handful of Dust to a Sears store asking for a new socket...
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if there are pieces of cheekbone in it im sure they would respond accordingly.
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:24 PM   #18
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uneven torquing causes uneven pressure on the rotor, causing uneven heat transfer, leading to warpage...

What would be more important to look out for is breaking/sheering the lug bolt due to overtorquing. That seems to happen a lot more often on subaru's than the rotor warpage issue.

torque setting is 70ft/lbs roughly.
I knew the studs were pretty susceptible to shearing (have read multiple people dealing with it). Good to know about the warpage and such.
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