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Old 09-18-2005, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default lug torque specs, 05 sti ?

maybe i just suck at reading the manual, but i can't find this. help?
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Old 09-18-2005, 05:05 PM   #2
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I "think" I heard somewhere it's 32lbs ft.
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Old 09-18-2005, 05:08 PM   #3
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I "think" I heard somewhere it's 32lbs ft.

Close :P
i usually run them to 75-80 pounds

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Old 09-18-2005, 05:09 PM   #4
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Close :P
i usually run them to 75-80 pounds

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haha. never mind. must have been for something else then.
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Old 09-18-2005, 05:24 PM   #5
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32/33 is what i've heard for the oil plug

75-80 aight, where is this in the manual exactly?
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Old 09-18-2005, 05:31 PM   #6
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Old 09-18-2005, 11:03 PM   #7
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I use "That feels about tight".......has worked for years.
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Old 09-18-2005, 11:17 PM   #8
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85lb's on the tq wrench
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Old 09-18-2005, 11:31 PM   #9
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....overtorquing lugs is a PERFECT way to stretch them and make them break at the worst possible time....

...and it really is unnecessary.
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Old 09-19-2005, 10:01 AM   #10
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I have the service manual but I can't remember which section it is listed in....but if I get time I will look.
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Old 09-19-2005, 05:43 PM   #11
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30/60/90

(i.e. - torque in star pattern to 30 ft-lb, then 60 ft-lb, then 90 ft-lb)

Use a quality torque wrench: IMO, the craftsman 1/2" torque wrench you can buy at sears is about as low as I would go in terms of quality. Be careful not to drop or bang the torque wrench on anything, as the shock will affect the calibration of the tool, and remember to always back the tool back down to a few clicks above its lowest point. Note: I am talking about a Non-beam torque wrench. The beam torque wrenches, while more rugged, are much more difficult to use.)
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Old 09-19-2005, 11:54 PM   #12
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Crack open your owner's manual to page 9-12.

Ta-da.

Alternatively, good ol' page 13-9 can be read, which refers you to the above.

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Old 09-20-2005, 12:49 AM   #13
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30/60/90

(i.e. - torque in star pattern to 30 ft-lb, then 60 ft-lb, then 90 ft-lb)

Use a quality torque wrench: IMO, the craftsman 1/2" torque wrench you can buy at sears is about as low as I would go in terms of quality. Be careful not to drop or bang the torque wrench on anything, as the shock will affect the calibration of the tool, and remember to always back the tool back down to a few clicks above its lowest point. Note: I am talking about a Non-beam torque wrench. The beam torque wrenches, while more rugged, are much more difficult to use.)


....w0w....so you are overtorquing your lugs by ~90%...GREAT....
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:02 AM   #14
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ive got a crappy harbor freight torque wrench... isnt it ok?

anyway, say you suspect your lugnuts might have become a bit loose after an autox or whatever, i just dial about 70lbs and torque them (star pattern) thats the proper way to do it... right? you dont "add" that amount to the torque the actual nuts are at before the tightening... am i understanding it right... when the thing clicks and its set at 70lbs, the nuts are set at 70lbs, it doesnt "add" 70lbs to the nuts??? someone explain this for a n00b please
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:18 AM   #15
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andrew you are correct on how the wrench works

and rams thanks for pointing out the pages !
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Old 09-20-2005, 01:32 AM   #16
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I have the WRX impreza service manual the same one that all subaru mechanic use.And they recomend 65.7 Ft-lb
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Old 09-20-2005, 08:53 AM   #17
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I have the WRX impreza service manual the same one that all subaru mechanic use.And they recomend 65.7 Ft-lb
What section is this in?? Just curious.

And that does sound correct. This has been discussed before....no need to go way over this number like some people are suggesting nor is there anything wrong with using a Craftsman torque wrench. Been using one for some time now....works great.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:37 PM   #18
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What section is this in?? Just curious.

And that does sound correct. This has been discussed before....no need to go way over this number like some people are suggesting nor is there anything wrong with using a Craftsman torque wrench. Been using one for some time now....works great.


I posted the god damned page, above......what part of that is difficult?????
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:40 PM   #19
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I posted the god damned page, above......what part of that is difficult?????
I missed that...sorry. It cracks me up that I can't remember which section that information is listed in.
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I missed that...sorry. It cracks me up that I can't remember which section that information is listed in.

....sorry......but usually, usually-----in these cases, I post the page out of the FSM.

...it is also in the owners manual
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:47 PM   #21
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....sorry......but usually, usually-----in these cases, I post the page out of the FSM.

...it is also in the owners manual
Right...same here when I can help give people the correct information.

Actually I was talking about which section in the FSM such as....Body, Transmission, STi Engine, Chassis, etc. All of my FSM PDF files are "coded" so I am trying to learn where some of this information is located without having to look through everything each time.
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chassis------>wheel & tire system(see WT-5, WT-6 at the bottom of the above pages)

...easy
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:57 PM   #23
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chassis------>wheel & tire system(see WT-5, WT-6 at the bottom of the above pages)

...easy
It should be but not when files are name like this:

MSA5T0515A69723
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It should be but not when files are name like this:

MSA5T0515A69723


u got jacked on yer manual...
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....w0w....so you are overtorquing your lugs by ~90%...GREAT....
~90%?
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