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Old 06-07-2009, 05:43 PM   #7
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There is a correct way:
Subaru part number 927760000 - STRUT MOUNT SOCKET


Pass-through socket and allen wrench is the other option. I got mine at Lowes.

When you get all four wheels on the ground you can torque the bolts to the correct amount:
Lower strut bolts - front (19mm) - 129 ft-lbs
Lower strut bolts - rear (19mm) - 145 ft-lbs

Front brake line (12mm) - 23.6 ft-lb
Front ABS line (12mm) - 24.3 ft-lb

Strut top nuts (12mm) - 14.5 ft-lb
* this isn't much; don't overdo it, they can and will snap.*

Strut top center nut (17mm) - 41 ft-lb
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