What is the propper lug nut torque spec for a 1998 Subaru Legacy?
I just bought a 1998 Subaru Legacy.
I searched the entire owners manual for the lug nut torque specs.
The only thing the manual said was during a spare tire change the torque should be between 58-74 flbs.
I ve never heard of lug nut torque specs having a range like that.
And those specs seem very low!
So I m hoping someone can either confirm those #s and or offer an explanation for such a wide range!
Thanks so much!
- M.Lv 72 months ago
It's an M12 × 1.25 stud.
I've seen quite a range of lugnut torque specifications online.
I'd say 70 ft-lb is good.
- John AldenLv 72 months ago
- 2 months ago
According to the repair manual, the wheel lug nut torque spec is 72 ft-lbs.
- thebax2006Lv 72 months ago
100 foot pounds is a good average torque for most cars.
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- KY-ClayLv 72 months ago
Your 1998 Legacy has a 12x1.25 stud. Therefor the correct torque is 74 lb/ft. Do not lubricate the studs in any manner. They must be clean and dry.