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Offline Polaris

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Lug nut torque and tire pressure
« on: October 02, 2016, 12:20:08 PM »
The owner's manual says to torque to between 74 to 89 ft-lb, would I go for something right in the middle like 81 ft-lbs?

And for the tire pressures, I haven't double checked but I remember it was something maybe like 32 front 30 rear or something like that? Does that sound about right?


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Re: Lug nut torque and tire pressure
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2016, 12:42:20 PM »
I typically did 75 ft-lbs on the STi due to the aluminium wheels.

I also did whatever the drivers door told me for pressures, which IIRC was higher in the front.
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Re: Lug nut torque and tire pressure
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2016, 04:07:18 PM »
I torque my Subaru's lug nuts to 80 ft/lbs. I change my wheels all the time. Never have any issues.

There should be a sticker on the drivers door that tells you what tire pressures to run on front and rear. Follow that. 32 front 30 rear sounds about right.

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Re: Lug nut torque and tire pressure
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2016, 04:11:45 PM »
I've always done 80 lb-ft and I run 34-35 psi in my tires because I once read somewhere that the car turns better on higher pressure tires. In winter I run 32 because I want flex and bite.

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Re: Lug nut torque and tire pressure
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2016, 06:21:17 PM »
Cool, thanks for all the help! I'll check the door and see what the pressure is; not too sure if my wheels are aluminum or not though re: LDS.

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Re: Lug nut torque and tire pressure
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2016, 08:31:47 PM »
I do 75ft lbs on the lug nuts, and around 34-36psi for my tires (feels better like Asstuna said)

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Re: Lug nut torque and tire pressure
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2016, 11:12:28 PM »
Don't forget to retorque them!
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