Subaru Wheel Lug Nut Torque Chart


Subaru Wheel Lug Nut Torque, All Models

If you are planning on installing a wheel on your Subaru, it is important to be aware of the manufacturer's recommended torque settings. Using the proper torque helps ensure that the wheel assembly is securely installed. The Subaru Wheel Lug Nut Torque Chart we have compiled can be used as a quick reference guide by roadside assistance providers or DIY enthusiasts when working on any Subaru vehicle.

Using the manufacturer's recommended torque also helps guarantee that there isn’t either too much or too little pressure on any of the assemblies to which the wheel attaches. Before you install your wheels, check your vehicle’s recommended torque.

Subaru Wheel Lug Nut Torque Specs Recommendations

Make Model Trim Year Range Torque

SUBARU

B9 TRIBECA SUV / BASE/LIMTD 2006 - 2007 85 ft-lbs
BAJA CRSSOVER / STD/SPORT 2003 - 2007 75 ft-lbs
BRZ 17"BASE / ALL 2013 - 2018 90 ft-lbs
CROSSTREK 17"BASE / 2.0I PREM 2016 - 2018 90 ft-lbs
FORESTER 2.5X 17"BASE / PREMIUM 2009 - 2013 80 ft-lbs
FORESTER 2.5XT 17"BASE / BASE 2009 - 2013 80 ft-lbs
FORESTER 15-INCH / BASE/L/S 1998 - 2008 75 ft-lbs
FORESTER 17"BASE / 2.5I 2014 - 2018 90 ft-lbs
IMPREZA 5-DOOR 18"BASE / STI 2012 - 2018 75 ft-lbs
IMPREZA 5-DOOR 15"BASE / 2.0I 2012 - 2018 90 ft-lbs
IMPREZA ALL / BASE 1993 - 2011 75 ft-lbs
IMPREZA SEDAN 17"BASE / WRX 2012 - 2014 75 ft-lbs
IMPREZA SEDAN 15"BASE / 2.0I 2012 - 2018 90 ft-lbs
JUSTY ALL / DL 1987 - 1994 75 ft-lbs
LEGACY 2.5GT 17"BASE / LIMITED 2009 - 2012 90 ft-lbs
LEGACY 2.5I 17"BASE / BASE 2009 - 2014 90 ft-lbs
LEGACY 3.0R 18"BASE / LIMITED 2009 - 2009 90 ft-lbs
LEGACY 3.6R 17"BASE / ALL 2010 - 2014 90 ft-lbs
LEGACY ALL / AWD 1990 - 2007 75 ft-lbs
LEGACY SDN/WGN / 2.5I 2006 - 2018 90 ft-lbs
LOYALE 2 DOOR / BASE 1990 - 1994 75 ft-lbs
OUTBACK 2.5I 16"BASE / BASE 2009 - 2014 90 ft-lbs
OUTBACK 2.5XT 17"BASE / LIMITED 2009 - 2009 90 ft-lbs
OUTBACK 3.0R 17"BASE / LIMITED 2009 - 2009 90 ft-lbs
OUTBACK 3.6R 17"BASE / ALL 2010 - 2014 90 ft-lbs
OUTBACK EDITION / L.L.BEAN 2002 - 2007 75 ft-lbs
OUTBACK WAGON / 2.5I 2006 - 2018 90 ft-lbs
SVX 2 DOOR / ALL 1992 - 1997 90 ft-lbs
TRIBECA 18"BASE / BASE 2008 - 2013 90 ft-lbs
WRX 17"BASE / BASE 2016 - 2018 90 ft-lbs
XT 2 DOOR / GL/DL 1986 - 1991 75 ft-lbs
XT6 ALL / FWD 1988 - 1991 75 ft-lbs
XV CROSSTREK 17"BASE / ALL 2013 - 2015 75 ft-lbs

Remove or Install Front or Rear Wheel - Generic Instructions

When removing and installing a wheel on your vehicle, always follow these generic instructions, but for more information please refer to your owner's manual. When lifting your vehicle, make sure you use the proper equipment and that you only lift the vehicle from the jacking points, one wheel at the time. Always block the opposite wheel from the one you are working on with two wheel chokes on both side of the wheel to prevent the car from rolling and fall of the jack while you're working on it. Never get under the vehicle when it is resting only on the jack.

  • Always release the wheel lockable nuts or bolts by hand (use a breaker bar) and NOT by using an impact drill. Do not jump or use your foot on the breaker bar.
  • Remove dirt, grease residues and corrosion from rim and wheel hub contact surfaces.
  • Check brake disc retaining bolt for tight fit.
  • Apply anti-seize paste on the wheel centring in the wheel rim.
  • Clean wheel bolts or nuts and check threads for damage, renew if necessary. Renew corroded wheel bolts. Attention! Do not apply oil or grease to wheel studs or bolts.
  • The wheel rim must rest uniformly against the brake disc.
  • Screw in the wheel bolts or lug nuts and evenly tighten by hand in a crosswise sequence in order to centre the wheel rim.
  • Tighten the wheel bolts or lug nuts to the specified tightening toque in a crosswise sequence using a calibrated torque wrench.
  • Check all wheel bolts or lug nuts in the same sequence and retighten to the prescribed tightening torque if necessary.
  • Under no circumstances use pneumatic or electric screwdrivers to screw in and tighten the wheel bolts.