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Sicotic 11-05-2012 03:40 PM

AWD question.
 
I have stage 3 tune, here in alaska got about 1 foot of snow. Now it is -15F so everything is frozen. When I try to drive my car in it i go sidewayz as if it is only RWD. I have summer tires so figured that was the issue. If I peel out only the rear wheels spin not the front. I'm not super familiar with Subaru AWD so don't bash me. Is there to much power? Or does it transfer to the rear wheels first then to the front? Any other AWD i've had all wheels spun or at least 3 of 4. I had AWD DSM's for a long time.

Max Capacity 11-05-2012 03:44 PM

Go to wikipidia and look up "summer only tires"

GET a CLUE as to what summer only means.

Buy some snow tires.

Please close this thread before you get flamed....!

Where do you live again...?

RabidWombat 11-05-2012 03:44 PM

Auto or manual?

dr_sharp 11-05-2012 03:45 PM

:lol:

stage "3.5" with summer tires and you can't understand why the wheels are slipping in 1 foot of snow?

trolololol

HAMMER DOWN 11-05-2012 03:52 PM

Your center diff. mite be gone or going. On a snow covered road, engage E-brake to lock up the rear wheels. Try to drive the car. With all the power going to the front wheels. You should be able to spin the front wheel & drag the car forward. If you can't. I would be looking at your center diff.

Mike

eljefe1981 11-05-2012 03:55 PM

LoL you guys are mean.

HAMMER DOWN 11-05-2012 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Max Capacity (Post 4145266)
Go to wikipidia and look up "summer only tires"

GET a CLUE as to what summer only means.

Buy some snow tires.

Please close this thread before you get flamed....!

Where do you live again...?

Quote:

Originally Posted by dr_sharp (Post 4145270)
:lol:

stage "3.5" with summer tires and you can't understand why the wheels are slipping in 1 foot of snow?

trolololol

:rolleyes: but still don't explain why he's not getting power to the front wheels.

BAC5.2 11-05-2012 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HAMMER DOWN (Post 4145281)
...If you can't. I would be looking at your center diff.

If you can, expect to be diff shopping soon.

This is a terrible idea. Do not do it.

BAC5.2 11-05-2012 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HAMMER DOWN (Post 4145300)
:rolleyes: but still don't explain why he's not getting power to the front wheels.

Dollars to donuts, the fronts are spinning too and the OP just doesn't know it.

700watts 11-05-2012 04:05 PM

this is going to be rich...

adreyna 11-05-2012 04:15 PM

FWIW, From what I read somewhere I believe automatics are 45/55 to give them a rwd performance feel. I don't if that's completely true but on ice my tail pops out like rwd when I take a turn. But I do know my awd works fine since its been driving in the air while on a lift.

HAMMER DOWN 11-05-2012 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BAC5.2 (Post 4145306)
Dollars to donuts, the fronts are spinning too and the OP just doesn't know it.

That could be very true, but you would think he could feel the front wheel spinning thru the steering wheel.

On snow covered roads & summer tire, it's not going to hurt anything. Not like I told him to do it for prolong time or drop his clutch a 3-5k like some people do when they drag race. Just give enough power like you would normally take off from a stop like with a cop behind you.

Or have a friend watch you front wheel to see if they spin when you take off. That way to don't stress your center diff. trying to see if you have power to the front wheels.

ShadowImg 11-05-2012 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BAC5.2 (Post 4145306)
Dollars to donuts, the fronts are spinning too and the OP just doesn't know it.

Or just 1 front, which makes for a remarkably quick "sidewayz" maneuver.

Quote:

Originally Posted by adreyna (Post 4145327)
FWIW, From what I read somewhere I believe automatics are 45/65 to give them a rwd performance feel. I don't if that's completely true but on ice my tail pops out like rwd when I take a turn. But I do know my awd works fine since its been driving in the air while on a lift.

This is not true, as 45+65 = 110.

adreyna 11-05-2012 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ShadowImg (Post 4145343)
Or just 1 front, which makes for a remarkably quick "sidewayz" maneuver.



This is not true, as 45+65 = 110.

edited... lol 45/55

adreyna 11-05-2012 05:54 PM

You should be able to do this with no problem. lol

http://youtu.be/uXS_xf0qOt0


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