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#1 1 Lucky Texan

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Posted 09 February 2004 - 07:13 PM

OK - I have a good guess but don't really know - um, what is the power distribution to the front and rear when the 4EAT is in reverse?

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Posted 09 February 2004 - 07:25 PM

Alex, what is 50:50?

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 06:59 AM

Yeah, I'd been curious about that too. Based on what I've observed when I hang my head out the door, it appears to be a full rear clutch engagement just like the 1 (low) position. Good news, considering the ease at which AWD will propel you forward into deep trouble.:D

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 08:09 AM

Makes sense - that's what I assumed.
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Posted 10 February 2004 - 08:31 AM

That is what I have been told. I know the outback climbs the 20% grade section of our driveway when snow covered in reverse just as well as in 1, and I think that is also 50:50. Even with snow tires my FWD car can't climb that section when snow covered without a full running start, and even then it is iffy.

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Posted 10 February 2004 - 10:29 AM

Full engagement would cause binding if you are turning. Medium left or right turn would be enough to tell. The tires will growl, the car won't want to move, it'll feel really "off" if it's a full lock.

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