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New to Subaru, just bought a 90 legacy
Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:16 AM
1: I noticed that when I turn sharp that the car slows down to a stop really quick like the front wheels are stopping it almost. Or when driving and turning sharp it's like the front wheels are skipping. Is the Subaru front wheel dominant or rear wheel dominat for the 4WD? Or is it a 50-50 distribution of power? So I was just wondering if this is normal?
2: How wide of a tire can I run under it? I've found some 205/70r14 snow tires for a fair price but don't want to get them if they are too wide for the car.
Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:37 AM
1: no that's not normal. It sounds like the vehicle has torque bind. First, do the tires all match model and nominal size and treadwear? That is the first question.
Is it automatic or is it a manual transmission? It's really all wheel drive, it's not really a conventional 4WD setup with a transfer case.
Usually for snow tires you don't really want a super wide tire. You want it to be relatively narrower usually.
Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:56 AM
The car is a "full time 4WD" is what it says on the dash and the rear of the car.
I'm not familiar with Subaru's or newer cars in general as my real passion is air cooled VW's.
Thanks for the help so far
Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:06 PM
Hm ok I haven't ever seen a 1990 in person, on Joe's site it says 'full time AWD' http://www.cars101.c...cy_archive.html
Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:57 PM
Torque bind would be a bad VC. You can change them without pulling the tranny out of the car. Just drop the back down and pull off the extension housing and transfer case. The VC and center diff will slide out and can be replaced.
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