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Four wheel drive weirdness
Posted 27 December 2003 - 01:56 PM
Posted 27 December 2003 - 02:27 PM
Different brands can be slightly different for the same stated size.
Posted 27 December 2003 - 02:57 PM
Posted 27 December 2003 - 03:13 PM
I don't know - just sounds odd to me. I would be checking front suspension parts myself - and listening for the signs of a bad axle. I could be wrong tho - it's happened before.
Posted 27 December 2003 - 04:42 PM
Posted 27 December 2003 - 04:46 PM
Posted 27 December 2003 - 05:07 PM
Posted 27 December 2003 - 07:17 PM
Posted 27 December 2003 - 10:58 PM
It doesn't show up at all going down Troy's unplowed roads, nor when they're semi-plowed. As long as the road has a good coating on it, my Loyale doesn't act up.
I've engaged the 4wd sometimes when it's really been raining, playing around with it. I stopped at a light going to work a few months ago, when it was raining heavy, and put it in 4wd just to see how fast I could come off the light, without having to worry about spinning the front tires. Like I said, playing .
Once I started getting up to speed, above 25 mph if'n I remember right, Subie started "lurching" from side to side. It was like each side was taking turns supplying power to the wheels, about a second long in duration before the other side would kick in. Put quite a bit of a shimmy into it, and scared me a bit. Haven't done it since, too.
I ought to add that I think I've got a bad ball joint on the right front that I just haven't gotten around to fixing... weather turned nasty (snow) before I could get a chance to swap it out. Whether that''s what's causing it, I don't know. If I end up swapping the joint out before I part Subie out, I'll holler.
Posted 28 December 2003 - 02:02 AM
Posted 28 December 2003 - 03:07 AM
Posted 28 December 2003 - 10:02 AM
BWM - just using it as my daily driver, but I have to admit I have found a few new backroads around my place.
Thanks to all for the input. It sounds like it's functioning the way it was designed to.
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