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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Outback, Wagon
Sep 30, 2003 (1:34 pm)
twrx-thankyou very much
cbmorton-the 2002 brand new OBS I drove was outstanding for steep uphill starts in the snow and I had that car going on an angle as I was going through the gears under hard acceleration on level ground and it was still griping.The conditions were Subaru perfect....-20C,snowing(this was in Calgary at night mind you)roads were snow covered with hard packed snow as a base....all I can say is your going to love when it snows with your new car.Everybody will be headin' in while your headin' out,,hehehe..
Take care cb!
#2321 of 3121 Torque splits
Oct 01, 2003 (2:16 pm)
On pre 95.5 4EATs and all SVX 4EATs, you get 90/10 torque split.
On post 95.5 4EATs you get 80/20 intitial torque split.
On all 5MTs you get 50/50 via a viscous center diffy.
On VTD Equipped cars (VDC, WRX, Legacy GT) you get a 45/55 torque split on the 4EATs
4EATs can split torque from 80/20 up to 50/50 on non-VTD equipped vehicles. On VTD ones the split is from 40/60 to 60/40 max torque split.
On 5MTs the range is 60/40 to 40/60.
4EAT models after 95.5 will proactively move power around using wheel speed sensors, and will also adapt to changing shifting points. Starting
4EAT models pre 95.5 will move power proactively based on output shaft speed sensors and have a "power light" indicating the shift points have been moved based on how hard you hit the gas. These models also have a "manual mode" which allow you to start in 2nd or 3rd gears and stay in those gears. When redline is attained in these vehicles, the transmission will upshift to the next highest gear and downshift when speeds allow it to fall to the lower gear.
Starting in the 2000MY the 4EATs went to the "active" awd system which added weight sensors to shift power around from front to rear.
VDC invloved using the VTD system coupled with wheel speed sensors (ABS sensors) to apply brakes to wheels spinning faster, than others along with yaw control and engine throttle cuts.
In the '03 and '04 Legacy GT the 4EAT has VTD and Sportshift which is a tiptronic-like system.
In the '88, '89, '91 XT6s there was a locking center diffy that would lock the torque split to 50/50.
In the '04 STi, the Center diffy is electronically controlled similar to the 4EATs VTD system, and can vary the torque from 40/60 to 60/40 with a 50/50 lock as well.
Oct 01, 2003 (2:49 pm)
VTD rocks, it's the best AWD system Subaru makes, period. It's proactive and has a rear bias, and can send 100% of power to either axle. Very, very few AWD systems can do that. Not even Audi Quattro (67% limit to each axle).
#2323 of 3121 don't forget
Oct 01, 2003 (3:17 pm)
that the 4EAT (at least '00+) can be started in '2' and stay in '2'.
Oct 01, 2003 (6:47 pm)
Sorry, VTD is limited to 40/60 to 60/40 can't do 100/0 and 0/100
Oct 05, 2003 (7:59 pm)
813283 are the last 6 of your VIN.
Your car is sitting there with a sold sign in it.
I was in late this evening picking out a TS to test drive tomorrow.
I like the sunroof idea.Nice car dude!
PS-I touched your car,,,hehehe
Oct 06, 2003 (4:29 am)
That's funny--I was over there yesterday looking at it too. The sunroof looks good. I compared it to the silver WRX with sunroof they have sitting there against the building and the aftermarket roof is a lot bigger, tinted, and has a nicer finish inside. It wasn't cheap, so you've really got to be a sunroof freak to get it done, but it was worth it. Picking it up tomorrow. Let us know how your test drive goes.
Oct 06, 2003 (12:42 pm)
I enjoyed my test drive,would have been better with less traffic though and some rain.
That's ok,Impreza TS is a very nice car.I took out a green 5spd..John is a very good guy to talk to.I will see him again in 6 months.
My buddy in Michigan and I are planning on test driving the STi on thursday in Michigan,we'll see?
Good luck with the OBS...
#2328 of 3121 Sunroof
Oct 08, 2003 (6:18 am)
I hate to say it but you don't want a WRX with the sunroof if you are 6' tall. I have lots of headroom in my 2003 WRX sedan but I recently test drove a WRX premium package model with the SR. I don't fit well under it. You can see how much they lowered the headliner to do it. It is an internal retract and I suspect it goes under that larger roll cage between front and back seat areas.
#2329 of 3121 Hey cbmorton
Oct 15, 2003 (8:19 am)
How's the new car dude?