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#11 of 16 Re: Comparo winner [ateixeira]
Apr 21, 2008 (10:16 pm)
A pity there were no video comparisons of AWD action.
Also interesting that the Aussie Subie has Bridgstones - USA ones (including mine) have the Yokohamas they did not like.
#12 of 16 other interesting AWD's
Apr 30, 2008 (7:58 am)
The new Nissan GT-R, per a Jay Leno web video here at Edmunds, can only send 0 - 50% of its power to the front of the vehicle (it's heavilly biased towards RWD). However, its rear differential changes its limited slip characteristics so that when deaccelerating, it becomes more "open"; this is to help avoid oversteer.
#13 of 16 Re: other interesting AWD's [kurtamaxxxguy]
May 01, 2008 (12:43 pm)
So they made it less fun, then.
#14 of 16 Re: forester AWD observations [paisan]
Jun 10, 2008 (12:03 pm)
Are you referring to VTD? I know you're a host & all, but - I've never once seen Subaru use "ABLS" in ANY of their nomenclature.
I agree with the rest of your comment. Considering it's about a $400 (retail) upgrade & that it's now standard in the Forester, it's likely that VDC will become standard throughout the line. Suby uses VTD in their higher-end / high torque engines/tranny configurations. (Yes, mechanical clutch pack & planetary gearset center differential.)
#15 of 16 Re: forester AWD observations [epgolfs]
Jun 10, 2008 (1:21 pm)
it's likely that VDC will become standard throughout the line
I think that's right - the 09 Legacy and Outback also made it standard.
#16 of 16 Re: forester AWD observations [epgolfs]
Jun 10, 2008 (6:22 pm)
ABLS- It's included with VDC, it uses the ABS system to stop a slipping wheel, ABLS is not the nomenclature used by Subaru, however that's what it is. Everyone has a version of it, MB uses it in all their cars in place of an LSD, etc.