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      02-02-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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unbiased AWD on roller tests.



subarus really failed

the 335D was sweet and passed its obstacle.
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I don't see what did the 335d pass so sweetly. Anyway all those cars were old AWD technology. And if new cars are no better, AWD is useless.
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The forester did good. The 335d sucked compared to the Volvos.
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Can someone please explain to me how this test works and what you get from it? Other than that I feel I have wasted more of my life watching another pointless youtube video.
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      02-02-2013, 07:44 PM   #5
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Can someone please explain to me how this test works and what you get from it? Other than that I feel I have wasted more of my life watching another pointless youtube video.
not sure if serious, but it test the ability for vehicles to transfer power(front to rear and left to right) like they were told they could. alot of subaru failed tests they should have passed.

when a company says their awd can transfer power to the wheel with the most power, well the video shows they cant.

you're pretty much saying you dont care for a limited slip diff, which can distribute power to the wheel with the most grip.

i dont think subaru have re-invented their awd system at all.
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not sure if serious, but it test the ability for vehicles to transfer power(front to rear and left to right) like they were told they could. alot of subaru failed tests they should have passed.

when a company says their awd can transfer power to the wheel with the most power, well the video shows they cant.

you're pretty much saying you dont care for a limited slip diff, which can distribute power to the wheel with the most grip.

i dont think subaru have re-invented their awd system at all.
I am serious, thanks for the information. I just wasn't really putting it together on how the test works, fairly simple now that I look at it.

I don't really understand your comment in I painted red. I love LSD!
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Stupid Subaru, they only make rally cars. What would they know about AWD?
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This test showed the deficiencies of mechanical AWD systems. They should put some vehicles with torque vectoring AWD systems, such as Acura SH-AWD or Nissan GTR with electro-magnetic clutches, and they would have no problems with any of these tests.
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