Originally Posted by 9an3qter
Dont the brakes only apply (on the WRX) and deliver more traction when the traction control is applied or does this work when it is disabled as well. also that still does not apply more power to the wheels so am i correct in saying it is essentially a two wheel drive vehicle? im sorry im still kind of lost
I see what you're saying and technically you are right since there will never be more than 2 wheels getting power at any one time when traction is lost. However, since there are 4 axles, and when in normal driving conditions, all 4 wheels are getting some power at the same time. AWD is just that...all wheels receiving power all the time (except when traction is broken). Subaru is using electronics to control the power for one reason and one reason only...subaru's are becoming more and more mass produced and cheap!