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Old 11-14-2007, 03:12 AM   #1
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Default subaru AWD VS industry awd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7dVFY5CxT0

looked pretty biased, but the wet road test, looked real cool
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Old 11-14-2007, 03:27 AM   #2
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Wow this is old


still funny to watch
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Old 11-14-2007, 04:06 AM   #3
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is it just me or the announcer dude sounds like somebody out of south park?
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:46 AM   #4
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that was cool. but the guy driving the volvo up the dirt hill is teh fail. it looked like he was actualy stoping on the hill.
the nissia millano was intresting. i wish i could have heard the engine.. like was it reving or was the engine bogging too>

wither way.. subaru ftw.
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:18 AM   #5
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Ah, it never gets old to see that. Especially the wet emergency lane change and such.
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:44 AM   #6
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i like the roller test.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:37 AM   #7
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good video, but pretty old.

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Old 11-14-2007, 12:13 PM   #8
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There are some spots where you can see they are driving biasedly. An example is on the 'icy hill' rollers. When the LGT gets there, they lay on the gas pretty hard and it eventually gets up. When the Volvo XC90, albeit after a fair amount of effort, starts to get moving, either the TCU or the driver cuts power. In Subaru's defense, the Volvo's power cut may be occuring electronically to 'reduce slippage.'

It'd be more believeable if we had RPM, Speed, gear, and throttle position indicators shown on the vid.

Personally, I want to see how the STi, with its extra LSDs, does on the 'slippery roads'.
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:28 PM   #9
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how about we just get the rocket assist upgrade and be done with it?
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Old 11-14-2007, 07:45 PM   #10
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Bias?

That video is supposed to be shown to someone strapped in a chair with their eyelids wired open as a machine drops eyedrops in their eyes. With "buy a Subaru, buy a Subaru" repeating in the back ground.

"Buy a Subaru, Buy a Subaru, KILL THE PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA!!!"
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:15 PM   #11
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Yeah it's biased, but for the hill climbs you can clearly see the front wheels moving and the rear ones totally NOT. On an AWD drive car... all the wheels should be driving
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:27 PM   #12
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Yeah it's biased, but for the hill climbs you can clearly see the front wheels moving and the rear ones totally NOT. On an AWD drive car... all the wheels should be driving
On which car? All AWD systems do not work the same.

You think they actually used a FWD vehicle in their tests?
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:30 PM   #13
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A lot of "real time" type AWD's are 100% FWD until the fronts slip then it will start transferring power to the back.
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:56 PM   #14
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i watched 50sec and could stand anymore of that propaganda.
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:36 PM   #15
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Most definitely more than somewhat biased. Maybe the Volvo really is that bad, but I kind of doubt it. The announcer sounded like someone out of the '50s.
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:51 PM   #16
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.....one of my friends lives ~3 miles off pavement on a gravel/washboard/sand/goat path to his house.....I stopped one day to soften my struts on my wrx(lowered ~1")....and there were several redneck boiz with their lifted pick-emupks and they were askin me what I was doin.....so I told them I was gonna visit my friend down the road and wanted to adjust my struts for offroad.....

they all laughed and told me that I wuz gonna get stuck and they wuz gonna be pullin me out

I blasted down the road---pretty fast .....stayed ~45 minutes and blasted back.....and stopped and re-adjusted my struts....

Them boiz wuz .....wut kin of karizat?????

a subaWHAT???

they were all



I laughed like hell at them and drove off----sideways in the sand and off into the sunset on them boiz

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Old 11-16-2007, 12:38 AM   #17
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A lot of "real time" type AWD's are 100% FWD until the fronts slip then it will start transferring power to the back.
You're absolutely right. And the video showed why that system is inferior.
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:07 AM   #18
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Biased? hell no, Subarus are the best
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Old 11-16-2007, 01:49 AM   #19
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Biased? hell no, Subarus are the best
YOU'RE biased!

They talk about the "softer ride" of the subie versus the honda...so...if we make our car suspension stiffer, we're actually trying to be like the Honda!

Ahhhh!
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Old 11-16-2007, 02:26 AM   #20
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.....one of my friends lives ~3 miles off pavement on a gravel/washboard/sand/goat path to his house.....I stopped one day to soften my struts on my wrx(lowered ~1")....and there were several redneck boiz with their lifted pick-emupks and they were askin me what I was doin.....so I told them I was gonna visit my friend down the road and wanted to adjust my struts for offroad.....

they all laughed and told me that I wuz gonna get stuck and they wuz gonna be pullin me out

I blasted down the road---pretty fast .....stayed ~45 minutes and blasted back.....and stopped and re-adjusted my struts....

Them boiz wuz .....wut kin of karizat?????

a subaWHAT???

they were all



I laughed like hell at them and drove off----sideways in the sand and off into the sunset on them boiz

Best post ev4r
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Old 11-16-2007, 02:46 AM   #21
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At the end:
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:02 AM   #22
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I rented a Murano, not Millano, last winter and it didnt stop like that when presented with wheel spin or inclines. It was actually a pretty nice SUV. I have never driven or ridden in a Tribeca so I am in no position to compare the two. But I can say it spent some time "Off Road" and handled everything i threw at it with stride.
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:13 AM   #23
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Hehe, I have a CRV as a daily driver. I can vouch for its crappy "realtime" AWD system.
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Old 11-16-2007, 05:56 PM   #24
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I'll have to mention this to my grandmother before she goes offroading in her Volvo.....
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:16 PM   #25
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Someone told me the other day that the new "Symmetrical AWD" is front wheel drive based and sends power to the rear when needed, while the older subarus have a 50/50 split. I was under the impression that there is a front, center, and rear differential with 50/50 power on the new cars. and what kind of diffs are they? Someone want to clear all that up for me? (and others I'm sure)
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