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Old 09-22-2007, 05:50 PM   #15
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1999 Legacy GT Ltd
Quick Silver Metallic


Oh and for what it is worth, on my '96 Subaru "L" sedan with AWD, ABS, and 4EAT Automatic transmission, I was only really aware of the AWD kicking in when driving in snow or ice.

I found that punching the throttle at low-speeds while cornering on limited traction surfaces, definately gave me a rear-bias on acceleration. The back end came out in what could best be described as a traditional "power-slide".

EDIT: Another thought... Have you tried driving in an empty parking lot, making very tight turns ?
Even at slow speeds you should detect an "imbalance" between the front and rear axles.

I first noticed this condition when making an illegal "U-Turn" on a hard surface public roadway.
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Last edited by Jonathan; 09-22-2007 at 05:57 PM.
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