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Old 02-28-2019, 02:27 PM   #1
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Default RWD vs. AWD in Snow and Ice


How does driving technique differ between rear-wheel drive (RWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) on a frozen lake? We flew to Wisconsin to join professional rally drive Patrik Sandell of the Subaru Rally Team to get some tips and compare differences in technique for the best performance in slippery conditions.
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Old 04-11-2019, 03:41 PM   #2
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This is good stuff for people in the midwest
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:21 AM   #3
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and fascinating!
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:39 PM   #4
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Pretty cool.

One of the things my buddies notice the most when driving with me on the WRX/STI is how much speed and throttle you can do through turns. Especially in snow, slush or rain. They typically go

I had a BMW before and it was downright scary in the snow, slush and rain.
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:29 PM   #5
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rear wheel drive can be fun in snow if you have good enough tires.
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:58 AM   #6
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To Wisconsin!
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Old 04-17-2020, 07:36 PM   #7
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Very interesting video. Funny to hear him say the fastest way around the track is with the ESC system on.
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Old 07-14-2020, 03:24 PM   #8
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AWD is the only way to go, especially in northern tier states. Learned to drive in MN, and spent 20 years driving in AK, and would never own a RWD for a daily driver. Even on dry pavement and in a climes without snow, AWD is a safety benefit.

However, the drivetrain does little or nothing, especially on snow and ice, when braking. The only vehicles you see in the ditch in Alaska are 4WD/AWD!

Studded tires are essential on ice covered surfaces. The Swedes and Finns, however, have established that braking distance with studded tires on bare pavement is actually longer than all-season rubber.
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Old 07-14-2020, 04:03 PM   #9
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there is a reason why VT has the most Subaru registrations as a % of all registrations.
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Old 07-15-2020, 11:11 AM   #10
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I drove a Coyote Mustang through a Northern New York winter (90+ inches of snow a year). It wasn’t by choice and I did not have snow tires on it. I could get around, and if I had put snow tires on it I would have been confident that it could tackle any conditions. But our Subarus blew the doors off anything else up there
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