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Old 10-08-2019, 11:35 AM   #1
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Default Subaru AWD Explained: AWD, VDC, DCCD


If you buy a 2020 Outback, WRX STI, a Crosstrek with a manual transmission or a WRX with a CVT, you get one of four very different all-wheel drive systems. Even though Subaru advertises it simply as "Subaru Symmetrical All Wheel Drive". In this video we look at the modern history of the systems, and how every version of the system works in current Subaru models.

Key information in this video was sourced from internal Subaru tech docs and conversations with Subaru engineers.
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:20 PM   #2
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Nice information!

However, I think it misses the early manual-transmission WRX system which has a center viscous limited-slip coupling/differential (50:50 split) and rear viscous limited-slip differential. (I found that out after a lot of reading online.)

I loved the "in action" clips btw.
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:32 PM   #3
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Nice information!

However, I think it misses the early manual-transmission WRX system which has a center viscous limited-slip coupling/differential (50:50 split) and rear viscous limited-slip differential. (I found that out after a lot of reading online.)

I loved the "in action" clips btw.
Thanks for watching! I mentioned that the earlier WRX models in the USA had rear LSD units in the Active AWD section (as with my 04). I should have been more explicit that also extended to the Continuous AWD models as well.

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