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Old 12-12-2008, 01:41 AM   #1
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Default So what does it take to make an 02 WRX slip?

With all that snowfall, I've been having fun in the snow, but was wondering what it takes to make this car stay stuck somewhere.

I've read the rear and center differentials are LSD, and the front is open. So this means that if there is slippage up front on one wheel, some power will be sent back to the rear wheels. If my understanding is right, the 2 rear wheels would also need to be slipping to get no traction at all.

So 1 front wheel plus both rear wheels slipping means pretty much stuck there?

Or am I off the track?

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Old 12-12-2008, 01:46 AM   #2
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Find a proper mud trail. Trust me, I've had to be rescued a couple of times in the Legacy.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:48 AM   #3
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You can get stuck with very little effort.

A loss of traction in three doesn't mean traction in the 4th. When it is spinnning like the rest (because wet snow is slippery) you will see the light!
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:49 AM   #4
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:16 AM   #5
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But what I mean is that in a FWD car, if only one wheel in on ice and you need to go up a bump, the wheel will spin and you won't climb the bump. How many and what wheels have to be on ice so that this subby can't go up a bump? Obviously if all 4 wheels are on ice, it won't go up the bump. But what if only one wheel has good traction (dry pavement) and all 3 others are on ice?

About my profile, I'll fill it out later, I joined so that I wouldn't see the huge banner on top of the forums, but now that I started posting, I will =)
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:44 AM   #6
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:10 AM   #7
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Problably wont make it in an A/T Subaru but with a M/T you will yaw somewhat with just 1 wheel having traction. If it is like an A/T you will have very little traction with that wheel anyway.
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:31 AM   #8
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I've been stuck with the driver front and passenger rear spinning freely. The awd is kind of worthless once you're already stuck.
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:43 AM   #9
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:51 AM   #10
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:53 AM   #11
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a suby can drive through 10-12 inches of snow, until you try driving around a car that is stuck and hesitate too much. (I WOULD have made it had I not slowed down to figure out which side to go, they were stuck dead center in the road!)
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:10 AM   #12
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Come on spooty, you know we're down to 10mph now. Didn't you see that thread in OT last week or the week before?
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:18 AM   #13
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:22 AM   #14
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Pssst... it helps us answer questions accurately when we know the year/make/model of the OP's car.
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Old 12-12-2008, 11:53 AM   #16
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Our cars may get going better then a FWD car, but they still suck in snow when it come to steering & stopping if equipped with the same all-season tires as on your neighbors Corolla.
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:17 PM   #17
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2ft of snow will do it... oh yea and all season tires
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:25 PM   #18
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I got winter tires don't worry, it was simply a theoretical question because so far it has been a tank in snow =)
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:58 PM   #19
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:01 PM   #20
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You will be surprised at how easy it is to get stuck. You do have LSD's, but they aren't very strong. If you have a wheel on ice and some resistance, you're going to get stuck.


It's very hard to make an AWD system that is drivable all the time without making it fairly ineffective when the wheels have differing traction.

That said, if all the wheels have roughly the same amount of traction, you're golden.
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:23 PM   #21
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...and who the f**k are you?

Stop fapping to my post, pole smoker.
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:47 PM   #22
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:57 PM   #23
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Becuase of this awd donuts in the snow can be possible to were on wheel stays in place and makes me smile lol. I'm trying to get my friend to post up the video on you tube for all to see lol.
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:18 PM   #24
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Becuase of this awd donuts in the snow can be possible to were on wheel stays in place and makes me smile lol. I'm trying to get my friend to post up the video on you tube for all to see lol.

If you do it right, you can get the car rotating around a point inside of the wheelbase. Not for more than 2-3 turns, but it's still the strangest feeling in the world.
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:25 PM   #25
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I've gotten high-centered before and had to shovel out all the snow from under the car so my wheels would touch the ground again, then i had to be pulled out by a truck :P
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