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Old 01-04-2009, 10:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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4x4 v all wheel drive

I'm a little confused...I have a 6MT and my understanding is that it is always in 4 wheel drive mode...Does that mean that power is going into all 4 tires or is it more of an all wheel drive deal where power goes to the wheels that slip? I don't get it so my question may not make much sense...
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Re: 4x4 v all wheel drive

the 6MT is an all wheel drive vehicle. four wheels getting power. 60/40 f/r respectively. I think.
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the 6MT is an all wheel drive vehicle. four wheels getting power. 60/40 f/r respectively. I think.
This is what I was going to say, except I thought the front was getting 40% and the rear 60%. This is caused by the Torsen limited slip center differential. However, this only holds true with the transfer case in "H". With the transfer case shifted to "HL" or "LL" the center differential is locked, and you will be performing like a regular 4x4.
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This is what I was going to say, except I thought the front was getting 40% and the rear 60%. This is caused by the Torsen limited slip center differential. However, this only holds true with the transfer case in "H". With the transfer case shifted to "HL" or "LL" the center differential is locked, and you will be performing like a regular 4x4.

I think you are right. I didn't know if it was 40/60 or vise versa. thanks!
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I'm a little confused...I have a 6MT and my understanding is that it is always in 4 wheel drive mode...Does that mean that power is going into all 4 tires or is it more of an all wheel drive deal where power goes to the wheels that slip? I don't get it so my question may not make much sense...
It means that power is always mechanically supplied to BOTH the front and rear differentials. This is possible thru the magic of the center differential (in the 6MT's case, the Torsen that was mentioned) that is located in the transfer case on the 6MT models.

Once at the differentials, the power control from left to right is controlled buy the electronic ABS, VSC, TRAC and ATRAC systems independently on each axle.

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