RJS5689 Posted December 20, 2008 Share Posted December 20, 2008 So this is my first vehicle with AWD and I just wanted to make sure im understanding the mechanics and how they all work together. Our vehicles have a rear and center differential and an open up front. Standard split is 50/50 (unless you are 5EAT.) Now, when slippage occurs, the center differential is responsible for moving power front to rear? At the rear end, the differential is responsible for sending power to the wheel with the most grip, rather than the wheel with the least resistance, and up front, the wheel with the least resistance will spin because the front end is open? Do I have the basics correct? If you have both the right wheels on snow, but the lefts on pavement and you mash it what would happen mechanically? Would the rear send power to the left wheel while the VDC brakes the inside right wheel? And what about up front, would the wheel on the snow try and spin but VDC slow it down? Does it have a way of sending power to the outside left wheel? I really feel dumb having to ask these questions as someone who is an "enthusiast" but it's good to know how things really work. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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