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    Hi guys, from all info available I found out the drive system is a bit tunen Twinster from GNK. but my Q. would be: Is there permanent split torque between front and rear or is it more like haldex, that means reactive or as they say pre-emptive, but only in some situations, eg cornering ? Is it going in straight simple highway cruise 4wd or just front wheel?

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    edited for accuracy until truth is revealed as company engineer and companies president of program management are saying opposing things
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    It's not strictly 50/50, unless something's changed the split can be as much as 70/30 to the rear. But only when traction demands it, typically the vehicle is front wheel biased.

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    So it's not always on awd? 50/50 like the wrx/Sti?

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    No sir it is not. At least according to more knowledgable people's.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Solhaven View Post
    No sir it is not. At least according to more knowledgable people's.
    If you're right then I'm a little upset..... A well.

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    The purpose for that is to make a better handling car and eliminate under steer. No one likes under steer.




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    I don't know if it'll help with understeer - usually FWD cars have the worst understeer, lord knows the ST is pretty bad. I think probably it's simply due to mechanical restrictions, or in other words: it's cheaper lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyguyC View Post
    I don't know if it'll help with understeer - usually FWD cars have the worst understeer, lord knows the ST is pretty bad. I think probably it's simply due to mechanical restrictions, or in other words: it's cheaper lol.
    You don't know how awd works then?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Memphis View Post
    You don't know how awd works then?


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    Do you? lol the more you can bias the power distribution to the rear, the less understeer you're going to have.

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