Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 46 to 51 of 51

Thread: How the AWD works.

  1. #46
    Registered Member yrwei52's Avatar
    Donated: $8

    2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech

    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Plano, Texas, USA
    Posts
    6,085

    Arrow How the AWD works.

    Quote Originally Posted by xtrailman View Post
    So is the conclusion the Rav4 system is more fuel efficient due to the rear being totally disconnected, no preload.
    Assuming that's the case how is AWD seamlessly applied.
    Don't know. We have to wait until new RAV4 coming out ⋯

  2. #47
    Registered Member yrwei52's Avatar
    Donated: $8

    2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech

    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Plano, Texas, USA
    Posts
    6,085

    Arrow How the AWD works.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_Top_Her View Post
    My rear diff mechanical LSD can lock up enough for me to do skids... good enough for me
    How do you get a mechanical LSD at rear for your CX-5?

  3. #48
    Registered Member

    CX5

    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    672
    I have driven my diesel CX-5 on short autocross courses (almost slalom minus the 360) and during hard 180 degree turn, I do feel oversteer and I dunno how the TCL deals with it so I can also react properly.

  4. #49
    Registered Member

    2017 CX-5

    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    920

    How the AWD works.

    There are two ways AWD lowers fuel efficiency. Increased weight and increased parasitic losses. Reducing power routed to the 2nd axle when not needed helps with parasitic loss. Completely disconnecting it would help more. However I don’t see how it can be as responsive as a system like the CX-5 with preload. In my opinion you are giving up some performance for efficiency.

  5. #50
    Registered Member

    2017 CX-5

    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    920
    It’s also worth noting, Unob, that FWD is more efficient than RWD for the same reasons. For this reason you’re going to see a bigger difference going to AWD on FWD based systems. It’s also why Subaru has started biasing FWD.

  6. #51
    Registrierte Benutzer Chris_Top_Her's Avatar
    Donated: $45
    CX Moderator

    '15 CX-5 Miata GT AWD w/Tech 2.5L

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    San Antonio TX
    Posts
    5,458
    Quote Originally Posted by Nelson de Leon View Post
    I have driven my diesel CX-5 on short autocross courses (almost slalom minus the 360) and during hard 180 degree turn, I do feel oversteer and I dunno how the TCL deals with it so I can also react properly.
    If you are doing salmon and WANT to be able to oversteer, or better 180, you'regonna have to disable DSC by pullong the larger 30a Abs/dsc fuse. Then you can 4w burnout obersteer, 180 whatever. I wouldn'tbe doing that stuff with the stock monstertruck suspension though

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234

Similar Threads

  1. fan only works on 4
    By pdx-tony in forum Protege5
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-06-2015, 12:26 AM
  2. How the AWD works in the CX-9
    By Mazda3 in forum CX-9 Engine & Transmission
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 01-31-2011, 12:30 PM
  3. Who works here anyway?
    By altspace in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-01-2008, 02:48 PM
  4. Hi All - CX-9 in the works
    By TinMan in forum CX-9 Lounge
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 10-28-2007, 01:58 AM
  5. who works with CF?
    By 2K3 MSP in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-09-2003, 10:33 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •