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Old 17 May 2007, 03:09 am
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Default nerdspeak in crv awd

just curious what "real time awd" on crv stands for:
does it mean "a regular fwd pos that engages rear wheel[s] on demand
(that is: too late)"?
or both axles get power delivered when the road is completely dry?
yes, i briefly checked the honda website: they don't seem to bother to
explain.

thanks

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Old 17 May 2007, 11:23 am
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isquat@gmail.com wrote:
> just curious what "real time awd" on crv stands for:
> does it mean "a regular fwd pos that engages rear wheel[s] on demand
> (that is: too late)"?
> or both axles get power delivered when the road is completely dry?
> yes, i briefly checked the honda website: they don't seem to bother to
> explain.
>
> thanks
>

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If the front starts slipping the rear starts pushing. Just like having a
few friends along to get you out of snowbanks, however it can engage at
higher speeds, like when leaving icy intersections. I greatly enjoy
looking in the rear-view mirror and watch all the 'road polishers' from
a half block away.
Normal driving, the rear just gets towed along for the ride, thus the
waste of fuel due to friction and more weight.

'Curly'
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Old 18 May 2007, 02:29 am
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Default Re: nerdspeak in crv awd

On May 17, 9:23 am, motsco_ <mots...@interbaun.com> wrote:
> isq...@gmail.com wrote:
> > just curious what "real time awd" on crv stands for:
> > does it mean "a regular fwd pos that engages rear wheel[s] on demand
> > (that is: too late)"?
> > or both axles get power delivered when the road is completely dry?
> > yes, i briefly checked the honda website: they don't seem to bother to
> > explain.

>
> > thanks

>
> ----------------------------
>
> If the front starts slipping the rear starts pushing. Just like having a
> few friends along to get you out of snowbanks, however it can engage at
> higher speeds, like when leaving icy intersections. I greatly enjoy
> looking in the rear-view mirror and watch all the 'road polishers' from
> a half block away.
> Normal driving, the rear just gets towed along for the ride, thus the
> waste of fuel due to friction and more weight.
>

does the awd hooks up immediately when you floor the gas pedal
on slippery pavement from a dead stop
or there is a noticeable delay and wheelspin?

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Old 18 May 2007, 11:20 am
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Default Re: nerdspeak in crv awd

On May 18, 3:29 am, isq...@gmail.com wrote:

>
> does the awd hooks up immediately when you floor the gas pedal
> on slippery pavement from a dead stop
> or there is a noticeable delay and wheelspin?


in my AWD element, it would squeal the front tires from a stop. this
definitely was not smoking tirespin, they were just barely turning
faster than the rear tires - if i had to guess, probably less than 2
mph faster. no noticeable delay at all. i have a friend with an
element and he would leave my house in a most abrupt manner, so i got
to experience this AWD behavior up close.
:~)>



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Old 18 May 2007, 01:20 pm
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isquat@gmail.com wrote:
> On May 17, 9:23 am, motsco_ <mots...@interbaun.com> wrote:
>> isq...@gmail.com wrote:
>>> just curious what "real time awd" on crv stands for:
>>> does it mean "a regular fwd pos that engages rear wheel[s] on demand
>>> (that is: too late)"?
>>> or both axles get power delivered when the road is completely dry?
>>> yes, i briefly checked the honda website: they don't seem to bother to
>>> explain.
>>> thanks

>> ----------------------------
>>
>> If the front starts slipping the rear starts pushing. Just like having a
>> few friends along to get you out of snowbanks, however it can engage at
>> higher speeds, like when leaving icy intersections. I greatly enjoy
>> looking in the rear-view mirror and watch all the 'road polishers' from
>> a half block away.
>> Normal driving, the rear just gets towed along for the ride, thus the
>> waste of fuel due to friction and more weight.
>>

> does the awd hooks up immediately when you floor the gas pedal
> on slippery pavement from a dead stop
> or there is a noticeable delay and wheelspin?
>

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If you punch it on ice you'll spin all four without any noticable delay
for the rears. I think the fronts only have to turn about 3/4 of a
revolution before the rears are engaged. If you yank the park brake on
ice (clutch in) you'll also lock the front wheels right away. A very
shocking sensation if you're used to a FWD.

'Curly'
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