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Old 18th June 2012, 20:32   #16
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Default Re: How to check the AWD of Mahindra XUV500

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But I wanted all 4 to rotate as the car was on the lift.
Why? You don't drive with all wheels in the air, do you?

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I have read about some AWD vehicles where the default drive is to the front wheels, the rear wheels are powered as required, and may not be connected all the time.
XUV500 is also essentially a FrontWD vehicle. However check out the position of the clutchpack which powers the rear wheels.

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Why? You don't drive with all wheels in the air, do you?
Just on Lighter note, Yes I drive on four wheel with all in air; being a ralliart I do this many times on my gypsy, though no yet tried on XUV .

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Is there is any better way to check the AWD functionality of XUV.
To check this I had lifted all 4 wheels of xuv on a lift...
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...I drive on four wheel with all in air; being a ralliart I do this many times on my gypsy...
Ummm... Alok, you drive in rallies, and you ask about how to test the AWD functionality of a front/4WD vehicle? Or are you just having some fun testing the collective knowledge base of this forum?
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Ummm... Alok, you drive in rallies, and you ask about how to test the AWD functionality of a front/4WD vehicle? Or are you just having some fun testing the collective knowledge base of this forum?
This is one of the reasons why I was more concerned about AWD.
In AWD I never felt that torque is getting transfered to all the wheels in AWD lock mode, in gypsy even the passenger sitting next to you can feel that extra grunt; even in 4wd Hi.

If I say that front right tire started rotating when I applied some friction on left, it means that left is getting traction & it is transferring the power to right which is free. Ideally it should be opposite; the power should be transferred to the tire which is getting some traction.

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In AWD I never felt that torque is getting transfered to all the wheels in AWD lock mode,
At what speed?

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Ideally it should be opposite; the power should be transferred to the tire which is getting some traction.
Open diffs not ideal!

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If I say that front right tire started rotating when I applied some friction on left, it means that left is getting traction & it is transferring the power to right which is free. Ideally it should be opposite; the power should be transferred to the tire which is getting some traction.

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Open diffs not ideal!
As Sutripta says, it is happening (torque going to wheels which has least traction/load) because it is an open differential. If it had a differential lock or some intelligent system like LSD, some torque would have gone to the other wheel also.
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In AWD I never felt that torque is getting transfered to all the wheels in AWD lock mode, in gypsy even the passenger sitting next to you can feel that extra grunt; even in 4wd Hi.
Torque transfer through a slipping clutch to the rear would never give the same feeling as an equal split 4x4 drive without a centre diff. Some of the grunt you feel is probably the tyres scrubbing off the transmission windup.
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fingers crossed, one day, just like the real time display showing power split to all 4 wheels and other off-road gadgetry on any new Range Rover, the same shall be available on the mainstream vehicles as well!
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