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Old 4th March 2013, 05:45 PM
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Default 4wd switch mod for 4eat forester

I heard about this mod in some forum a while back and was thinking of giving it a try on my forester.

http://www.rs25.com/forums/f8/t99075...mada-lite.html

That link is probably the best description of it that I've found but there seems to be a least one huge thread on just about every forum with people trying to figure it out.

Has anyone on here had any experience with this mod. Just wanted to know if it's worth the effort and whether anyone has had any issues with it.
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Yep, had it for years and works just fine! Very handy in wet, slippery conditions on-road as well.
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If I had an auto I'd be doing it for sure
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^ Same here mate...

I already have my new gearbox in the planning :P
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I've never put a multimeter across mine, but I reckon i've got the 50/50 when the gear lever is on "1" or "2"...

Back in the dry, loose sand at Robe, I kept it on "2" with the snow switch activated, so effectively locking in 2nd gear and never had any probs.

I seem to recall this was the case on MY06 or 05 onwards, am I delirious?
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I'll probably get this done after I get paid and get back from spring break.
Pezimm, I'll test it with multimeter, but there seems to be a lot of conflicting information on when it actually gives you 50/50. The most consensus seems to be that in the SF forester you only get true 50/50 in 1 or 2 when the throttle is at 75%.
This mod seems easy enough that it would be worth giving it a try.
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I moved the posts about torque split into the older thread:
http://www.offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=4110
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Seems like overkill, as all we do on the USMB board is interrupt the circuit a switch in the circuit. It doesn't affect driveability BUT should never be used on blacktop that is dry.
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I've never put a multimeter across mine, but I reckon i've got the 50/50 when the gear lever is on "1" or "2"...

Back in the dry, loose sand at Robe, I kept it on "2" with the snow switch activated, so effectively locking in 2nd gear and never had any probs.
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Pezimm, I'll test it with multimeter, but there seems to be a lot of conflicting information on when it actually gives you 50/50. The most consensus seems to be that in the SF forester you only get true 50/50 in 1 or 2 when the throttle is at 75%.
This mod seems easy enough that it would be worth giving it a try.
Look forward to your multimeter results, Willie! I really would like to know about this for my '06 EAT. I make liberal use of "3" as engine brake, and use "2" when I go slowly in slippery conditions (e.g. in snow in Vermont last week).

Shifting down, even with the 4EAT, appears to help with traction. But I'd love to know for sure! No point in adding a switch if I can achieve the same effect with the gear lever. OTOH, if down-shifting with 4EAT is only placebo, then I would like to do the switch mod.
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