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Unread 11th August 2019, 12:34 PM
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Hey guys, I am curious which you all prefer for offroading. My 2005 Impreza Wrx 4eat has vtd and my 2004 Forester Xs 4eat has mpt (US market).

Sadly my Wrx feels more confident with the offroading that I do. Mud, beach sand, snow. Not rock climbing stuff.

Since i bought the forester so i could stop taking my wrx places it shouldnt be, i am a little dissapointed in the foresters mpt compared to the wrx vtd in slick situations.

I have read about doing an mpt to vtd swap, and read about an mpt 50/50 lock switch.

Which do you think would be better for slippery mud, beach sand and snow? A functiong vtd, or a 50/50 locked mpt?
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VTD is superior to MPT, but as you state, you can do the MPT lock switch.

As you have better ground clearance on the Forester, I would offroad the Forester with the MPT lock switch.
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VTD is superior to MPT, but as you state, you can do the MPT lock switch.

As you have better ground clearance on the Forester, I would offroad the Forester with the MPT lock switch.
Yeah, i was thinking about swappibg out my mpt unit for the vtd, but if an mpt lock will do just as good, i may go that route.

Anyone have a link to any instructions to do this on a 2004 non turbo forester. Pretty much every link i find is dead, or for a different car. Plus im no good with a multimeter, so i need straight forwards instructions with electronics
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http://offroadsubarus.com/showthread.php?t=4413

VTD will always be superior to MPT, even with the lock switch, but for most situations will do the job.
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VTD will always be superior to MPT, even with the lock switch, but for most situations will do the job.
I couldnt find any type of forester related instructions in there, just that it worked on some 90s imprezas and might work on other models or years *shrugs*
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@4eat05

Try this: https://www.subaruforester.org/threa...rom-4eat.3091/
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