I'm going to have to do this someday, the 4eat should have always been VTD. BTW those are incredible times, I've been waiting for someone to show what an auto forester could do!Did I just smoke crack or does that say a 1.657 sec 60 foot time and 3.323 second 0-60? Is this for real? With an auto box?
I do the same thing lol. The MPT also shifts power rearward with more throttle, but seems to shift it forward when you left off, so it behaves like a fwd car in regard to lift off oversteer.Driving fast an MPT N/A I noticed that when I was suddenly lifting my foot from the gas pedal in a very tight corner, the tail would feel very light and this enabled me to easily flick the tail out and turn the corner with four wheels drifting pressing fully the gas pedal again.
This light feeling was fun but it was not a consistent behavior and I almost went off a gravel road when the tail proved too lightweight when I tried the same technique.
With the VTD conversion how much different the above may be?
Is the behavior more consistent? More difficult to flick the tail while braking and easier when accelerating?
Differences when braking INSIDE the corner? (The MPT is supposed to disengage more when braking...)
Any differences when hard braking when going straight ahead?
Thanks for the feedback!
I'm pretty sure that the VTD basically behaves as an open diff without the clutch packs activated with a rwd bias when the FWD fuse is in. It would be like having dccd in open mode.In the MPT transmission the signal that controls the MPT engaging the rear drive is interrupted by inserting the fuse. In the VTD transmission, that signal is used to control the clutch pack that changes the power distribution from 45/55 to 50/50. So with the fuse in, the torque distribution is entirely based on the gear configuration, and not the clutch pack, giving you a constant rear bias.
At least this is my simplistic understanding of it. If someone knows more about how this works, feel free to chime in.
look in g00fy's thread. He finally found one!Is there any front LSD for the 4EAT?
I though they are only available for the MT, not enough room in the front diff housing. Am I wrong?