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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-03-2017, 06:20 PM
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In the youtube video above testing was conducted by slipping three wheels and allowing traction on one rear wheel.
That specific scenario seems to favor the Pilot/MDX AWD system, because it can actively transfer more power to one rear wheel.

What would happen if they only allowed traction to one front wheel?
Does the Pilot/MDX AWD behave identical to their 2WD models?
Do all Pilot/MDX's have an open front differential?

I read that open differentials send power to the wheel that's slipping.
In a test that allowed traction at only one front wheel, would our Pilots be stuck like the other cars in that youtube video?
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Thank you skyfree.
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AFAIK all Pilots/MDXs have an open front diff, but wheel spin/slippage can be controlled with ABS brake-based traction control. This will reduce power delivery, so ability to proactively distribute torque at the rear diff is an advantage.
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