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Based on the road tests I've read, the IS250AWD is what it is, an all wheel drive car and there is probably no way to deselect front wheel drive.
 

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It's not "part time". There's never a time that 0% power is sent to the front wheels. Norm is, I think, 30%.

You cannont turn off the AWD. I don't think there's ANY car, truck or SUV, which has a "full time AWD" system, where you can de-activate it. Otherwise, it wouldn't be full time.
 

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It's not "part time". There's never a time that 0% power is sent to the front wheels. Norm is, I think, 30%.

You cannont turn off the AWD. I don't think there's ANY car, truck or SUV, which has a "full time AWD" system, where you can de-activate it. Otherwise, it wouldn't be full time.
htats not entirely true, i konw some of the older subarus, there's a fuse you pull out that makes the rear disengage, so basically you have a FWD subaru. not sure if they still have that on the newer models, but back then I believe they did it for emissions testing purposes and waht not.

so thats atleast one "full time awd" car that can be disengaged and I;m sure there are others out htere than can be done, not sure about the IS250 though.
 

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htats not entirely true, i konw some of the older subarus, there's a fuse you pull out that makes the rear disengage, so basically you have a FWD subaru. not sure if they still have that on the newer models, but back then I believe they did it for emissions testing purposes and waht not.

so thats atleast one "full time awd" car that can be disengaged and I;m sure there are others out htere than can be done, not sure about the IS250 though.
+rep, you are correct
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htats not entirely true, i konw some of the older subarus, there's a fuse you pull out that makes the rear disengage, so basically you have a FWD subaru. not sure if they still have that on the newer models, but back then I believe they did it for emissions testing purposes and waht not.

so thats atleast one "full time awd" car that can be disengaged and I;m sure there are others out htere than can be done, not sure about the IS250 though.
Ok--but that's a "hack". You can't "use the AWD when you wish", as the OP asked, if you have to reach under the dash and re-insert the fuse.
 

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Ok--but that's a "hack". You can't "use the AWD when you wish", as the OP asked, if you have to reach under the dash and re-insert the fuse.
whether it is a "hack" or not is impertinent to what you stated earlier.

your statement was that there is no AWD vehichle in existance wherein the AWD could be deactivated.

I was merely pointing out that is not true.

regarding it being a "hack" or not, what exactly is a hack, and not a hack. When does one draw the line?

If I am required to reach under the dash to pull a fuse and re-insert it when I am done, it would allegedly be a "hack".

What if I installed a switch inline with said fuse, and facilitate the switch on the surface of the dash somewhere? Then would it not be a "hack" anymore? Or is it still a hack because the means of the deactivating would effectively be the same?
 

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it wouldnt be called AWD if u can just choose wat u want when u want lol, the most u can do is send 70% full time to the back without front tires giving more then 30% no matter how much slipping by disengaging the VSC. If u wanna kno how to do that it depends on where ur car was sold, US or Canada, and wat year, so go check out some of the forums for that.
 

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My understanding is that it's a secondary driveshaft with an electromechanic clutch that transfers power from the rear back to the front. I don't see how it can be disabled short of disassembling the whole transmission.
 

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my question is.. why would u buy an AWD car and then wonder if u could turn it off... ??? i mean should just have bought a 4x4 SUV or something if your worried bout "disengaging" your AWD... but hey.. ohh well..
 

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becuz i saw on drivingtv.ca the woman said the awd remains a rwd bias until front traction is lost
so i was wondering if theres a way to shut down the front and only use RWD only wen desired
 
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