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Old 11-04-2015, 05:59 AM
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Yes mate i realize this. Thought i had 12psi turned out to be 17 when i let them down a second time.

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Re: WK2 Offroad

The true performance of the driveline will be demonstrated with the tyres fully inflated. "Torque transfer" is AWD... "locked" is conventional 4WD.

I've noted exactly what Nikjac outlined in particularly heavy sand, or when insufficiently aired down. The "sand" program is pretty lame IMO... it should lock the transfer case in high as well as low.

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Old 11-04-2015, 02:09 PM
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Exactly as in sand you need speed not low down torque
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Re: WK2 Offroad

As Steve noted - the driveline is AWD and in "Auto" mode the torque split from the electronic centre diff is 60/40.
Selecting "Sand" mode sets the torque split to 50/50 so there should have been power transfer to the front - as experienced by others.
It is still a clutch pack so it can only be electrically locked - not mechanically.
Way back in the early WK2's there were some issues with the programming of the selecterrain where the centre diff would overheat and no longer deliver 4WD. Lots of unhappy off roaders and plenty of posts about it at the time.
Haven't heard of this for ages though.
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yes mate at one point i did get a service 4x4 message..but reset and it went away.
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My experience with Sand Mode (4H) in the MY14 is that the EVIC shows the center diff locking when the rears start slipping, and holds the center diff lock for a while after reaching firmer sand. I have only got stuck once so far, and could see sand flying up from all 4 wheels in that case, in sand mode.
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Re: WK2 Offroad

But haven't you also felt the rear end "squat" a little bit before moving off in some instances? I suspected that the drive applied to the front is somewhat reactive. Either that or interference from the traction control is confusing my perception of things.

Anyway, at the right pressure it's not a problem.

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No I haven't noticed that. But its pretty rare that I take off from stop on very soft sand. Normally I have 18psi and taking a bit of momentum. That one time I got stuck was on soft stuff at Bribie island, I reversed and went to go forward gently, but it dug down on all 4 corners. Dug out a bit, reversed a bit more and gave it more boot and it was fine.

I'm yet to try the sand dunes to the camp sites at straddie main beach. That got the cruiser down to the diffs a few times.
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... its pretty rare that I take off from stop on very soft sand.
Not desirable, but pretty much unavoidable here unless you park on the access track!
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Re: WK2 Offroad

You should definitely get some torque to the front axle in sand high range. Your symptoms sound suspiciously like the infamous Serv 4wd issue from a couple of years ago (especially since you saw that message on evic) Looks like you have an MY12... There was a software fix for the problem - might be worth finding out if it has been applied (I've never seen the Serv 4wd message since I had the released software fix applied, but I had it plenty of times prior...)


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Thanks for the heads up im sure it was there at times just very spasmatic i put it down to shit design confusing itself in the terrain.
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