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sdeeter19555 last won the day on August 28 2017

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  1. I would think you could easily program an ODO with the dealership equipment easy enough? How do they program new clusters to match existing mileage? I don't know how anyone would track that change coming from out of country (original registration not being tracked in the states)? Possible? Steve 2012 2500hd 6.0l
  2. They are different, I think Canada is more stringent in some aspects. I tried buying a Canadian 99 Dodge 2500 once upon a time, it had a lot of features enabled in the BCM that those of us on TDR didn't even know were available. I turned away for other reasons, but the US selling dealer claimed they could, for lack of a better term, Americanize it. Headlights on (not DRLs) was one of the Canadian features...didn't even know it was an option at that time. Point being, the selling dealer should be willing to turn things on and off to make it what the buyer wants, if they want the sale. Steve 2012 2500hd 6.0l
  3. I want to remember someone stating that disconnecting the battery for a period of time will cause the transmission to relearn? Is there any truth to this? I'm at five years and 130k miles and was wondering if it would allow me to relearn the trans now that I've lost my bad habit of trying to driving it like a diesel... Steve 2012 2500hd
  4. To explain what ghost walking is, essentially it feels like the rear wheels are disconnected from the road surface and floating ever so slightly back and forth laterally, fishtailing so to speak. It caused my wife to spin our Forester out (and she is a good driver) and I could feel it when on slippery roads. It only happens on slippery roads, if there is any lateral traction (even for one wheel), you will never notice it. I have owned a LOT of Subaru over the years, we traded the Forester on a 2017 Equinox and haven't looked back. I will never own another Subaru because of that experience. Even my Wife says the Equinox feels better in snow with all season tires than the Forester on studded snow tires... Steve 2012 2500hd 6.0l
  5. Yeah, I was on the Subaru forums for many years following the issue, the only sure fix for ghostwalking was adding weight over the rear tires to better plant them...many tried the alignment fix (thinking was that the added weight changed the suspension geometry) and it didn't help. I can tell you, having experienced it first hand, that it is the way that version of AWD worked. And that hasn't truly changed...they still drag the rear wheels. Steve 2012 2500hd 6.0l
  6. Intelligent or not, they can't compensate for ghostwalking. Steve 2012 2500hd 6.0l
  7. What I love about the winter SUV commercials is that if you take note they almost always have studless snow tires installed (not the factory all season junk). The BMW/Mercedes commercials are where I first noticed it, then some Jeep, and that might be a Hyundai SUV one now...just take note of the tires, it's quite obvious once you see it. I really liked the Jeep commercial a couple years ago...they didn't pan away quick enough and you could tell it was completely hung up in deep snow (wheels spinning, no forward progress). Steve 2012 2500hd 6.0l
  8. Subaru WAS at the forefront...their latest system SUCKS in my opinion. Yes, under power it will dig and claw to no end, but under coast (read: cruising down the highway) the rear wheels have a parasitic drag which translates into a phenomenon nicknamed "ghostwalking". My 97 Outback (old AWD system) and 89 XT6 (automatic 4wd system, which has limited slip front AND rear) were nothing short of incredible in snow and ice. My 09 Forester was almost dangerous on slippery roads without dedicated snow tires because of ghostwalking. Steve 2012 2500hd 6.0l
  9. Superbowl

    My setiment exactly...gives people an illegitimate excuse to act like a doofus, just look at the video from Philadelphia of them greasing the light poles with Crisco to keep the idiots from climbing them... Steve 2012 2500hd 6.0l
  10. I've been thinking that looks like a standard filler neck someone left the cap off and door open...but, hey; anything to stir the pot. Steve 2012 2500hd 6.0l
  11. All are similar with their spin on the design...some are a full time 60x40 split and uncoupling only to prevent tire scrub, others only engage when they sense slip, some activate the brakes on the slipping wheel to put power through the one with traction (think posi-traction). Most of the reason you see SUVs in the ditch is because they put sucky tires on them to begin with...our Forester had some wide high performance Geolander tire from factory and that thing literally floated on snow because it was so light and was nearly uncontrollable because of that and the wide tires. Put a set of narrower studded iPike on it, and it would climb a 30 percent slope that was glare ice (my upper driveway). Steve 2012 2500hd 6.0l
  12. Good point, that reminds me that it's almost warm enough to switch back to e85... Steve 2012 2500hd 6.0l
  13. That's fine, but I only got the 160A with the plow prep package in 2012! Not that I need it... Steve 2012 2500hd 6.0l
  14. If it was the dealer I worked at, it got hand washed nearly every day. Steve 2012 2500hd
  15. 2020 will be about when I'm looking to buy a new one... Steve 2012 2500hd

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