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#1 (permalink) Old 07-18-2004, 07:14 AM
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http://www.world.honda.com/HDTV/news/2004-4040401a/

Check out the video and tell me how you think this new Honda technology differs from the current awd system bmw and other companies already use?

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I diidn't have time to watch the whole thing but the only difference I can see is the dual clutch system for the rear. So it's a more complex design then say Subaru however, it automatically sends the torque to the outside rear wheel during a turn instead of waiting for inside wheel sping to occur or any of the other factors to get a response out of most AWD systems. So it's like a passive feature in that it's not activated by anything except turing. I'll watch the rest later and make sure I'm right.
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Ok here's my problems with it
1. WTF no front DIFF???
2. Always puts more power to the rear outside wheel?
3. Engine brakes more to the outside rear wheel? Doesn't that = understeer?

I undertand that it's desgined to balance all of these things, but the dual clutch system sound like something that with hard driving would wear out pretty quick. However, I guess we'll see. When does production start on with this system?
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whats next? SOOPER DOOBER AWD?

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What Honda would make next would be:

The all new, super duper slow, POS car, with all wheel drive, that gets 101038 miles to the gallon, and looks ugly

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I've figured out honda's powerplant: a small japanese boy ths lives on gasoline. Think about that for a second. it would explain the lack of power and the fuel economy.

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wtf was that about? Small japanese boy?

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like a hampster on the wheel, im revolving around that

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You all need to get over your 'Japanese is Rice and rice is bad' habit.

Honda and Toyota are the best car makers in the world.

Honda used to employ a simple AWD/Steering technology on Preludes in the early 90's!

Their motors and technology are ahead of everything on the market. I consider BMW to be the only car maker at the same level as these companies, internationally.

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Honda and Toyota are the best car makers in the world.
EDIT Honda and Toyota are SOME of the best car makers in the world

I have nothing against these car makers, for a matter of fact, I love cars such as the Honda SI, sooo much fun. Just nothing compares to BMW in my eyes.

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My stepmom almost bought a 4wheel turning prelude or w/e and she said it was terrible and felt like a shopping cart. Just a side not, but that is amazing tech. for that time i guess.

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