AWD Drivetrain and Tire Wear

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Scotty17
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AWD Drivetrain and Tire Wear

Post by Scotty17 » Fri May 04, 2018 7:59 am

2005 AWD SEL

I have noticed that my front tires have more tread wear then my rear tires, the wear is not uneven
just noticeably more, is this normal for a AWD drivetrain.

I have been doing some research and finding that most AWD drivetrains operate in FWD mode until
AWD is needed, is this the case with the Freestyle.

Also is the more tire wear in front cause due to the weight of the front end ?

Thanks Again
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ds32928
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Re: AWD Drivetrain and Tire Wear

Post by ds32928 » Sat May 05, 2018 6:56 am

Yes and yes.

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Re: AWD Drivetrain and Tire Wear

Post by Autoxdriver » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:54 am

I read that 5% power is continually applied to the rear until it needs more. I guess that keeps the gears,etc. engaged so there is no slop to take up when more power is needed.

Front tires always wear more than rear (the only exception being a high horsepower RWD car with a teenage driver who goes around doing burnouts, lol). The reason is a combination of the front end usually being heavier and the fact that the front wheels do the steering and take the brunt of the lateral Gs when the car changes direction.

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