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This is a discussion on AWD in reverse within the Transmission & AWD forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; quick question...recently in SE Pennsylvania we got hit with about 10" of snow. I own a WRX and my girlfriend ...

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    AWD in reverse

    quick question...recently in SE Pennsylvania we got hit with about 10" of snow. I own a WRX and my girlfriend owns a 97 outback legacy. Both of her parents both own 2001 and 2004 outback legacies and during dinner the other night her father said "Make sure you back into your driveway before the storm because subaru AWD only works forward not in reverse". This sounded a little weird to me, so...does AWD work both forward and in reverse or what?
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    Yes it still works in reverse.

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    Don't worry, awd work both ways Only if's alittle harder to back out trough 50cm of snow when you don't see whats behind you
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    There's advantages and disadvantages.

    One problem with using reverse is that it's a single ration and quite short; you don't have the option of pulling off in a higher gear. Going forward, you could always try 2nd.
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    I just back up until I hear breaking glass

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