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Old 04-12-2019, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by imtjm View Post
what salesman talk? if you say xdrive is for winter only, then that is a false statement. xdrive assists in forward momentum of any slippery condition, and there are slippery conditions which do not include snow and ice.

don't know what this has anytyhing to do with xdrive. or are you trying to make the point that awd outruns rwd? at least that is what is being implied here, although two entirely different vehicles, says nothing about the shoes being worn, etc.

a reason is because a cv boot may crack? cv boots crack regardless of if you have xdrive or not.
LSD's, LD's, and modern computer-controlled traction control do what most people outside of the snow belt need, without adding $2k to the MSRP, 200 pounds to the curb weight, and potentially thousands of dollars in repair costs.

The outer boots on the front axle on FWD and AWD vehicles are usually the first ones to tear. That's because they not only rotate with the driveshaft, but bend with the turning of the wheels.
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