Discussion in '5th Generation (2017-)' started by PanayiotisPal, Friday 21st Apr, 2017.
Handy for Tesco car park.
I will not try this with a 4th Generation. Honda is advertising rear AWD torque increase of 57% compared to 4th Generation CR-V AWD torque. Probably rear torque capability of 5th Generation is 63% in total. The questions is how long can it sustain this peak torque without overheating.
The compact and efficient Real Time AWD provides a high degree of 4-wheel-drive sophistication in rain, snow, dirt roads and dry pavement. (I think this is manually selected).
My calculation for 63% rear torque, was based on 40% 4th generation torque. and an increase in 57% rear torque for 5th generation. It seems that there is a revised differential motor pump which produces more pressure.
2017 Part no:41013-5TG-305
2016 part no.48900-R7L-043
Honda background info:
For 2017, the maximum hydraulic pressure has been increased, resulting in a 57 percent increase in the available torque transfer to the rear axle.
The 2017 CR-V is offered with the updated Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™. Software and hardware upgrades result in an increase in engine torque (up to a total of 40-percent) that can be sent to the rear wheels, based on the driving conditions. The result is improved performance in low traction conditions when AWD comes into play.
2017 Honda CR-V - Powertrain - Honda.com
Such a complicated solution to an old problem. Just add more suspension travel and keep all 4 wheels on the floor.
57 % increase in hydraulic pressure due to a revised rear differential pump is a well worth upgrade irrespective of the ground clearance.
Planning to add another 2cm rear strut spacer to make the wheel arches look the same.
The CR-V in the video only appeared to have a driver on board. I wonder how it would have coped with if fully loaded, probably burned something out.