How fast can the cvt go in reverse? - Subaru Outback - Subaru Outback Forums

SubaruOutback.org is the premier Subaru Outback Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 08-10-2013, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 155
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default How fast can the cvt go in reverse?

Does it use the full range of "gear" ratios or is it limited in reverse?
chuchu is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-10-2013, 06:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Car: 2011 Outback 2.5i Premium CVT
Posts: 501
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

really fast, right up untill the crash.....
hoppyjr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-10-2013, 06:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Arnold, MD
Car: 2011 Outback 2.5i Premium, CVT, Steel Silver, all-weather package. Upgrades: Tweeter kit, BlueConnect, media hub, remote start, Curt 2" receiver hitch.
Posts: 1,027
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

It is locked into one ratio.
__________________
-Jesse

2011 Outback 2.5i Premium, CVT, Steel Silver, AWP. Upgrades: Tweeter kit, BlueConnect, media hub, remote start, Curt 2" receiver hitch, 19mm RSB, coil SumoSprings on rear.
mcbrew is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-11-2013, 09:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
Moderator
 
cardoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Austin, Texas
Car: 2001 VDC/SC One of a Kind
Posts: 10,420
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Default

You could always take it to the 1/4 mile track and stage up backward to find out. You could be the first.
__________________
Sleeper VDC
P0420 Diagnosis

cardoc is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-11-2013, 10:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
1 Lucky Texan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: behind the Krell Metal door
Car: 03 H6 OBW & 06 WRX Sportwagon
Posts: 7,551
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chuchu View Post
Does it use the full range of "gear" ratios or is it limited in reverse?
Awesome question!

Suppose it could be 'hacked' to run the full gear range! Think of the VW swaps where the engine & tranny could move in. The front mid-engine and crazy sandrail configurations that could be built!

who's gonna be the first to hack it?
__________________
Time Flies Like an Arrow,
Fruit Flies Like a Banana!
1 Lucky Texan is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-11-2013, 12:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Eastern ON Canada
Car: 07 OBW 2.5i D-4AT
Posts: 9,471
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Default

Yes, fixed.

Attached are from 2010 and 2013 CVT FSM.

Incidentally, note that the 2013 ratio is significantly higher than the earlier version. This might have something to do with the reversing problem that is the subject of several threads here.
Attached Thumbnails
How fast can the cvt go in reverse?-ratios.jpg   How fast can the cvt go in reverse?-ratio-2013.jpg  
plain OM is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-12-2013, 10:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
hiker74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Car: 2013 Subaru Outback Premium 2.5i All-Weather+Moonroof Venetian Red Pearl W/ Ivory Coth
Posts: 548
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

A CVT in a lightweight sandrail would be beautiful
hiker74 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-12-2013, 01:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
OutbackDon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Robinson, IL
Car: 2013 Outback 3.6R Limited
Posts: 366
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by plain OM View Post
Yes, fixed.

Attached are from 2010 and 2013 CVT FSM.

Incidentally, note that the 2013 ratio is significantly higher than the earlier version. This might have something to do with the reversing problem that is the subject of several threads here.
Interesting that it took Subaru a while to figure that out. I don't ever recall owning any manual or auto tranny vehicle where the reverse gear ratio wasn't numberically larger than first gear.
__________________
2013 Outback 3.6R Limited SAP
1990 Chev 454 SS truck
1999 Lexus RX300 (driver)
2012 Corvette ZR1
OutbackDon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-12-2013, 01:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
1 Lucky Texan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: behind the Krell Metal door
Car: 03 H6 OBW & 06 WRX Sportwagon
Posts: 7,551
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

can the older ones be re-flashed to the new spec?
__________________
Time Flies Like an Arrow,
Fruit Flies Like a Banana!
1 Lucky Texan is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-12-2013, 03:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Mountains of NM
Car: 2012 limited, white, no moonroof or nav
Posts: 1,502
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

The car will go faster in reverse than I would ever see the need to go. If I had my choice, I would go with the new lower (Higher numerical) ratio.......More torque in reverse is preferable to higher top speed, to my way of thinking.
4wheeldog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Subaru Outback - Subaru Outback Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:39 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Copyright 2009-2010 SubaruOutback.org. All Rights Reserved.