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I’ve noticed several times now when starting off from a complete stop in Conserve Mode that the front wheels will often break traction. It doesn’t seem like I’m pushing any harder on the pedal to make this happen. Maybe the “gain” or whatever needs to be adjusted on the front motors when in two-wheel drive mode?
 

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Apparently the logs are still pretty “verbose” these days. Support likes you to tap the flashers at the time something goes wrong as a marker so they can correlate that event with what else was going on at the time.
 

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Could just be my truck. Or my right foot. I can reproduce it pretty easily. Next time it happens I’ll tap the 4-ways & update the ticket with the ~ date/time.
Surely you are simply overwhelming the grip of the front tyres with the tremendous amount of torque you’re sending to them in front drive mode alone. Probably traction control cutting in/out also. I strongly suspect there is nothing wrong at all.
 

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Maybe, but if it’s supposed to act like a FWD truck in this mode, the tires shouldn’t be breaking traction under “normal” acceleration from a stop. Like I said, the problem could be between my brain & right foot.
 

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When I picked up my truck the employee I worked with said that another employee had been driving her truck almost exclusively in Conserve and had worn down her front tires surprisingly fast. Might correlate with what you're feeling.
 

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My truck scratches the gravel a little if I drive in conserve but I haven’t tried flooring it in AWD to see if I can break all four tires loose on sand/gravel. Interesting comment above about the lady driving in conserve all the time wearing her front tires out. I might use conserve for long highway trips but if I don’t need the range I’d rather have full torque to get out of trouble. Merging is much easier at full power.
 

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Maybe, but if it’s supposed to act like a FWD truck in this mode, the tires shouldn’t be breaking traction under “normal” acceleration from a stop. Like I said, the problem could be between my brain & right foot.
This is perfectly normal. A 6000 pound front wheel drive vehicle will spin the front tires. Even in moderate driving. Tends to happen more frequently when the wheels cross the paint of a crosswalk, a wet spot, or a little bit of gravel, but it will do it on smooth payment as well I have owned numerous other Front Wheel Dr., EV’s such as a Chevy spark, and it was constantly skipping around on the front wheels. I personally only use conserve mode when on a long road trip as you will go through tires faster in front wheel drive only mode.
 
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