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Old 05-06-2005, 01:22 PM   #1
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Can anyone give me any information about converting a Focus into all wheel drive?


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Old 05-06-2005, 01:32 PM   #2
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It's almost as expensive as importing an RS and more difficult by magnitudes.
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Old 05-06-2005, 01:40 PM   #3
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picture yourslef buying an evo, taking the body off of it, and replacing it with the focus body. Then throw in an extra couple of g's, and you might have an all wheel drive focus.
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Old 05-06-2005, 01:48 PM   #4
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How many people saying how expensive it is have actually priced it, or know someone who has? I know it's not cheap, but how many really know, and how many just say "Oh, too much, you shouldn't even think about it."?
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well, my best friend and I priced turning his 1991 pontiac bonneville into a jacked up all wheel drive. It was gonna cost about 8000, but this was because the frame( a GM H frame) was the exact same as this one all wheel drive GM car using the same frame.

Seeing as how there are no cars sharing the same fram as the focus that are already all wheel, you would need: a completely new drive train, rear drive axle, transfer case, lots of mods to the frame itself, and probably a lift to allow ground clearance for the transfer case.

All in all, just too much work and money for so littlke gain.
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on top of that, you want to add even more drivetrain wear to the allready weak 130hp engine? It puts down like 105 fwd, i'm sure you'd be putting down even less in an awd setup. The story is, buy the wrx for less money and work.
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The vehicle to use would obviously be a Ford escape AWD...but you also need a garage .. askillful welder and some talent...oh yeah, a focus AND a doner Escape and $$$$$$
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Exactly. There are no drop in parts. It will require a lot of custom work.
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just save up for a new mazdaspeed6. AWD, 2.3 duratec turbo'd. 2?? some odd hp. I want three of them.
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Out of curiosity, anyone know what the WRC Focus uses for it's AWD system?
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