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Old 03-21-2006, 09:03 PM   #1
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6-SPD AWD in your FOCUS!?

I recently heard something that tweeked my attention. I was told by a reliable source (ford mechanic) that the Volvo S40 6-spd AWD transmission "should" bolt up to the focus motor [if you didnt know Ford owns Volvo...therefore making it highly likely.] So that would potentialy make a focus AWD, using "domestic" parts, keeping the programing to a small head ache. If anyone has heard of or could find out about this please let me know.....Because i would most deffinatly do it and let you know how the ish works out.


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Old 03-21-2006, 09:09 PM   #2
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I would see it bolting to the 2.3 Duratec motor before bolting to the 2.0

The Ford Escape is the closer relative.
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would be nice....although without added power, it may not be as nice.
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Old 03-21-2006, 09:11 PM   #4
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repost. this has been gone over a bunch of times, some people talk big and say that they can do it, then are never heard from again.

although, if everybody from ff gives me a dollar, i'd be down for trying it.
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Old 03-21-2006, 09:37 PM   #5
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yeah i wonder just how much something like that would cost?
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A lot...

...thats why no one has done it.

You can be close to AWD with the right suspension set up. My car handles like AWD, perfectly balanced. I just cant spin all 4 in the snow. Big whoop.
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Old 03-21-2006, 09:58 PM   #7
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I would say atleast at a min. of 20k USD.. You have to buy parts and in labour, tuning, fab work and other little things and that should be a fair amount... If its not at least 245whp to all wheels then it wouldn't be worth it..
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:05 AM   #8
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As for the escape... if you're still essentially FWD. Now, what I have gathered is the jag xtype will do the AWD a lot better. All you need is a wrecked std xtype (5-8g, i assume) and a lot of custom fab skills and you would be able to pull it off for a reasonable price. But you're looking at swapping in the mtx75 and losing your 6spd at this point i believe.
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Old 03-22-2006, 01:32 AM   #9
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my bad guys...i went out and thought for a second....i think i already found that the easiest way would be to got with the 2.3 and hook up the masdaSPEED 6 tranny in it.
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Old 03-22-2006, 01:33 AM   #10
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IF im not mistaken they might be close to the same thing, they sound about the same
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