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02-12-2013 05:08 PM
LittleRedSVT
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Originally Posted by maxboostturbo View Post
500 AWHP is for fun!

As far as the cars built with AWD is you have no hassle in spending months if not years getting everything working correctly and by the time you get done with it you are bored with the project and want to move on. The SVT and Focus overall is a good car but it is just a commuter car. I'd rather dump 25k-40k in a one of a kind newer/older collector car that needs some work.

You can embarrass evo's and sti's without awd just start with a better platform or build the shit out of your focus.
That's true. I might as well just build the shit out of it. I'm assuming limited slip is absolutely necessary?
02-12-2013 05:07 PM
hurtinfocus
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Originally Posted by maxboostturbo View Post
I hear you on that but can that x type drive train handle over 500 AWHP?
I don't see why not. with custom axles and cryo-treated diff internals....it's still using an MTX75 trans box, just with a PTO.....so it should handle around the same punishment the MTX75's have proven to stand up to.

I also don't see how useful 500+AWHP would be in a focus....given it's weight and wheelbase, 350awhp will be more than enough to really boogie in one of these. STi's and EVO's still arent really breaking 350hp at the crank from the factory.....a 350awhp focus would walk all over them. More power that that and you'll just be fighting wheelspin and other BS.
02-12-2013 05:07 PM
maxboostturbo 500 AWHP is for fun!

As far as the cars built with AWD is you have no hassle in spending months if not years getting everything working correctly and by the time you get done with it you are bored with the project and want to move on. The SVT and Focus overall is a good car but it is just a commuter car. I'd rather dump 25k-40k in a one of a kind newer/older collector car that needs some work.

You can embarrass evo's and sti's without awd just start with a better platform or build the shit out of your focus.
02-12-2013 04:51 PM
LittleRedSVT
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Originally Posted by maxboostturbo View Post
I hear you on that but can that x type drive train handle over 500 AWHP?
I figure with modification it could... right? But why would you even need 500 AWHP?


Honestly, it's true that you could just buy a car that comes AWD. But what's the fun in that? I'd rather have a car that nobody else has. It's one of the reasons I bought a SVT in the first place.

I'd love to have a 400 HP AWD Focus that I could embarrass Evo's and STi's with.
02-12-2013 04:33 PM
maxboostturbo I hear you on that but can that x type drive train handle over 500 AWHP?
02-12-2013 03:53 PM
hurtinfocus
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I can tell you after acquiring a transmission, rear end & suspension, and misc other bits it isn't worth it. At the end of the day you can get an AWD vehicle that came that way. I am dumping the AWD project for a GT-R but if anyone wants to try good luck!
yeah, it's not very cost-effective to try to piece together the necessary componants, but you can get a totalled jaguar x-type for around $1500 invested from iaai auction online, you'll have to be friends with someone with a dealer license and membership though....(I am, so I've been watching auctions while I'm putting some money aside)

I'm hoping to aquire an x-type late summer/fall so I can tackle the AWD project over next winter possibly, if I'm not bored with the RS conversion by then.
02-12-2013 11:10 AM
maxboostturbo I can tell you after acquiring a transmission, rear end & suspension, and misc other bits it isn't worth it. At the end of the day you can get an AWD vehicle that came that way. I am dumping the AWD project for a GT-R but if anyone wants to try good luck!
02-12-2013 01:37 AM
LittleRedSVT Read through this whole thread... now I least know a little of what's ahead of me. When I get this started, I'm gonna get all you guys to help me out haha. ;)
12-03-2012 09:52 AM
hurtinfocus
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Originally Posted by jinstall View Post
What rocks have you all been living under? There are several AWD Foci around the world. Many have been in WRC since 1999.

Still the best AWD to scavange from is the Mondeo AWD, as it uses the same engine as found in the Focus and is very close to the same suspension parts. I almost bought one in Germany in 2008 for $300.
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can ya find that in the states though? I doubt it.
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Can you find a AWD Focus in the US?

You want to play, then you have to pay.

A question was asked and I gave a solution, you don't like it then keep your mouth shut. Be a part of the solution not a part of the problem. What's your solution? oh thats right you don't have one. Try thinking outside the box, instead of bitching about.
Guys, relax..... the mondeo is like a jaguar x-type and a contour made a baby together.... the parts for the mondeo AWD are very similar to the jag x-type and both would need modified to fit in a focus chassis anyways.

guys in europe could source either car, and people here in the US can source an x-type.

There's one member I know of that took all of the information I have posted and got their hands on an x-type and supposedly began the "swap" this past spring but then disappeared from the forums so I have no idea if he was even remotely successful

I myself caught wind of a local 5spd x-type salvage vehicle for sale a few months ago but when I dropped everything to go look at it I was let down when I popped the hood and the motor and transmission were already removed so the car was useless to me. Too bad too, only wanted $500 for the whole thing
12-03-2012 01:32 AM
jinstall Can you find a AWD Focus in the US?

You want to play, then you have to pay.

A question was asked and I gave a solution, you don't like it then keep your mouth shut. Be a part of the solution not a part of the problem. What's your solution? oh thats right you don't have one. Try thinking outside the box, instead of bitching about.
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