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01-29-2013 08:13 AM
Slo86GT Seems like it'd be pretty easy on the 2012/2013 Focii. Just nab a junkyard AWD Escape drivetrain and I'm betting 75% of it would bolt up considering they have the same drivetrain options.
01-29-2013 12:16 AM
Originally Posted by xxMichaelAnthony View Post
Here is how to do it. You will not find parts/donor in the US.
Simply amazing. Thank you for posting this!
01-28-2013 08:21 PM
FocusZTSRS I may do this someday when I get the funds too an svt focus or ZTS.... Vermillion red. I think it'd be cool as hell
04-01-2012 12:51 PM
bringler26 To my knowledge no one has ever done it in the US unless they did it completely in secret. If someone has the time and money to do it I think it would be cool to see.
04-01-2012 12:45 PM
elsolo Thanks for the replies.
I know it would be much more feasible to start with a different platform,
bit I was curious if anybody had actually done it in North America.
The answer appears to be NO.
04-01-2012 11:46 AM
jinstall Or you could go cheaper and use the CD240 Mondeo AWD 2.oL zetec configuration.

No one in the US has done this conversion.
04-01-2012 05:43 AM
xxMichaelAnthony Here is how to do it. You will not find parts/donor in the US.
04-01-2012 03:02 AM
iminhell No. To my knowledge the is not a single AWD Focus in North America.

IMHO, it's not a worthwhile swap either. You have to figure any swap parts you do find where probably better utilized in the chassis they came from.
Let's say you take parts from a DSM. Well can the zetec/duratec put out the kind of reliable power a DSM can? Maybe, but at what cost? The market for a DSM is huge and there are many ways to make serious power from them. With the zetec/duratec you're pretty limited and for big numbers you have to have fairly deep pockets ... then add to that the custom work to fit any AWD system into the car.

From a purely financial standpoint, it's not a wise move.
Hell, just look at the handful of RWD swaps and how they never become much.
04-01-2012 02:12 AM
elsolo I searched, found lots of "picture unavailable" and banter about what if's

Seeing as some time has passed, I want to know if anybody has been successful in executing such a swap, not just theory about what *might work*
04-01-2012 01:06 AM
mikebontoft ^^ instead of saying that, just cut your damn hands off if it keeps you from posting. I cant stand it when thats all the post is.

Though I do agree we should have searched here, Im happy to answer repeat questions.

Probably the best platform to adapt to the focus is of the DSM type... transversely mounted engine, compact space, abundant (especially in jdm swap kit form) cheap depending on the setup and still fairly light and with good handling.... it just hasnt been done yet.
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