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Old 04-01-2012, 03:02 AM   #5
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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.
Don't "think outside the box".
There is no box.
Do it correct, or do it twice.
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