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Old 02-18-2008, 04:08 AM   #51
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Try closer to $40,000...

The WRC transmission is computer controlled to bias the power to the wheel that it predicts will have the best grip on the road between a combination of a GPS system and a forward-scanning doppler radar which controlled three active differentials; front, center and rear. On top of which, it is designed for the engine to be tilted roughly 25 degrees towards the back from its stock position...which would result in even more "one-off" parts.


Good luck hooking that up to a production Zetec...

No doubt it would be the best choice for an AWD setup...but the cost and time required would probably meet or exceed the price of a used WRC car from M-Sport.

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Old 02-18-2008, 09:22 AM   #52
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Wow had no idea they were that advanced, i guess wheel speed sensors aerent good enough huh. Well maybe they have used subframe and rear suspension set-up that can work? Im getting braced for some more punches.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:47 PM   #53
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if you go through with it i have a wheel suggestion (the ones im going to use if/when i find a donor car to build mine)

the jag bolt pattern is 5X108, and so is the volvo s60/v70......and they have these GREAT 17x7.5" wheels that resemble the euro package wheels


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FACTO...spagenameZWDVW
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I plan on using the wheels I have now, the mid 80's Mustangs ran a 4 x 108 bolt pattern so if I use a rear end out of one of those I can keep my Euro wheels.

I need to find one of the Jag AWD tranny's somewhere close enough that I can look at it before buying it... so I can see how it mounts.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:04 PM   #55
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^ im trying to find one too......I'm also trying to talk to local dealers to determine if the driveshaft for the rear wheels mounts directy into the casing itself or if there is a "PTO" box that mounts to where the passenger axle inputs on the tranny if it were a FWD instead (dont know if im explaining this in a way you can understand).......trying to find an exploded veiw of a parts reference or something......the trans might not even be needed, just the PTO might (if thats how it works).


if i do it, im going to swap in the jaguar hubs for 5 lug and the bigger brakes. it will be a whole different car. I would like to keep 4 wheel independant suspension for optimal handling in any situation. I think i may have to build my own subframe or at least use an escape subframe as a a starting point.
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If we had a local dealer I would just go look under one of their Jags... the worst they could do is tell me to get up off of the ground LOL

Tomorrow I have to go to my favorite Ford Dealer (these guys are VERY Mod freindly) and I'm going to get my buddy in the part dept to try to pull up one of the trannies on their system... at least its worth a try.
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^ good thought. let us know how it turns out.

this thread is going much better than my last one lol
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I plan on using the wheels I have now, the mid 80's Mustangs ran a 4 x 108 bolt pattern so if I use a rear end out of one of those I can keep my Euro wheels.
You will have to have the center bore increased on the Euro wheels or the shaft center reduced (as I did) to be able to fit 4 x 108 Euro wheels on 4 x108 Mustang axle shafts.

Euro = 63.4mm
U.S = 63.9mm

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Thanks for the info... that wont be a problem.. neighbor has a lathe!!!!
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^ good thought. let us know how it turns out.

this thread is going much better than my last one lol
I like to look at stuff from a "practicle" point of view... anyone can say get this or use that and just fab everything you need.

I like to do stuff with as little fab work as possible, that way if you end up breaking something its easier to fix.

Besides if this works it'll be something that anyone can do...
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