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Old 05-15-2005, 12:14 PM   #1
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AWD Conversion, is it possible?

This Idea came up in a thread on the Forced Induction chat, and I wondered if it could really be done and if so then who does it and what do you need?


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it can be done. With lots of money. If your doing it for performance, you really need to upgrade the engine a lot. All wheel drive takes substantial HP to run it. If your doing it to go skiing on crystal for better traction, you don't need to upgrade the power to much. Just different lines of thought. There is a company in england that sells an MTX 75 that bolts up to the zetecthat has an output shaft for rear drive. I hear that the rear suspension can be made to work from an escape
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the rear drivetrain from the WRC focus is made up of actual ford parts carrying ford part numbers. theoretically, you could call ford and get the part numbers for the rear subframe, differential, halfshafts, etc. and order them through ford, though I'll bet the price will be quite high
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Plain and simple, anything is possible with enough money.
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Old 05-15-2005, 05:08 PM   #5
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/\ exactly what i was gonna say....would be awesome though...first one ive ever heard of besdies the rally foci of course
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I'd guess that you would be better off buying a 2.5RS or something like that and building it up. The cost would probably be less that way.
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You can do it but most people suggest that you mod the engine heavily not to mention they reccomend that you run Forced induction to do so since it sucks out so much power out of the engine. It's expensive possible but expensive.
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I don't know anything about them but instead of going awd don't those LSD thingys work wonders on a front wheel drive car? That would probably be better than awd in this case. Some one who knows something about what I'm talking about (I don't even know what I'm talking about) fill us in. I just know that going with a LSD is alot more practical than going awd.
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Plain and simple, anything is possible with enough money.

I'll add time and talent to this !!

The place to start would be with a complete Ford Escape AWD, but the time work, and money would not be worth it, unless you had time to kill and had aquired the parts cheap!! It woould be cheaper and better to import an RS I think
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I don't know anything about them but instead of going awd don't those LSD thingys work wonders on a front wheel drive car? That would probably be better than awd in this case. Some one who knows something about what I'm talking about (I don't even know what I'm talking about) fill us in. I just know that going with a LSD is alot more practical than going awd.
Limited Slip Differential.... Yes they do work wonders and would be a great choice to improve things in the traction department..
Basically they keep just one wheel from spinning when applying hard power. They make both wheels grip and therefore you put more power to the ground.. That is over simplified, but it works..
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