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Anyone done a RWD conversion?


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#1 Guest_Brettm57_*

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Posted 10 August 2003 - 06:59 PM

OK, I got another bracket racer idea. Would it be a tough job to convert my '85 hatch to rear wheel drive? My thoughts are to take a tranny apart (automatic), leave out the front ring and pinion, differential, etc, and hook up the rear drive so it's permanent, driving through a stock rear diff and driveshaft. Will this work? If this won't work, does anyone have any other ideas? I think it would make a better drag car this way.

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Posted 10 August 2003 - 07:29 PM

I have heard of a RWD conversion for an imprezza.
you could find out what they did for a basic comaprison.

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Posted 10 August 2003 - 07:59 PM

i would like to take like wrx motor or something like that and midengine it into a brat with the transaxle towards teh rear so it was rear wheel drive...
i spose if you used a chain box <think monster truck> you could make it awd still but it would be a pain maybe


you could make the hatch midengine with alot of work prolly

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Posted 10 August 2003 - 10:05 PM

i have converted 84 sedan to RWD,.... works great to spin tires:cool: ,.... i took a part front axles, left only the very end part( to disc brake, barring), i have it always in 4WD,
handles great:rollin: on wet asphalt 8o ,..... good luck
take care

konrad

1989 DL Wagon 5spd D/R with LSD
1984 GL Sedan RWD
1982 DL Sedan 4WD

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Posted 10 August 2003 - 11:36 PM

I've heard a couple of people with 4WD ECVT Justys that left the car in 4WD instead of changing out ripped-up CV boots...same deal? I don't think it would hurt the car, it'd just click like crazy. But then again the Justy crowd isn't too particular, generally speaking. (The descriptions were on CarTalk and carsurvey.org.) Not too many collectors, yet.

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 12:19 AM

Whoa whoa whoa!! :eek:

Wheres this RWD conversion for the impreza?

#7 Guest_jcdenton_*

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 12:31 AM

I don't know.
I was trying to find something else and happend to find that.
I didn't read about it because i think doing that to a subaru is like declawing your cat - it's just wrong.:P

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 12:34 AM

Common, it would be fun!

Is it like an 'ol legacy where you can put a fuse in a 2WD fusebox to make it goto 2WD, and when you pull the fuse back out it goes to AWD?

Saw it on a '91? Legacy L wagon 2.2

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 12:51 AM

Here is a link to a fourm that discusses it. at the end a guy mentiones a site that he is making that goes over the mod.
<a href="http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread/t-356903.html" target="top">NASIOC Forums Archive - Converting Impreza to Rear Wheel Drive</a>
this still isn't the thing I saw.

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 01:48 AM

I didn't want to seem closed minded with the ???????????? comment, I would have looked at it but I was searching for something else.

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 06:03 AM

The best way to do this is to adapt a rear wheel drive tranny to the Subaru engine. What Konrad did would would on the older 4WD on demand type trannies, but not on a Full Time 4WD or an AWD tranny. With so many people out there drag racing FWD cars, and plenty of FWD trannies available, why would you want to go RWD???

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 12:23 PM

how much stress does that put on the rear diff and stuff there Konrad?:D

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 01:38 PM

Probably not much, considering an 84 soob only pushes 80 somethin HP

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 03:10 PM

The ONLY reason I'd wanna goto RWD is to be able to break the tires loose (on purpose) on snow/ice surfaces alot easier..... for fun.

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 08:18 PM

yeah thats kinda the point here:D

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 09:16 PM

the diff, i don't know:evil: , on asphalt it has a more difficult life but in off-road not much, but when i was little wet, and muddy
in order to MOVE the car i had to put in the trunk a 4spd tranny , and a bag of concrete, and couple big rocks,.:eek:
other than that great fun,.... take care

konrad

1989 DL Wagon 5spd D/R with LSD
1984 GL Sedan RWD
1982 DL Sedan 4WD

#17 Guest_JwX_*

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 08:20 PM

ok so I think I'm going to do this when the cv shaft goes out. unless somebody can talk me out of it:D

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 09:46 PM

that's the spirit !!!!! :evil: :rollin:

konrad

1989 DL Wagon 5spd D/R with LSD
1984 GL Sedan RWD
1982 DL Sedan 4WD

#19 Guest_uhohru_*

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Posted 13 August 2003 - 02:33 AM

FYI: im talking about a 2000 Impreza 2.5 (AWD).... not an L. (4WD)




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