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converting AWD to RWD for drift...
Posted 03 July 2004 - 08:33 AM
Posted 03 July 2004 - 01:39 PM
Ok, old school 4wd subes, you remove the front axles, and put the stubs back in and have at it. RWD! Does this still work with the AWD? Anything different about the center diff in the AWD versus the old school 4WD? Any loss of power if it does work?
You have to remove the transmission, and remove the center diffferential/transfer clutch assembly, and have the spider gears in the differential (or the viscous coupling, depends on the year) welded. You are better off just leaving it, you can still drift an AWD car, it's just harder *cough* e-brake *cough*
Posted 03 July 2004 - 08:03 PM
Posted 03 July 2004 - 08:25 PM
So the answer is no... but in order to do it, all that work must be done. Don't know if it's worth it.
Posted 08 July 2004 - 12:04 AM
Posted 08 July 2004 - 11:30 AM
I used to drive a VW Scirocco on a road course, and as I recall we had about 42-44psi in the front, and about 30 psi in the rear. The body and suspension would flex enough in some turns that you could get the inside rear wheel up in the air, and if you tapped the brakes (while staying on the throttle, another technique to get FWD cars to go tail-out) the inside rear wheel would be completely stationary for the duration of the turn. Entertaining.
I've never bothered goofing around with this on our 97 OBW because my driving skills aren't what they used to be, and relentless understeer is often a Good Thing on public roads.
Posted 10 July 2004 - 08:15 PM
Posted 11 July 2004 - 05:41 PM
Posted 18 July 2004 - 06:06 PM
Posted 18 July 2004 - 10:12 PM
Takes a bit (note: a lot depending on how smooth you are) of practice, but its alot easier, cheaper, and more satisfying than chopping your drivetrain to bits and just hammering the throttle to whip the back out.
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