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Running a sube in RWD
Posted 29 December 2004 - 12:22 AM
Posted 29 December 2004 - 12:29 AM
Posted 29 December 2004 - 01:35 AM
Ive also been forced to drive from Redding California to Albany Oregon in RWD and also from Medford Oregon to Sacramento California in RWD and I noticed an increase in my MPG.
Posted 29 December 2004 - 03:07 AM
Posted 29 December 2004 - 10:07 AM
theres not much weight back there, which equals not much traction.
Posted 29 December 2004 - 10:18 AM
Posted 29 December 2004 - 01:47 PM
the only time it got noticable, was in the rain.
and in the gravel! it felt kinda asshappy there on that gravel road
Posted 29 December 2004 - 01:48 PM
Posted 29 December 2004 - 02:13 PM
. . . I noticed an increase in my MPG.
Did I hear you correctly? Was it a substantial increase in MPG (got any numbers?)
Posted 29 December 2004 - 06:03 PM
Too much information
eeek.... bad typo
IT... IT was asshappy
Posted 29 December 2004 - 06:38 PM
Posted 29 December 2004 - 06:45 PM
Posted 29 December 2004 - 07:10 PM
I noticed an increase in MPG. Like i said, it went up to 28mpg from around 20-22mpg. That was in the brat.
Posted 29 December 2004 - 10:31 PM
Posted 30 December 2004 - 04:06 AM
Maybe use a dif. transm. w/out the center locking dif.?
Posted 30 December 2004 - 03:02 PM
My buddy dan just did a auto -> manual swap in his turbo wagon. We swapped in a pushbutton 4x4 5spd from an 85 turbo wagon. The car was amazingly hard to drive and not light up the front tires in FWD mode. (upped boost, IC, exhaust done to wagon).
Running in 4x4 made the car bind, and was generally a hassle unless travelling straight.
We took out one of the front axles, and put in a stub. Ran it in4x4 with just the rear wheels getting power. FUN!!! There is something very unnatural about seeing an EA82 wagon sideways around corners.
However, on launchs, wheel hop was horrible in the back.
3 weeks later, spontaneously, the tranny bound up. We couldn't even push the car, it would bind so bad. Last sunday we swapped in a FT4wd 5spd w/ difflock from XSNRG (thanks Mark!). Car feels much better to have all 4 running.
In short... If you do the RWD conversion, I would strongly reccomend using a manual selecting S/R or D/R trans. I don't think the "locking" mechanisms can take the abuse.
Posted 30 December 2004 - 05:48 PM
Posted 30 December 2004 - 07:49 PM
all you do is pull ONE or both front axle and engage 4x, then you are rear wheel drive.
Posted 01 January 2005 - 05:02 AM
Posted 01 January 2005 - 10:17 AM
stupid question: why would you have to engage the difflock on a FT4WD? i thought torque was split 50/50 at all times with that tranny.
open center diff.. It sends all the power to wherever there is the least traction.. which if you have no front axles, would be the front.
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