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Old 10-03-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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suspension work needed

Caught up with a good friend from my old job and he saw my mustang. I told him what I wanted to do to it and he told me to start with the suspension. So im wondering how hard is it to change a RWD car to an AWD? Surely its easier than a FWD to RWD? What all needs to be done?
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Not enough clearance under the car...just be happy with the read drive setup..and mod it the way you want it...
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Caught up with a good friend from my old job and he saw my mustang. I told him what I wanted to do to it and he told me to start with the suspension. So im wondering how hard is it to change a RWD car to an AWD? Surely its easier than a FWD to RWD? What all needs to be done?
Never seen an AWD Mustang, although it sounds like a problem money could fix... Lots and lots and lots of money.. Then you'll need more money.. If you do it though I'd love to see pics and vids!!!! No joke
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I guess I'll start saving. Lol. I figured it would be a nice project/challenge
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Lots and Lots of money. Least 20k investment.
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Re: suspension work needed

it could be done ... but it wont be easy or cheap and the end results would probably not be worth it.... any specific reason you would want AWD? other than driving in the snow
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it could be done ... but it wont be easy or cheap and the end results would probably not be worth it.... any specific reason you would want AWD? other than driving in the snow
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I figured it would give more traction in the starting line. Plus I like tracks and turns and things that aren't just a straight line for a quarter mile. I just thought more stability would help
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Oooo I like this thread! As a v6 owner I've always been interested in track racing, an I've heard we have better weight displacement. However if adapting to an AWD I fear id lose too much power over all. Of course modding the engine could help with that too
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YA, I've noticed that when switching from a FWD to a RWD car. But I've also notice that its a little easier to lose traction and start spinning. And im sure im not the only one that would agree to say the FWD cars are easier to steer on sharp corners. So is there a way to equalize it even a little?
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Lowering the car and getting new sway bars would be your best bet.
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