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Old 05-06-2003, 11:51 PM   #1
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I was wondering...

Would it be possible/benificial/feasble to do an awd conversion on a stang? I just kept thinkin bout the latest awd trend and was thinkin bout that?
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Its possible..
But there is so many Positive things about having rear wheel drive.

Better weight balance,Better acceleration.,Better Road Holding,
Better Stopping,No Torque Steer,Better Ride and Feel, Better Ultimate Ability.


FWD is good for, traction, more interior and trunk space since there is no drive shaft going to the rear of the vehical, cost (its cheaper to build) , and there is a bigger demand for it.
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Old 05-07-2003, 12:05 AM   #3
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Yeah that was what I thought, just tryin to spark up some convo on the board cause its been kinda slow. It would be dif. and unique you gotta admit that. All-Wheel-Drive Stang. Crazy
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Old 05-08-2003, 08:39 AM   #4
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At least 5 four-wheel drive Mustangs (1 65 and 4 69 models) were built by the english specialist Ferguson and tested by several car magazines. Reports appeared in the german car magazines and elsewhere. There is only one record of what happened with the prototypes and possible other ordered converted cars. One of the 69ers was recently discovered and restored by an english company called KAR KRAFT Mustangs. The white Mustang appeared in the english CAR Magazine.



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Old 09-29-2004, 08:49 PM   #5
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Wow what was I thinking, sorry felt like bringing back an old post in lue of the latest resurrection thread trend
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dont think this is what u had in mind but its different
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Old 09-29-2004, 08:58 PM   #8
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haha yeah ive seen that
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Old 09-29-2004, 09:02 PM   #11
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How much of a redneck do you have to be to do something like that to such a beautiful machine, I mean don't get me wrong, lift a truck to the sky and its awesome, but a classic mustang?? NO!!! BAD REDNECK!!
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double you tee eff mate?


n8 were you smokin some bad crack?

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double you tee eff mate?


n8 were you smokin some bad crack?

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i didnt even realize it was an old post till now, damn it.
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Its possible..
But there is so many Positive things about having rear wheel drive.

Better weight balance,Better acceleration.,Better Road Holding,
Better Stopping,No Torque Steer,Better Ride and Feel, Better Ultimate Ability.


FWD is good for, traction, more interior and trunk space since there is no drive shaft going to the rear of the vehical, cost (its cheaper to build) , and there is a bigger demand for it.
WTF!!!???!!! better weight balance? I have a 50/50 split weight ratio on my awd car. if anything, rwd are more front heavy. point-in-case the mustang. no weight over the rear axle causing spinning.

better acceleration? race me off the line. let's see who accelerates faster (not necessarily your v6, but a rwd car)

better road holding??? are you serious? That's why the evo and the sti are still posting better lap times than the new C6 on England tv show Top Gear and they have less hp??!!

better stopping? how the hell does this have anything to do w/ the drivetrain of a car?? the front brakes do 75-80% of the work on any car. So how is it that the 20-25% load bearing brakes slowing down the rear axle helps? Even on a fwd car, you take your foot off the gas to brake and thus there is no input onto the axles to spin and to just decelerate.

no tq steer on a rwd car vs an awd car???? so my tq is transfered to 4 whees and that steers me in which direction? straight? man, must be hard to press the gas and go straight. fwd has the worst tq steer followed by rwd cars. with a rwd and an open differential, you think all that tq to one wheel won't get you sideways? or even a t-lock.. you floor it and you still go sideways at the track.. is that not tq steer????!!!! I peel out and stay in one spot.

better ride and feel??? that is based on the shocks, struts, springs, suspension alignment, tires, wheel size, etc. not the drivetrain. wtf!

better ultimate ability? seeing as I have just proved you wrong in each of these scenarios, please tell me how rwd is superior to awd. how about driving in the snow or rain? i bet having no weight over the rear tires helps you grip the road better than all 4 tires gripping the road so if one or two or even 3 slip, you still have traction.
what about if you fishtail on an awd car vs a rwd car. heaven forbid the awd car doesnt have a second fishtail in the opposite direction to counter act the effect of the first fishtail where the front wheels will carry the rear fishtail out on an awd car.

Evan - what happened bud? Come on, you know better than to throw out that rwd is far superior to awd in so many instances w/o proof. Just cause you have a rwd car doesnt make it badass. I admit they are great for 1/4mi races but for almost anything else, awd is better. (more expensive and heavier, but better)
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Well, you don't see many AWD Top Fuel dragsters. There's probally a reason for that.
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Well, you don't see many AWD Top Fuel dragsters. There's probally a reason for that.
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that makes me wanna... . poor stang
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FWD is good for, traction
i laughed at that. fwd is good for absolutely nothing. awd is good for massive launching with little to no wheelspin so you basically shoot off the line, but the top end tends to suck due to higher drivetrain loss ratio. rwd is great for cars with high torque, cause when you launch all the weight goes towards the rear which plants the rear tires to the pavement. alot of dsmers like me wish they made rwd eclipses cause fwd sucks and awd is hard to maintain if youre gonna do major launching and racing, stuff breaks alot. rwd is relatively simple, you got a driveshaft, a differential and an axle. if any of the one breaks it could be as cheap as 500 to 1000, but if anything awd breaks its more expensive.

rwd>awd>fwd>walking
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i say it depends on application

in a smaller, lighter weight car, such as an evo, STI, or whatever, AWD is great, you can dump the clutch and go, but if you have a 3800 pound car, 350rwhp, dump the clutch and something is breaking

in a light high power car, RWD would almost be scary, no weight over the rear, no weight to have transfer, its all wheel spin, but if you put the drive wheels under the source of most of the weight (the engine), that helps solve some of the traction issues

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Well, you don't see many AWD Top Fuel dragsters. There's probally a reason for that.
because they dont even have driveshafts. the tranny output shaft is directly connected to the pinon shaft. therefore no parasitic loss to spin the driveshaft. Plus the engine and tranny sit on the rear axle.
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i laughed at that. fwd is good for absolutely nothing. awd is good for massive launching with little to no wheelspin so you basically shoot off the line, but the top end tends to suck due to higher drivetrain loss ratio. rwd is great for cars with high torque, cause when you launch all the weight goes towards the rear which plants the rear tires to the pavement. alot of dsmers like me wish they made rwd eclipses cause fwd sucks and awd is hard to maintain if youre gonna do major launching and racing, stuff breaks alot. rwd is relatively simple, you got a driveshaft, a differential and an axle. if any of the one breaks it could be as cheap as 500 to 1000, but if anything awd breaks its more expensive.

rwd>awd>fwd>walking
you just have to upgrade the clutch and make sure you have a good transfer case and the mitsu awd will hold up very well
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