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#1 Old 08-03-2005, 10:51 PM
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All wheel drive to rear wheel drive?

I was wondering, is it possible to make a wrx rear wheel drive only. if so what needs to be done to do so. is there any kit or differential thing to buy. let me know thanks.
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That's what I'm considering getting. Not to run in permanent RWD, but to be able to go to my local dyno, which is only 2WD.
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Get it, throw on some old tires and light em up
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Get it, throw on some old tires and light em up
All I have is old tires....
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Say you get that, would your car put more power to the wheels seeing how it will be RWD?
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Say you get that, would your car put more power to the wheels seeing how it will be RWD?
Yep. I'm thinking of getting it for tuning purposes. Much safer to tune on a dyno than road tuning. I'm not really worried about the numbers the car puts down.
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Oh, isn't it cheaper to tune on a 2WD dyno than a 4WD one anyway?
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It depends on the dyno. For me, it's just a matter of convenience. There are 2 2WD dynos close. One is within walking distance. The closest AWD dyno is 3 hours away.
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Is the stock rear end able to take that extra power that used to be distributed.
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Is the stock rear end able to take that extra power that used to be distributed.
Especially with an upgraded turbo, you could be putting like 4x more power per wheel to the rears than stock. Seems like this could be a problem.
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Is the stock rear end able to take that extra power that used to be distributed.
I don't know about long term, but on a dyno it shouldn't be a problem.
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I talked to Rocket Rally and he says that a stock wrx/sti will work with the stock rear end. But anything over 40-50 lbs. of torque you start upgrading the driveshafts than the rear differential. But I wonder if the conversion would releive stress on the dated 5-speed transmission.
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Yeah, if you are running the RWD conversion on a daily basis, the rear end probably won't hold up. It will be better on the transmission. But, all it does is move the weak link from the transmission to the rear end/axles...
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not to mention it removes one of the key elements to having a wrx in the first place
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yeah but some sort of electronic AWD engage would be cool. so you could surpirse people with a black mark from hell.
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