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Re: No more AWD (Jnell20)

there were some threads talking about running fwd, as to gain fuel efficiency <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> ,, iirc people mentioned the need to swap out a few parts (axles?)up front to prevent issues but the exact reason escapes me and search is failing me as well-hopefully someone else can chime in.<p>
 

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Re: No more AWD (Jnell20)

Why not just buy a T5 and start from modding from there?<p>Seriously.<p>Maybe I'm just crazy but, IMHO, it's a better starting place for someone who really wants to mod a FWD car since you won't have to fart around with or worry about the 4C and it was built to be a FWD car from day one.<p>The R's interior pieces are all cosmetics that could easily be carried over, as could the bumpers, wheels, etc.<p>Or maybe you don't care about modding. Dunno.<p>-Eric<p>
 

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Re: No more AWD (Jnell20)

For what car?<br>If it's the 98 in your signature, nothing, just remove the driveshaft<br>...and...If you are referring to that R, <B>you're in the wrong forum,</B> go to the 98-00 forum
 

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Re: No more AWD (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">it's a better starting place for someone who really wants to mod a FWD car since you won't have to fart around with or worry about the 4C and it was built to be a FWD car from day one.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Who wants to mod FWD cars? Do not join the Honda crew. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: No more AWD (JRL)

Good point. I didn't even notice the signature. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><br>My bad -- assumed you were talking about an '04+ model.<p>-Eric
 

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Re: No more AWD (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">For what car?<br>If it's the 98 in your signature, nothing, just remove the driveshaft<br>...and...If you are referring to that R, <B>you're in the wrong forum,</B> go to the 98-00 forum</TD></TR></TABLE><p>bah, time for coffee, didn't see that either <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>good catch JRL
 

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Re: No more AWD (xman03)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>xman03</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Who wants to mod FWD cars? Do not join the Honda crew. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Dude, she asked how to turn an R into a FWD car. I wasn't telling her to go FWD. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Who wants to mod an AWD car that was neutered to be FWD-only?<p>Besides, I can't imagine the transaxles on these things taking on the R's power 100% of the time. They can't handle it 90% of the time in stock form. How would they handle 100% of the time modded?<p>-Eric
 

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Re: No more AWD (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Dude, she asked how to turn an R into a FWD car. I wasn't telling her to go FWD. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Who wants to mod an AWD car that was neutered to be FWD-only?<p>Besides, I can't imagine the transaxles on these things taking on the R's power 100% of the time. They can't handle it 90% of the time in stock form. How would they handle 100% of the time modded?<p>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The transaxle would be under LESS stress if the AWD was disabled.
 

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Re: No more AWD (firehawk618)

You're right. It was a brain-fart on my part. I actually meant the driveshafts to the front wheels but my mind was on decoupling the the rear wheels. My bad. Maybe I'm still wrong. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: No more AWD (Jnell20)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Jnell20</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what happenes down the road after you remove the AWDline?<br>transmition problems?? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>To answer your question - Nothing.<p>The '98 V70 was always a FWD car from the word go. The AWD was an add-on feature to 70 series FWD designed cars.<br>Pulling the rear driveshaft will just turn it back into a "FWD only" car again. It'll be fine.<p>That Said...There are some down sides...<br>You'll get a slightly quicker car, but it'll have torque steer, <I>much</I> less traction (especially in poor weather) and 400 extra pounds of AWD weight.<p>If the AWD system is OK, why mess up a nice AWD car? <br>Wanna go fast in a straight line? Get a T-5. Same motor, less weight, FWD only from the get go. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Wanna go fast with confidence inspiring handling and a ride like it's on rails? Keep the AWD! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Just my two cents.<I> LOVE</I> my AWD! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: No more AWD (BEJinFbk)

400 lbs? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Not even close<br>(Much less)
 

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Yea removing the prop shaft and the angle gear together would probably net you 100 lbs of weight savings, the viscous coupling maybe another 35.
 

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Re: (Big Will)

I believe a GEN 1 AWD is about a little over 200 lbs heavier than a non AWD<br>A P2 is about all of 90 lbs or so heavier
 

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Yank the driveshaft AND the Bevel Gear if you're going to bother disabling the AWD. You can see the drive sleeve in the pic. That needs to be secured IF it's not a secure fit on the differential spline - mine ain't goin' nowhere - a modified CV boot would do to prevent it "walking".<p><IMG SRC="http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c190/huseinholland/CarMods/IMG_6455a.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The axles can stand well over stock HP - <p>The Bevel Gear Housing cannot<p><IMG SRC="http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c190/huseinholland/CarMods/IMG_6452.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Mine is out until I get a my spare resealed - the handling with AWD is vastly superior<br>
 

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FWD > AWD <p>Every day , day in day out . <p><br>(only in a volvo)<p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chilled Man</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">FWD > AWD <p>Every day , day in day out . <p><br>(only in a volvo)<p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Ha! Not around here. <br>Stop by with your puny FWD in a few months, foolish mortal...I'll race ya fer pinks! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><I><B>AWD FTW!!!</B> </I> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>(and the saga continues...Be with us next week for "Who Needs Dolby Surround?" )
 

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No one go aftertermarket for your volvo sound system <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Lulz
 
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