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    Cool rwd conversions

    hi everyone

    I have searched and not found much on rwd conversions on here.

    What does everyone think of the idea of a rwd liberty?

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    lots of wheelie fun.....................and broken rear shafts. eh Josh?
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    Definitely alot of fun lol but I reckon it sorta takes away the point of having a subie in the first place (awd)

    I wouldn't even think of doing it with an r160 diff though

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    I used to make the transfers and sell them. Broke 4 gearboxes with a 2.35 even an sti one and I wasn't hard on them. Rwd it lasted forever never did a box just a transfer bearing and blew a diff because someone test drove it and flogged the guts out of it. It does however just burn off tyres. Good for Rwd dynos and good for 5th gear wheelspin but completely destroys the cars handling
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benne_RS View Post
    hi everyone
    What does everyone think of the idea of a rwd liberty?
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    My rs is currently rwd with r160 and v3 ra box, happy days, Dec not great on the handling side but fun when the back gets loose

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvuxm...&feature=g-upl

    Next is V5 STi, 370atw with 6spd RWD
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    Quote Originally Posted by 502SLO View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvuxm...&feature=g-upl

    Next is V5 STi, 370atw with 6spd RWD
    Hahahaha, PPG rear wheel drive conversion spool? Good to see you still have your RS Josh and that's it's going well
    Will have to catch up with you and Mick soon. I was actually going to give you guys a call very soon to see if I can use some workshop space and tools to swap my new engine in on a Saturday or Sunday - would also like an experienced pair of hands too but I'm sure Paul (CruisEH) wouldn't mind helping me out... Otherwise Dan (dja) said he will give me a hand to do it on his driveway as that's where I'm getting my new engine from

    I'll get onto it once I've finally gotten all the other parts I need as well as saved some extra cash just incase but am aiming for the first weekend of September which also happens to incude Father's Day


    My RS will have been off the roads for about a year once that happens either way so do have a lot of catching up to do



    Will definitely have to catch up with you sometime soon too Nath
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    Quote Originally Posted by rec01l View Post
    My rs is currently rwd with r160 and v3 ra box, happy days, Dec not great on the handling side but fun when the back gets loose
    I had a full car load of tools (moved workshop when I was a mechanic) full boot and back seat. It came on boost going up hill in third gear and before I could gather what happened I was on the other side of the road facing the opposite way with people abusing the shit out of me. All I can say is be very careful if your car has a lot of torque as it is actually quote hard to get used to!
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    Have to agree with Rob. Want RWD, go buy a datsun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Nice one Rob = a few wellchosen words!
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    get enough power into it and it slides while still being awd... i can imagine rwd just being stupid.. like fun stupid... but stupid none the less.
    it has stuff...

    it has more stuff to come...

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    Mine is rwd at the moment, i've broken around 7 or so cv's and a diff, as said before with a r160 rear end its madness and the only reason it's still rwd is i'm lazy, worst part about it is it no longer does reverse entry drifts on the skid pan anymore... However the lack of traction makes me laugh in the wet
    Holy limited slip diff batman!

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    My lib is rwd. No diff probs yet with 700+nm.

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    you guys all just using that ppg spool thing? or is there another way.
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    Anyone with an undstanding of Subaru transfers can make them
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    Robs right though put a 1uz in a corolla
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    I've done the S13 thing. I intend to get an R180 rear end & spool the standard box. As far as ruining handling, I think it's all in the setup.

    Nice to see there are a few guys on here doing it though.

    Before I joined here i was intending to get a bill hincher bellhousing and put A W58 box in. If i stick with an EJ that may happen.

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    You realise how good awd is when sti's are 4 car lengths ahead and no one behind you can see for smoke
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    hahahahaha. this is making me interested in doing this.... i just no... if i do. i wont have a license. its why i stay out of rear wheel drives and play a lot of forza... cures the itch... a little bit. but being sideways is just to much fun.
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    it has more stuff to come...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    My lib is rwd. No diff probs yet with 700+nm.
    but yours is special. surprising with that tiny diff and weak gearbox
    Having a fast FWD is like coming out of the closet. Sure you will surprise some people but in the end, everyone knows you're gay.

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    thanks for everyone's input, anyone care to offer an opinion on which 'box i should use to use a centre spool in?

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    i love that video craig

    the ppg spools are available for both 5 speed and 6 speed subie boxes
    wonder how a my95-my96 v1/v2 wrx ra or sti ra 3.900 5-speed would go with a 3.900 r180 from the 6-speeds
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    Quote Originally Posted by moley View Post
    You realise how good awd is when sti's are 4 car lengths ahead and no one behind you can see for smoke
    My rwd liberty 60 ft is 1.7 sec. Repeatedly, street tyres.

    That's a 6000 rpm clutch dump with a 6sp and semi slicks to match it. Awd what?

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    awd skids with dccd?
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    it has more stuff to come...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    My rwd liberty 60 ft is 1.7 sec. Repeatedly, street tyres.

    That's a 6000 rpm clutch dump with a 6sp and semi slicks to match it. Awd what?
    So your saying a rwd liberty and an awd one with the same power are goin to have the same times? I never had to dump mine it spun in every gear coming onto boost except in fifth unless it was raining. I had reasonable tyres as well. Why go to all the effort of making something work well in rwd when it's designed for awd. It's never going to handle as well as a an awd and if it's just for straight lines why wouldn't you just use something lighter and more suited to handling all the drive thru the rear.
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    Good question

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    it's not going to be that difficult to not only make this conversion have reasonable durability but also a purer handling balance. FR is my preferred medium for automotive expression, being north south subaru's lend themselves quite well to being converted IMO...

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    only problem is them being front heavy with the motor and everything hanging out over the front wheels
    Although ian's 202 and trimatic auto would be more well balanced from a weight distribution perspective
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    R230 does a lot for weight distribution.

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    very true, the engine does sit over the front axle line...I'm interested to see the weight balance when the front diff, shafts & AC are deleted and the R180 rear end is in.

    Ian - forgive my noobness but please clarify what R230 is? you're not talking radial truck tyres?

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    Skyline diff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benne_RS View Post
    very true, the engine does sit over the front axle line...I'm interested to see the weight balance when the front diff, shafts & AC are deleted and the R180 rear end is in.

    Ian - forgive my noobness but please clarify what R230 is? you're not talking radial truck tyres?
    what gearbox are you going to use to delete all that stuff
    Quote Originally Posted by rec01l
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    This means they require an anti-timing belt and a different orientation on the water pump polariser

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