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FWD to RWD coversion

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Canuck 93 Civic Si, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. Canuck 93 Civic Si

    Canuck 93 Civic Si Senior Member

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    Has anyone ever heard of someone converting a fwd car to rwd. Perhaps even a Honda. Besides of course the Pro drag cars.

    Thanks
     
  2. civicious

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    why? it'd be too much trouble.

    what's wrong with fwd?
     
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    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

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    It would be a lot of money to convert a honda to rear wheel drive. I have seen pictures of it being done, but they have all moved the engine to the rear of the car. There is a del sol that had it done. If you have the money, time, and or skill to want to have it done or do it yourself that is up to you, but front wheel drive serves my little hatch just fine...
     
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    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    yeah, you'd have to move the engine. all hondas have transaxles, so they don't have driveshafts...i dont know how you'd have a front engine/rear wheel drive with a regular honda engine, unless you like custom-rigged your transmission
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    The best way to do it would be get an S2000 engine/tranny.

    THen you'd have to cut a big hole out to clear a way for the driveshaft, then you'd have to find a way to rig the rear end to the driveshaft and make it work without bottoming out your car.

    IMO it's too much trouble. but I did want to do the same thing to my Escort... :lol:
     
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    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    shit...i didn't even think about an s2000....

    still, it'd be a pain in the ass...

    but why would you make a FWD honda rear-wheel??
     
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    Loco Honkey Banned

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    Eight simple steps to converting a FWD Honda to RWD:

    1) Build a subframe that will locate the rear diff and rear suspension.

    2) Strengthen the rear end of the car to handle the stresses that it wasn't designed to withstand.

    3) Find a way to mount a FR engine and tranny in a FF chassis (go look at how a FR engine is mounted to see what I mean). Most likely, you'll have to fabricate another subframe to do this, and then yet another one for the tranny mount (or beef up the belly pan of the car).

    4) Cut a channel in the bottom of the car for the driveshaft and exhaust, but don't make it weaker...

    5) Find another place for the gas tank.

    6) Wiring and plumbing issues galore. Have fun!

    7) 1/4 of the way through, realize that you should have just bought a RWD car.

    8) Scrap the project.
     
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    Loco Honkey Banned

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    "To be different." Which is about the lamest fucking reason to do anything to a car.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    :werd:

    I forgot about the relocating of the gas tank thing...that's another reason i scrapped the idea before I started on it.
     
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    i've heard of Del Sol's converted to RWD with like H22's in them...but never anything like a civic.
     
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    Pics? Links? Magazine scans?

    I didn't think so.
     
  12. civicious

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    wasn't there like a civic ati in japan that was all wheel drive?

    i could be wrong, i probably am....
     
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    here you go my friend. AWD civics. i was proving some friends wrong at a meet on sunday.

    HS link to my other thread
     
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    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    i'll be damned. i was right.


    holy shit somebody call ripley's!
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    holy shit- and for th amount of money that car cost to build, i could own an ///M3, an X5 for winter, and have a nice downpayment on a house.
     
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    crazy... id love to import that ferio rtsi.... im pretty sure you can slap a b18 onto that tranny.
     
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    werd..... i hate ppl that say that shit


    top fuel did a rear wheel drive del sol......mid/rear engine. i have no links...but its been done. it was in a OLD issue of super street (yes i uesd to read that crap)
     
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    check my post in your other post reguarding that, i dont think its legit, i pointed out specific things about the specs that dont match up.
     
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    Hey look!!!!

    I got two little box thingys!!!

    <------

    How do I get more.

    Lol.

    Sorry just kidding.
     
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    maybe it loses something in the translation?

    either way....
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