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I have not seen or heard of this. Anyone have?
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Never heard of it. Would be interesting to see how you power the front axle without the head of the engine sitting higher than the roof...


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Never heard of it. Would be interesting to see how you power the front axle without the head of the engine sitting higher than the roof...
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True...and look at where the top of that wheel is in relation to the body compared to ours. The engine would be lower than the roof but far higher than the top of our hood.


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True...and look at where the top of that wheel is in relation to the body compared to ours. The engine would be lower than the roof but far higher than the top of our hood.
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So for the height you raise the ground clearance 5" and put on a 5" hood scoop and your there LOL

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AWD would suck all of the fun out of the car and replace it with weight and understeer.
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It's funny, I brought this up about 7 years ago on the Mustang forum when I owned my Mustang. I was crucified for even mentioning it!!! I merely stated that to take the Mustang to the next level, Ford should consider an AWD option on the car. That way it could be a year round car. I had about 50 negative comments, some of which would never be allowed on this forum! What's funny about the whole thing is there are rumors that Ford in 2018 is going to do just that and now everyone thinks it's the best thing in the world. As far as understeer....as long as the split is setup properly with more power to the rear wheels (65+r/35-f), it won't push. It'll give just the right amount of control...and if it was electronic torque split, like most are today, you could easily put a controller in to control the amount of torque to front and rear, solving the push issue. The secret to an AWD 'sports car' is to not make it a FWD first.....build it first as a RWD, then give the AWD option and set the torque to come from the rear. Most cars today are built the other way, with 60%+ torque coming from the front wheels. But, this is all a mute point for us as there is no room to do this on our cars, not too mention in most cases the engine would have to be in front of the half shafts for the front wheels.

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Well... you could make it into something like one of these....


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