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That being said I am excited to announce the fd completion is the end of summer! after doing much research I have found that there has only been a first and second generation rx7 to be converted to all wheel drive. This was also done in the eighties with Audi parts and was more of a four wheel drive high set up then a actual all active all wheel drive system.
Although the rotary is new, the car is great, it's a dead world and when the irons crack as all Rew irons do, I will do this anyways. So , preemptive strike!
I am starting the first ever AWD Subaru Ej257 FD3S build.
1995 rhd rx7
Bn sports blister widebody
Works 18x13.5 rims
Pretty much everything aftermarket suspension,brakes and Apexi n1 exhaust.
Subaru wrx sti Ej257 turbo.
RayJay turbo, fmic, Hks wastegate, Hks bov, custom downpipe.
5speed with extended shift linkage.
Complete hub conversion to front.
Sub frame modified to fit Subaru front end.
This build has been choosen as the ls and 2jz is overdone and over priced. The Nissan selection is dwindling, Volvo has non desirable trans for this application, I am not knowledgeable of M series motors and I'm not a merc or Audi fan. Other motors like the small v8 ( Ford 4.6, Toyota 1uzfe Ect) were considered but trans mods and dimensions showed it to be a problem and better to go ls.
The weight ratio as well as displacement is better than stock and much better than the 2jz swap. The ls falls in the middle of it all....
700lbs 2jz with trans, 20% more weight in front of struts.
555lbs ls/t56 combo. Lighter than the stock Rew set up by 150lbs centered on struts.
387lbs Ej20 series with trans. 15% in front of struts.
I looked at hundreds of possibilities and this is the most promising. And exciting!
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