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This is a discussion on rear wheel drive within the Transmission & AWD forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; ive heard from several people that you can weld the spider gears?? in the tranny together to make it rear ...

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    rear wheel drive

    ive heard from several people that you can weld the spider gears?? in the tranny together to make it rear wheel drive only, is this true? i think you would see more power on the dyno being that the all-wheel drive wont rob power from you, as we all know wrx's arent the fastest from a roll. thanks guys

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    Do a search. The reason why you loose power is all the extra connecting equipment. The power is not going to increase by directing it at the rear.
    clutch, shift, gas, clutch, shift, gas, shift, clutch, gas, clutch gas, shift... oops!

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    I will tell you after some track time, but almost all fast drag cars are rwd. The front diff is very heavy. I am removing all fwd hardware and going to rwd. I am puting a STi rear in wrx with one piece driveshaft. I have dogbox and built motor. my front end is very light, and will be 100lbs lighter(all rotating stuff). I predict a better 60' time with rear dot drag tires, and front end going up. I can already lift my frt. left tire in 4wd.

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    I was just to post a thread asking some questios about converting to rwd. After going to several drifting events, I've been really wanting to get into some drifting in my WRX. I think it would be kinda cool to be the odd car there.

    turbo2nr -- why exactly are you using an STI rear end? Is the stock WRX end not adequate for the conversion, or is that just your preference? Also, is there any chance you can post some pictures of your project? Thanks in advance
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    the STi has a much greater stregnth ring and pinion gear set. I would just blow the wrx diff to pieces the first time i launch with dot slicks. input flange is wider, stronger, axels are much stronger, etc.

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    I suck with cumputers and digital cameras. I own a dental lab and have many hobbies, but computers are not in the mix. You can see my car at the subaru shootout in east coast. someone will take pics for me there.

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    Haha...that's cool. Thanks for the feedback
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    Originally posted by WRXin'
    Haha...that's cool. Thanks for the feedback
    If you start drifting your car, be care full. Don't welcome a wall to your car.
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    Originally posted by turbo2nr
    I will tell you after some track time, but almost all fast drag cars are rwd. The front diff is very heavy. I am removing all fwd hardware and going to rwd. I am puting a STi rear in wrx with one piece driveshaft. I have dogbox and built motor. my front end is very light, and will be 100lbs lighter(all rotating stuff). I predict a better 60' time with rear dot drag tires, and front end going up. I can already lift my frt. left tire in 4wd.
    Here's a thread located in our tutorial section that covers the AWD to 2WD conversion. And let us know how your RWD ventures go.

    Converting AWD to 2wd RWD w/ pics

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    Originally posted by Chopaholix
    If you start drifting your car, be care full. Don't welcome a wall to your car.
    Haha...no kidding


    Karl -- thanks for the link!
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