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Old 02-16-2005, 07:42 PM   #1
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Default FWD/All Wheel Drive Switch

So I have a 96 Impreza 2 door Coupe. The thing is automatic. I want wire a switch so I can control when it is front wheel drive and when it is all wheel drive. I know you have to by pass the fuse or something like that in the engine. I also know the fuse is in the upper left of the engine. I bought a toggle switch and will buy wire tomorrow, but don't really know how to do this. Can someone help me by providing complete details?

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Old 02-16-2005, 07:49 PM   #2
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Switch, $10
Wire, $5

Shelling out $1000 when you blow your viscous coupling because you wanted to do burnouts: Priceless
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Old 02-16-2005, 08:02 PM   #3
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hahaha... I forgot to post the reason I wanted to do this mod. Well, here you go... I want to have the AWD for starts and great launches. After the car shifts into 2nd, I want to use the toggle switch and switch it into FWD for a little more horsepower. I don't know if anyone knows Jon Cox (use to be the lead tech for Easy Street), but he had this mod on his legacy.

The car is going to be eventually turned into (meaning when I get the money and after I pay off my loan) a street legal autoX and 1/4 car.
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Old 02-16-2005, 08:51 PM   #4
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You are still draggin all that awd drivetrain along for the ride, switching to fwd will give you no HP and do very little if anything for acceleration.
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Old 02-16-2005, 09:36 PM   #5
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add my car to the "whoa thats a bad idea train"
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:14 PM   #6
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I would have to agree with these guys. It would be like this, imagine that you are in a truck hauling something, you all of a sudden have the idea to switch it out of 4wd to 2wd. It would probobly work without damaging too much, but the one time you accidentally put it from 2wd to 4wd... your tranny is toast. Besides, scoobie steve had a good point that you are still hauling the awd tranny around.
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Old 02-17-2005, 07:42 PM   #7
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Ok then... what about increasing gas mileage, lol...
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