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Old 02-15-2011, 10:51 AM   #80
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2005 Wrx wagon


Originally Posted by TyrannoSullyRex View Post

No slip, because no center diff. Getting a front diff that works well wouldn't be tough (which you might as well do since the trans is apart).

Awesome, I was looking around and found a few different 5mt conversion kits but didn't find that one.

I did see a couple kits that reverse the output of the 5MT for rear-engine AWD applications

But yeah, you could even throw a cheap $350 OBX front LSD in the 5MT and not be too worried about it given the 1800 lb curbweight and 2wd. You'd spend less than 1k converting the 5mt tranny into a perfect transaxle... Too bad the ratios will be too short for such a light car. The turbo will need more engine load to spool..

About the body style, I would really really appreciate having the option to choose from multiple designs. IMHO, FFR should offer multiple designs for each of their cars. The inital casting of the moulds is a time-consuming process and with each of their cars they make multiple prototypes for the design but then only offer 1 final option.

The way FFR casts their bodywork, they could make multiple variants of several key body-panels. The unfinished GTM body pictured below shows that they could offer options for front facia/headlights, fender size variants or fender design variants, hood-styles, etc.

Granted they go through several prototype designs through development, if those prototype molds are for panels that still match to the rest of the body, they could use them interchangeably with no problem.
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