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Chassis and suspension query- technical help required.

Teejay May 31, 2011

  1. Teejay

    Teejay winning the school run grand prix

    Hi guys,
    Can someone techie or with access to Audi workshop manuals confirm that the chassis of FWD and Quattro 8PA3's are the same, with 'only' suspension differences?

    Assuming you could salvage or purchase the different parts, in theory would it be possible to convert FWD to AWD? Yes I know it's not financially viable and would be a massive ballache, but I have a plan for something 'a bit different' (which may take months/years to complete), but need to know if I can start with my current A3, or need to find a Quattro model as a donor chassis.

  2. Rhyso

    Rhyso Well-Known Member

    Rear floorplan is different to accommodate the propshaft etc hence why the Quattro's have a smaller boot

    It was certainly the case with the MK4 and their 4 wheel drive models anyway so assume its the same for Audi seeing as they share chassis etc across the groups :)
    Last edited: May 31, 2011
  3. Teejay

    Teejay winning the school run grand prix

    Thanks Rhyso. Back to the drawing board.

    On another note, you guys with Quattro 3 door's must have other cars for when transporting stuff round. The boot is ****/tiny on FWD, I can't imagine it being even smaller.

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