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QUATTRO CONVERSION

Discussion in 'Handling' started by GoSPeeDxRaCeR, May 8, 2004.

  1. GoSPeeDxRaCeR
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    [May 8, 2004]
    i own an audi a4 1.8t.....and i have one problem. its not a quattro. im not sad. but as is with all performance, i am not satisfied. i must have that quattro. is there a way i can just connect the front and rear to make it somewhat "quattro"? i know that i WILL get the answer: juss sell and buy a quattro, but u know what? thats not possible (various reasons). so if anyone can tell me if it is possible to "experament" with putting lighter shafts to connect the front to the rear : what would i need or is it even possible? im sure it would cost a pretty penny but if theres anyone with KNOWN or estimated prices, all will help. thanx
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    Welcome onboard.

    I had the same problem, but I sold it and bought a quattro. You didn't want to hear that though, did you? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Someone probably know's a lot more, but I think it runs a lot deeper than extra driveshafts. You have the Torsen diff and, if I recall correclty, it fits someone in the front around the gearbox (maybe in it). The rear suspension is also different. Lots of work /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Probably the best you could do is to fit a good traction control system, like race-logic, combined with better suspension and wider tyres. There's a lot of smart folk on here though, maybe someone has actually done the conversion. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    [May 16, 2004]
    If you want a Quattro, buy a Quattro.
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    [Jul 9, 2004]
    i agree, i tried quattro recently, now i've bought one, the difference is unbelievable, traction control just isn't on the same level

    a quattro is designed from the bottom up for everything to work correctly, very different from the fwd,
    its unfortunate but 4wd isn't a cost effective mod, it isn't a bolt on either

    i looked into it also at one time and in england people would do it for 3000 pounds

    chat to some specialists find out if its worth while
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