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  • #16

    Re: I say Less Hating on Front Wheel Drives

    To restate my point.... just double up on drivetrains. AWD 100% HP increase. Needs to be done more often.
    not all AWD are created equal. AWD that is based upon a RWD architecture is far better then FWD with a RWD afterthought (and yes, including the new Focus)
    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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    • #17

      Re: I say Less Hating on Front Wheel Drives

      My daily/winter car is FWD, and it's a great car. It's great until you push it harder than about 70%, at which point it all falls apart. Any slip of the drive wheels means the steering may as well be disconnected, which is lovely fun in snow (I will believe until I die that in snow or loose conditions, RWD is a zillion times easier to control). It's hateful to work on (transverse engine, tiny transmission stuffed into utter inaccessability).

      For any sort of performance use, RWD or AWD are comically better, and I'd rather work on those as well--assuming the engine is longitudinally mounted.

      For mild, day-to-day use, the only perk to FWD that I can think of is the lack of a trans tunnel, so you've got a bit more legroom. Whee?

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      • #18

        Re: I say Less Hating on Front Wheel Drives

        each have their place, just that place is rarely on a hot rod forum.
        68scott385 and Deaf Bob like this.
        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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        • #19

          Re: I say Less Hating on Front Wheel Drives

          Rarely, yes..... haters just gotta hate.....
          pdub likes this.
          Patrick & Tammy
          - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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          • #20

            Re: I say Less Hating on Front Wheel Drives

            Rarely, yes..... haters just gotta hate.....
            And some haters seem to hate everything. It's the way of the world I guess.
            Charter member of the Turd Nuggets

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            • #21

              Re: I say Less Hating on Front Wheel Drives

              Import. All Wheel Drive. Standing 1/2 Mile. Hate Away.....

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              All window trim intact.
              My hobby is needing a hobby.

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              • #22

                Re: I say Less Hating on Front Wheel Drives

                BTW Almost EVERY 1/2 mile record was reset by over 10 mph at high altitude this weekend. A Viper went over 240 for the rear drive record formerly held by the Malone Red Corvette.. 1/2 mile is coming on STRONG.
                My hobby is needing a hobby.

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                • #23

                  Re: I say Less Hating on Front Wheel Drives

                  Trade it in for a nice house with a shop....
                  pdub likes this.
                  Patrick & Tammy
                  - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                  • #24

                    Re: I say Less Hating on Front Wheel Drives

                    Is there any particular reason you had to add that specific note at the bottom of the post?
                    Charter member of the Turd Nuggets

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                    • #25

                      Re: I say Less Hating on Front Wheel Drives

                      I'd just move in to the stacker trailer it uses.
                      My hobby is needing a hobby.

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                      • #26

                        Re: I say Less Hating on Front Wheel Drives


                        Is there any particular reason you had to add that specific note at the bottom of the post?
                        HAD to? Nope.... WANTED to? Yup... PARTICULAR reason....Yup... Was it effective? Seems likely...

                        Didya laugh?
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                        • #27

                          Re: I say Less Hating on Front Wheel Drives

                          Rarely, yes..... haters just gotta hate.....
                          Like I said....don't take the bait Pdub.....
                          Patrick & Tammy
                          - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                          • #28

                            Re: I say Less Hating on Front Wheel Drives

                            Oh hell yes!!!!!! You're watching, at least you're watching....HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ohhhhhhhhhh man.....HAHAhAhAHH!!!!!!!!!
                            Charter member of the Turd Nuggets

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                            • #29

                              Re: I say Less Hating on Front Wheel Drives

                              no......

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                              Patrick & Tammy
                              - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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                              • #30

                                Re: I say Less Hating on Front Wheel Drives

                                My hobby is needing a hobby.

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