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AWD Conversion/Swap Guys Enter Here - Advanced. [Merged 2-07]

Posted by ballen1, Nov 9, 2005

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  1. crash89

    crash89 Proven Member

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    Nobody?? Well just to kind of update, I tried to squeeze together each of the wires and check to see if my gauge would work but still no dice. I tried every possible way I could think of with the 4 wires. What did I do wrong?? Ill get all my wire colors for you guys here in a while.
     

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  2. Guilty1s

    Guilty1s Proven Member

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    Ill probally have the answer before any one can respond, but maybe someone can chime in

    I dont need the donor AWD Front bolts
    The donors AWD Rear bolts go in the recip FWD rear spot
    The recip FWD Rears go into the Further up recip new AWD front holes
    and i cut the old FWD front bolts off.

    Ci?
     
  3. dsmtwins2g

    dsmtwins2g Proven Member

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  4. 97gst_spyder

    97gst_spyder Proven Member

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    That's correct for a spyder. For a coupe, you use both sets of awd ones.
     
  5. goodbuds

    goodbuds Proven Member

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    could i use the rear trailing arms from my fwd and upper control arms? just grabbed all the parts on the list minus those two parts and a fuel tank...
     

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  6. 99gst_racer

    99gst_racer Moderator

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    Yes on both. They're the same.
    I'm still rocking the original ones from my GST. :)
     

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  7. goodbuds

    goodbuds Proven Member

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    ohhh thank god (Paul)..LOL, I've had my fill of clandestine salvage yard trips.
     

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  8. goodbuds

    goodbuds Proven Member

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    dose anyone have picture of the drive shaft mounts rivited in place?
    I dont know if I missed them while looking.
    thx
     

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  9. 97gst_spyder

    97gst_spyder Proven Member

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    Just drill out the spot welds, then rivit it to the chassis.

    If I can get my hand under the car, I'll get a pic or two.

    It sounds scarier than it really is.
     
  10. AlphaVision

    AlphaVision Proven Member

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  11. goodbuds

    goodbuds Proven Member

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    thx guys...
     

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  12. dsmtwins2g

    dsmtwins2g Proven Member

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    Well me and my brother are attempting the awd swap on his 95 gst,we have a awd shell that is being dropped off at my house today:).
    So I've read through this whole thread and it is very usefull and lots of info.i was wondering if there's anything that should be done first to save the headaches before we tear into it?
    Thanks guys
    Josh & jake
    Here's a few pics of some parts that we have so far.
    4 bolt LSD and t-case
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    Untitled by Josh865214, on Flickr
    Shep stage 3 tranismission that I got for pretty much free needs spider gears and new shell due a crack is the case I have to take it apart and hope its salvageable.
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    Untitled by Josh865214, on Flickr
    And here she waits for her surgery
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    Untitled by Josh865214, on Flickr
     

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  13. goodbuds

    goodbuds Proven Member

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    make sure the transfer case and the rear came from a manual if not wont work
     

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  14. gofer

    gofer Moderator

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    First you'll need to get 2g drivetrain parts.

    :dsm:
     

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  15. AlphaVision

    AlphaVision Proven Member

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    - Get the subframe bolts of the donor car first to be oriented where exactly to drill in the host car :)
    - Remove everything around the shifter lever including seats and carpet before welding the driveshaft brackets.
    - Make sure you have the AC compressor bracket from the AWD car.
    ...
     

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  16. IHeartMyHonda

    IHeartMyHonda Proven Member

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    Just recently picked up another AWD donor car. This drivetrain will be swapped into my 2gb Talon Spyder. I will probably start on the swap some time in the spring once it gets warmer.

    I know most people are going to hate me for this, but here is the donor. It's a 99 with black leather, great paint, ~100k miles, and pretty much stock. Just waiting to be stripped...

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  17. AlphaVision

    AlphaVision Proven Member

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    Wow, that looks perfect! Have mercy, man!
     

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  18. 97gst_spyder

    97gst_spyder Proven Member

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    The 2 biggest items that are very hard to source without having a swap shell is the rear carrier bearing bracket, and ac bracket.

    I reused my front one. Just slid one of the bolts in from the bottom and drilled a hole into the cabin for the other to drop a bolt through.
     
  19. IHeartMyHonda

    IHeartMyHonda Proven Member

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    The only thing that I have found wrong with the car, besides it having 16's, is that the sunroof shade is kinda messed up. I'm still undecided on what to do with the remainder of the car after it has been molested. Don't know if I will sell it, scrap it (my least favorite idea), or just cover it up and let it sit for a few years until it's time for one of the kids to start driving and rebuild it.
     

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  20. 99gst_racer

    99gst_racer Moderator

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    A small piece of me just died inside. :cry:

    You should give/sell me that shell and then come strip mine for the AWD swap stuff.
     

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  21. IHeartMyHonda

    IHeartMyHonda Proven Member

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    I know, Paul. Don't get me wrong, it's really a nice car, and it breaks my heart to tear it apart like that, but the only reason that I bought it (for $2000, btw. Just needed an ECU and now it's a DD), was as a donor car. If you would like to come pick up the shell when I'm done with it, you are more than welcome to it, as I know that the home you would give it is a good one.
     

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  22. eclipsh

    eclipsh Proven Member

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    How about sell it and buy a crashed car you can strip the parts off. Should net you some extra cash for mods and it'll save a really clean GSX from destruction.
     
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  23. FenixTX717

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    :cry: So not fair! Couldn't find a crappier body for your AWD swap?! I've been looking for a nice 2g for a DD for CHEAP and all I find up here are POS ones that would be perfect just for the AWD parts but not as a DD as the bodies are crap.

    Sell me that car and find another doner for your AWD swap! ROFL
     

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  24. 99gst_racer

    99gst_racer Moderator

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    I've already got dibs on it after he's done with it! :p
     

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  25. greengoblin

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    Man I would just want to drive that 99 around like it is. It's really looks to be way to nice to strip down.
     

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