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2G AWD Spyder conversion

Posted by Woody213, Jul 12, 2019

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  1. Woody213

    Woody213 Probationary Member

    Joined Apr 8, 2018
    Portsmouth, Virginia
    So I am just getting into DSM. I have been reading up on making an AWD Spyder. It seems everyone puts the AWD subframe on a spyder. I'm guessing there's a reason why you wouldn't just slap a Spyder body on a GSX, but I was wondering what it was? Just more work or what?
  2. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Supporting VIP

    Joined Jan 5, 2012
    Rathdrum, Idaho
    The cars are unibody, so either way you look at it, it's the same process. Call it putting a Spyder body on gsx running gear, or swapping in a gsx subframe, it's the exact same thing.

    I'll be starting mine soon hopefully, plan to document it to an extent in my build log.

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    Street Build 891  7

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    manual · 1G DSM

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    awd · manual · 1G DSM
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  3. motomattx

    motomattx Proven Member

    Joined Dec 9, 2010
    wampum, Pennsylvania
    As said, most cars made after the 70's dont have a body/frame that are separate pieces, and for that reason they cant be removed from each other physically, they are a one piece (uni) construction, all that you can do is swap subframe assembly's into each other.

    Drag Race Build 3K  24

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM
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  4. Doubleot

    Doubleot Proven Member

    Joined Mar 15, 2009
    Spanish Fork, Utah
    Re read the last few posts and that's your answer.

    I'll save you a lot of time and money, buy a donor awd car with good drivetrain parts and use everything off of it. I pieced my AWD swap together and I wouldn't do it again unless I got a donor car.

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    279.1 whp · 325.3 lb/ft · 2G DSM

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