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Old 01-14-2012, 01:12 AM
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Just wondering, does anyone know what the difference between the awd and front wheel drive svx's are? I guess the fwd would be lighter but the awd would get the better launch.
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:20 AM
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hey, LAN, how much are your valve bodies? I may be interested in one. thanks.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:16 PM
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hey, LAN, how much are your valve bodies? I may be interested in one. thanks.
http://www.ecutune.com/4eat_valve_body.htm
I've installed on in my Claret and when I can afford another it will go in my Pearlie.
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:04 PM
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Just wondering, does anyone know what the difference between the awd and front wheel drive svx's are? I guess the fwd would be lighter but the awd would get the better launch.
The AWD vs FWD is only around 100 lbs difference FYI... Not worth the loss of traction.
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The AWD vs FWD is only around 100 lbs difference FYI... Not worth the loss of traction.
If my memory is still working right.
The 1/4 record is still held by a FWD svx, Walter (poweredx2). just before the diff failed.

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If my memory is still working right.
The 1/4 record is still held by a FWD svx, Walter (poweredx2). just before the diff failed.

Harvey.
If he was "dragging" the car, he was probably trying to run a very sticky tire which would be stressing the diff very much.
I'll admit, 20-anything, a fwd SVX will blow away an awd all things equal, but off the line, in "normal" circumstances, it's way too easy to break traction in a FWD.

I was merely stating what I did because most people seem to have the misconception that the FWD SVX is "so much" lighter than an AWD, but in the same trim, there is very little weight savings.
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The AWD vs FWD is only around 100 lbs difference FYI... Not worth the loss of traction.
IF I remember between the two axles, rear diff, driveshaft, rear crossmember,
tailshaft ir the AWD trans it is only 110 pounds.
However the gear ratio changes to an improved 3.7, rather than a 3.545.
I will HAPPILY take the AWD and the weight (wait) penalty!
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If my memory is still working right.
The 1/4 record is still held by a FWD svx, Walter (poweredx2). just before the diff failed.

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Memory is getting a bit hazy... cracked that record long ago

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Memory is getting a bit hazy... cracked that record long ago

Tom
Yes that could be right too.......I forgot about the 'blown' class. You both were.


The naturally aspirated class is held by who??????????

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N/a is ben and dave w the racer...

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Well, i am glad that you pointed that out because i myself thought the AWD would be much heavier. I would definately rather have my AWD instead of a FWD, though i have been running mine in FWD with the fuse in.
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Well, i am glad that you pointed that out because i myself thought the AWD would be much heavier. I would definately rather have my AWD instead of a FWD, though i have been running mine in FWD with the fuse in.
Is your trans broken? or are you trying to break it??
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Well, i am glad that you pointed that out because i myself thought the AWD would be much heavier. I would definately rather have my AWD instead of a FWD, though i have been running mine in FWD with the fuse in.
A sure way to loose the front diff.

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What He ^ said!
Well luckily ,,,, he is just down the road from you, when it happens.

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