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fwd to rwd

Bre0088

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I’m looking into an 1991 AMG galant that is for sale would anyone have an idea of the conversion from front to rear while drive. I was thinking I get a part out vr4 galant drivetrain and try and swap it but that seems way to easy. any thoughts?
 

yubh8tn

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The lazy way to do it would weld some covers over the front axle outputs on the tranny, put some CV axle ends in the front hubs, and weld the center diff. Then you're RWD. But you're gonna break stuff. You could get a super-built tcase that'll hold the power but who knows how the rest of the system will. A built tcase is gonna run you a few grand at the least though on top of the expense to put in an AWD system. You don't have to use a gvr4 drivetrain though, I think a 1g gsx drivetrain is mostly identical but you might have to use the vr4 prop shaft. Hopefully a more knowledgeable forum member could help you out some more with the specifics
 

slugsgomoo

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You could convert to a vr4 drivetrain but at that point why not go AWD instead of RWD?

If you want a RWD Galant (my question why would you), there are vastly better drivetrains you could swap to, but at that point you either need very deep pockets or major fab skills...
 

tyeler18

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A VR4 rear subframe isn't a straight forward bolt in swap in the first place so you'll have plenty of fab work to get a FWD chassis to RWD. Might as well do a solid axle and longitudinal 4g, but I assume you wouldn't be here asking this if you were planning that.
 
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