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Old 01-28-2005   #31
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everything is possible.. this idea however is just not practical unless your planning on drifting in which case ud be better off using an rsx for the better all around performance
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Our FWD is good cuz you get the weight of the motor on the drive axle, better handling in turns, and (my new personal favourite) helping to dig your way out of snow by being able to turn the spinning tires.
Yet I prefer RWD cuz then you eliminate having the two "dummy wheels" which just roll behind the car like a dog scooting on its ***, but I wouldn't go to the trouble of converting a Civic to RWD. If I had the money, I would get an AWD system. I guess what I mean to say is that I wouldn't Frankenstein my Civic, I'd just buy a Subaru.
dont really dummy wheels lol they kinda keep your *** end off the ground... jk
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anything possble if you have money
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It's still a fully costum tube frame car... The reverse transmition gives hope though to the idea.
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everything is possible.. this idea however is just not practical unless your planning on drifting in which case ud be better off using an rsx for the better all around performance

When did an RSX become a drifting car?
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^ werd.

not to mention that all the suspension will be changed and modified.
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Its not true AWD.
Its called Real-Time AWD, same system in the CR-V.
It is FWD and ONLY gets power to the rear wheels when the front loses traction.
thats all the GSX and audi quattro systems do. All AWDs are not created equal. The Subaru and ATTESA AWD systems are the intelligent ones that handle like RWD most of the time. (if the engine is mounted longitudinally it has good AWD, transverse and you have FWD basically)
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When did an RSX become a drifting car?
didnt i say if it was rwd
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didnt i say if it was rwd
No... maybe you implied it and I missed it... But if you where going to make an RSX RWD, you will have to rebuild the suspension from scratch, just as you would if you made a RWD civic. Since you are scraping the enitire suspension and if you plan on making any power with RWD system, you are going to have to install a fully integrated tube subframe for support (thus stengthing the body, which the civic and RSX have almost identical subframe parts except for a couple pieces in the engine bay), I think the RSX will loose it's inherant supremacy over the civic (hence the only thing better about the RSX is the motor and suspension) and since you have replaced and rebuild both, how is the RSX an better (other than looks and you spent alot more money on it to cannibalize it)?
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yes it has been done their is a shop near me who has done it
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anything is possible with alot of time and money
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here ya go, a RWD 7thgen with a NSX motor swap
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here ya go, a RWD 7thgen with a NSX motor swap

Yeah, I would like to se that on the street. No I really would, I wonder what's it's top speed is?
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here ya go, a RWD 7thgen with a NSX motor swap
thats not a rwd 7th gen. thats an NSX with a 7th gen body... if you understand where im comin from...
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Yeah, I would like to se that on the street. No I really would, I wonder what's it's top speed is?
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thats not a rwd 7th gen. thats an NSX with a 7th gen body... if you understand where im comin from...
yeah i get u, i was being sarcastic when i posted that.
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i dont think anyone's really done it because when you do the math, you can probably buy a new sti or evo with the cost of converting the car unless your doing the labor all by yourself or something.

i wouldn't really bother with it, unless really love the 7thgen. It would probably just be cheaper to buy a used rwd car like a is300 for like 18k and strap on a turbo and get 500-750hp.
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but you get the joy of having probably the most unique car on this site.
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but you get the joy of having probably the most unique car on this site.

true, its basically how you wanna spend your money. There lot of theories in how you can do it. There a couple threads about converting a 7thgen into a awd using CR-V and i think element parts. No ones actually executed it though.

I might do it as a project car, but not a car you would use daily.
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