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Old 07-27-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
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Well, it looks like we can make a 2wd to awd.....
This is a big step in the right way for us AWD guys!
I need to find out how the front end works out with the struts being at the same angle as the normal 2wd version... looks like they used 2wd strut mounts, awd arms and struts, and they cut the transmission tunnel them selves...














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Old 07-27-2009, 02:46 PM   #2
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Am I looking at an early euro iX? Is it yours?
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:47 PM   #3
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Thats pretty cool. At least somebody has attempted to do it, and it don't look that bad
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:49 PM   #4
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Am I looking at an early euro iX? Is it yours?

No, thats a 1984 323i that now has the drivetrain of a 325iX in.... its a 2wd car that was converted to awd. With out cutting the front clip off the iX to make the swap like we all had originally thought would have to be done.
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:57 PM   #5
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Looks like they had to fab up some custom strut tops to do it as well. You can see that the black cap is not centered in the strut tower as it normally is,
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:59 PM   #6
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Looks like they had to fab up some custom strut tops to do it as well. You can see that the black cap is not centered in the strut tower as it normally is,

Yeah, but that could be done with adjustable camber plates also.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:01 PM   #7
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I suppose so, but something just doesn't look right there. I don't know. Its cool none the less.
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The angle that the outer ball joint on the control arm is at is whats not right..... it was never designed to have the strut at that angle.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:30 PM   #9
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they are using 2WD strunt mounts

in addition to being weaker, they are adding almost 2" to the stack height of the front suspension

that means shitty suspension travel. If you lowered that car, there would be none.
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:12 PM   #10
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This may be a good way to make a awd convertible
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