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R32 GTSt, to transplant AWD gear or not?


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Just been wondering (ever since i went for a spin in a mates RS liberty) if it would be worth transplanting the GTS4 driveline into my GTST.

I have a few q's tho, how much better do the all wheel drives handle, and if they handle well enough to justify the expence, and does anyone know what the price of a conversion would be?

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The cost wouldn't be worth it, sell the GTST and buy a GTS4

In terms of handling, I don't know if AWD is an absolute advatange, depends on the conditions though....

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So what do you call handling? The added weight better be worth it.... i have a pig headed notion that 4wd may help grip, but doesnt mean a better handling/feeling car.

Before considering the change, id ve interested to hear if your car has std susp, and the Liberty has modified susp.... DISCLAIMER : In no way is my little theory fact, just a way of thinking which to date hasnt been proved wrong by any of my (limited) experiences.

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So what do you call handling? The added weight better be worth it.... i have a pig headed notion that 4wd may help grip, but doesnt mean a better handling/feeling car.  

Before considering the change, id ve interested to hear if your car has std susp, and the Liberty has modified susp.... DISCLAIMER : In no way is my little theory fact, just a way of thinking which to date hasnt been proved wrong by any of my (limited) experiences.

nah, mine isn't std suspension, not sure of brand but it has harder shockers and springs, and the liberty did have standard suspension.

I will elloborate on what i was trying to say; Around tight corners at lowish speeds 50-70 kph, the LIB can just floor it and get minimal wheel spin and still retain huge amounts of grip to the road, read; quicker acceleration and cornering in general.

where as as you know with rear wheel drives, throttle control and balance is the key to a fast corner else you would end up backwards off the road.

How ever in saying that at higher speeds above 80kph the line handles 100% better (maybe the hicas, maybe just the design of the car)

so i think i will spend some dollars on some suspension tuning strut braces a larger rear sway bar and maybe some coilovers (if finances permit)

can anyone suggest a good setup for the 32? also an approximate price would be great!

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Converting the GTSt into a GTS4 will probably cost you in excess of $10,000 due to changes in the floor pan. It is really not a worthwhile exercise. You would be so much better off selling your GTSt and buying a cheap GTR.

Jeff.

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Just been wondering (ever since i went for a spin in a mates RS liberty) if it would be worth transplanting the GTS4 driveline into my GTST.

I have a few q's tho, how much better do the all wheel drives handle, and if they handle well enough to justify the expence, and does anyone know what the price of a conversion would be?

it can be done i have done it myself, with the help of my mate the panel beater.

yeah it costs but if you look around and do the hard work your self your laughing.

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it wont fit with out major modifications of the floor pan.

my mechanic is going to attempt it but its no small task

dont worry i have been through it all if ya need some advice if your stuck just ask.

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