Body swap? FWD to AWD

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Body swap? FWD to AWD

Postby itzBattery - January 11th, 2017, 10:11 am

Thinking about dropping a 4bt or 6bt cummins engine in my escape. Only problem is im fwd and i need awd or 4x4 so my question to you guys is how easy or hard it would be to do a awd conversion or how hard would it be to do a body swap to some type of awd or 4x4 body? please let me know!!!!
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Re: Body swap? FWD to AWD

Postby Escape94 - January 11th, 2017, 2:04 pm

That'll be a ton of work. Keep in mind the AWD escapes are still FWD based. If you feel you can do it, then by all means try. But you'll definitely have a lot of work cut out for you. If you want the 4x4/ AWD system, it'd be better to just start with that to begin with.
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Re: Body swap? FWD to AWD

Postby Jay2TheRescue - January 12th, 2017, 12:11 am

The body should be the same, just the parts bolted onto it are different.
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