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Off-Topic / Skidpan For Welly
« on: May 24, 2013, 09:12:40 AM »
Yet another skidpan request...:devil:

Get behind it...!

Off-Topic / Drifting on two wheels!!
« on: March 13, 2013, 12:12:17 PM »
Hey, someone told me that real men drift on two wheels....?

Gheck this out...

Club Events / Powercruise
« on: September 24, 2012, 12:48:00 PM »
Hey guys

Anyone going to Powercruise this year??

Off-Topic / Powercruise
« on: September 25, 2011, 10:17:00 PM »
Hey people....

Any one yhinking about going this year??

Powered by Skyline / GTR 4WD Drivetrain in Other Cars
« on: June 14, 2011, 01:51:20 PM »
I saw the comments made by SteveRiellyNZ about putting the GTR 4WD drivetrain into a Corvette and that prompted me to start this thread, as I have been thinking along similar lines...

I have a UC torana, a R32 GTR front cut and a complete R32 GTR rear subframe. I had intended to put the RB26 and rear end in with a R33GTST box and run it as a 2WD.

Half way thru a box of Cody's one night I had a brain wave, as ya do, and started thinking about 4WD.:)

The Torana track width is the same as a R32 and the wheelbase is similar.
It weighs approx 1250kg complete with a 5.0l V8 although the GTR motor and box would add some to this.
The weight distribution should be similar to the GTR so the handling should be just as good once set up.

With the front subframe grafted in I have all my lower suspension arms, sway bars, steering, brakes and engine mounts, etc. The Torana front chassis rails are approx 250mm higher than the GTR's which puts the top arm mount and a shorter coil over mount at approx the same level. This would make the mounts easier to build and it is the strong point of the rail where the std crossmember bolts in.The rear subframe takes care of the same at the rear. Add a gearbox crossmember, driveshaft and connect the Torana steering columm and the basic installation is done.

I've had an initial discussion with the race car fabricator, who built the cage in my GTR, and, while not a simple, quick conversion, it will produce a car that has all the benifits of a GTR in an old school Torana.

Steve's idea of the Corvette would be a bit different as I am starting with a 32 year old car that, while they can be made to handle well, are still old technology.
Also I am replacing everything bar the shell.
The Corvette already has good suspension geometry, etc and the front suspension would require a lot of thought depending on how much of the original parts were retained.
Also the weight distribution may well change as the motor in the Vette is quite a way back in the chassis and the GTR setup will need to sit considerably further forward to line up the front driveshafts.

Definitely worth investigating tho judging by the reactions you have already had:jack:

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