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Thread: Sticky : how to AWD a mk1 caddy using ‘4Motion Haldex running gear’, for beginners.

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    Sticky : how to AWD a mk1 caddy using ‘4Motion Haldex running gear’, for beginners.

    First of buy or make a spit, I’ve made mine with dimensions from Rupert

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    Thought you already had one from before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al View Post
    Thought you already had one from before?
    Nah, I sold that after I done all the bodywork about 5 years ago.

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    Crack on then, we're waiting

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    Purchase a complete mk1 4motion/ Quattro( however you want to perceive it) running gear

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    Get it all sandblasted to remove a zillion years of rust16FA4F91-80E4-45FA-9434-C76AC999DB08.jpg

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    How are you going to narrow the track without upsetting the geometry, have you got a plan?

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    Just shorten the tie bars, the driveshafts will need cutting and sleeving anyhow.

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    Im not keen on the 4mo rear end if im honest. I have looked at the setup before and shortening and I didn't like it with powernut did his. Im not saying it wont work, im just concerned that it may become a bit skitish because the control arm angles will change when shortened, there is an optimum length and the longer the better as the arc is less (ie. from sagged to compressed the track will change more the shorter the arm).

    Also the trailing arm mount wants to be right where your Caddys sill is, but the exact position will depend on your chosen track. So you will need to shorten the arms first.

    I take it you have ruled out a Syncro rear subframe?

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    I’m using the mk1 platform as it was a bargain and readily available for spares. I have considered about how shortening the tie rods will affect the suspension and performance, I guess time will tell?

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    I’m going to map things out this weekend, to scale.

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    Just throwing things out there;

    What about something like a 924 rear end? Its basically a torsion bar setup with 2 trailing arms, then you could chop up the 4mo subframe to mount the Haldex

    Dont know what the track would be though, but probably easy enough to find out

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    Why so tiny pics!

    I'm looking forward to this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al View Post

    Also the trailing arm mount wants to be right where your Caddys sill is
    Yes, that sits heavy with me. The mounts are plated on to the sill, I’ve a trick up my sleeve for that.

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    Ive just had a gleg at Porsche rear suspension for sale and hens teeth spring to mind

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    funny you could get a 924 for free 10 years ago.

    What about making wishbones

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    i'm going to attempt to use an engine stand (or 2) as a buggy patisserie

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    rotisserie even

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elroy View Post
    Yes, that sits heavy with me. The mounts are plated on to the sill, I’ve a trick up my sleeve for that.
    Have you seen the pics of Harveys setup? He made a jig! But you would need berg arches for that!!

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