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I know that this subject may have been broached previously, but I am the newbie and I like open cans of worms...

Is there an AWD trans that will bolt to the Zetec engine?

If I decide to NOT drag only the Zedex2, I may think about rallying it. And what would be funner an an AWD Escort? Nothing!
 

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hahhaha

as far as I know an AWD tranny won't bolt into the Zetec engine. BUT, if I'm not mistaken...the awd tranny from the 323 GTX will bolt up to the 1.8 (seeing as how the 1.6 is the same engine as the 1.8.) But you'd have a crapload of fabrication to worry about, like moving the gas tank, cutting a hole for the driveshaft.

I've approached this idea myself...it won't work without tons of $$ and down time. :x
 

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I'm not sure, and someone in here from Europe can confirm, but I thought there is a Focus AWD over there. But fitting on a Zetec motor in a Focus body isn't the same as doing it in an Escort body - or is it?
 

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I thought the focus over there was the RS, but didn't have awd or a turbo engine? At least not yet...I thought I read about it but I don't know, I'm not from there.

I don't think the engines are the same. Kind of like the Cosworth vs the 2nd gens. They're simply nothing alike. You'd be better off importing a Cosworth or getting a 323 GTX AWD and doing major fabrication to a 2nd gen GT, which would be rather expensive.
 
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