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Me and a buddy of mine are looking into doing a gtx/gtr motor swap into his 1994 4 door 1.9l sohc escort 5 speed. we were looking at the gtx and the gtr motors online and most of them come with the transmissions that are AWD. do you have to do the awd swap or can you use that gtx/r trans in FWD or do we need to bolt up the 1.9/1.8 trans flywheel and clutch to make it fwd.

We are looking to avoid the AWD swap as much as possible.
desperate to keep it fwd but with the best trans possible
let me know thanks!


p.s. I have moddifed a few cars but I know mostly about dsms and we are new to modding escorts so all assistance is greatly wanted
 

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The 1.9 trans and wiring are not compatible with the 1.8 and will have to swapped. You need at bear minimum the wiring and trans from a 91-95 Escort GT.
 

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The motors were looking at come complete with the trans ecu wiring harness head block power steering a/c alternator, manifolds turbo everything so to make it FWD can we use the AWD trans it comes with and just do something to it to make it FWD or do we have to use a FWD trans from a different motor.

If we need a different trans to keep it FWD which trans is best from the escorts that will bolt up or is there a aftermarket altertive trans for a decent price?

please need more help!
 

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you cant use the AWD trans, although you can probably sell it to someone with an awd protege or a 323 gtx.

you want a fwd trans (and axles, etc) from:
91-96 escort gt
90-94 protege lx
95-97 kia sephia (1.8 ONLY)

the escort and protege use the same axle setup. the sephia is a little different (and a little stronger), and you have to use the sephia axles.
 

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^Actually, its because for those years Kia biased the Sephia on the BG chassis. Yes, in theory you could GTR swap a Kia Sephia.
 
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