Audi 80 Drift car feasibility

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  1. Massier93

    Massier93 New Member

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    Good Afternoon...

    I've always wanted to get into drifting, and now I'm finishing my Time attack project, I have the time and the money. Unlike the normal choices of car, like the BMWs, Nissans, etc I'm going with a FWD Audi 80 Coupe.

    The things that I'll do to the car:

    - Remove the 2.6 V6 Auto, and put a 5 Cylinder AAN engine (around 350BHP) and manual box.
    - I'll be buying a Quattro Tubular Rear subframe to convert to RWD.
    - I'd like to keep the exterior and interior stock, except some buckets that suit the car.
    - Cage that sits nicely in the car
    - Research into different steering system, wishbones and rods etc.
    - Coilovers
    - Bash bar

    What's the opinions of this project from the seasoned drifters? Are there any guides for beginners?

    All help appreciated

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  2. Ramon

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    Holy shit sweet. No tips here, I'd just like to put my hands on a car like that lol
     
  3. scotiasx

    scotiasx Active Member

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    Are you building this yourself or paying someone to do it?

    Loads of fab work converting a fwd car to rwd. Also might need to consider changing the front subframe to relocate the rack.
     
  4. Massier93

    Massier93 New Member

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    Luckily this chassis from factory has the tunnel and rear subframe mounts for Quattro Spec'd ones! Which makes it slightly easier!
     
  5. RozeTheHornet

    RozeTheHornet Active Member

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    Please do a Build Thread!!!
     
  6. lowanslow

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    just do whatever this guy is doing.
     
  7. Boxertricks

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    Sorry to sound cynical but this sounds like bullshit imagined by a dreamer that will never become reality...

    If you do it then props for shifting on my pre judgement but I doubt very much that I'll see it.

    Good luck
     
  8. VAG-Slag

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    Why??? . . Compared to half the builds/ideas on this forum, I wouldn't even consider this one all that far-fetched.

    I've made a few RWD Audi's in my time and drift one regularly... It's a surprisingly easy conversion and the Audi's skid quite well once set up.
     
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  9. Boxertricks

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    No one mentioned that it's far fetched but the fact is he's never drifted before and he's going to be converting a fwd car with a "nicely fitted cage" whilst researching steering systems etc tells me that this is just another dreamer post tbh.

    People who don't chat shi t and have solid ideas don't usually ask a public forum for their opinion on if their involved project is worth doing because the simple answer would always be to buy a cheap e36 or mx5 before considering converting a fwd car no matter how easy the conversion is.

    a bucket seat is last thing on the agenda of someone who has completed projects before, that's usually high on the list of people who don't from my experience.

    I've been on internet forums for a long time, maybe this lad is actually going to do it and enjoy learning to drift in it, good on him if he does.

    I just see it as a thought rather than a project that's actually gonna be completed though.
     
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  10. jay-young

    jay-young Active Member

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    Well, the thread is a year old, and I've not seen it appear?
     
  11. ShaunV90

    ShaunV90 Active Member

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    I was like who the fck does this Boxertricks think he is then I realised the dates of posts and he's probably right.

    I would still love to have saw the build happen though.
     
  12. r3k1355

    r3k1355 Well-Known Member

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    This, the OP went and bought an E36 anyway, started taking it apart and then stopped posting altogether.
     
  13. ShaunV90

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    I just had a snoop and saw that he posted about an E46 and that he wanted a nice fitting cage. The boy loves dem nice fitting cages.
     
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