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Blameless 03-21-2013 05:31 PM

twin engine subaru?
 
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Wondering if anyone has heard of or seen somewhere a twin engine legacy or impreza? One engine driving the front wheels another behind the driver powering the rear wheels.

Just wondering if it has been done before and also what possible complications you could foresee? I see the linkages to the rear trans axle as one major challenge?

Torque split between front and rear could be managed two ways.

Either a de-tuned front engine producing around 75% power compared to the rear...

Or with a little programming and DIY you could have an accelerometer controlling the computer of the front engine to shift between two states of tune depending on the G forces it is sensing. On a straight under WOT. full power. Sensing lateral G forces? 75% power.

see here for the current center diff control that could be used inh a similar way...
http://dccdpro.com/main/


I don't think this is as crazy or difficult an idea as it seems at first glance... Transmission is the trick but not beyond some R+D. I am already planning! Give me some years and it might Just happen :~)

see pics for a RWD subaru justy that is races here in Christchurch New Zealand.

BAC5.2 03-21-2013 07:29 PM

This thread is going to go places...

Brprs 03-21-2013 07:37 PM

One question.. why?

Blameless 03-21-2013 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Brprs (Post 4353320)
One question.. why?

Huge power potential. Did you really have to ask???

Brprs 03-21-2013 10:14 PM

Silly me :rolleyes:

TheBlackPearl 03-22-2013 05:24 AM

:munch:
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Originally Posted by BAC5.2 (Post 4353308)
This thread is going to go places...


wurkenman 03-22-2013 07:28 AM

This was done years ago I remember with a Honda Civic hatch. I can't see why you can't make it work with a boxer. They do after all put Boxers in VW's.

robitrice 03-22-2013 04:41 PM

make sure you have the engines in the right direction....would suck to pin it and the car rip apart ;)

05pearl 03-22-2013 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by robitrice (Post 4355079)
make sure you have the engines in the right direction....would suck to pin it and the car rip apart ;)

... or squash the car together...:spin:

F1inspiredLGT 03-22-2013 05:31 PM

Don't forget that the Suzuki Swift GT Pikes Peak car was twin engine and rated at 1,000 hp.


http://www.autoviva.com/img/photos/1...img_103109.jpg

DeltaNu1142 03-22-2013 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by F1inspiredLGT (Post 4355146)
Don't forget that the Suzuki Swift GT Pikes Peak car was twin engine and rated at 1,000 hp.

Ohhhh, that's where he got the idea for this...

F1inspiredLGT 03-22-2013 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by DeltaNu1142 (Post 4355152)
Ohhhh, that's where he got the idea for this...

:lol::lol: What a nOoB!

Crazy_Pilot 03-22-2013 07:56 PM

There's an Australian guy converting an SVX to mid-engined right now. Anything is possible with enough time, inventiveness and money.

F1inspiredLGT 03-22-2013 07:59 PM

Agreed, anything with money is possible.

robitrice 03-23-2013 10:41 AM

why stop at two motors.....one motor per wheel is 2x the powah


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