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Hi Peeps ,
just need some advice ...
i want my 6 to be a rear wheel drive ...
has this ever been done before ?
if so what did u use to do it ?
Differential and Tranny ?

it's a project i'm building ...
so what do u guys think about that ???
 

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It's posible

During the development and testing of the RX8, they used a series of Rotary Powered MX6's to test the durability and reliability of the new engine. All of the RX8's were RWD. I'm sure that it's very posible, I would try to fabricate an RX7's rear suspension or find the AWD Capella's rear sub frame and bolt that right up. I wouldn't laugh at that matter. And if you try to use the V6 as RWD, it might have oil starvation problems. What engine are you trying to put into this RWD application?
 

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And if you try to use the V6 as RWD, it might have oil starvation problems.
I haven't had any oil starvation problems, I doubt it'd be a problem.

I think converting it to 4WD would be easier than converting it to RWD. At least they had factory 4WD KLZE Ford Telstars and Mazda Capella's in Japan.

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?lp=ja_en&url=http%3A%2F%2Fmasaa.cool.ne.jp%2Fgwpatio%2Fdata%2Fdata.html

The engine still mounts east west in that car
 

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Well actually i'm not Joking missle ...
i told u once i was un a big project ...
well i am still on it ...

i bought myself an old 93 LS body ... with a Kl-03 engine in it
the engine has a crankshafy problem...
that's why i bought it for nearly nothing !!

anyway i am going to put a Chevrolet Twin track Differential on my car !
and gonna rebuild my whole Kl-03 motor ! turbo charged !
Don't know what Tranny i will put on it ...
that's why i came up with that question !!


i didn't know that the KlZE came with all wheel drive ...
that's a new one 4 me ...
anyway thanks for your coments
i will look for more info on that All Wheel drive KLZE ...
 

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Check in Probetalk, one of their members is seriously considering it. He's putting over 300whp so he wants to take the next logical step. The premise so far has been to use the Rx7 T2 rear end since it already has an LSD and google of gearing possibilities. The transmission could also be used but you will need an adapter plate. The engine is of course mounted longitudinally and you will need to address the driveshaft problem. There's alot more info out there. No one has done it yet but I'm sure it can be with enough skill or money.
 

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blackshine007 said:
During the development and testing of the RX8, they used a series of Rotary Powered MX6's to test the durability and reliability of the new engine.
where did you learn this?

now everyone is going to want a Renesis powered MX6, even though im sure for the money it would cost to swap it you could get a much more powerful turbo set up
 

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If you have any questions about running the engine north-south, I might be able to help. I am running mine south-north which is pretty similar. A surf around my website might be insightful too.

You might also wanna check out this post, a twin turbo KLZE powered 60's muscle car.
http://www.mx6.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=72833
 

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blackshine007 said:
During the development and testing of the RX8, they used a series of Rotary Powered MX6's to test the durability and reliability of the new engine. All of the RX8's were RWD
are u sure ur not confusing mx6's with rx7's??? that would seem much more logical to me.
 

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where is the rear end going to bolt up? is this going to be strictly a track car, and nothing else? you'd have to def. remove the fuel tank, and probably move the exhaust too, but moving the fuel tank would suck because that thing is big, and you'd probably just have to put like a small 1 gallon one in your trunk or somethin? i dunno...

what are your plans with this? you want to keep it a daily driver?
 

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Well actually i want it to be a Street car ...
but i will not drive it daily ...
it will be my weekend car ...

it is still a project Missle , still don't know where i will hook that differential up ! if i'm going to change my fuel tank ! i think the Ford Probe one's are smaller than the original Mazda one's ...
or is it my imagination on that one ?

anyways i will keep u guy updated !

and BAJA WES thanks if u have a personal mail would be very good to mail u there for some info . on your car .

thank you
 

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yes they are about a gallon smaller i believe, but still sit in the exact same place. that would not alleviate your problem. i can't even think about the upsurd amount of modifications and money that would be involved. why, may i ask, do you want to do this? i mean, yeah it would be totally bad ass, but do you have all that money to waste?
 

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Giancarlo have you even crawled under your car yet? mounting a rear axle and driveshaft would be relatively easy, the gas tank would have to be moved to the trunk and the exhaust would have to be rerouted there would be no getting around either of those but those arent the hard part. the hard part would be deciding what transmission to use and where to put it. theres no room under the car for it. imo it would have to stay in the engine bay.
 

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blackshine007 said:
During the development and testing of the RX8, they used a series of Rotary Powered MX6's to test the durability and reliability of the new engine.
do you have anything to substantiate that with? i've never heard that, and i was following the rx8's and renesis' development from back when the rx-evolv was shown a few eyars ago.
 

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well Missle i don't see it as a waste of money ...
i see it as a unique car with not that much money spend on it ...
cause my friend is gonna find me a RX-7 differential and his tranny ...

It will be a very unique project ... i will take pictures of everything me and my mad scientist will do to the car !

so u guys c what we did to FINAL DESTINATION ...

that's the cars name ... d;o)

be Patient ...
 

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Fwiw
I'm sure I've seen 4wd 626's newer than -93 here in Europe at least.
The MX6 Gen 2 is built on 626 platform, right?
Anybody tried comparing the buttom of these 2? Whats the difference? just wandering.... Can't be that easy, right?
Might be mistaken...
Worth looking into maybe?

Clumsy
 

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Giancarlo said:
well Missle i don't see it as a waste of money ...
i see it as a unique car with not that much money spend on it ...
cause my friend is gonna find me a RX-7 differential and his tranny ...

It will be a very unique project ... i will take pictures of everything me and my mad scientist will do to the car !

so u guys c what we did to FINAL DESTINATION ...

that's the cars name ... d;o)

be Patient ...
I'll admit there's a lot of work to be done here, but it is a doable project with enough time and patience. I'm not all that knowledgable about the Euro cars that may or may not be AWD so I won't even throw any thoughts out about that. Bu I can certainly see how with proper custom fabricating there could be room for a rear axle/driveshaft. Please keep us posted and throw pics if you get em.
 

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jhend924 said:
are u sure its 4wd??

i know some mx6's have 4w steering, but i dont think 4wd...please correct me if im wrong
I've never heard of any 2nd gens with AWD or 4WS. I thought 4WS was a first gen 626 thing.
 

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rylinkus is right about the AWD, unless of course they do exist on a remote undiscovered island with advanced apes for drivers.
Giancarlo
Depending on how much hp you plan to create from your turbo setup, this project might not be worth it. I mean if you're putting over 300hp, then perhaps. Just my 2 cents. In any event, hope you have a lot of patience, cause I can see you going senile in a few months. Good luck
 
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