What are the options in making a FWD Jetta3, into an all-wheel drive vehicle.

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Asked by Apr 16, 2013 at 12:31 PM about the 1995 Volkswagen Jetta GLX VR6

Question type: Car Customization

The car is a 2.8L vr6.

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It would cost more than the car is worth. If you want AWD - buy a car with it from the factory. Why do you want the extra traction? Just because or do you live in the snowbelt?

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The engine is turbocharged and makes 350bhp @ 0.7bar. Extra traction - to use the power properly. No, I'm from South Africa.

sell it and buy what you've gotta have already!

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350 is a lot of horse power for a FWD. The front end rises and the wheels won't hook up. 300 HP is about the max you could expect from a smaller car. Adding AWD to it would mean replacing the drive train. It might be better to put the engine into a AWD body if the transmission bolts up.

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apply 4x4 stickers and you'll be fine! or get the big wide tires with the traction bars, a little lowering for weight dispense ,trust me you'll outperform the all wheel units every time. just carry some extra axels with ya.

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There are not alot of AWD bodies available here in SA. Those that are available, are too expensive. I'd prefer adding AWD even if it means changing the drivetrain.

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yikes. we have a welder here~

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A TON of custom engineering and fabrication! I wonder what if anything you could modify from an R32 Golf. As I recall some years of those were VR6 with AWD.

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Or find a good Audi Quattro (80, 90, GT, etc) and swap that engine into it! Either way...it's a huge project...but, if done well...would be a helluva story.

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find a syncro gearbox, dunno if they fitted them to golf/jetta but passat and transporter for sure! Although syncro is not a full time awd but it still does the job

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My vr6 passat has room as if it were meant to be awd. Not sure why, might do this to mine too. Need the turbo first:)

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