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Switching out AWD Drive to only Rear Drive?


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I am considering switching out the AWD in my C4S to only rear wheel drive. My reasons are that I like the wide-body look and since this is my 4th Porsche, I miss the feel of the rear wheel drive only. Another reason is weight, that I am told that the front wheel drive portion is about 280lbs of weight on the car. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience in doing the conversion to rear wheel drive and how much hasssle it would be to rebuild the front end. Will the Tiptronic S transmission convert all the power to the rear tires, if I simply remove the drivetrain to the front? I do not have resale concerns, because I am out to only please my own driving experience. Oh, by the way, I live in So Cal and do not need the AWD for snow (only snows in So Cal every 10 years for about 2 hours). Considered selling car and buying a 997S Cab Tip, but the resale on C4S is not so good right now! Anyway, just love the options on the C4S because it is absolutley loaded with everything!

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I am considering switching out the AWD in my C4S to only rear wheel drive. My reasons are that I like the wide-body look and since this is my 4th Porsche, I miss the feel of the rear wheel drive only. Another reason is weight, that I am told that the front wheel drive portion is about 280lbs of weight on the car. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience in doing the conversion to rear wheel drive and how much hasssle it would be to rebuild the front end. Will the Tiptronic S transmission convert all the power to the rear tires, if I simply remove the drivetrain to the front? I do not have resale concerns, because I am out to only please my own driving experience. Oh, by the way, I live in So Cal and do not need the AWD for snow (only snows in So Cal every 10 years for about 2 hours). Considered selling car and buying a 997S Cab Tip, but the resale on C4S is not so good right now! Anyway, just love the options on the C4S because it is absolutley loaded with everything!

Were someone to disable the VC, Viscous Clutch, I doubt you would notice in everyday driving, and maybe not even on the track.

The VC will not stiffen up and couple in the front drive absent a reasonably long period of disparate wheelspin/slip at the rear, which TC will typically NOT allow.

So the only difference, really, is the weight factor.

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Thanks ANdersonC4S: Did you do the conversion on your C4S? Problem mine IS a TiptronicS and so I may be getting into computer problems, Any advice for Tips? I do know there is very little software out there for programming Tips. Am I chewing off too much??

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