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Would it be possible to modify the AWD transmission in the Vue to work on the Redline? I just think the idea of an AWD Redline would be awesome!
 

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Yeah I thought it might be cool to try to Frankenstein a Redline like this. Ive got a lead on a totaled Vue Redline so I could get the AWD tranny pretty easily. Im just wondering how extensive the modification would be to make this work
 

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youde have to change alot of stuff: suspension componets, axles, tranny (if it even bolts up to the RL) custom driveshaft! and a few other things! this would be awesome just give GM a few years i bet you they will AWD the cobalt soon enough :D
 

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Yeah I know it would be tough. I just dont want to wait plus the cobalt doesnt quite work for a family car!
 

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Umm, you'd need to cut a hole through the middle of the car so the driveshaft can go through.
 

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zvillepimp1982 said:
I just dont want to wait plus the cobalt doesnt quite work for a family car!
What do you think the Ion platform is based of off?

If you want AWD, get a Vue. With the time and money wasted on an AWD setup, a really fast RL could be had.
 

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matt said:
What do you think the Ion platform is based of off?

If you want AWD, get a Vue. With the time and money wasted on an AWD setup, a really fast RL could be had.

+1

If you are wanting to get rid of the wheel hop, invest in some poly control arm bushings and engine and tranny mounts. Then add some drage radials. It will save you a ton of time and money.
 

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Ryan we looked into this and figured out the feasability and it wasn't from a Vue that we looked at getting the parts..instead we looked at the AWD Saab, but decided against it because of all the shit that would need to be done.
 

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zvillepimp1982 said:
Yeah I thought it might be cool to try to Frankenstein a Redline like this. Ive got a lead on a totaled Vue Redline so I could get the AWD tranny pretty easily. Im just wondering how extensive the modification would be to make this work
yeah I thought about this awhile back. look iunto saab AWD parts. it would be pricy but it can ben done?
 

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zvillepimp1982 said:
Would it be possible to modify the AWD transmission in the Vue to work on the Redline? I just think the idea of an AWD Redline would be awesome!
Ok i dunno if anyone has thought of this but umm.. we have a 2.0 saab ecotec wtf ever... and a vue had a umm 6cy honda engine in it.. dont quote me on that but i know it has the 6cy in it
 

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I'm probably just retarded, but, I thought I read somewhere that Saturn plans to make an AWD Redline in something like 2009, I'm ALMOST positive.
 

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you would be better off getting a totaled honda civic hybrid or pruis and taking the motor, batteries and controller and hook it up to the rear end. So your front would be gas, normal redline and the rear would be an electric. If i am not mistaken, there is not a normal geared tranny (i think it is direct drive, or similar) so you would be ok.
 

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The Vue is a completely different animal, it wouldn't work. The easiest way is to just transfer the Ion body to an awd car and chassis. We did this back in the 80's with an El Camino SS. We mounted it on a K-10 Blazer chassis, and lifted it way high with some big ol' super swampers...it was a pretty cool vehicle.:cool:
 

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you would be better off getting a totaled honda civic hybrid or pruis and taking the motor, batteries and controller and hook it up to the rear end. So your front would be gas, normal redline and the rear would be an electric. If i am not mistaken, there is not a normal geared tranny (i think it is direct drive, or similar) so you would be ok.
Hey, then we could finally get good gas mileage!:p I think I remember hearing that the electric motors make good torque. I bet it must be really heavy with all those batteries though.
 

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I've seen a Mk2 Jetta converted to AWD using the syncro system from a G60 Passat. That cost about $10,000 CDN and parts between the cars were similar.
 

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Michelle said:
I'm probably just retarded, but, I thought I read somewhere that Saturn plans to make an AWD Redline in something like 2009, I'm ALMOST positive.
Doubt it.

If they do it will not be an Ion, just the crappy gay opels that will replace it.
 

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ok first off... the only VUE AWD system we could use would have to come from a 2.2 not a redline vue whic has the honda 3.5L V6.... secondly... all of the AWD systems for the VUE's are AUTO.. so no more stick shift.. and if you want to cnovert it over to a stick you cant cause all off the AWD systems for the 2.2 were VTI tranny's... which for the poelpe that don't know SUCK ASS.. they can't hold power and grenade themselfs to death after 30k miles on a stock 2.2 engine.. that same tranny on this car wouldn't last a week..

listen if you want AWD go get an STi or an EVO.. stop trying to make this car what it's not going to be
 

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ok first off... the only VUE AWD system we could use would have to come from a 2.2 not a redline vue whic has the honda 3.5L V6.... secondly... all of the AWD systems for the VUE's are AUTO.. so no more stick shift.. and if you want to cnovert it over to a stick you cant cause all off the AWD systems for the 2.2 were VTI tranny's... which for the poelpe that don't know SUCK ASS.. they can't hold power and grenade themselfs to death after 30k miles on a stock 2.2 engine.. that same tranny on this car wouldn't last a week..

listen if you want AWD go get an STi or an EVO.. stop trying to make this car what it's not going to be
I say go for it. Isn't the whole point of modding and customizing to have something that's a little different than the guy next to you? Also to have bragging rights? Personally I think it would be cool to see a AWD REDLINE. :)
 
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