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Fusion 2.0 EB - FWD or AWD
« on: September 25, 2013, 01:45:08 PM »
Will be getting a Fusion 2.0 EB sometime next year and I can't decide if I should go for the FWD or AWD. In stock form I think FWD is better but as mods come out for the platform (Tunes, down pipes, meth kits, bigger turbos, etc.) I am thinking there will be some traction issues. I hear a lot of issues with the Focus ST getting power to the ground with just the tune.

The other question is how robust is the AWD system in the Fusion? I'm not sure if it's as proven a system as the Haldex in the SHO?
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Re: Fusion 2.0 EB - FWD or AWD
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 02:33:19 PM »
I drove both FWD and AWD Fusions with the 2.0 EB motor and found the AWD to feel quite sluggish, I'm sure due to the extra weight.  With a few simple mods, that feeling can be eliminated I'm sure.  I've not seen a lot on the AWD system of the Fusion, but I believe it is closely related to the design used on the Taurus/Flex/Explorer.  What that means in terms of durability is an unknown, at least to me.
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Re: Fusion 2.0 EB - FWD or AWD
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 07:48:37 PM »
they don't call it wrong-wheel drive for nothing.

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Re: Fusion 2.0 EB - FWD or AWD
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 08:57:55 PM »
If I could do the AWD, I wouldn't even think about the FWD.

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Re: Fusion 2.0 EB - FWD or AWD
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013, 11:36:47 PM »
If I could do the AWD, I wouldn't even think about the FWD.

Being able to punch it off the line without attracting attention from law enforcement is well worth it!

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Re: Fusion 2.0 EB - FWD or AWD
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2013, 11:40:31 PM »
If it would have AWD and a tune like the ST, that would kick butt!

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Re: Fusion 2.0 EB - FWD or AWD
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2013, 12:22:54 AM »
I have a fwd ecoboost and have traction issues get the AWD. Now full race is doing a front wheel drive to all wheel drive conversion that may be offered but would be very expensive to convert.
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Re: Fusion 2.0 EB - FWD or AWD
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2013, 12:16:37 PM »
-Livernois 93oct. Tune
-OCD Speed 3" downpipe,
-ATP FMIC upgrade
-FSwerks 3" turbo inlet pipe

Fordman77,

I see you're using a FSwerks 3" turbo inlet pipe. Why did you go with the OCD Speed downpipes instead of the FSWerks (or ATP for that matter)?

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Re: Fusion 2.0 EB - FWD or AWD
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2013, 04:38:55 PM »
FSWERKS is a great company.

They did fantastic work on the duratec 2.0 and 2.3

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Re: Fusion 2.0 EB - FWD or AWD
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2013, 10:44:55 PM »
-Livernois 93oct. Tune
-OCD Speed 3" downpipe,
-ATP FMIC upgrade
-FSwerks 3" turbo inlet pipe

Fordman77,

I see you're using a FSwerks 3" turbo inlet pipe. Why did you go with the OCD Speed downpipes instead of the FSWerks (or ATP for that matter)?

I really wanted a catted downpipe and OCD had the least expensive that would not trip any check engine lights. I do think both fswerks and atp are amazing companies and great to have on board but ocd just fit what I wanted for the cheapest price.
-Fswerks (Randy) 93 oct. tune, -OCD Speed 3" downpipe,
-straightline performance 3" cbe, -levels performance 2.5" hot side charge pipe,- straightline performance 3" turbo inlet pipe, -steeda air box replacement -ATP FMIC upgrade
-Eibach sport springs -steeda sway bar-snow performance water meth kit

 

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