Spyder AWD Swap – Parts list/donor background

If you’ve been following us on instagram (VertTuner), you know I’ve spent the summer working on two projects. The first was replacing the headgasket on a 99 Subaru Outback Legacy. The aim of the first project is to make it a daily driver while I work on the second, more long term project, swapping the drivetrain in the Spyder to an all wheel drive. We’re sticking with automatic, but we’ll be adding a translab shift kit, a Kiggly 5 disc front clutch pack, and a forced four shift box. So we’ll have more traction, hold more power, shift harder, and...

Brace for corners!

One of most fun parts of driving a convertible is driving through the twisties on a sunny day. ┬áTaking a tight corner is one the most exhilarating parts of driving any car. One of the biggest components of maintaining control in a hard corner is limiting what’s called body roll. Body roll is the flexing of the chassis that occurs during the shift in momentum as the car changes direction. It’s essentially a load transfer. As the load shifts toward the outside of the corner, traction is impacted as tire grip is reduced. Suspension kits, sway bars, and strut braces...