03 hyundai elantra (laugh it up, it's clearly hilarious lol)
Alright, so I know this is an odd set of questions,
but I feel like it's worth it to ask. I'm by no means a
professional but I've worked on my own car since I
had my first. Been learning since I was 8 and my
mom sparked my interest with an RC Dodge
But anyway, I discovered while finding out a
number of things were wrong with my current car,
that it has a transfer case. If it has a transfer case,
does this necessarily mean I can convert it to
If this is possible, then does that also mean that
my car is capable of pushing a bigger engine, like a
4wd would be able to, considering someone took
the time to ensure its possibility as an awd sedan?
Understandably, many people have brought up the
"rollover risk", but I could reasonably argue that
handling and stability doesn't have so much to do
with the vehicle as its driver. I am aware that there
are some exceptions to this rule, but not too many
I assume plausible. [[But then, I've done 360s
around trees in the woods, in an 05 kia rio. So I
might just be lucky lol]] I would like a serious
conversation about this, rather than
discouragement due to personal preference. I've
seen impossible things be done to cars that these
things would never be expected of. I want to know
the probability of mine having this chance. Again,
this is an 03 Hyundai Elantra. I want it to be able to
beat a corvette.
To beat a Corvette it might take a hundred grand or more and you would still probably lose by a half mile in a mile race. Go out and buy a used Vette for $15,000 or so and have a blast. Seriously ;)
I am pretty sure your car never came with AWD so I am not sure what you think is a transfer case.
Beat a Corvette with that car? ROFLMAO!
I found out it had a transfer case and immediately took it to another ACTUAL mechanic (because, again, I'm definitely not a professional) and he ensured I was right. Then I came home and looked it up, because i was still thoroughly confused. It's not awd so why would it have one? But it does. Proof in the photos below. I've talked to multiple people since then about it, and they're all equally baffled. But it got me excited for the possibilities. That being said, Ed, you're absolutely correct in your assumption that I've not driven a performance car long enough to be able to tell a difference in handling ability. I've only ever had one domestic car and the rest were cute little foreigns. I have had the privilege of using my racer friend's incredibly realistic racing simulation game set up, and that was awesome. But I do understand it isn't necessarily the same, even if it did have the seat, the stick, and the view. I'd love to attend a racing school, being a racer is my ultimate goal.
Uploaded before I was done. I realize that beating a corvette is a wild dream, but i really want to beat the fastest mustang in my tristate area, and his is a nitroused and turboed out 5.0. If there is any information anyone can give that would help my car get where I want it, I want that. No matter how long it takes.