Hi Nick, the other thread got a bit graphic intensive
I agree though, yes.. there will be a point fairly easily reached that the clio chassis is pushed beyond the limits with a highly tunable turbo fitment.
4x4 is the way to go.
as for fitting this to the 172 or other models, the front would just require some minor panel bashin in the engine bay, routing of transmission change cables/levers and reroute of exhaust.
I dont see any of the above as a problem really.
the rear is more tricky..
either the full rear subframe from the 4*4 could be used, or parts from it.. possibly the full subframe would be easier but would mean som cutting and shutting of the rear of the car (internally)
But the results.. the scenic uses (i believe) a viscous coupled torque sensative dif that makes the car effectively a front wheel drive with little or any power to the rear. However, on slippage the the diff locks up (as it senses a differential in rotational speeds) and does its magic.
It should be fairly easy to mod the diff to produce greater lock (if needed)
I think the results would be tremendous.
Have you any ratio figures for the box.. I am struggling to find them at the mo.