VCE vs. Spool
The car is a FWD running around 300-350hp, maybe a little over 400 by the time I get around to going AWD.
I have a 2g GST that I eventually plan on making an AWD (It's a spyder, and yes I do know what I'm getting into).
Right now it needs a transmssion, so instead of buying a decent FWD, I'm thinking of building an AWD so I only have to buy one transmission and I won't have to swap again when I do the conversion.
It sounds like a spool and a center diff are pretty much the same. I'm debating against this because I don't know that I'll want a locked diff at the end of the day (this would be a daily driver, and I'm not that serious about dragging).
So, I'm thinking of rebuilding the transmission, maybe even installing a 4 spider diff, and running a VCE until I go AWD...what I'm wondering is if the diff (stock or 4 spyder) will take a beating at that power level in FWD mode, or if I won't have anything to worry about?
Lastly, if I did install a spool, how much work would be involved to replace it with a center diff later on down the line? Is it like a VCE where I can get to it while the tranny is in the car?