Originally Posted by redwake
the focus rally cars are hardly foci at all.
i think you should keep the f250. I'm psychic and I can see into the future ill give you a free reading:
your car is broken and sticking in a dirt mound looking much like a $4000 lawn dart.
This is not true at all at the grassroots level. Good wheels, and some extra protection is what you need.
Not sure if the OP will come back, but for dirt roads a skid plate and a slightly taller tire will probably get you a long ways. Look for what people are doing for rallyx setups. You do not need/want a roll cage for street driving.