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Brodicon 06-10-2004 11:44 PM

rally focus?
 
im pretty decent at rallying. there is this small rally course up by my house with a few solid pin hair turns and some long straight aways. anyway, i about destroyed my car today when i over corrected around a pin hair turn and it launched up this imbakement. it warped my front bumper and some of the clamps came out so it was kind of dangling off a bit. anyway, there were no cracks or breaks so i took it over to my friends house who is pretty good at body work stuff and he bent the piece back down put the clamps back in now it looks great. cant even tell anything happened. i have to give ford props for making a pretty sturdy little bumper. any other car and it would've cost buckets of money to get a new one replaced.

anyway, i figure its time to invest some more money into my car before i go to the rally course again. any ideas on some good mods for a dirt destroying rally machine?

03Z_ex_Three 06-11-2004 12:00 AM

yea, dirt tires

CowsGoMoo 06-11-2004 12:08 AM

Get very light aluminum wheels, very small with dirt tires. Get a suspension upgrade. few bolt ons and such. Get rid of all your interior, ac compressor, UDP, radio, back seats, sound insulation. You'll be set to go.

WD40 06-11-2004 10:56 AM

I'd invest in a roll cage as well.
Actually, I'm surprised a cage wasn't required.

Is this like an SCCA Rally Cross event?

ltdeckard 06-11-2004 11:10 AM

Don't forget the skid plate...

Brodicon 06-11-2004 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by CowsGoMoo
Get very light aluminum wheels, very small with dirt tires. Get a suspension upgrade. few bolt ons and such. Get rid of all your interior, ac compressor, UDP, radio, back seats, sound insulation. You'll be set to go.
hehe, im not that in to it to have to take things off my car and keep in mind its completely stock, but still good ideas. question, why take the udp off?

Brodicon 06-11-2004 12:49 PM

also, what are some good tires for both off-road and street?

Brodicon 06-11-2004 01:19 PM

Is this like an SCCA Rally Cross event? [/B][/QUOTE]

ok, technically its not a real rally course, just a dirt road, but still way fun.

Solaris 06-11-2004 01:33 PM

if u have to use snow tires

Egz 06-14-2004 07:22 AM

I believe Hot-Bits makes some rally-spec suspension components for the Focus.


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