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Broncoboy80 04-18-2011 12:03 AM

Rally Car build
 
Plain and simple question hoping that nobody goes off topic.

-What types of Rally suspension is there for the 05 focus?
-What is considered middle of the road for rally suspension?

-What would you run?

This is for stage rally and for track rally as well.

mlbbaseball 04-18-2011 09:56 AM

Hotbits, Ohlins, DMS, etc. there are plenty for an 05. however, hotbits are the only for under 2k bucks. ohlins and DMS will cost you more than u can likely sell ur car for. Ksport makes a tarmac rally and gravel spec, but they use a 42 mm piston? don't remember, its small, and would very likely last you more than 3 staged rallies. the hotbits are 50 mm IIRC, i think ohlins are 55 even. but i would stick w hotbits, they are 2 way adjustable, and you can swap out springs for stiffer road rally spring rates! if i were you, i'd go w/ hotbits!

Broncoboy80 04-18-2011 06:23 PM

Very good info. Im going to look into those right this second

GRAVELfocus 05-16-2011 09:21 PM

HOTBITS http://www.davenportracingusa.com/flash/
you can get away with the non-adjustable but add the canisters in the front... it will add much needed travel.

eliaslincoln 05-16-2011 10:54 PM

Hotbits are great stuff on a budget. it you want to spend a bit more $$ i know AST's are sweet.

tuningvelocity 08-16-2011 06:35 PM

I've heard very good thingd about hotbits

RallyFord 10-18-2011 09:07 AM

Like the others I also recommend the Hotbits!

Also if you are just getting into stage it is usually much much cheaper to buy a already logbooked car.

Broncoboy80 12-13-2011 11:36 AM

So i can get a set of used hot bits for 200 and get them rebuilt. Thinking this might be a good idea, rebuilding might cost up to 500 though. Should I persue?

in.focus 12-13-2011 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Broncoboy80 (Post 3927206)
So i can get a set of used hot bits for 200 and get them rebuilt. Thinking this might be a good idea, rebuilding might cost up to 500 though. Should I persue?

That seems like a good option, have you checked out Davenport Racing? They are a small company in Minnesota that specializes in rally builds; you can also buy parts through them. Thought their website might be a good resource for you.

http://www.davenportracingusa.com/flash/

Broncoboy80 12-13-2011 07:34 PM

Hey thank you! Yeah I will look through and see what they might have to offer


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