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Old 12-20-2011, 04:55 PM   #11
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removing the sways will keep you're bite on the tires better on gravel, thus not lifting the inside tires. body roll will allow you to put the force on the tires when you need them instead of keeping the car level and sliding out from under you. When you remove them, you can bite on gravel better, IE, scandinavian flick, left foot brake in throttle, and the front 2 tires will grab harder. and it will allow you to control the rears better. If you run sways, you want smaller sways. not svt's. IIRC, dillon didn't have ways on his SVT. but i could be wrong. i just didn't remember him running them at LSPR.
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There's another problem that needs to be addressed when you remove the sways. You need to figure out some way to reduce maximum suspension droop (far more important for full stage rally vs. rallycross but still a potential problem in the latter). Sways can usually do this but I agree that big sways are rarely needed and no sways (at least up front) are generally the way to go. You may need to consider using suspension limiting straps or cables. If you don't, things like springs can literally fall out of their seats or worse yet.... half shafts can fall out or separate! I had to put straps on the rear axle of my RX7 to keep the drive shaft from pulling out of the transmission.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:31 PM   #13
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For rally cross just run stock suspension until you get good, then look into switching. My subaru wagon does great on gravel with 04 sti struts prodrive springs and the stock tiny sway bars. Once you get to stage rally then you will be looking at modifying suspension geometry anyhow so don't sweat it for rallyX just go have fun and focus your driving.
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You don't need to do much with an SVT to do half-way decent in RallyX... I'd say get some new shocks (just some replacement Ford Racing ones would do quite well), 16" wheels with some cheap mud/snow tires, and remove some weight.

There's no need for serious modifications if you are doing it solely for fun!
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