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Old 10-31-2010, 05:42 PM   #11
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no skidplate needed huh? Noted.
Rather than a skid plate get some good mud flaps at all four corners.

The SCCA event rules require the event organizer to select a venue that will not cause damage or safety consequences (cause a care to roll) for a normally prepared street car. Some courses are a little rougher than others but most adhere to the organizational rules. If you care about your car, potential paint damage would be my primary concern. (note: some people will mask off potential chip areas with blue painters tape to prevent damage)
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:45 PM   #12
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yes, i forgot to mention that, make urself some REALLY good flaps, larger and wider than regular universal ones. i put massive ones on my car. and the paint is perfect. (PLUS IT LOOKS SICK! and slap some rally america decals on it!)
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:00 PM   #13
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Yea I'm totally wanting to go with the rallycross look as well and I had the same question. Im actually looking into having a guy at my work make me a light bar to go on my bumper for two big KC type lights. Anyone know where I can find one of those huge spoilers? I picked up some APEX 2'' drop coils. Should I not even waste my time with those?

For "looks", think about adding some 1/8" thick polyethylene mud flaps and some white wheels (gold is OK but not as popular) that either have lots of spokes (like SVT or Sparco rally wheels) or really big beefy spokes like Speedlines or Compomotive wheels (these latter two are serious (and expensive) rally wheels). Rally wheels have a tough heavy appearance rather than a delicate one (no light spindly airy wheels). Oh, and as to rally lights, big (8") Hella's or Cibies with black and white covers are the time honored way to go. And yes, put the Apex springs on the shelf for now.
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:03 PM   #14
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A "SCCA Rallycross" windshield sticker is an absolute must for the authentic look as well.
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Hey, I did rallycross for about 5 years and now I do stage rally. By far the biggest bang for your buck mod is proper tyres. Most rallycross organizers allow snow tyres in the modified 2wd class. I like Bridestone Blizzaks. Just do a tirerack.com search for snow tyres in your size. Next I would remove the front sway bar end links and add a SVT rear sway or larger diameter rear sway bar. This will cut down on understeer on turn-in and allow you to rotate the car easier on the tight rallycross courses. Disconnecting the front sway bar also allows for full droop travel on your inside front tyre during cornering so you can get on the power a little sooner. As for springs the SVT springs would be a good idea or stock ones would be fine. You want as much travel as possible to keep proper contact patches. If you're getting adjustable dampers set them for rather soft compression damping and medium front recoil damping and somewhat stiff rear recoil damping. If you adjust your dampers this way it will also help to rotate the car and you won't need such a drastic sway bar set up. I would recommend a skid plate if you have the facilities to make one. But if there aren't many rocks where you're racing you can get away without one. And if you have the pockets for it, an LSD will shave big chunks off your lap times.
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Thanks for the advice. where would i find mud flaps? i was gonna get my stock rims painted just till i get the svt rims. I looked on wings west for a big spoiler but the don't sell it by itself. I don't want a whole body kit. I want to design my own light bar and Im not too worried about a skid plate just yet
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in most rallycrosses, an LSD will put you in a prepared class, depends how the sanctioning body will view it.
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where would i find mud flaps?
http://www.rallyarmor.com/store/rall...7f7a9a104ee7d4
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if you wanted to pay 100 bucks, or you can get truck mud flaps and cut them urself like i did. cost me 20 bucks plus the cost of a rivit gun if you don't have one (i already did. and i have bigger, and sweeter flaps than most!
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the Rally Armor urethane flaps are probly the best for durability and appearance. Or you can make your own out of some polyethylene sheet and they'll be almost as good: http://cgi.ebay.com/2-BLACK-HD-PE-PO...f#ht_500wt_922
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