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Old 02-19-2014, 08:14 AM   #1
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Wheels and Tires for starting in rallycross

Hey all,

I'm planning on trying rallycross at Summit Point, WV this year for the first time. I have an SVT with the SVT wheels. For rallycross I'm thinking 16 or 15" wheels would be better and I'll throw on some cheap winter tires for better traction in the dirt. My question is will 16 or 15s even fit on the SVT? Or are the brakes too large? What do you guys usually do for the SVT for rallycross? Convert to the ZX3 brakes?

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Old 02-19-2014, 11:31 AM   #2
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Answers are in this thread:

http://forums.focaljet.com/ford-svt-...-problems.html

If I were you I'd try to leave my existing SVT brakes on the car....

I seem to remember someone saying the Team dynamics "pro rally" model would fit svt fronts too-but can't find that link.

Too bad you are not next door or I'd attempt to throw one of my Braids on your car to see if they fit.

I run 195/60/15 Firestone winterforce but I have the dinky zx3 front brakes.

My car's thread here:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=324188
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Id find a set of stock 16's and a cheap set of winter tires in either 205/50 or 205/55

That way when you mess up a wheel itll be super easy to find a replacement, and those fit over your stock brakes.
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I do really like the team dynamics wheels I was thinking about going that route with 15s... but now I think I'll just get some cheap stock 16" wheels and put some winter tires on. Since this is my first event the practical thing would be to start out cheap and see how it goes and spend some more later.

Thanks for the link rallyrs, very cool. Hopefully I'll be able to have my own similar thread soon :)

If anyone has 16s for sale let me know, I'll be posting in the WTB section shortly.
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Might start thinking about skid plate protection, lots of easy to bash stuff under the front alone...
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I made a skidplate for my 05 ZX4 it's pretty dope, but you would need to weld in 4 weld nuts, or get some zert nuts. And yes, Team Dynamics will clear your brakes. I work at a certain Subaru shop that specializes in under body protection and rally prep in the PNW. :)
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:36 AM   #7
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Crap I forgot about a skid plate. I'm not doing stage rally just rallycross on a pretty flat dirt/gravel course so I don't think I'd need one... rallyrs, did you use one for your car?
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Pirelli makes a winter run flat, its ultra quiet rides amazing and does a great job off road. They also make the same tire in a non-runflat. Their called scottzeros.
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I rally crossed in my '93 Eclipse on dirt and gravel and after couple events I dropped out since the abuse on the car was more than I could handle for what was really a nice street car that ran 12s in the 1/4.
My paint took a lot of abuse and the bashing of the suspension was a bit too much for me to handle. I even ice raced up on one of the mountain lakes near Denver and while the car never really got dirty per se the beating the suspension takes was pretty much the same as on dirt.

So,just take the extra wear and tear into account and if it's worth the abuse and extra maintenance you will need.
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I don't have a skid plate yet...on my list- but not high on my priorities yet.

Depends on your courses really.
I have pretty good clearance now and I check underneath often..but most of the cars at the events in my area don't have one.

My main worry is the duratec oil filter..no hits on it yet, but it looks like it's just hanging out there for something to puncture it!
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