^^^^you should run 15'' steelies,with dirt/gravel tires. also rear drum brakes are fine for rally cross. i would also recommend stock springs with polly upper and lower spring isolators,the thickest you can find. that will add enough ride hight and save some cash. put the money you save into some bilstine or adj.shocks. add a 25mm+ rear sway bar for over steer. and front strut brace,maybe a rear too. also a good race seat is worth its weight in gold in any racing.
good luck, rally-x is a blast.
There is no need to raise your front ride height if you don't need performance for dirt roads. The stock ride height is fine. On a service/dirt road you're just moving on, there's no consideration for going fast, so just go slower and you're fine.remember that I am not looking for a ralley cross set up. I am looking for a good general set-up that I can also take down the fire service roads and light duty off-road driving. I want a good set-up that travels well on the highway and surface streets, but can handle the dirt roads too.
If you think the Focus has trouble rotating on loose surfaces, you just need to experience it to believe it.Why would i want to relocate the weight to the rear of the car?