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First Rallycross for the XT6 Pics!


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#1 DammitBeavis

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Posted 07 September 2003 - 02:18 AM

Well, after gleaning info from the generous members of this board, the XT6 was race-worthy. Trailered it out to the site and ran it hard. Made it through 4 of the 6 runs before I totally lost oil pressure. :banghead: Looks like I'll need to pull the pump and see what's wrong. Engine was running hotter than I thought it should too, almost got into the red by run 3. Hopped into the WRX for the last 2 runs, but didn't have time to adapt to the extra power. The Lincoln Locker really helped the power-on oversteer. Notice the BMW X5 and the new EVO VIII that came out to play! :headbang: Anyway, I've linked the pics from the event below. 56K beware

Nice action shot: http://www.rallycros...bs/p1010106.jpg

Lack of rear handbrake sucked here: http://www.rallycros...bs/p1010110.jpg

More dirt-slinging action: http://www.rallycros...bs/p1010116.jpg

Lots of other good pics: http://www.rallycros...allyX Page.html

#2 MilesFox

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Posted 07 September 2003 - 03:36 AM

what kind of rally circuits are out there? do they have anythig in indiana? i gots me a gl-10 turbo (motor needs head gaskets) i wouls love to rally something than some farmer's field and the mc D parking lot!
there is an xt6 (if i can reach the owner0 that i want to swap 5-lugs onto my 83 wagon (if i ever see it back from idaho)

there needs to be something here for us in the indiana, michigan, and ohio area, because we got soobs!

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Posted 07 September 2003 - 10:09 AM

We rallycross mostly in fields, but it's a lot more fun and organized than just going out and bombing around. I know that a rallycross course has been setup at the Tire Rack facility in South Bend Indiana? You can go to www.rallycabal.com for more info. If you want REAL rally be prepared to spend REAL money. If you're interested the Old Miners Day rally is next month in Missouri. You can find REAL rally information on www.specialstage.com . Rallycross is cheap, easy, and a lot of fun. We'll be running a rallycross as a support event to the Old Miners Day rally. It will be considered stage 1 for the REAL rally cars. They will go through our course first, then the public is invited to try and match their times. :banana:
Should be a lot of fun!

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Posted 08 September 2003 - 09:17 AM

DammitBeavis,

The XT6 looks so out of place rally crossing because of its 'futuristic wedge' shape and all. Little do a lot of people know is that it's in its element on the dirt. Nice pics! Mind if I link this post to those folks at the Yahoo and xt6.org sites?

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Posted 08 September 2003 - 09:41 AM

Link away! Just make sure you point out the website it's on (we're trying to get the word out for our region) :D

I wouldn't say that it feels 'in it's element' in the dirt really. It's got potential, but it's going to take some work to make it do the job. Trying to use it with the automatic and the factory torque split was messed up. It was very unpredictable under power in turns. After I rigged a switch to lock it in 4WD and welded the rear diff it improved the handling by at least 50%. The auto transmission feels like it was made for this purpose. When I get the oil pump fixed (assuming the engine isn't damaged) I'm going to work on getting a little more torque out of her. See how much timing advance I can add, and maybe play with the cams a little. Then again I might be spoiled since I got my first taste of rallycross in a '00 2.5RS and have been using a '02 WRX.

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Posted 08 September 2003 - 12:41 PM

cool, south bend is within a day's drive for me, and a fwr other members.

maybe we can schedule next year's Subaru Alliance meet around the south bend rally. we got turbos!




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