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New Suby Owner...wanting to know where to start for rallying
Posted 20 February 2006 - 11:02 PM
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Posted 20 February 2006 - 11:11 PM
Posted 20 February 2006 - 11:16 PM
i've heard of the better ratios as well....but does that mean that the transmission is better as a whole? what else do you know or does anybody else know?
as far as i know the 98 legacy didn't have a turbo, i think they only had the 2.5 from the impreza rs and some better ratio's but don't quote me on that last part
Posted 21 February 2006 - 12:05 AM
this is for a very good reason... you've been teaching yourself in parking lots?
if you throw a turbo in that thing and start bombing down dirt trails you're gonna wrap yourself around a tree... (then we're all gonna feel bad until you start parting out the car:-p )
look into a local club or something that does TSD rallying... do a search to get more info but TSD (time/speed/ distance) rallies are a great way to start rallying... the speeds are low and fairly safe... the challenge?(even for the most experienced) getting to the finish exactly on time... these rallies are around 500 miles long... arriving at the right time(down to the second) gets rather hard... especially when you don't know where you're going... (you have a route book which your navigator will read but the idea is you've never done the roads before)
now you don't need a car with a lot of power for this... but it gets you really comfortable on gravel, snow, mud, ect... then once you got a couple of those under your belt do some mods to your car...
or if you get into something like rallycross then if you screw up you hit some cones... big deal... lots of fun... but i still think it'd be better if you learned how to do it with the stock engine so you have more control...
as for mods... the forester and outback have lower gears...(4.11 i think)
if you do go that way it would probably be easiest to swap the whole trans and rear diff... but your speedo will be wrong...
also adding a rear LSD (or VLSD for your car) would help a lot...
swaybars and strut tower braces will stiffen it up nicely... and your brakes can never be to big...:-p
and of course one of the most important things... get some decent snow tires or real rally tires... (be sure to have a full size spare if you're doing long distance rallies)
if you want to be really nutty you can gut your interior... there is a lot of weight in there...
and for engine stuff... get a perfect power engine management system from rallitek( www.rallitek.com ), header, lightened pulleys, intake, the list goes on...
do a search on google for colorado rally... a few good sites pop up so there are clubs in your area...
anyways... thats LOTS to think about...
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