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    Default Hello from Knoxville, TN

    My name is Richard. I have always been into any kind of offroad sport. Started offroad endurance racing in 2010 through last year and got out of it. During the time the endurance racing was coming to an end I bought a car to build for rally. The car is a 2002 Ford focus zx3. I have started the cage and transmission work. I am trying to get ready for 2016 if time permits. Thanks

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    Welcome to Special Stage. Hopefully we'll see you out on the stages next year, good luck finishing up the build!
    Good place to get started: Rally University

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    Thanks. Going to be difficult making Sandblast but gotta try.

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    Welcome. Hope you make it to sandblast! I'm right down i-40w from you in Asheville.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ristine444 View Post
    Thanks. Going to be difficult making Sandblast but gotta try.
    A Focus can work, but if you've been doing trucks, I'd think you see the advantages of RWD...
    Its just in the parts that turn a MPG market econo car into a really fun rally car that the problem lies.
    So expensive in anything FWD and so easy in most RWD

    This is easy--look! 12 bolts and it falls into your hands:


    This doesn't


    And this, after R&Ring the whole box and tearing it right down


    Costs a pile of dough

    while this


    in all kinds of useful ratios like 4.88
    Costs under $200.


    And its worse for a clutch plate type LSD--which is what you'll need.

    But you may know all this.

    There's some excellent build threads including clear simple photos of the easy mods to the rear inner wheel well to make clearence for normal 2 1/2" coilover springs. Which you really want to do...really. For the build threads see here: http://www.rallyanarchy.com/phorum/list.php?5

    Good luck...
    John Vanlandingham
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    www.rallyanarchy.com

    Telephone +1 206 431 9696
    Rememeber the time zone difference

    Vive le Prole-le-ralliat

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    I do like the rwd...and kinda wish I would have went that route. Maybe on the next one. Just finished building the cage and got it log booked yesterday so to far to switch vehicles.
    Thanks for all the info and links...a lot of info there. $$ add up quick on fwd for sure. I already have a different final drive and plate lsd that I'm assuming is made of gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ristine444 View Post
    I do like the rwd...and kinda wish I would have went that route. Maybe on the next one. Just finished building the cage and got it log booked yesterday so to far to switch vehicles.
    Thanks for all the info and links...a lot of info there. $$ add up quick on fwd for sure. I already have a different final drive and plate lsd that I'm assuming is made of gold.
    OK so a Fuckus it is then..
    If you talk to the right suspension place, you might find that much of the struts and shocks you need (and I suggest you get cracking on it)(nudge nudge look at the phone number...I just happen to have some inverted Bilstein 50mm struts in stock--an order that was never followed thru on cause the guy needed to buy a 2012 Subaru road car..and then needed carbon fiber diff guard and balh blah...notice? needed) can be easily redone for some other car--like my favorite 2 RWD cars...very easily
    John Vanlandingham
    Sleezattle, WA, USA
    www.rallyrace.net/jvab
    www.rallyanarchy.com

    Telephone +1 206 431 9696
    Rememeber the time zone difference

    Vive le Prole-le-ralliat

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    Can't find phone number

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    Quote Originally Posted by ristine444 View Post
    Can't find phone number
    Right there in the signature I think.
    John Vanlandingham
    Sleezattle, WA, USA
    www.rallyrace.net/jvab
    www.rallyanarchy.com

    Telephone +1 206 431 9696
    Rememeber the time zone difference

    Vive le Prole-le-ralliat

    Yeah! there it is 'cept now I gotta run and get a pack of ciggies,
    John Vanlandingham
    Sleezattle, WA, USA
    www.rallyrace.net/jvab
    www.rallyanarchy.com

    Telephone +1 206 431 9696
    Rememeber the time zone difference

    Vive le Prole-le-ralliat

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