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CollapsedNut
05-30-2008, 02:38 AM
So I've desided I really wanna rally race. Really bad. First step is getting a car to race with which I am lacking. I want an awd sedan with lots of body and interior damage so I can get it dirt cheap. I dont care what year as long as it runs ok. What cars do you guys think I should look for? I'd love an all-trac but that usually isn't cheap. Any suggestions? Anyone around western NC, northern GA, eastern TN, southern VA, northern SC have one or know of one? Also any tips would be sexy.

Cheap=$100-$500

geebes
05-30-2008, 04:40 AM
Partially wrecked subaru?? Older legacy turbo?

KoreanJoey
05-30-2008, 06:27 AM
Don't forget to get a rally odometer.

A pro rally odometer will run you around $500.

If you're doing anything more than TSDs I'd definitely recommend getting one...

Pace notes are kind of useless without one.

CollapsedNut
05-31-2008, 02:55 AM
I was thinking an old legacy but even the old ones are still kinda pricey. I really want AWD but some people say you really dont need it to learn with and that some beginner rallys is 2wd only.

geebes
05-31-2008, 04:07 AM
^even some bigger rallys aren't all awd. Find a celi and rally the shit out of that. I don't know about you but I've taken mine on some dirt roads...rally style...not bad for fwd.

CollapsedNut
05-31-2008, 04:12 AM
I have my stx but its auto :thumbsdow

geebes
05-31-2008, 06:01 AM
I've seen many cheep celicas lately...keep an eye out man.

rallyboy
06-01-2008, 02:18 AM
Do you have any information on what the class allows when it comes to HP and drivetrain layout (fwd, awd, rwd)?

If you have never raced before, start in a fwd class. There is plenty of sweet looking, reliable cars you can get for nothing.

My pick would be a 90-91 Celica Gts. Not because I own one…but because it has lots of rally technology built into it even know its not a all-trac.

You'll learn a lot from driving fwd. Its tricky but down the road you'll be better off when it comes to car control.

Good Luck.

Cavanagh
06-01-2008, 06:35 AM
Not trying to ruin your fun, but 100-500 for a running AWD vehicle? :eek: good luck. usually well running cars run around 9-1100ish.

geebes
06-01-2008, 06:54 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-Trucks___great-work-car_W0QQitemZ220241342355QQddnZCarsQ20Q26Q20Trucks QQddiZ2282QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item220241342355&#ht_500wt_0

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Parts-Accessories_Salvage-Parts-Cars__1996-Subaru-Legacy-Wagon-AWD-5speed-142K_W0QQitemZ190226479210QQddnZPartsQ20Q26Q20Acce ssoriesQQadnZSalvageQ20PartsQ20CarsQQddiZ2811QQadi Z7582QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item190226479210&#ht_500wt_0

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-Trucks___1990-SUBARU-LEGACY-AWD-MANUAL-4-DOOR-4CYL_W0QQitemZ360056029448QQddnZCarsQ20Q26Q20Truck sQQddiZ2282QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item360056029448&#ht_1930wt_0


Here you go.

CollapsedNut
06-01-2008, 09:48 PM
Thanks for the help guys. 2wd is deffinatly cheaper to find, Im sure I can pick one up for my price range. Would you say fwd or rwd is better to learn with?

ciento44
06-02-2008, 03:39 PM
Get a late 80s early 90s Sentra. Pimpin'.

Start with what you're used to. If you're used to FWD, get FWD. If you're used to RWD, get RWD.

rallyboy
06-02-2008, 07:47 PM
You'll have a better chance of wrapping a rwd around a tree compared to a fwd. lol Fwd are also more reliable and easier to fix.

I've always wanted a Mazda 323 for ice racing. They kinda look like a Peugeot 205....

http://www.revland.fr/phares/SOLI/SOLI9063/SOLI9063.jpg

http://www.avto-otchet.net/CarReviews/2563_0.jpg

Sorta..

And there's lots of them around!....well a least where I live.

Cavanagh
06-02-2008, 08:41 PM
Get a Corolla FX-16!

Uncrck2
06-03-2008, 03:11 AM
Go with a beat up celica 5th gen gt, put some new shocks struts maybe rebuild engine and some polly bushings and that shit would be bangin i personly brought mine out on some dirt and feilds nothin major but with one my freinds sisters celica same as mine but more beat i brought it out to some seriouse shit with my friend like some nice ass jumps and shit but rally is sick im trien to get into it but i dont have the money for the car i would use

KoreanJoey
06-03-2008, 03:31 AM
Get a Corolla FX-16!

That's the best idea so far.

KoreanJoey
06-03-2008, 03:31 AM
Go with a beat up celica 5th gen gt, put some new shocks struts maybe rebuild engine and some polly bushings and that shit would be bangin i personly brought mine out on some dirt and feilds nothin major but with one my freinds sisters celica same as mine but more beat i brought it out to some seriouse shit with my friend like some nice ass jumps and shit but rally is sick im trien to get into it but i dont have the money for the car i would use

English, use it.

geebes
06-03-2008, 05:53 AM
English, use it.

Lol...Whats up Samuel L Jackson?

"ENGLISH MOTHERF**ER, DO YOU SPEAK IT?"

ciento44
06-03-2008, 03:53 PM
That's the best idea so far.


There's two of them in the local scrap yard right now, entirely complete.

I was very sad when i found out those awesome seats don't fit in my car. :(

rallyboy
06-03-2008, 06:33 PM
hey, the Corolla FX is pretty hot.

it kind of resembles a Renault R5...sorta. lol

http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/1984_Renault_R5_Turbo_2_Florida_Side_1.jpg

ciento44
06-03-2008, 06:40 PM
FX-16? Hot? Does. Not. Compute.... Beeeeeeeeeppppppp.

Mr Celica
06-04-2008, 03:41 AM
^hahahaha

to each their own man, to each their own.

ciento44
06-04-2008, 03:51 PM
^hahahaha

to each their own man, to each their own.


Oh, i love them. I would trade my Hatch for a decent one in a heartbeat. But sexy? Errmmmmm...... :p

Azzazzyn
06-04-2008, 05:20 PM
I want an s12 to rally with. I plan on getting into it after i get out of school. I want to run rwd since its the most difficult to put good times down with. Was thinking about starting with an older sentra to break into it then going rwd, but i have 6 months before i get out to even worry about it. I would blow my load to get an nx2000

rallyboy
06-05-2008, 06:34 PM
So I've desided I really wanna rally race. Really bad. First step is getting a car to race with which I am lacking. I want an awd sedan with lots of body and interior damage so I can get it dirt cheap. I dont care what year as long as it runs ok. What cars do you guys think I should look for? I'd love an all-trac but that usually isn't cheap. Any suggestions? Anyone around western NC, northern GA, eastern TN, southern VA, northern SC have one or know of one? Also any tips would be sexy.

Cheap=$100-$500



lets us know what you pick! have you come across the rules yet for the class?

that would help a whole lot.

Conrad_Turbo
06-05-2008, 07:47 PM
It would be hard pressed to build a rally car for $100-500, let alone buy a bicycle. Safety gear alone will cost you more than $500, not even including the car or prep work to the car.

geebes
06-05-2008, 07:53 PM
True, pretty sure you NEED a rollcage not to mention a ton of other things. $3000 is more of a realistic expectation for a shitty rally car. :burn: