You're given $10k to build a rally car...

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  1. Strychnine

    Strychnine Guest

    This is your car on a budget, which means you want to pick out a chassis that is easily found in scrapyards for cheap replacement of damaged body parts, etc. This money is for both the chassis, engine, and modifications. What would you build, how would you modify it, and why? You can say you'll do all the labor yourself, but aftermarket parts are all store price, no sponsors or wholesale.

    Build your car.
     
  2. chrislehr

    chrislehr * from home

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    1995 Neon - 2000
    Roll cage 800-1000
    weight reduction - free!!!
    Home made CAI and straight pipe exhaust ~100
    Seats and harnesses - 2000
     
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  4. pixel804

    pixel804 yabba dabba do

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    1G talon TSi Awd
    roll cage
    suspension
    lighting
    tires

    dunno the cost
     
  5. brainndropp

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    rally off road or something like a scca road course event?
     
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  7. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    FB RX-7 RWD...swap in a 13BT from a 89-91 into a GSL-SE (bolts in with older style oil pan).

    SUPER cheap chassis.
     
  8. freshie

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    i'd use a ford festiva chassis - $50.00
     
  9. mover

    mover and shaker OT Supporter

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    A Yugo and a 12 guage. Shoot the competitors first.
     
  10. interstate

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    Cheapest 93-99 Impreza I can find. That should leave enough left for a motor swap and extras needed to run in an SCCA event
     
  11. Demon Of Dreams

    Demon Of Dreams Feed me with lies and hate, and from that, I will

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    rally car for me... and i'd easilly stay under the 10k budget with this...

    1980 2 door Chevette. ~ $50
    Turbo 4.3 V6 from a GM product ~ $1000
    4wd transfer case for the front (It will fit, trust me) ~ $450
    springs/struts/rearend/tires ~ $2500
    5 speed transmission ~ $1200
    gauges/tuning/etc ~ $1000
    seats/harnesses/helmets/ ~ $2000
    subframe connectors/skid plates/roll cage/etc ~ $200

    the entire interior would be gutted, I'd buy an aftermarket steering column for $500 with the removable wheel, the pedals would be moved and spaced more for my liking (and for the clutch), after that there isn't too much more I'd have to do :)
     
  12. Buck-O

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    1993 Honda Civic EG Hatch
    Bare chassis - $200
    B16A1, reliable, readily avliable, numerous parts, and just enough power - $450
    Kaaz 1.5 way LSD - $550
    DMS Gravel spec dampers, fully adjustable, with preload springs - $1200
    Full seam welded chassis, 8 point roll cage, suspension tied (easy in an EG Hatch) - $600
    Front and rear sways, rear lower suspension tie bar. (front and rear strut towers are built into the suspension tied cage, front trrut tower is also bonded to the fire wall, incase you where wondering) - $500
    18 gallon fuel cell with breather - $450
    Racing seats and 5 point harness's - $850
    Terra Trip - $600
    15x6.5 Rota Slipstreams shod in Michellin Gravel tires. Preferably the spec tire used for the Junior WRC...cause those only run about $150 a set. Initial cost. - $600

    Total - $6000

    Thats $4000 for tire costs, and parts, easily runable for a year, provided you dont roll it. It it will be a very competitive car in Group-2 as well.
     
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    exactly.
     
  14. killaGTP

    killaGTP Holden poser Moderator

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    subaru justy with a 22b swap. thats all ya need
     
  15. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    :ugh: civic > *above
     
  16. Buck-O

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    Yeah, thats becuase ive had that build laid out on paper for about the last two years. It would be a great, well balanced, cheap, and most importantly reliable rally car.
    The rules where no used parts, but there would be things like a scourced Integra GS-R Master cylinder, and front and rear brake swap.
    Theres alot of nicely planned out stuff in the car. Like the front firewall tied strut tower bar. Gives extra room for playing around with the intake manifold, and gives a tighter front end. Also the 18 gallon fiel tank. Placed in the rear, 6 incheces off center of the rear avel line, puts the car in a near PERFECT 50/50 weight distrobution, when filled with 15 gallons of fuel. But the 18 gallon tank gives the car a good 300+ mile range. Better to be saf then sorry. And it doesnt effect the handling of the car that much with the extra weight in the rear.

    The whole car was designed around the principal of...It is possible for a 2WD car to set faster stage times then a WRX or 2.5RS.
     
  17. Blaise

    Blaise Twisties > *

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    Big mistake. Neons dont have enough suspension travel...

    I vote impreza with cage and forester springs.
     
  18. iZero

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    1992 Stanza SE (LSD) or 1991-4 Sentra SE-R

    Extra sets of wheels (steel or otherwise)
    Off-road tires
    Snow tires
    Remove the interior
    Racing seat bolted down
    Custom roll-cage
    Intake/header/exhaust
    Possible turbo kit if money allows
    Toss some big-ass driving lights on the front
    Hope nothing breaks
     
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  19. Cosworth

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    ford escort (with used cosworth motor) > civic
     
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  21. contactone

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    I know a former coworker that had a british version escort shipped to the states. He slapper on a rollcage, mods, two turbos and a engine controler that was designed for turbo V8 racing engines. He used tear shit up in Michigan and other midwest states...
     
  22. iZero

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    An older Galant VR-4 or 32 GTX that still runs would probably work decently as well.
     
  23. iZero

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    Oh, and a Saab 900.
     
  24. FryingPan

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    323 GTX was going to be my suggestion.
     
  25. ClubSoda

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    i agree
     

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