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Hey guys-

After doing a few rallycross races in my ST, I just wanted to share some things if you haven't tried it yet. Basically- just do it. They specifically adjust the course to avoid any large bumps/holes over time to make it as smooth as possible. That being said, it is definitely better suited to a stock ride-height car with clearance and bump travel. But, it wasn't nearly as rough on the car as I thought it would be....just really dirty.

A bunch of the guys will completely disconnect their sway bars to get more independent travel as well. I've tried both connected and disconnecting sway bars and prefer the disconnected feel- the car doesn't bounce around nearly as much and traction is improved.

Anyways, I highly recommend doing a local race if you can. After 15+ years of autocrossing, track days, TT's, etc, I'm really hooked on racing in the dirt now. Definitely recommended!!
 

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VIDEO!

These are run like AutoX? One car at a time?
 

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I've always wanted to do rallycross, it looks like a lot of fun. Good to know it wasn't too hard on the car.
 

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Closest I've gotten is with a Fiesta in DIRT Rally the video game. Would love to see some videos or pics, also where are you doing this stuff? I feel like Mass doesn't really have a lot of stuff like this to do or go see.
 

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I've always wanted to try a Rally and now that I have a good platform to do it in I'm really tempted, especially since the 100 Acre is not too far from me.

Watching this video just makes me want to scratch the itch even more!
 

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all my buddies have switched to dirt... they all cant get enough and left me on pavement because no way am I taking my ST on dirt. They trash their cars and I just could never do that... well at least yet.
In other words it not the first time I have heard someone switching to dirt and preferring it moving forward. It is much much harder on the car, sorry cant agree with you on that part. In less they are grooming the road for you guys but all the ones I have watched aren't groomed and totally beat the cars up
 

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Hello guys,
very first post in the forum. I hope it's the right place:
I am also planning to take the ST rallycrossing.
I got the tip about the strut bar, what about tires though? And rims? I wouldn't mind buying dedicated tires and rims that I would use just on dirt.
Any suggestions? I am afraid the stock 18" rims and tires are too low profile?

Thanks a lot!!
 

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Hello guys,
very first post in the forum. I hope it's the right place:
I am also planning to take the ST rallycrossing.
I got the tip about the strut bar, what about tires though? And rims? I wouldn't mind buying dedicated tires and rims that I would use just on dirt.
Any suggestions? I am afraid the stock 18" rims and tires are too low profile?

Thanks a lot!!
well come...
You are going to want 17s and meaty tires... a spare set of rims is a must. This is the hardest thing you can put your car through
 

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Thank you for the reply! Any suggestions as to a good online store to find those? Should I also go "thinner"? Maybe 205/45R17 or something? I tried searching the forum but didn't find anything specific in the various threads? Thanks again!!
 

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Closest I've gotten is with a Fiesta in DIRT Rally the video game. Would love to see some videos or pics, also where are you doing this stuff? I feel like Mass doesn't really have a lot of stuff like this to do or go see.
SCCA New England Region has a very strong RallyX program, running in CT, MA, VT, and NH with about a dozen events a year. Next event is this coming weekend (Feb 4/5) at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, CT. Come on down and check it out !!!

Find the full schedule for 2017 Here/
 

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Closest I've gotten is with a Fiesta in DIRT Rally the video game. Would love to see some videos or pics, also where are you doing this stuff? I feel like Mass doesn't really have a lot of stuff like this to do or go see.
New England Region of the SCCA has a very strong RallyX program, with several events scheduled throughout MA, CT, VT, and NH. You can find the schedule Here
 

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SCCA New England Region has a very strong RallyX program, running in CT, MA, VT, and NH with about a dozen events a year. Next event is this coming weekend (Feb 4/5) at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs, CT. Come on down and check it out !!!

Find the full schedule for 2017 Here/
I am busy a lot of weekends but all those places are within an hour or two from me, so I'm gonna make an effort to see one or two events this year. Thanks for the link!
 
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