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Thoughts on xr5 as a rally car

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2015/05/10 10:20:21 (permalink)
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Thoughts on xr5 as a rally car

I've been looking at an xr5 as a candidate for a rally car. One person has told me they are a little nose heavy for rally.
What are people's thought?

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    Drewdog
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    Re: Thoughts on xr5 as a rally car 2015/05/10 17:55:35 (permalink)
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    Hey there, there were a couple at the targa west (tarmac) not sure how they went though. How about the XR4? cheaper to buy and the right formula of small car, big engine and a wheel right on each corner...... What class will you be entering? If its production based an evo lancer or wrx may be cheaper and more competitive....
    Just a thought......... Drew...........

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    Re: Thoughts on xr5 as a rally car 2015/05/10 20:59:34 (permalink)
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    If you do. . Convert it to 4x4 ! I have a ST225 (sorry xr5) And they are front heavy and occasionally tail happy if pushed .
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    Re: Thoughts on xr5 as a rally car 2015/05/11 00:26:41 (permalink)
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    main reason i'm looking at the focus is my size.
    i'm a large build (very broad shoulders and 6'2" with a lot of my height in my torso)
    to give you an idea
    https://www.facebook.com/FordFourCarClub/photos/pb.1425077334446983.-2207520000.1431267664./1472152393072810/?type=3&theater
    i'm on the right, thats a mk2 escort and my seat is on the floor, padding basically removed, the tallest back seat that velo make in it's largest size, widened, and harness hole raised 100mm. i just clear the roll cage with helmet on.
     
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    Re: Thoughts on xr5 as a rally car 2015/05/11 13:29:03 (permalink)
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    I'd agree with others that it wouldn't be a nice handling car - would love to hear it out in the forests though!

    Tar's for getting there. Dirt's for racing!
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    Re: Thoughts on xr5 as a rally car 2015/05/11 18:11:39 (permalink)
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    Ok, well that settles it.
    I have not had one positive from any source on its suitability so I'll keep looking.
    Thanks for everyone's input.
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    Re: Thoughts on xr5 as a rally car 2015/08/13 08:17:08 (permalink)
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    Have you considered an older car like the KF/KG Laser TX3 AWD Turbo???
    They have plenty of room to allow modifications and were a good handling car, just not many around and ones that are have been flogged.....
    post edited by somers181 - 2015/08/13 08:21:29

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