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Guess trubo 4wd $300K car is just barely enough

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Re: Guess trubo 4wd $300K car is just barely enough
May 12, 2015 02:19PM
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And it’s why many front-wheel drive cars from the Saab 96 to the Mini Cooper to the VW Golf have been great rally cars, and on slippery surfaces far superior to their RWD competition.

http://www.oldrallysport.on.ca/articles/Driving.html

John - You quit trolling my trolling.
I've driven them all. RWD is the best.



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Re: Guess trubo 4wd $300K car is just barely enough
May 12, 2015 02:25PM
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And it’s why many front-wheel drive cars from the Saab 96 to the Mini Cooper to the VW Golf have been great rally cars, and on slippery surfaces far superior to their RWD competition.

http://www.oldrallysport.on.ca/articles/Driving.html

John - You quit trolling my trolling.
I've driven them all. RWD is the best.

There you have it, right from the ex-spurt!
FAR superior...

And he's done it all! I think he said he'd done "a few" road rallies when undergradute in England, so he knows all about why RWD is no good...


I wonder why Paddon saddled himself with such a well know proven handicap?

Does that mean he's even better-er-er than Klock cause he used an inferior car to win overall with?

What's it all MEAN!!!!??





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Re: Guess trubo 4wd $300K car is just barely enough
May 12, 2015 02:30PM




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Re: Guess trubo 4wd $300K car is just barely enough
May 12, 2015 07:29PM
Hmm....

What does this thread need(besides ACP's presence).....

I know...


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Re: Guess trubo 4wd $300K car is just barely enough
May 12, 2015 07:41PM
So that being said me and my Ford should be at least top 10 at Radium, I mean 154 asthmatic horses and rwd can't go wrong. Screw it I'm going for top 3 and the scalp of Hardy Schmidtke!!!



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Re: Guess trubo 4wd $300K car is just barely enough
May 12, 2015 07:51PM
(groan)confused smiley

How about real cars not resto+play pretties




about 5 min in.



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Re: Guess trubo 4wd $300K car is just barely enough
May 12, 2015 07:58PM
Almost posted that one John....just watched it again before i posted the one I did...good shtuff in those classic vids...
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Re: Guess trubo 4wd $300K car is just barely enough
May 12, 2015 09:35PM
John, you can be rest assured that this is not a play thing. I can put a truck through the stages just a quick as a number of stage cars. Ask anyone at PFR, RMR or any of the other Western Canadian Rounds.



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Re: Guess trubo 4wd $300K car is just barely enough
May 12, 2015 09:53PM
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I can put a truck through the forest just a quick as a number of stage cars.

I've heard about this talent of yours.
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Re: Guess trubo 4wd $300K car is just barely enough
May 12, 2015 10:17PM
WOOOOWWWW faaar out maaaaan......Who would've thought that a top WRC driver in a car with similar power to weight ratio in fast flowing roads could be just as fast as mediocre drivers in newer machines?

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Re: Guess trubo 4wd $300K car is just barely enough
May 13, 2015 08:19AM
I am more impressed with how close the rest of the field is. Only 30 seconds or so from the top drivers going deep into the field? Hardly see that in the states. Usually the 45-60 second gap from the top, then trickles down in 5-15 seconds increments.
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Re: Guess trubo 4wd $300K car is just barely enough
May 13, 2015 10:15AM
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If RWD was so awesome Ken Block would have had kept the Mustang RWD for his Gymhoonifakeagainbuffoon stuff.

RWD Escorts are awesome. This is probably not a cheap or run of the mill version either. But regardless, it's bad ass, even if it's just some random island rally somewhere. winking smiley

If RWD rally were cool, Ken would still have his Escort. It's pretty obvious that if a global competitor like Ken prefers AWD, then for small-time US locals, RWD is not what we need.
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Re: Guess trubo 4wd $300K car is just barely enough
May 13, 2015 10:48AM




this car dominates!

front wheel drive is the tits



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Re: Guess trubo 4wd $300K car is just barely enough
May 13, 2015 11:05AM
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this car dominates!

front wheel drive is the tits


Weight transfer for the win!!



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Re: Guess trubo 4wd $300K car is just barely enough
May 13, 2015 11:08AM
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If RWD was so awesome Ken Block would have had kept the Mustang RWD for his Gymhoonifakeagainbuffoon stuff.

RWD Escorts are awesome. This is probably not a cheap or run of the mill version either. But regardless, it's bad ass, even if it's just some random island rally somewhere. winking smiley

If RWD rally were cool, Ken would still have his Escort. It's pretty obvious that if a global competitor like Ken prefers AWD, then for small-time US locals, RWD is not what we need.

He does still have an Escort. It has just been reworked for other projects and is hidden away at the shop for now.



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