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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
November 30, 2012 02:18PM
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Huh? SCCA RallyX?

Tim.
Yes, though terrain varies based on geography and other variables. Slow and rutted corses in NER but you knew that.
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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
November 30, 2012 02:20PM
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Yes, though terrain varies based on geography and other variables.

Ah, true. Not sure where it'll put you in a junkyard, but I guess I can't really say.

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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
November 30, 2012 04:37PM
Detroit rallycrosses are usually run on horse tracks, so basically silty/dusty and very very smooth.





I should point out that the Mod 4wd winner is usually a Rav4.

(A something like 450hp Rav4, but still, a cute-ute)



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
November 30, 2012 07:39PM
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Rally X is the best way to get that poor Porcshe into a junk yard, just MHO. carry on.

911s never die. They just get sold to somebody else who welds rust for 6 years then sells it to somebody else ad infintum



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
November 30, 2012 08:07PM
When you are done Rallycrossing it, let me know. I am in the market for a future 911 Safari-style rally car.



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 01, 2012 10:08AM
I picked up some local used torsion bars and slapped the thing back together yesterday. I also took the opportunity to lift it a bit, maybe a bit too much. Ended up with 28" to top of fender in the rear. 27.7 in the front. That's about 2-3 inch lift. God knows what my alignment numbers are but it drives OK.




I made a funky tool for the camber and caster adjusters. One ratcheting wrench, one bolt and two nuts. Worked great.




Reversing lights work. Car settled 1/2" after a few test miles. I think I want to raise the front a little more yet.




I didn't get a baseline height for the rear as it collapsed but in this picture it looks quite high already. Stock height do you think?




We also removed the front chin spoiler before it gets torn off. It's for sale winking smiley




Found these on the door step when I got home.




Oh my. Maybe these and some rally tires will make the lift seem less silly.




And 12mm spacers for the rear. This way we can run the same spec wheels all round.





Now I can get back to the important stuff like the radio.



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 01, 2012 11:40AM
Yikes!
Hey do this: jack up that thang and make a note how much jacking before the wheels come off the ground. Ya know? How much Droop travel ya haz..



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 03, 2012 03:36PM
Those cars are prone to sag, so far as I can tell.

At least those old tubs that cruise around Marin sure are lookin' low & tired.

Those wheels r lookin SHARP!



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 03, 2012 07:04PM
You could drop those off at my front doorsmiling smiley 4 of them for a 1g Talon AWD please. Very nice car, will have to keep up on your progress. We tried to make it up yall's way acouple of years ago with our '77 Colt. But work got into the way. Only a 5 hr tow/drive for us. Hey Pete I still have those BBS wheels if interested.



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 04, 2012 09:49AM
New boots going on last night.






We lifted the front another 1/2" yesterday so now we are are at 27.5" front and rear. I measured available suspension droop at 2-3 inches.

We also replaced a sealed beam headlight and the wipers and put the rockers back on. Next we'll try and get baseline weight and dyno pull and find some longer wheel studs so we can run the 12mm spacers in the rear. It really needs them.



















I drove it home from the shop last night. Handling with the 195/65 Winterforce snow tires is, er, interesting to say the least. Maybe an alignment will help.



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 04, 2012 09:55AM
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You could drop those off at my front doorsmiling smiley 4 of them for a 1g Talon AWD please. Very nice car, will have to keep up on your progress. We tried to make it up yall's way acouple of years ago with our '77 Colt. But work got into the way. Only a 5 hr tow/drive for us. Hey Pete I still have those BBS wheels if interested.


Have them in stock for the Talon Bdacres. You can pick them up on your way to Sno*Drift.



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 06, 2012 07:42AM
Not much action yesterday though the State of Michigan fully endorses the project now.



Sorry about the untidy rear. The car was backed into a trailer at some point resulting the the above damage. It got a new engine cover as a result. The remaining damage is not visible with the Porsche plate on but, because of the distortion it wont stay on so I took it till I can devise a fix.

These showed up yesterday. They're not for me but I sure am tempted. We still have to figure out our autocross and track day setup but are leaning to these BRAID replicas in 16x7 and 16x8 shod with Dunlop Direzzas 205 and 225. Of course, ours might be white!




We scored some proper rally snow tires; Yokohama A034. Can you imagine how squirmy these would be on tarmac?




What's this for? One on the left and one on the right, just behind the front wheels.




No windshield washers! I added washer fluid and it poured straight onto the floor! Found the pump and bottle but the pipe from the filler is missing. Sorta strange. Pump works though. Today I'll investigate the bottle which is sort of loose.





Apart from the above major triumphs we did suffer one setback yesterday: I was adjusting the engine cover latch as it wasn't quite latching. Now it wont unlatch. DOH! Any suggestions how to get it open? I'm sure I'll have to get in there sooner or later.



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 06, 2012 08:41AM
I'm very curious if those Yokos would work well in the mud and soft dirt of rallyX.

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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 06, 2012 10:17AM
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I'm very curious if those Yokos would work well in the mud and soft dirt of rallyX.

Tim.

That's what I'm keen to find out myself Tim. I think YES. hot smiley



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Re: 911 Carrera RallyCross Project
December 06, 2012 10:22AM
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I'm very curious if those Yokos would work well in the mud and soft dirt of rallyX.

Tim.

That's what I'm keen to find out myself Tim. I think YES. hot smiley

all cut like that for ICE I think they would die in minutes on anything but ice and snow.



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