Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Chit Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-20-2008, 03:13 AM
74fj40's Avatar
74fj40 74fj40 is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Highlands Ranch, CO
Posts: 884
Send a message via AIM to 74fj40 Send a message via MSN to 74fj40
Default anyone ever driven or competed with a rally car?

It been a huge dream and ive always wanted to do it, anyone here ever done it or something like it?
__________________

1997 Honda civic DX( all stock DD)
1972 Toyota FJ40(4" lift, FJ60 axles, FJ60 4speed with split case, 35's, Detroit locker rear, Lockright front, Marlin Highsteer, 105"WB, Saginaw with GM tilt column, soon to have: 30spline longfields, inners/outters, toybox.
1967 Porsche 912(100% stock)


[/font]
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-20-2008, 10:43 AM
Vitesse_6's Avatar
Vitesse_6 Vitesse_6 is offline
Wasatch Cruisers
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Taylorsville, Utah
Posts: 191
Default

What kind of rally?
Ive driven a well setup 240Z that my friend races, Not on the track however.
I try to rally my 80 when I get the chance
__________________
Have fun.
Brian Passey KE7TGH
TLCA #8382
Wasatch Cruisers
Home of the cruiser rings
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-20-2008, 12:13 PM
corsair23's Avatar
corsair23 corsair23 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Littleton
Posts: 8,698
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitesse_6 View Post
I try to rally my 80 when I get the chance
Maybe UB will chime in here...
__________________
Jeff Z. (the "not quite as skinny" one)
TLCA #17037
'97 LX450 - aka "The Whale"
'97 FZJ80 Antique Sage AE #267, stock
12/74 FJ40, 2F, SM420, 4" Lift, ARBs, 33" MTRs

:

"...anything else i can do for you guys, how about i wash your car or mow your lawn while you figure out your firewall system? I am now boarderline insane/unibomber." Kipper

"That assumes I'm even capable of pulling and stabbing..." Jacket

"I really like having a detachable unit." Beater
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-20-2008, 02:19 PM
Rezarf's Avatar
Rezarf Rezarf is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Louisville, CO
Posts: 4,053
Default

I have driven the SCCA 2.5L naturally assperated winning car in Atlanta. It was a Subaru 2.5rs, kevlar skid plates front to rear, and 4" of ride hieght adjustment. It was a :hoot:, but it was on pavement not dirt, which I think would be figgin' amazing!
__________________
Rezarf <><
My rig... "Maude"
1976 FJ40 with some stuff and some leaks.

1999 UZJ 100 Series bone stock ready to rock AKA:The backup minivan

2012 Toyota Sienna Minivan, fastest Toyota in the stable.

My camping trailer build up thread.

"You 80 guys are just a Sawzall away from nirvana." -Red Chili
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-20-2008, 02:49 PM
Corbet's Avatar
Corbet Corbet is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Durango, Colorado
Posts: 3,988
Default

I rode with some of the Subaru pro drivers during a Subaru training event in Phoenix. Not the rally cars but the new at the time, 2005 Legacy GT turbo's. Closed course on pavement at the raceway.

Those guys can drive. I almost put one into a wall

I wish I'd been working for Subaru when the STi came out. The training event for that in 04 was legendary I heard. They burned through 70 sets of tires during the week for "salesperson training".
__________________
Speski OffRoad LTD, Cargo Solutions for Toyota 4x4's http://www.SpeskiOffRoad.com
"80 series, with a fridge"
1976 FJ40, Project with little progress.
2004 Starcraft 10RT

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-20-2008, 04:07 PM
MDH33's Avatar
MDH33 MDH33 is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Land of Corn
Posts: 5,794
Default

I always wanted a Volvo 142 rally car from the early 70's. Almost as much character as a 40.



When I was freshman in college in da U.P. there were rally races on the forest roads and you could volunteer to be a "corner man". You would essentially stand in dangerous corners and point for the drivers to let them know which way to turn. Fun spectating, and I imagine it would be a blast to drive.

Hey Nakman, remember wipeout hill last year?
__________________
--Martin

'85 FJ60
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-20-2008, 04:12 PM
wesintl's Avatar
wesintl wesintl is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: in da house
Posts: 7,579
Send a message via AIM to wesintl
Default

Every Sat morning i70 west. You'd have fun with the 2002 or the porsche...
__________________
See you on the trail
WREK
Couple o' FJ40's, BJ70, UZJ100, TDI 66FJ40,82FJ60,97FZJ80
TLCA#4180
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-20-2008, 04:13 PM
nakman's Avatar
nakman nakman is offline
Rising Sun Commander
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: north side
Posts: 9,976
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MDH33

Hey Nakman, remember wipeout hill last year?
Last year and the year before... what are you signed up for on Saturday?
__________________
99 uzj100, 05 525EXC

www.gamiviti.com

Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-20-2008, 04:41 PM
Mendocino's Avatar
Mendocino Mendocino is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: North Side
Posts: 1,687
Default

In September 2007 I took my European sales team to Leipzig Germany, toured the Porsche factory, and we all drove 911s on the FIA approved F1 track behind a professional driver

This is one of the coolest things I have ever done.
__________________
03 UZJ100 (2.5" OME/Slee suspension), LEDs, cross drilled and slotted rotors by PowerStop, and some other goodies.
75 FJ40 with stuff; and now weighing in at 4370 lbs.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-20-2008, 05:40 PM
mtncrsr mtncrsr is offline
Lifted
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Arvada, CO
Posts: 170
Default

I had the good fortune of being the co-pilot for a SCCA rally down by Silvercliff CO years back. It was a 12 hour race that started at 3pm and ended at 3am. It was truly a blast. I still remember hauling down a two track at 120mp at 2am and hitting a huge jackrabbit in the middle of the road.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.