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Suburas are used in off road rally races. You should not critisize them because in rally racing that is the automobile of choice

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Re: Suburas are used in off road rally races. You should not critisize them because in rally racing that is the automobile of choice

You mean the turbo-Justy with a whooping 5 nches of wheel travel and low-profile street tires tearing up the graded road, on their way to a timed check point, hoping not to get there too fast so that they don't lose any points...

Rally racing is a joke. But I will admit, the AWD drive cars can carve a corner in their little wagons on a flat graded road...

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Re: Suburas are used in off road rally races. You should not critisize them because in rally racing that is the automobile of choice

that must be why it is the most popular motor sport in the world, not in the US though, i think it is because it is too complicated for us. yeah the paris to dakar rally is one big long joke. over 7500 miles long and over 100 people are injured or killed each time it is run. big joke! haha! i love to watch rally racing. it is much better than a bunch of rednecks driving around in circles 250 times!! or even better yet two cars lined up and taking off down a strip for a 1/4 mile, like bracket racing, ooohh wait a minute they are penalized for going too fast too. hmm just what is the superior form of racing???

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Re: Suburas are used in off road rally races. You should not critisize them because in rally racing that is the automobile of choice

Relax Tom. Just for a little comparison, let's take a trophy truck and ANY DAMN RALLY CAR you want have a little contest. I guess over 24 inches of suspension travel and 800hp is just for show. Heck take just about any other SCORE class and run it against a rally car. Don't bet any money on the rally car though.

Dakar is a long event, run in stages, with mechanics following in helicopters. I just don't like rallies with Special stages and tasks.

A rally should not be confused with an all-out start to finish mad dash USA desert race, period. That's why it is called a desert RACE and not a Rally.

Don't confuse desert racing with NASCAR or drag racing.

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Re: Suburas are used in off road rally races. You should not critisize them because in rally racing that is the automobile of choice

Subarus won several times in Can-Am-Mex rally race.
Starting from Fairbanks , Alaska in the January-February season which is very cold, I mean freezer burn cold.
I'm not trying to involved my 2 little old 4WD Subarus.
But from San Diego to Las Vegas strip 12 gallons of gas is all it needs.
Baja 1000 is always a great race!



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Re: Suburas are used in off road rally races. You should not critisize them because in rally racing that is the automobile of choice

i was just trying to get you going. one of the key things to a rally car is that it has to look stock, and retain a catalitic converter. kind of like the sportman's classes in other sports. that that make them bad? no? just not your cup of tea. understandable. i just think it would be a fun type of racing. it does not compare to desert racing, but here in the west is the only place that goes on. were rally racing goeson every where in the world. you didn't mention desert racing in your original post, so i kind of went off, i have to put up with hot rod fans all day at work , so i just vented.[smile] also, it is unfortunate, but who knows how long we will be able to race in the desert. the greeies are really out to save it. i love the old B2V race. 100's of bikes all take off at the same time. arh arh arh arh!

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Re: Suburas are used in off road rally races. You should not critisize them because in rally racing that is the automobile of choice

Any time where theres an engine, tires, snow, dust, sand, rocks, and the desire to kick some [censored] its cool, if your carving thu some tight corner in a Subaru going 70 or a Baja truck blasting down long strights catching 30 feet of (vertical) air at 100 mph.
Each has its own niche, I wouldnt take a truck on one of those euro type rallys (And id love participate if they werent so F***ing expensive) and I woulnt take a WRX to a Rock crawl.

Work with what ya got. Find what and where it works. and if you enjoy it, who cares?

Personally, I think Subarus are cool.

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Re: Suburas are used in off road rally races. You should not critisize them because in rally racing that is the automobile of choice

felgin - not that I applaud the tone, but like the original post said, dont knock what you dont know: I can name a few 'euro style' off-road rally cars that would run with the SCORE, or 'PRO-TRUCKS' no problem - specific example, the Schlesser buggy. mid engined, 650HP turbo 4 renault motor, 8speed manual, awd (actually mechanical 4wd, but with no low range) 24"+ rear travel, and 18" front travel. top speed is reportedly 250 -260 kph ( 163 mph): its as specialised as the pro trucks, but meets a different set of rules & specs.

rally races like the Paris-Dakar are run in stages for a few reasons, not the least of which is that they actually require navigational skills - you dont 'follow a course' - its real world, 'whats over the next hill' driving....far harder on the drivers nerves, and judgement than organised tracks. imaging going over a dune, only to find that its a shear 100 foot drop. or rounding a 100mph corner through trees, to suddenly find yourself in a herd of camels....

either way - find me a sponsor, and I'd be glad to drive SCORE, SODA, Pro-Trucks, or euro rally racing! face it - different strokes for different folks..but they're all fun.

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