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"Rally driving" question.

Discussion in 'Performance' started by Elmo the Destroyer, May 3, 2018.

  1. May 3, 2018 at 11:44 AM
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    Elmo the Destroyer

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    So I took Elmo out to a dirt and gravel road yesterday for some fun, and I was getting a very sloppy hookup on the drift exit. I'm attributing it to the body motion of the vehicle. Could stiffer front shocks help this, or is it just something I need to learn to control?
     
  2. May 8, 2018 at 1:08 PM
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    Texoma

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    What is your suspension currently?
     
  3. May 9, 2018 at 7:17 AM
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    Elmo the Destroyer

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    Just the standard suspension on the 2007 Sport Edition.
    I've heard that I should upgrade sway bars and bushings, as well as put FJ cruiser shocks on the front.
     
  4. May 9, 2018 at 8:13 AM
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    There is alot you can do. First thing I'd recommend is replacing all rubber bushings with poly. This includes body, sway bar, control arms, trailing arms, steering rack, and any others I may have missed. This will tighten everything up and give you more stability. Next take a look at the condition of your ball joints, tie rods, and sway bar end links. If they're weak, replace. Last thing you need is one to fail and you go in to a roll. After that, you shocks and springs need to be able to handle at those higher speeds, the stock stuff isn't made for that, look at aftermarket. King, fox, Icon, ADS, Radflo, ect are all made for this kind of driving. You may have to contact them directly and tell them what you're doing so they can get you a custom build. With all this together, add in the thicker sway bars, trailing arms, and pan hard bars and you'll be where you need to be for your style of driving.
     
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  5. May 9, 2018 at 12:34 PM
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    Elmo the Destroyer

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    That's quite an extensive build. I don't plan on going that crazy with it, but I'll throw it into the master spreadsheet to see if it would break the bank. Thanks.
     
  6. May 10, 2018 at 9:11 AM
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    The Poly bushings are probably the cheapest option and will help not only with rally driving, bit also daily driving.
     

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