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Do DSMs Really Rally? Pros/Cons

Posted by smoked28, Jun 21, 2018

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  1. smoked28

    smoked28 Proven Member

    Joined Jul 14, 2012
    Keystone Heights, Florida
    Hey guys,

    I have recently been looking to get into rally racing. I was advised to get into a rally car that someone else built at first. So, I was on a rally forum and started going through the classifieds and I honestly saw almost as many DSMs(FWD and AWD, turbo/N/A) as anything else. This surprised me as I never hear of anyone recommending DSMs to rally race. Anyone know how our cars fair in the world of rally? I know rally racing beats the sh** out of cars and ours aren't exactly known as the most resilient examples. However, they are relatively easy to work on, so I feel like that's a plus. Anyone have experience with DSMs in rally racing? I love DSMs and like the idea of combining these two interests. Pro/cons?

    Street Build 657  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
  2. 123bobby123

    123bobby123 Supporting Member

    Joined Nov 25, 2002
    Chicago, Illinois
    Two raced at LSPR this weekend. Both ran pretty well at times, I’m not sure how they finished. I would look at the Rally America website to get their info and then contact them about their experience running 1gb DSM’s. Most people run subaru’s or evo’s.

    Drag Race Build 172  1

    1991 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 1G DSM

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