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ST185 Rally Build

Postby Desifinado » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:12 am

Hey guys,

Pretty new to the forums, but thought I'd share a bit of the project.

A few friends and I are doing a ST185 build.

We picked up the car Saturday (in great condition), and as of today the interior is completely stripped (may be selling most all interior parts soon FYI)

I have a couple of shots of the car, but we work on it in an area where cameras aren't allowed, so I can't show too many
I'll update as much as I can

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Re: ST185 Rally Build

Postby l0ch0w » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:35 am

This is definitely going to be cool!

BTW, you have a pm on some of your interior parts :)
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Re: ST185 Rally Build

Postby RallyX-GT4 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:46 am

Where are you located out of curiosity? And where are that no cameras are allowed? (is this a top-secret government-funded rally car build : P
Seriously, are those Compomotive wheels?
Sorry for all the questions, but it looks like a great platform to start with. Good luck and keep the updates coming!
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Re: ST185 Rally Build

Postby rallygarage » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:36 pm

Save the door cards. Cut off round tops and use them with sheet material (Plastic or aluminium) to close off doors so you dont hurt your hands on exposed sheet metal edges if you crash.
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Re: ST185 Rally Build

Postby CMS-GT4 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:24 pm

Since its a rally car I assume your selling the body kit as well?
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Re: ST185 Rally Build

Postby Desifinado » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:50 am

If I told you where we were I'd have to kill you... And the wheels are Team Dynamics Pro Rally Whites

So day 2, and we're down 350 lbs! Started at 3254, and after the interior was removed plus about half of the sound deadening, we're down to exactly 2900 lbs.

Engine is the next to go.

The body kit is kinda grafted on fiberglass, so I'm not quite sure if we'll sand it off or if we'll just get a new fr bumper cover
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Re: ST185 Rally Build

Postby 3s_woob » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:50 pm

This was my friend's car(2 owners ago) and was in great condition. It's sad to see it dismantled and turned into a rally car when there's other cars in poor condition that would be more suitable as a rally car. On another note, good luck with the conversion.
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Re: ST185 Rally Build

Postby aus jd 2703 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:07 pm

you should check out Meurz thread on here.
he went through and cut all unnecessary brackets and wiring out of the car to help minimize weight.
you can also get fibreglass front fenders and a carbon fibre bonnet if that will help
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Re: ST185 Rally Build

Postby rallygarage » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:24 pm

You can also get plastic rear and side windows as well as fiberglass rear hatch. Also fiberglass hood light pod and corner pods are available. What is your rally class objective? Have you thought of gearbox options and objectives..
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Re: ST185 Rally Build

Postby Insanity-74 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:40 pm

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Re: ST185 Rally Build

Postby fussellbug » Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:11 pm

Did anyone notice on page 6 of the homologation papers that a 6-speed transmission is listed as an additional gearbox? What transmission did they have in mind?

Edit: After reading further, it's a dogbox made by Xtrac. According to Meurz, it was used on the TTE cars.
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Re: ST185 Rally Build

Postby Sneaky184 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:44 pm

That front lip. I want it.

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Re: ST185 Rally Build

Postby Hotrodhendrix » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:55 pm

Sneaky184 wrote:That front lip. I want it.

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as do i
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Re: ST185 Rally Build

Postby yota 3.0 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:05 pm

This thread needs more pics!
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Re: ST185 Rally Build

Postby CMS-GT4 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:13 pm

If you guys want that lip there is a group buy being organized now.
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