Funny, I just now saw this thread, as I have been doing the EXACT same thing.
For stock class, the alltrac has a massive power disadvantage but a very slight weight advantage to newer AWD cars. That's not a big deal on smaller more technical and traction-limited events, but it's an issue that cannot be overcome within the rules (stock turbo, cat/dp, I/C, etc).
Keeping stock wheel size is also hard, as finding 14x6 wheels is hard enough to begin with; finding 14x6 wheels any lighter than the stock wheels is proving to be very
hard. Please let me know if you find anything. All the major Mfr's (TD, Kosai, etc) seen to make 14x6.5 or 7.
All I seem to find are crap like these, which weigh more than stock and look hideous to boot.
http://www.performancewheel.com/Details ... y=2&gacid=
So far my search has been for other OEM wheels. Some such as Pontiac Sunbird and Sunfire as well as Dodge Dynasty, Aries, Lancer, Omni, Neon wheels are 5x100 and 14x6, with a 57.1 centerbore, but I cant find material type or weights on them (I suspect most are steel) so I may have to go junkyard hunting.
I'm convinced that the single best thing to do is get some good tires on the stock wheels and "tighten the nut behind the wheel" You could also spend a LOT more money, bump up to prepared or modified class and try to be competitive there. I was seriously considering the later initially, but determined I already have too many (modified) cars and the competition is stiff. Hate to say it, but there are super-light and much more competitive cars off the bat in AWD modified class (a la 323gtx, etc). Stock is going to be most reliable, so... you know the rest.
WideFNopen wrote:I do not rallyx my Alltracc that much but if you are in stock tire class get some Dunlap SP60s.
Or snow tires, which are also acceptable for stock class. Too bad ws50's are sold out at tirerack.