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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:43 pm
by smog7
WideFNopen what brand wheels are you using?
specs?

i like them

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:15 pm
by BNZ
They are Ronal's.
I have a set on my Renault 5 ! They are widely spread,at least in Europe !

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:40 am
by wakkjobb
Do you have a build on your rally car? I may have just caught the rally bug... also love the light conversion, how'd you do that? Super-slick! Like the mud :D . Did you have to make most of your rally parts or is there an actual aftermarket for them?

Me, rally?
Dan

PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:04 pm
by aubeone
Great shoot!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:58 pm
by WideFNopen
wakkjobb wrote:Do you have a build on your rally car? I may have just caught the rally bug... also love the light conversion, how'd you do that? Super-slick! Like the mud :D . Did you have to make most of your rally parts or is there an actual aftermarket for them?

Me, rally?
Dan


There are some TTE manuals floating around somewhere but I have not been able to located them (if anyone finds them please let me know). I don't have the build sheet for my car but all the rally modifications including the wrc headlight conversion were done when the car was new and it was built along with seven others at the same time but then American rally kinda crapped out and some of the cars got balled up. I saw one of her twins at the Sandblast rally this year.


There is a small aftermarket for rally shocks, the DMS seem to hold up good for me. Most of the rest of the rally stuff is all custom built.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:01 pm
by WideFNopen
88st165 wrote:Just noticed the non flip up headlight conversion, very cool! Im diggin the light bar also, make it yourself?


It was already there but it would be super easy to bang one out.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:03 pm
by WideFNopen
BNZ wrote:They are Ronal's.
I have a set on my Renault 5 ! They are widely spread,at least in Europe !

Image


That's funny I had no idea what kind they are, thanks for the info!

Nice ride BTW!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:37 pm
by Insanity-74
If people are serious about making rally cars, your first trip should be to the FIA and order yourself a homologation rule book specific to the st165...it will give details of roll cages etc etc to enable you to produce a rally suitable st165 or any car for that matter.

heres the web site...finding the specific homolgation papers might take some hunting around and they will cost typically about £55 ($80)

http://www.fia.com/en-GB/sport/Pages/Homologations.aspx

I have the homologation book for the st205 and its fascinating.

Also TTE abandoned the headlight down position shortly after entering the 165 in rallying, and opted for the permanent headlight up position as this allowed more airflow into the engine bay, kept things cooler and helped with the power that the engine produced eciding that the extra drag this created was worth it for the extra cooling.

(Yes I have just bought that new Rally Giants Celica GT-Four Book :D )

PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:07 am
by Tarmac_St165
nice pics!! looks like so much fun lol.
im with everyone else on the headlight conversion it looks super clean!! i havent been able to dig up any how to's on it or anything though

PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:48 pm
by mike325ci
lovely cars, both of them, each in their own speical way...

and nice photos (and location too!)