1995 TTE Rally Ban

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1995 TTE Rally Ban

Postby sMARTINside » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:20 pm

Did anyone ever read about how Toyota Team Europe got banned, in 1995, using illegal restrictors?

http://homepage.virgin.net/shalco.com/tte_ban.htm

I just found this interesting to share.
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Re: 1995 TTE Rally Ban

Postby Caconman424 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:36 pm

Ya I read it on wikipedia. Funny to think restricting a turbo is performance boosting. I understand why but my mindset just says no lol
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Re: 1995 TTE Rally Ban

Postby BNZ » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:13 pm

It was a huge media scandal back in the days...
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Re: 1995 TTE Rally Ban

Postby sMARTINside » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:22 pm

Here I found this diagram of the ingenious restrictor:

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Re: 1995 TTE Rally Ban

Postby underscore » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:24 am

I can get how it worked once set up, but I can't wrap my head around how it got set up so stealthily and snapped back when you tried to open it up. a video would be handy but seeing as this happenedin 95 I doubt there is any such video.
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Re: 1995 TTE Rally Ban

Postby BNZ » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:01 am

Now thats a great found :)
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Re: 1995 TTE Rally Ban

Postby Tazka » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:27 pm

Caconman424 wrote:Ya I read it on wikipedia. Funny to think restricting a turbo is performance boosting. I understand why but my mindset just says no lol

Wait what? who said it's performance boostin restricting a turbo? :D
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Re: 1995 TTE Rally Ban

Postby st165-alltrac » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:16 pm

would this be why they stopped building alltracs?
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Re: 1995 TTE Rally Ban

Postby aus jd 2703 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:08 pm

I personally don't believe this had anything to do with Toyota not producing another gt four. If you look at it there hasn't been a sports car since the supra so I think it was a strategic thing to stop making sports cars.
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Re: 1995 TTE Rally Ban

Postby Tazka » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:03 am

After the ban they released the corolla wrc. And Carlos Sainz nearly won another championship title with it. Rallying was just way to get rep. to the brand. It had nothing to do with toyota suddenly getting all lame. I think the fact that they got full focused with family cars was 100% for business reasons.

I was just a small kid when this came out from tv but i still remember it.
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Re: 1995 TTE Rally Ban

Postby RedCelicaTRD » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:41 pm

From what I read, the drivers wanted to get rid of the Celica in rally. They wanted a car with better seating position and Toyota decided to switch over to the Corolla.

That restrictor bypass was a bad ass design. I've always believed in the old saying, "If your not cheating, your not trying."
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Re: 1995 TTE Rally Ban

Postby Dracov » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:20 pm

The other problem the Celica suffered from was the body overhang past the front and rear wheels. Especially on the 205 drivers complained they couldn't see where the end of the car was. The Corolla WRC has its wheels at the corners, thus eliminating that problem and improving handling at the same time.
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Re: 1995 TTE Rally Ban

Postby st165-alltrac » Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:32 pm

ok i see. some good info here
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Re: 1995 TTE Rally Ban

Postby MWP » Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:21 am

RedCelicaTRD wrote:I've always believed in the old saying, "If your not cheating, your not trying."


What kind of screwed up saying is that?? :withstupid:
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