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Hey guys, im planning on going into an ice rally in a couple months.. any tips on what i should do with my car.. if any.. i dont know if i should really compete.. i kinda wanna just go in for fun.. any tips.. ice and dirt rally would be great.. any info at all
 

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you might want a skid-plate incase you hit a snow drift, or ice chunks.
and of course snow tires but you probably know that.
 

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Dunno if you´ll be encountering snow - if so, I´d recommend unbolting the black plastic piece that hangs underneath the radiator - snow will collect on the plastic and build up, causing you to expend power trying to push the buildup ahead of the car.
 

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yeah.. i think i SHOULD have snow tires.. but i dont have taht much money.. and yeah that stupid plate under the rad (whats that for anyways) is broken anyways... i will not get my car lowered.. im too much of a dirt kinda guy
 

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and some wool socks

one thing to consider is your defrosting of the windshield.
i wouldnt want to take a chance on loosing any power to the compressor.
i dont know if it works but ive seen stuff to put on the inside of your windshield to keep it from fogging. i noticed some rally cars with the stipes on the windshield, like on the hatch for defrosting, but always wonderd if it was street legal.
 

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hi all,

i have a ford laser rally car in australia (tx3 model which is the GT spec). the stuff spooki is talking about is called rain-X and its a spray that you polish into the windscreen. theres one for the outside that fills the gaps in the glass and makes the rain slide off, and another one for the inside that stops the glass fogging up. it works really well, i wouldnt want to enter an event without it.

the best word of advice for rallying i could give is before you enter, make sure the cars in really good shape. dont start with it already broken cause it''ll only go downhill from there. make sure your suspension is how you like it and that all the bolts are nice and tight. And make sure you get some decent oil in the gearbox- redline shockproof lightweight is fantastic (the blue one).
 
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