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hey, i just lost my 93 lx wagon (i hate 72 hour parking laws... oh, & towing companies that make it impossible 2 get ur car back)... & i'm looking into getting into rallycross (or similar, but the only thing i've really found is through the scca). i'd be competing in the stock class... & well i guess my question is how have u guys fared w/ escorts (i'd like 2 here bout gt's & lx's in the 94& below years since that's what i'll prolly b using)? & i know this is an escort forum & i love escorts, but can anyone reccomend some other cars that would be good for rallying that would b older than 94 that are cheap and pretty common in junkyards (still 2wd & under like 2.4L)? o, & last question, but how available are gt cars & parts in junkyards (condition doesn't matter)? incase ur wondering, i'll b getting everything from a junkyard, but 4 free :D. thanks, jordan
 

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well the Gt's should do really well. I can get you in touch with an avid rally escort racer in MI. Send me an IM and I'll pass along his e-mail addy as soon as I find it.

You should be able to get just about anything you want depending on the rules. Is there a site with the rallycross rules that I could look at? I'd be able to help you pick stuff going off that.
 

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Yes, go with a GT.
I can vouch for the overall dependability and durability of the drivetrain. Mine had 130k miles on it, no major work done, even the stock clutch that they installed 11 years before, and took me beating on it, racing it numerous times per day, dozens of top speed runs, etc., and never so much as broke a sweat. I'm pretty sure I had it in the mid-low 14 second range before I sold it.
The 3 LX's I've encounted were different stories entirely. :) They don't appreciate burnouts and drag races like the GT's. (Not talking bad about an LX, they're just built for two different purposes)
 

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i figured it would do alot better than the lx, but what i'm most curious about is availability @ a junkyard & if they're valuable commodities there. basically, i have a long lost cousin that was gonna give me an engine 4 my old lx 4 free, but when it got towed he said he'd be willing keep an eye out @ the auto auctions he goes 2 4 a car 4 me. i have no money, but i know he won't charge me if it's a cheaper car, & he'll prolly let me take whatever i want from the yard provided i'm not taking a $500 part that a paying customer would take.... u know what i'm saying (i just woke up so i may make little or no sense)? anyway, i'll tty on aim egtdude, & thanks
 

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i was looking @ those, but my biggest problem is that i need sumthin cheap & VERY common in a junkyard. how available are the 2 mazdas? thanks 4 ur replies though, keep em comin... but is there any1 else w/ rally experience in any of these cars?
 

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heheheh, a couple of months ago, when me and my buddies were marching thru the boneyard. we came across a two-door '97 Chevy Cavalier "Rally Edition".
once we were done laughing our a$$es off, we checked it out: it had the standard tires and rims, has the same 2.2 liter engine that they all posess, am/fm radio, powered nothing (windows/locks), and the only real difference we saw was a graphic on the side that read "Rally". The car was a wreck, it had mud & dirt all over the car which had suffered a severe rolling from the previous owner driving (who thankfully wasn't driving an escort at the time), so i guess the guy really did thing it was a true rally edition cavy.
all i have to say is; one less cavy on the road!! 8)
 

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DS...there is a true, from the Chevy factory, Cavalier RS coupe. You've never seen them on the road? It has a sportier suspension setup than that of the regular Cavaliers and Z24s, it came with the standard 2.2L Engine and 120 hp.

http://www.edmunds.com/used/1997/ch...dmunds.u.mipmake.pricetable.num3.1.chevrolet*

They also had a 3rd generation Camaro RS with a 3.1 V6 and 140 hp. There was a fourth gen Camaro RS with the 3.8 V6 but I forget which year(s) it was produced.

http://www.edmunds.com/used/1997/ch...dmunds.u.mipmake.pricetable.num3.1.chevrolet*
 
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