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Old 08-27-2015, 01:31 PM
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I was using/building my 91 Talon for a daily driver that did occasional track days, but received orders to Alaska so I have to change my plans. I started doing research on what I could do to car to use it year round there and that led me to dirtyevo.com

I'll be starting small to prep the car for winter and see how carried away I get. Below is another link with additional pictures of the Talon.

https://www.wheelwell.com/profile/54...0b8c385/specs/
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Old 08-27-2015, 11:46 PM
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Holy crap, that thing is clean! Hope you invest in some big mudflaps and an undercoating if you plan to beat it in the snow or dirt :P
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Old 08-28-2015, 12:35 AM
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:42 AM
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Air Force, 7 in with 13 years to go.


Car has 180K miles, motor has 230K miles, and I put on 20-25K a year. I'm not too worried about beating up the car, it'll give me a chance to work on it to keep sane.

Plan is to get a set of gravel k-sports, build a removable skid plate, and have a set of winter wheels to get around(Blizzak WS80). I have the big Bear brake kit up front so I'm trying to find a decent wheel setup to swap between, so far I'm thinking a set of evo 8 wheels will be a good fit with a narrower tire.
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Old 08-28-2015, 05:06 PM
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Welcome to the site, that's a great looking Talon! I can't wait to see it in the snow!
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Air Force, 7 in with 13 years to go.


Car has 180K miles, motor has 230K miles, and I put on 20-25K a year. I'm not too worried about beating up the car, it'll give me a chance to work on it to keep sane.

Plan is to get a set of gravel k-sports, build a removable skid plate, and have a set of winter wheels to get around(Blizzak WS80). I have the big Bear brake kit up front so I'm trying to find a decent wheel setup to swap between, so far I'm thinking a set of evo 8 wheels will be a good fit with a narrower tire.
There's also D2 Gravel coilovers, which are about $300 cheaper and have camber plates. From what I gathered from a few rally driver forums though, neither is really all that great. Seems most are saying to shy away from rally coilovers unless you've got the extra cash for some Hotbits, DMS, etc. and to otherwise use beefy struts like Bilsteins, Konis, or AGX's instead. After seeing a couple Rally America builds using AGX's, I decided to try some and have been very pleasantly surprised

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Old 08-30-2015, 02:32 AM
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I have a set of k-sports on the car currently; can't remember the model. I don't have any complaints about them since I don't push the car that hard, so the D2s or Ksport Gravel should meet my needs. My main concern is to have the ground clearance and suspension travel to be able to drive as much as I want during the harsher months.

I'll be on the lookout for a dsm that I'm willing to beat on, but below has always been my dream for a rally car.
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:38 AM
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Small update. I've been picking up miscellaneous items while still being in an undisclosed location, planning for a fun month of leave when I return to tear into the car. After speaking with Peter from Hotbits, I've decided to go with a set of DT2s in gravel spec.

I've also picked up a set of Evo 8 wheels to use with a set of WS80 Blizzaks. I'm planning on getting a set of 215/50-17; would 215/55 be too much? I've run a 25.5 inch setup without problems but don't know if 26.3 would be excessive.
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:58 AM
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Also got in contact with a friend of the previous owner who had some pictures of the car hidden away.
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Thats a good looking car!
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