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New to RallyX, what's a good starter event near Sonoma County? [message #48852] Sat, 30 May 2009 16:49 Go to next message
OmegaDC is currently offline  OmegaDC   United States
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Thread title says it all. I want to get in to running RallyX events in my car (the 1985 Volvo 245DL, RWD, slow, etc) and was wondering what good, affordable events are near Sonoma County. No gravel/rocks, just dirt if possible. I don't want to tear up my tyres too bad, because I then need to drive the car home.

I've read about Vallejo, what's the surface like there?


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Re: New to RallyX, what's a good starter event near Sonoma County? [message #48877 is a reply to message #48852] Sun, 31 May 2009 23:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
everbruin is currently offline  everbruin   United States
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vallejo has dirt, gravel and tarmac sections; listen and see in http://www.baautox.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=4073& ;start=0&rid=199

if you have only the wheels on the car, i don't advise rallyx'ing as you may debead a tire [and punish the car in other ways]. norcal venue risk from high to low: prairie city, antioch, vallejo tied w/ thunderhill

btw i've heard of only 2 rallyx's in norcal this yr


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Re: New to RallyX, what's a good starter event near Sonoma County? [message #48905 is a reply to message #48852] Mon, 01 June 2009 18:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
OmegaDC is currently offline  OmegaDC   United States
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I actually figure aside from rocks getting kicked up, rallyX will be less punishing on the car than a full tarmac course, because I doubt there will be enough tension on the wheels to de-bead them until the car breaks loose.

Planning on getting a skidplate anyways, I drive enough off-road as it is.

Thanks for the tip though.


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Re: New to RallyX, what's a good starter event near Sonoma County? [message #48962 is a reply to message #48852] Tue, 02 June 2009 19:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
everbruin is currently offline  everbruin   United States
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uh no, it punishes much more than pavement. i've seen various parts break at rallyx. ruts can develop as cars keep rallyx'ing on the same path; going sideways in them can debead tires. ruts can also make for bad bumps so yeah a skidplate is good for that.

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Re: New to RallyX, what's a good starter event near Sonoma County? [message #49376 is a reply to message #48852] Tue, 09 June 2009 23:02 Go to previous message
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+1 ruts = debead

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