2011 Rallye de Paris / Roxton Rumbles 1st overall 968 Open Light Brianne Corn / Jeremy Rowland
No clutch, no alternator, no gauges, no rally computer, no problem. We took a hard hit to the bottom of the car on the first stage with monster truck sized ruts. After which we lost the gauges, the alternator stopped charging and the EM went into limp mode limiting the RPMs to about 4500. Despite this we held on to the lead until SS4 when the clutch fork came loose and was caught in the pressure plate resulting in a dnf for the morning rally. We were able to correct the fork issue but the slave cylinder was beyond repair. We ran the second rally without the ability to disengage the clutch and on battery power only, starting the car in gear at the line. And we still finished first overall.
Rallying a Ford Aspire
Accidentally went off-roading in a 1996 Ford Aspire 5 door. I thought one road would lead me to another, but it ended up taking me on some pretty rough terrain. This is only a small bit of the action.
The location is Coulterville, California, on Jackass Ridge I believe (Cuneo Rd).
A few notes on the car- Stock all around, 1.3L and 5 speed, and crappy little half-worn 155/80/13 tires that are NOT made for dirt (These: http://www.pneusfacil.com.br/images/others/profile/Wanli/pneu%20wanli%20S1015%20pic1.jpg ).
Offroad Volkswagen Bus T5 extreme 4x4 by Seikel / ams TV - VW syncro 4wd 4motion off road
VW Seikel T5 extreme 4motion / ams tv auto motor sport / Volkswagen Bus syncro
...at about € 25.000 for modifying
Seikel T5: perfect vehicle for everyone
The technical basic data of the vehicle, in which there is beside the suspension and the modified final drive ratio everything accordant to the Volkswagen-series-production vehicle, are impressive:
- approximately 40 cm ground clearance
- permanent reduction of 1,5:1 (33 %)
- Seikel single wheel Portal axle
- maximum speed up to 150km/h (against engine)
- Tyres 235/85R16 (available all over the World)
- minimum speed 3,6 km/h idle speed 1. gear
- total height commercial/station wagon 220 cm
So the Seikel T5 extreme is the perfect vehicle for everyone, who has or likes to range in extreme terrain: from pipeline builder to border controls, military and globetrotter. It´s fun to all fans of all-terrain vehicles. With the Seikel T5 extreme no terrain will be too difficult to drive and youll have the pleasure of innovative, sophisticated and mature techniques at the same time.
38cm under the engine/gear box - 42cm mid wheel base
SWB 29° LWB 25°
up to 45° (100%)
up to 150 km/h (different engine power)
permanent final drive ratio
1,5:1 (33% shorter)
235/85 R16 with MT or AT profile
7Jx16 ET 112 steel
4 piston calibres FR and RR
short final drive ratio
gear 1 and 2 are 18% shorter, gear 3 to 6 are 10% shorter, reverse gear is 17% shorter than series T5 4MOTION
Our system fits in all VW T5 models, no matter if double cab, commercial vehicle, Multivan or California, short or long wheel base, 96 KW or 128 KW 5Zyl. TDI engine. The additional weight sums up to about 180kg and is balanced by higher corresponding total weight. Well supply the system from spring 2007 on. The T5 extreme has successfully been tested in the Northern Sahara. Very save travelling behaviour on standard streets because of a tight suspension and a spreading of the toe.
100AW 2011 Scott Leonard, Oscar Simsek and
Video Contains In Order:
Group 2- 1992 Nissan Sentra SE-R
Driver: Christy Carlson and Co-Driver: Adam Kneipp
Full Lap of:
Group 2- 1997 Ford Aspire
Driver: Scott Leonard and co driver: Oscar Simsek