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Nov 15

Excel Series Rally Car




This will be one big introductory post about my new rally car! I hope to keep a progress log about the car here on my blog.

So after hours of trudging through forums and asking everyone i could find about rally cars, i decided to buy a (mostly) ready-to-race rally car, i settled on a Hyundai Excel.

The excel won my affection for many reasons but mostly because it is a cheap(er) way to get into rallying. They are really reliable, readily available and parts (or even whole cars) are a dime-a-dozen!

The excel makes really good power for a 4cylinder engine and is quite competitive on the track. This particular car has had the standard single cam engine replaced with a twin cam engine for a bit more power.

The list of mods goes on and on for this car but the main features are:

  • MECHANICAL:
    • DOHC engine
    • New Exedy heavy duty clutch
    • Project U front brakes
    • Braided brake lines
    • Lightweight sump guard
    • Reinforced exhaust
  • SUSPENSION:
    • Drummond Motor Sports (DMS) adjustable rally coilover suspension
    • Pillow ball rear suspension mounds
    • Front strut brace
    • Seam welded
  • EXTERIOR:
    • Light pod with 4 x Cibie Oscars with HID conversion kits
    • Excel series mag wheels painted toxic green to match the car
    • Toxic green/black paint job
  • INTERIOR:
    • Lightweight dry cell battery mounted behind seats
    • Extensive weight reduction
    • Zero offset satin black autotechnica steering wheel
    • Very comprehensive cold rolled double walled roll cage painted toxic green to match the car
    • Sparco Pro 2000 seats
    • SAAS 5-point harnesses
    • Brantz Laser 3 trip computer (soon to have a foot switch)
    • Stillo WRC noise cancelling intercom
    • Custom Taco dash with white gauges
    • 2 x 1KG fire extinguishers

The car was weighed at Rally Vic last year with mud and ½ fuel at 972kg, (minimum weight 960kg for Excel series)

I picked up the car for $8500 from Victoria, looking at the work that has been done to the car, i saved a hell of a lot of money getting one that was already built!

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