Rallycross BJ Protege

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00 Protg LX
First off i'll start with if you quick updates follow on instagram https://www.instagram.com/rallytege/

So my father and I started to rallycross about 2 years ago with our daily drivers. (dad Mazda3, me Subaru forester) We decided we want a car just for Scca Rallycross, the craigslist hunt was on. I had some 4x100 wheels laying around from my VW days so wanted to use them, and we wanted 5speed. After a few weeks of looking this came up 2000 lx 1.6L


It was $300, got rear ended by uninsured driver but 10,000 miles before it got hit, the timing belt, thermostat, water pump, camshaft seals, axles, clutch and throw out bearing was replaced. It had 250,000miles on the clock but full service history back to 2003. we bang out the rear to get taillight back on so it was road legal, and give it a paint job because champagne is not a rally color




next we put king springs and and new kyb Gr2 struts on plus a Mk5 VW dieselgeek aluminum skid plate

 
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we got some rally and snow tires and a wing for hell of it.now it was time to race for us



junkyard finds Protege5 strut bar, Celica maf and 98eclipse CAI

put OBX header on

then more racing

bulid a lightbar setup for a potiential night race


More racing



now off season doing some maintenance, and will be putting better seats

 
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Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege
those look like '02-'03 Subaru seats(i have some too $125 for pair junkyard find also),how do you plan on fitting the front mount brackets to our stock mount holes,i know the rears are direct bolt in.
Wondering if i should cut the front bracket and re wield it or heat it and bend it 15 degrees about?Worried about the heating method for safety reasons though.
Oh Yeah,thats looking like too much fun for me to miss trying one day..
 
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those look like '02-'03 Subaru seats(i have some too $125 for pair junkyard find also),how do you plan on fitting the front mount brackets to our stock mount holes,i know the rears are direct bolt in.
Wondering if i should cut the front bracket and re wield it or heat it and bend it 15 degrees about?Worried about the heating method for safety reasons though.
Oh Yeah,thats looking like too much fun for me to miss trying one day..

Not sure how i'm going to do it let, seems to limited info out there about it. Planning to do a how to once i get out to do it

also rallycross is a ton of fun
 

31N007

31N007
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Mazda Protege5
I dig it man. As someone who RallyCrossed their P5 and is now in an Escort GT, I LOVE this form of motorsports a ton! If you want to try something for an event, pull an endlink for the front swaybar. You'll get more body roll up front, but the freed up movement of each corner, coupled with a more tail-happy rear, can help in any lower speed situations you may come across.
 

s2bs2

s2bs2
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2002 Protege5, 2001 MP3
Heroic! I love it.

Can you go into how you replaced the rear motor mount?
Thanks!
 

ngupta7

SCL Racing
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99 1.6L-T Protege Rally Car 03 Spicy Orange MSP
Nice man! I have 2 full BJ rally cars, a 1.6 and an MSP. Check out SCL Racing on FB, let me know if you have any questions!
 
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00 Protg LX
So this season started with lots of mud thing's are drying out, I'm going to do an oil cooler setup soon. I'll share that a some racing photos once photo bucket decides to work right for me
 
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My dad been taking me to summit point race track in West Virginia since i was a litttle guy. We got to race there, well the field next to the track.


after only few laps in the rain

some dryer events pics




some of my normal competition, always good to chat with everyone between runs
 
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To keep things a bit cooler in the cabin, I added a rally roof scoop. This also adds positive pressure inside the car to keep the dust down. I centered things up and held my breath as i cut into my roof




 

Riot_Polizei

Comp Engineering Student
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2002 Mazda Protege5
Nice man, I've never seen a roof scoop IRL before, so this is pretty interesting.

Do you have plans to pull the A/C?
 
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AC does work there is a leak somewhere. I recharge it periodically but it's not a huge priority for me to try to fix it right now. I'm in prepared front-wheel-drive class in the prepared class they do not allow you to pull for the AC components but it is talk about changing that rule for 2019
 
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2001 Mazda SP20 323
This thing is rad! Love the skid plate and light bar setup.


What's the rules around weight reduction, how much stuff do you have to keep?
 

31N007

31N007
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Mazda Protege5
In Prepared class, a quick glance at the rules says seats can be changed, but I think Modified class is where accessories (power steering, air conditioning, etc) and remnants of the interior can start to be removed. (Rule 3 under Modified reads as follows: All non-essential componentsmay be removed,replaced orrelocated for
the purpose of weight reduction [...].
 
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