xan - ford sierra 3dr 2.0is

Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by xan_lee, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. xan_lee

    xan_lee Member

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    Hi to all, i'm from barcelona(Spain) and i'm just a newbie at drifting. :wack:
    Some months ago i just purchased my first rwd car to practice the art of sliding.:D I'm a fan of the cosworth badge, so i looked for a 3dr sierra.It isn't a cosworth but i think is better for me now, so i can practice till i'm quite confident drifting and then i can swap all the cosworth goodies into it.

    So i went to my first drift practice at a track day that some friends organized.It was full of FWD cars and some were scared of my driving LOL .
    The car is full stock at the moment, with some parts being 20year old or older as you can see in the pictures.Inmediate plans are welding the diff ( a must really!! ) and getting some stiff suspension for it, so i can practice better.The only modification yet is an OMP wheel and touring spec headlamps:wack: :wack: I will update the thread as modifications go on.


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    To the end of the morning a water hose broke , so the car was towed home..:cry:
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  2. Lee

    Lee Getting there

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    good stuff mate, will be cool to see it progress, welcome to driftworks :wave:
     
  3. gaz_moose

    gaz_moose .MTM.

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    looks like you had fun
     
  4. Stavros

    Stavros Active Member

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    Awesome, love 3drs.

    Touring car spec headlamps, yeah, its a good look, lol, did it to mine tooo, lol

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    Police dont like it tho, suprisingly :wack:

    (looking back, it shouldve been the offset police pulling me over :wack: ah well, it was 2002)
     
  5. Harlen

    Harlen Sum Yung Gai

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    Nice little project. Should make for a fun slider! You were doing well drifting in an almost stock car with an open diff, haha. Can't wait to see some progress. Good luck.
     
  6. meintag

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    Nice evolution since this day:

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    I want to see you making twin drifts with that car ASAP !! :wave:

    PS: Tramper !!!
     
  7. dave w

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    looks gorgous mate i want one lol
     
  8. xan_lee

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    Update!!!!!!
    I have booked in for a track day next december so i went doing some things on the car.

    First of all, welding the diff!!
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    My friend , who I obligated to wake up at 10' on a sunday to begin welding :D
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    Hope it lasts...I gave it some action and it did well for the moment!! [​IMG]
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    Then I looked into reinforcing the diff mount with some metal and screws, to stop the diff from moving too much thanks to 21 years old bushings.:wack:
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    Lastly, I installed some poly exhaust hangers.Look what happened to the stock ones at the other track day, they all cracked.
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    Will update with more things I must do, like adapting some fiesta recaro seats and doing the washers mod for more castor.Maybe post up some vids of streeto(on private track of course).

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  9. Stavros

    Stavros Active Member

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    Nice work :thumbs:
     
  10. mouwt

    mouwt McLovin

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    Cool stuff, Cool car to start in,
     
  11. adomz

    adomz Fixin`Repairin

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    nice one!
    looks that you had a pretty good time there!
    and the cat doesnt seem to wobble that much...as i see in the pics...cool!
    good luck with it man!

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  12. spitsx

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    kool dude, great work so far.
     
  13. meintag

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    Ghetto !!!! :worthy:

    Keep it up charlijuan !!!
     
  14. NikDev

    NikDev Drifts a Swede

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    Haha! Nice project here mate! I am surprised sierras can drift so well on the dry without a diff, good work!
     
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    Well i was giving it flick all the times, because otherways it understeered like a brick.:wack:
     
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    That looks hella cool that the headlights look coolies
     
  17. NikDev

    NikDev Drifts a Swede

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    Hehe! Sound`s exactly like my 360 :wack:
    You should get all the non usable stuff out of it, i lost almost 100kg on my 360with removal of sound deadening, rear seats etc:thumbs:

    And sierras are known for a soft chassis, so some stiffing of that will do it good too! Alot of peopole are turboing those IS engines over here, achiving some nice hp figures... Do it!
     
  18. xan_lee

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    I must concentrate myself in improving my skills, rather than looking for more power! As for chassis mods go, yes, anything cheap and that helps the drift is welcome here! :)
     
  19. Guido

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    Good luck with that :)
     
  20. xan_lee

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    Well some updates:

    My friend meintag just got me some quite new Koni's with HR springs for very little money!So i just put the 22 year old suspension to trash!
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    I also put some washers to get some more castor.It actually works good!!
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    And just adapted some recaros.Sorry for the pic..
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    Now it just feels like a car!!:D
     

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