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Re: Ford Escort RS Turbos

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Thing with RS Turbo owners tho is they are the worst and I mean WORST when it comes to over estimating BHP.
Amount of times my marea has beaten "200BHP" RS turbos is unreal.
Not saying there are no 200bhp ones out their just that the owners of them proberly think they are 300bhp.
Just about pished ma pants reading that one, so so true!!

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If your watching the same video as me i'm sure the EVO well and truely raped that RS to well over 100mph.....

Game over long time ago, if it was me racing against it I would have shut dowwn at 120mph, with a 1/4 Mile lead :P
Didn't look like a 1/4 mile lead to me?

Where have I said that the Escort is better than an Evo?

Yes, in a 1/4 mile drag the Evo would've p****d all over it, but that wasn't the point- it was a drag from 0-160. On a standing start there's no way a front-wheel drive car can beat 4wd off the line. If they were cruising however, the RS would easily pull away due to the power difference at the wheels (remember both cars had similar figures, but the Evo will have far greater transmission losses).

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Plus, give the EVO a tune up and it will rape the RS... Sorry, but, the EVO is in a different league.
Isn't that true about any car tuned more than another?

By the way, the Ford people aren't as blinkered as some. Many actually run Evo's or BMW's as second cars as they recognise that Ford's reliability is poor, at the end of the day it's something to have a laugh about with your mates.

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By the way, the Ford people aren't as blinkered as some. Many actually run Evo's or BMW's as second cars as they recognise that Ford's reliability is poor, at the end of the day it's something to have a laugh about with your mates.

you talk sense i know it wont be reliable so i go and run a fiat lol don't forget how much Evos are compared to old school RS Turbos too.
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Yes, in a 1/4 mile drag the Evo would've p****d all over it, but that wasn't the point- it was a drag from 0-160. On a standing start there's no way a front-wheel drive car can beat 4wd off the line. If they were cruising however, the RS would easily pull away due to the power difference at the wheels (remember both cars had similar figures, but the Evo will have far greater transmission losses).

Difference is the Evo can't go full moo off the line otherwise the clutch would just explode! you need to roll it a wee bit before flooring it, yeah you'll see people launching them at 1/4's but the clutch won't last long.

That particular Escort or any car with 250+p going through the fronts without traction control will just smoke so care has to be taken to get good times.

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just get it changed on the logbook.problem solved
yes but then it will cost more to insure than a real RST, which will be a hell of a lot.
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yes but then it will cost more to insure than a real RST, which will be a hell of a lot.
yeh exactly lol, but my dads older than times itself with a sh*t load of no claims so wouldn't be too bad, he paying 190 now with 0 ncb. MOTing shouldnt be a prob though.
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Regarding the insurance- mine was an xr3i which I converted with an RS engine, stage 2 turbo, induction kit, exhaust, cam etc, all mods declared (and on the log book), I was 20 at the time with 2 years NCB....



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After some time laid up I've began a minor resto on the escort, doesn't need much at all really! Got some st170 discs and Mondeo calipers for better braking

I remember why I stopped coming on FF so much after comments like these (I said mine when me and my dad jointly owned it) sigh


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mine?
And everything always seemed to turn into an insurance debate for some reason
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Forgot to say, before going into storage I covered 20k trouble free miles and 2 MOT passes

Oh and they did make a factory rs turbo cabby.. 500 of them
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Wow Folks, thanks for sharing all valuable information !
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