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  1. Busterbvi

    DiRT Rally 2.0 - Car Inaccuracies

    A bit late to this thread but couldn't resist a few comments on the Mk2. Awesome to have it in the game and agree that it is correct as far as the front lights go for Rogers 1976 car. However I also find it annoying ! would much prefer to see the 2 up 2 down array that 99.9% of works Escorts used and loose the 2 lamps in the grille. The DR2 Escort is close to perfect and wouldn't take much to tidy it up so we have a true representation of the magnificent Group 4 works RS1800. 1/ Four spot lamp array up front. 2/ Mud-flaps front & rear. 3/ Re-work the rear arches (too wide) 4/ Re-work engine sounds for an accurate BDA / BDG on Webers sound. I feel it was a poor choice to select one odd example to model that, if my memory is correct, only appeared in the 1976 season. By 1977 Rogers car had the 2 up 2 down set up and continued with it for successive seasons. Rogers 1976 front light set up does not accurately represent the works cars.
  2. Busterbvi

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Yes it is now. And it’s got new audio too :D This is most excellent news indeed. Can you confirm they got rid of the IRS and replaced with a single leaf live Atlas 4 link system ?
  3. Busterbvi

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    "most iconic" is highly subjective. (And probably dependent on age)  I don't find the Escort 'most iconic' at all... it's a often used car from that era but overall not more important than the Stratos or Quattro or Mini or RS200.  To me, the most iconic rally car would be the '99 Impreza, but it's subjective. "It's just like... your opinion, man." An excerpt from Graham Robson's great book on the RS1800.  Says it all really ! "Escort RS1800 (Escort Mk II) : This is a Rally Giant because it was consistently the fastest, the most successful and the most versatile car in the second half of the 1970s and early 80's. Developed from the Mk I, it was a conventional front engine/rear drive machine, which rallied with 2-litre engines of up to 270bhp. Rally successes were legendary - British (RAC), Safari, Acropolis, Finland (1000 Lakes), Sweden, Portugal, Canada - and more and more. They won 17 World Rallies between 1975 and 1981. RS1800s won the World Makes Championship in 1979, and were always close to victory, and always competitive. Escort drivers like Bjorn Waldegard (1979) and Ari Vatanen (1981) won the World Drivers' Championships. Over the years hundreds - and this is no exaggeration hundreds of RS1800s were built for motor sport, and were the ideal car for almost any condition in the world because they were very powerful, but simple and rugged. The RS1800 was also the layout template which was copied by other manufacturers - for cars like the Talbot Sunbeam-Lotus, the Vauxhall Chevette HSR and the Nissan GTs of the late 1970s/early 1980s, which were really all Escort 'clones'. Ford claim, and they may be right, that RS1800s have won more rallies, at World, International and National level than any other car in the world." How right they are and its still winning rallies all over the world today. Codies should single out the RS1800 for special treatment and pay tribute to this "Rally Giant" and give us a proper works Group 4 RS1800. 
  4. Busterbvi

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Let the existing Escort Mk2 keep its place in the list, just give a makeover so we get an authentic period works / Sutton Car with BDG on Webers, how much work can it be ?
  5. Busterbvi

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    I see two Ford Focus RS Rally in the list, nice cars but do we really need two ?  One could make way for the RS1800, the most iconic rally car of all time that rightly deserves its place in D4.
  6. Busterbvi

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    The lack of Toyota in this list is disturbing Not as disturbing as the roof scoop and carbon fibre bonnet on the historic Escort Mk2.  For now I'm gonna sit back and wait for @Busterbvi to comment :wink: Ha, missed your post Scousestig !  I find the whole Frankenstein hybrid Mk2 very disturbing, what's more disturbing is that they appear to be doing nothing about this travesty.   Nice to see the Manta 400 in Andrews livery though. Perhaps Codies will consider doing Russel Brooks works RS1800 in Andrews Heat for Hire livery and invite Andrews to sponsor it ?  Just a thought.  @KickUp   ;)
  7. Busterbvi

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Not seen the set up screen yet but in the real life motorsport world we refer to the toe setting as in or out. Its the camber angle that is negative or positive. A typical set up for most cars would be about 1 degree toe in to compensate for the force on the leading side of the wheels  pushing the toe to zero as the car powers forward. The settings differ slightly for FWD and RWD. This also applies to your normal road car. Also known as tracking. The camber setting on most racing or rally cars is about 1 or 2 degrees negative but it does vary a bit on different systems.
  8. Busterbvi

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Virtually none. Only a couple of Mk2 Escort experience days. Its why I went down the co driving path so that I could experience more of the sport without requiring the skill of the driver. I'll be taking my BARS course soon though so I'll have some kind of permission to compete. The DiRT 3 Impreza livery has gone now. Hope the Mk2 Escort experience rubbed off on you !  ;)  @KickUp
  9. Busterbvi

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Ooh! Wales: beautiful flowing stages. And Escort BDAs! Yep, agreed, it really doesn't get any better than that, Those Escorts with BDA / BDG ..... pure heavenly music, greatet rally car ever, still kicking arse !
  10. Busterbvi

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

      Ah yes, just think, you can put the balaclava on backwards and pretend your'e driving at night !  :*
  11. Busterbvi

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Was covered by someone else.  They wont be selectable, but will be on the car depending on day or night stage That's a real shame, hope Codies will re-consider this. @KickUp ?
  12. Busterbvi

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    @KickUp I did ask before but maybe overlooked. Is it possible to give us the option of having the cars spot lights fitted in daylight ? Rally cars look so much more complete with them fitted.
  13. Busterbvi

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    The tile system is actually nothing new, it's been around in the flight simulation world for rendering photo real scenery for years and works beautifully & seamless. If the D4 system is anything like the systems available for FSX or P3D then we are in for a treat.
  14. Busterbvi

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    A blast from the past, did it 78 /79 in my Mexico, DNF both events !! Cjl9 did you see my post a few pages back ?  I posted links to the Vatanen Rothmans Escort livery amongst others for you.
  15. Busterbvi

    DiRTy Gossip about DIRT Rally Games

    Nothing like standing in a wet field, waiting for first car due, and hearing the faint crack of anti-lag breaking the silence, from 2 miles away.... Welsh Rally, 1978, Hafren forest, Wales, one mile in, right in the valley, 3am, freezing cold, pitch black, total silence, then it happens, first the lights way off in the distance through the trees, then the sound reverberating off the hills building like an internal combustion engine orchestra, first Mikkola going like a train, Vatanen, Clark, Brookes, Waldegard, Arrikala, Pond, McRae all blasting past in their group 4 chargers, the unforgettable sound bugleing in the night, then your alone again in the middle of nowhere but in total awe of what you just saw and heard, it will stay with me for as long as I live ..... BDA on Webbers, oh hell yeah  ....Turbo .... Naaaah ! Most of my comments and input on here are an attempt to re create the nostalgia of  those golden days, perhaps I am asking too much.
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