Gearing up for 2024: Rally Racing Essentials for Subaru
Unless you happen to live in Europe, it can be a daunting task to find rally-specific parts and equipment. While ordering from overseas is an option, it often involves lengthy waits, customs fees, and the risk of receiving damaged or incorrect parts. Whether you own a dedicated Subaru rally car and seek upgrades or replacements for the upcoming 2024 season, or you're planning to participate in a rally-cross series this year, our extensive range of rally parts and accessories for Subarus is readily available within the continental US. As the new racing season approaches, our collection of specialized parts and safety gear ensures that you stay ahead without the delays and expenses associated with international orders.
Built tough for the 2002-07 Impreza WRX / STI, this bad boy is all about shielding your ride from the beatdown of off-road rally action. Rocks, debris, you name it – the IAG Skid Plate takes the hits, keeping your car's belly safe and sound as you tear up the special stages. Easy to install and tough as nails, this skid plate provides protection to the headers and oil pan from the front of the U-frame back to the transmission brace.
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Most sanctioning organizations require rally and rally-cross cars to have mud flaps to pass inspection, but stock mud flaps aren’t quite tough enough to stand up to the rigors of a rally stage. Designed to take a beating and still look good, Rally Armor’s mud flaps keep your ride protected from the nastiest stuff on the road – salt, gravel, tar, you name it. They also keep you from slinging debris, so it’s also a safety thing.
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No more wincing at the sound of rocks hitting your ride – LP Aventure’s Rock Rails and Bumper Guards are your go-to for keeping your Subaru's underbelly and front end unscathed on those gritty dirt roads. Rally-ready and rugged, LP Aventure has got you covered so that you can focus on driving fast over stuff, instead of worrying about scratches and dings.
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PLAY IT SAFE
While safety is the top priority for a race seat, the TRS E-Series from OMP brings a touch of comfort and can actually enhance your overall driving experience out on the course. Its high bolsters and harness pass-through points not only provide a layer of protection, but they also keep you firmly strapped in place and in control. Jumps, hairpins and chicanes are not an issue when you’ve got the right equipment.
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BUILT TO LAST
You’ll need a sturdy set of seat mounts for your race seat, and we have a great selection of fixed seat brackets and bases, along with some track-friendly universal sliding base kits. A good set of mounts like these OMP Seat Brackets w/ Lateral Attachments will keep your seats firmly fastened over bumps and jumps without flexing or breaking.
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In rally, there is an old saying- “in order to finish first, you must first finish or be Finnish.” While we can’t do much to help you become Finnish, we can certainly help you make it to the end of the race with our selection of OMP Safety Harnesses. OMP offers a few different styles to choose from, so be sure to check your organization’s safety requirements to make sure you’re on the right track, so to speak.
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STAY IN YOUR LANE
From Didier Auriol to Tommi Makinen, OMP has built their brand based on the research and development of their champion drivers. OMP’s wheels feature distinctive center lines, which are said to have originated with rally, and help the driver to orient the wheel quicker. With tons of options, you’re bound to find the perfect steering wheel for the way you drive, including a smooth leather finish or ultra-grippy suede.
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GET RALLY READY
Rally-cross is like the gateway drug to full-on rally racing, so it won’t be long before you’ll be needing to do a full rally prep, complete with a roll cage. Cusco has made it easy to outfit your Subaru with a perfectly fitted roll cage, so you’ll be rally ready in no time at all.
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A REAL LIFE SAVER
Races sanctioned by the FIA require certified fire extinguishers along with complete fire extinguishing systems. Lifeline Zero’s fire suppression system can be easily activated within seconds, it could literally save your car and your life. You’ll probably never need to pull the cord, but it’s better safe than sorry.
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RALLY IN STYLE
Most rally organizations require you to wear full race gear, so if you must wear a fire-proof onesie, you may as well do it with a bit of style. From fire-resistant race suits to balaclavas, thin-soled race shoes for precise pedal feel, and race gloves – OMP has you covered. It's not just about looking good; it's about staying safe and comfortable as you tackle those dirt roads.
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We have plenty more options to help you prepare for your 2024 race season, from brake fluid to fender flares, and all within easy availability. While we’ve made sure to include some common rally go-tos on our list, you’ll definitely want to consult the rule book for the sanctioning organization that you’ll be racing for before making an order. Some organizations have pretty stringent guidelines for prepping a rally car, all the way down to the types of materials used in specific parts. It’s never a bad idea to double-check with your race organizer before sealing the deal. Of course, if you have any questions about fitment or need some friendly advice about your Subaru, we’re happy to help. Feel free to give us a call at 1(410)840-3555 or send us an email at email@example.com.