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Old 04-03-04, 09:01 PM
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AutoX FD - Class Choice

Right now I have a stock 93. I've gone through the rulebooks but without a lawyer to interprut what it says I'm somewhat lost...so...

What can I do to the car to help its times (aside from learning to drive better) and stay in SS?

From looking at the results of various AutoX national/regional events it seems like its either SS or SM2 for the FD so in order to compete well in SM2 what sort of stuff will I need to have done?

I kind of figure I'm going to run at least one, if not more seasons in SS while I get more time in the car and then slowly start changing stuff and get mopped around for a season or two in SM2 as I build the car up.

I see that an FD does really well in the SM2 national stuff, is there a site for the car or are its specs posted somewhere here?
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Old 04-03-04, 09:57 PM
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Go to this tommorow !!! Right in your backyard.
http://www.geocities.com/nasa_autox/2004/nasa-1.html

or an hour drive!
SFR SCCA in 3Com Park Candlestick in SF.

FD in ASP or SS or SM2, just run, they don't really care until you are competitive...
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I may swing by but this weekend it would be in my commuter with the kids as my wife is out of town. I'll be running at the Sacramento events on Saturday, we'll have to see about Sunday.

Thanks for the heads up on the NASA series I was only aware of the SFR and Sacramento Solo2 series in the area.

The only "modification" to my FD is a boost controller setup to keep my engine from exploding if by some freak chance it ends up too high, will that stop me from running in SS? Is this considered a "gauge/accessory that basically doesn't help"? If I can't leave it turned on can I just shut it off while running or does it need to be removed?
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boost controller only allowed in SM2.
Not even allowed in ASP. Its a stupid rule really.
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I have run ASP for a few years with my PFS purple. I put the boost to stock and no one cares. If you tell the truth about your mods hardly anyone will make a fuss. I am sure that someone somewhere will be a dick but it is rare.
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Legal mods in SS are any shock (must use stock springs at stock ride height), any front swaybar, any exhaust from the main catalytic convertor back and race tires.

As others have said no non-stock boost control is allowed in SS or ASP; you must go to SM2 with that.
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SM2 is a tough class nationally. You'll need power mods and all the suspension mods you can put on that sucker, plus a fair amount of driving talent.

If you are going to compete locally it is much more about driving talent than mods. I'd run ASP or SM2 since sooner or later you'll be doing mods.

My car is a honest to goodness ASP car but I ran it in SM2 on the National Tour just so nobody would be protesting my car.
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I ran in ASP last year locally. I had full exhaust, intake, non-sequential, AVC-R, pettit ecu, etc. I should have been in SM2, but there weren't enough cars in our region to have an SM2 class, and no one in ASP minded. Talk to the people who will be running in ASP, or SS first. Tell them that you have a stock car, with a boost controller at stock boost for safety reasons only. If the people in that class are ok with it, then sign up in that class, and let the officials know that no one minds.

This year, I'll be in SM2 as we have enough cars to have a class. I've got the AEM ecu, and hopefully I'll have this T04E on by the end of the year. To be competitive in either SS, ASP, or SM2 around here, you need some race tires. So until I drop the money for those, nobody minds.
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Taken from Sacramentor Chapter, they had their autocross in Stockton today. http://www.sfrscca.org/solo2/Sacramento/index.html

Are you twenty-six years or younger? If you are, and live within fifty miles of downtown Sacramento, then you qualify for the reduced membership rate of Sacramento Chapters Speed Freakz program. Check at registration for details. This program is not available outside the Sacramento Chapter area.
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