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Old 07-11-08, 11:24 PM
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Front strut bar legality in auto cross.

I have a RB front strut bar on the FB I use for rallycross. It triangulates to the firewall and is attached to the firewall by four bolts. If I remove those four bolts, would it be legal in SCCA autocross classes that only allow a two point strut bar?

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Old 07-12-08, 02:34 AM
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I would say no.

For instance, if a roll cage has the maximum attachment points but is only .001" from the rest of the unibody with no load one can assume that with loading the roll cage will contact the unibody and violate the intention of the rule.

Can you assure your competition the formerly triangulated section of the front strut bar is not going to contact the firewall at any point ever?
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Actually, with attachment point restricted cages they commonly have tubes pressing up against the body in order to try and get the whole thing a little more ridgid, and it's perfectly legal, since it's not actually attached, just touching.

I'd say that it'd be legal if you remove the bolts, but that's not to say that you may not get some grief from others if they're being **** about the rules.
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