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Old 07-02-2009, 01:44 PM   #1
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Question Class to Fit My Setup?

I know the best way to build an autocross car is to choose a class you want to run in, and then build the car based on the requirements and limits of that class. But I built my car just as a fun daily driver, and I would like to try autox. I'll list my mods and see if someone can recommend a class for me, or if there's a better class that I would be eligible for with some minor (i.e. cheap) additional modification.

- Delta 1000 grind cams
- LW crank pulley
- Group N motor mounts
- ACT street clutch
- Borla header
- muffler delete

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Old 07-02-2009, 02:56 PM   #2
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I think the cams bump you to SM. And I don't see anything in that list that will bump you any further up AFAIK.
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:56 PM   #3
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I know the best way to build an autocross car is to choose a class you want to run in, and then build the car based on the requirements and limits of that class. But I built my car just as a fun daily driver, and I would like to try autox. I'll list my mods and see if someone can recommend a class for me, or if there's a better class that I would be eligible for with some minor (i.e. cheap) additional modification.

- Delta 1000 grind cams
- LW crank pulley
- Group N motor mounts
- ACT street clutch
- Borla header
- muffler delete

Thanks in advance!
it's always a good idea to post what kind of car you drive
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:57 PM   #4
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it's always a good idea to post what kind of car you drive
I'm betting RS.

No-one does those mods on a turbo car w/o first doing a DP & reflash.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:34 PM   #5
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I think the cams bump you to SM. And I don't see anything in that list that will bump you any further up AFAIK.
+1 On being in SM.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:39 PM   #6
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Hahaha I'm sorry yeah that may help :P I drive a 2002 Impreza 2.5RS.

SM? Street Modified, I believe? Thanks for clearing it up. Can anyone give me the lowdown on that class? What type of cars usually run in that class? Most common skill level for drivers in that class? I've never driven competitively BESIDES drag racing, so I'm new to most aspects of autocross.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:54 PM   #7
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Most common skill level for drivers in that class?
wildly experienced (because they've spent years building just what they want), or wildly new,(because they built just what they want without knowing any of the rules)
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:51 AM   #8
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What type of cars usually run in that class? Most common skill level for drivers in that class?
It's where a STI swapped GC would go.

Or an STI with an upgraded turbo.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:49 AM   #9
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wildly experienced (because they've spent years building just what they want), or wildly new,(because they built just what they want without knowing any of the rules)
Yep.

Locally you may be competing against kids in stock civics that put on carbon fiber hoods, or race prepped Evos with big turbos and $$$ coilovers with giant wheels/tires.
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:54 PM   #10
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The people who build for SM are the ones that will beat you by multiple seconds. The ones who build for fun and happen to be in SM is where you'll start. Get one of the class leaders to ride with you, and take some rides in other cars to get some ideas. Buddy up to other people at the event that know what they're doing and bounce your questions off them for setup and suggestions. Since they're able to watch you run, they'll probably be able to give you the best advice on how to advance.
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