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Old 05-10-2001, 06:48 AM   #1
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Question Intake silencer removal/AutoX G Stock

Does anyone know for certain whether the intake silencer removal mod touted by many on the board is legal for G Stock Autocross? Like many others, I am having trouble visualizing this without going in there and taking it apart, so it's not clear to me whether this is an easily reversible process.

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Old 05-10-2001, 07:33 AM   #2
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The only thing you can do in Stock is to replace the filter element with an aftermarket one. Forget about removing any parts of it.

It was a snap to remove & replace the silencer on MY00-01 cars, but a PITA to do it on any other MY's.
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Old 05-10-2001, 09:17 AM   #3
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it was super easy on the 00-01s. i have it done to my car and i auto-x in GS. probably bending the rules a bit, but hey, theres a guy with a new WRX with the short shifter running GS too. it doesn't matter. my skidplate would put me out of GS too, but i don't think anyone will complain about that. i figure for nationals i'll put the silencer back on, just in case.
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Old 05-10-2001, 11:15 AM   #4
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I tend to agree. I won't put mine back on for local events as they won't care or probably even notice. We run pretty laid back events. I'm sure that if it gave me a big advantage, I would go to a different class. Otherwise, I'll plan on running GS w/o the silencer. Of course, if you go to bigger events, you might find a stickler or two for the rules. YMMV.

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Old 05-10-2001, 07:26 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info. I'll probably chance it.

Jeff, I got your PM and will come say hey at the track this weekend...

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Old 05-11-2001, 10:54 AM   #6
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I don't know who touted it as being legal in GS, but its not. Heck, you cannot run a skidplate in prepared because its considered a bellypan forward of the firewall.
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I didn't say it was legal, I just said that at most local events people won't care (especially if it doesn't really give you an advantage). Of course, you may find one of those nitpicky competitors that will make a stink.

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Old 05-11-2001, 03:45 PM   #8
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Hmmm...okay. But replacing the stock air filer element with a K&N definitely IS legal, though, right? Next Sunday will be my first autocross and I will pick up a copy of the rulebook there (if they have them), so I promise I'll lay off the newbie questions.

And in case the SCCA gawds are listening, I will stay to the path of truthfulness and light and NOT remove my silencer.

But...if I install a skidplate for rallycross (I'm assuming THAT'S legal), am I supposed to remove it for autocross?

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