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Old 11-22-2005, 05:39 PM   #1
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Question Rallycross with a stock WRX

I've got a stock WRX, and it is my daily driver. It still has the original large ground clearance.

If started to rallycross, are there any mods that I would need to do to protect my car or to be allowed to race? I know that skidplates are a good thing, but would getting one installed be consdered a requirement?
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Old 11-22-2005, 06:37 PM   #2
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no, the beautiful thing about rallycross is you can show up with pretty much any car and have fun! The only required equipment is your stock seat belt and a helmet (can be a motorcycle one). There is even a class for completely stock vehicles (SSA).

that being said, something like a skidplate is certainly a good idea, but not requisite. If you like RallyCross and plan on doing them frequently, I'd recommend getting a skidplate.
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Old 11-22-2005, 07:44 PM   #3
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Would a skid plate still qualify for stock class?
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Old 11-22-2005, 08:20 PM   #4
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yes. protective items like skidplates and mudflaps are allowed in all classes.
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Old 11-23-2005, 01:57 AM   #5
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no, the beautiful thing about rallycross is you can show up with pretty much any car and have fun! The only required equipment is your stock seat belt and a helmet (can be a motorcycle one). There is even a class for completely stock vehicles (SSA).

that being said, something like a skidplate is certainly a good idea, but not requisite. If you like RallyCross and plan on doing them frequently, I'd recommend getting a skidplate.
in fact the crappier the car the more fun you can have. especially if you load the justy/metro/festiva/whatever on a trailer so you dont have to worry about driving it home.
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in fact the crappier the car the more fun you can have. especially if you load the justy/metro/festiva/whatever on a trailer so you dont have to worry about driving it home.




I love beating the hell outta my protege.

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Old 11-23-2005, 08:02 AM   #7
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I love beating the hell outta my protege.


you do a very good job of it too.
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I've never run at a snow rallycross. Would these tend to be a bit easier on the suspension and undercarriage?
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sort of.

The ground is frozen, so any bumps are hard bumps. speeds are a slower and there is less traction, so everything is little smoother compared to grippy ruts and such.
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in fact the crappier the car the more fun you can have. especially if you load the justy/metro/festiva/whatever on a trailer so you dont have to worry about driving it home.
So... should I have a trailer rather than drive my daily driver 3 hours, race it, then drive 3 hours back and drive it to work in the morning?
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So... should I have a trailer rather than drive my daily driver 3 hours, race it, then drive 3 hours back and drive it to work in the morning?
Greg probably meant if you already have one. This would be completely up to you. Most rallycrossers do drive their cars to the events. I used to trailer my Street Legal Class ice race cars to the races to keep them cleaner [road salt] and also so I didn't have to register them all. This year I will transfer plates from my F150 to my SE-R and drive it to the races. The truck gets 10 mpg towing, the SE-R gets 30+ mpg.
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Greg probably meant if you already have one. This would be completely up to you. Most rallycrossers do drive their cars to the events. I used to trailer my Street Legal Class ice race cars to the races to keep them cleaner [road salt] and also so I didn't have to register them all. This year I will transfer plates from my F150 to my SE-R and drive it to the races. The truck gets 10 mpg towing, the SE-R gets 30+ mpg.
Ok, good.

As I've heard it, certain racing types don't cause warrenty trouble and your car is still covered by normal insurance (like autox, State Farm looks at it as driver training). Is rallycross in this catagory?
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