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Old 02-27-2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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Are fender braces legal in the street modified class in SCCA?
Read the rule book twice now and it doesn't seem that it is outlawed.
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:37 PM   #2
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I was under the impression that pretty much anything goes in Street Modified. Is that not the case?
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:49 PM   #3
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Are fender braces legal in the street modified class in SCCA?
Read the rule book twice now and it doesn't seem that it is outlawed.
I'm 99.9% it is not legal. The rules are written such that if it isn't mentioned as legal, it isn't allowed. I think 17.2B under Prepared class is where it would be legal.

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I was under the impression that pretty much anything goes in Street Modified. Is that not the case?
Not the case at all.
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:42 PM   #4
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I'm 99.9% it is not legal. The rules are written such that if it isn't mentioned as legal, it isn't allowed. I think 17.2B under Prepared class is where it would be legal.



Not the case at all.

OK, yes many people are under the impression that SM is a catch all, but that is not correct.

Thanks Ruff, let me check 17.2 again...
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:03 PM   #5
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really whos going to contest something they will never see. And your really only upgrading whats already there. You have increased spring rates that you need the additional bracing 10k+ springs?
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:25 PM   #6
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yep 11k, 9k springs on cusco coilovers... It may not really provide that much difference but its not expensive to do...
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:51 PM   #7
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really whos going to contest something they will never see. And your really only upgrading whats already there. You have increased spring rates that you need the additional bracing 10k+ springs?
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:32 PM   #8
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Fender braces are illegal in SM. If you had an STI you could put on the stiffer 07 STI ones via UD/BD though
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:44 PM   #9
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Today I was asked about why I didn't upgrade my fender braces while putting on my new GC/Koni suspension and my lame excuse was that it wasn't SM legal for SCCA autox.

Hey, when are we going to get an SM sticky thread? Someone start one so I don't have to rely on the ESP/BSP/DSP/FSP/Project Mccanixxx build threads for what works and blah blah blah....

fwiw, 285/30/18 v710 on 18x10 +30 worked on my WRX Wagon today. This was with camber and caster maxed on GC camber/cater plates an slightly lower than stock ride height. They do stick out from the fender a wee bit though LOL!

And how about turbo choice.?.?.? I have a vf43 and I love the fast spool but what can give me that low end with more power on a built 2.5?

See, we need a sticky thread!!!
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:11 AM   #10
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Fender braces are illegal in SM. If you had an STI you could put on the stiffer 07 STI ones via UD/BD though

At a local meet its not going to be challenged, at a national meet, its definitely going to be challenged. It is illegal, I've confirmed it with several people now.

Mulva, I'll pm a mod I know and see what I can get done about that. I'd like to see one too.
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:29 AM   #11
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Mulva, I'll pm a mod I know and see what I can get done about that. I'd like to see one too.
Nice!!! I think we deserve one and I think a serious effort with the Impreza platform can make some noise nationally. Locally/Regionally, I see a lot of Impreza's in SM and a good sticky here can really help us out if we want to stay in class and be competitive.

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Old 02-28-2010, 12:56 AM   #12
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+1 for a SM thread! I would love to find out what others are doing compared to me
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:17 PM   #13
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Well, we're stickied now!!!

Here's what I'm going with this season:

2002 WRX Wagon

257 short block
205 heads
vf43
STi TMIC
STi 565cc "pink" fuel injectors
Walbro 255lpm fuel pump
Full 3" Turboback w/ HiFlow Cat
Catless Uppipe
Cobb AP1 w/ Protune @ 18psi 310tq/280hp
Samco inlet
Stock Airbox
Stock Solenoid

Ground Control Complete Coilover Kit w/Koni 8611 DA's
Eibach Springs 800 lb front/600 lb rear
Ground Control Camber Plates f/r
Hotchkis 25mm hollow sways f/r
Hotchkis solid endlinks front
Kartboy solid endlinks rear
Whiteline Rear Strut Mount Brace
Whiteline Rear Adjustable Control Arms and Lateral Links

2007 STi 6MT
ACT HD Street Clutch
ACT StreetLite Flywheel
Carbonetic Rear 1.5 way LSD
TiC Klunk Killer (race)
TiC Tranny crossmember bushings
Kartboy Shifter bushings
Cusco Engine/Transmission mounts
Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings

Centric Rotors
Hawk HP+ Pads
ATE Brake Fluid

Rota SVN-R 18x10 +30
Kumho V710 285/30/18
OZ Allegarritta 17x8
Dunlop Star Spec 245/40/17 (flood conditions )

Odyssey PC680MJ Battery

Camber: -3.3* front/-2.2* rear
Caster: 3.5*
Toe: 0
Ride height: 14.3" front/14.2" rear


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Old 03-01-2010, 01:12 AM   #14
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The GC plates are great! When I first put them on with the stock camber bolts I was around -5 degrees in front hahaha. Copied over from my IWSTI journal

Engine Mods
- Custom rotated mount uppipe and downpipe
- Garrett gt3076r .63 ar turbo jethot coated
- Tial 44mm wastegate
- Tial Q BOV
- PTP turbo blanket
- Custom 4” intake
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- Turbosmart Dual Stage MBC
- Perrin FMIC with stock bumper beam
- Perrin lightweight crank pulley
- Walbro 255lph fuel pump
- 07 STI top feed fuel rails
- 07 STI tgv deletes
- Hondata intake manifold gaskets
- RC engineering 1200cc injectors
- Full 80mm Magnaflow Ti catback exhaust with Burns Stainless mufflers
- Crawford Performance air/oil separator
- Hydra Nemesis full standalone
- Tune by Mike Warfield(GST Motorsports) on E85 fuel
- Odyssey pc680 battery
Suspension
- Ground Control coilovers with Eibach and Hypercoil springs
- koni 8611 double adjustable shocks
- Ground Control camber plates front and rear
- Whiteline 27-29mm swaybar front and rear
- Kartboy rear endlinks
- Group N lateral link bushings
- Superpro trailing arm bushings
- Whiteline roll center adjusters
- Whiteline caster bushings
Driveline
- ACT hd street clutch
- ACT streetlight flywheel
- Group N motor and transmission mounts
- TIC race rear differential bushings
- TIC outrigger bushings
- Cusco type rs 1.5 way rear LSD
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- Genuine V-limited front lip
- Rolled and pulled front fenders
- Extreme pull on rear fenders
- Passenger side foglight housing
Interior
- Sparco Evo2 driver side seat
- Sparco Pro2000 passenger seat
- Buddyclub super low down seat rail(driver)
- Wedge engineering/Sparco rails/sliders with aluminum sidemounts(passenger)
- Innovate Motorsports LC-1 wideband with XD-16 gauge
- Defi BF boost and oil pressure gauges with controller
- ATI gauge pod
- Rear seat removed
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- SSR Type C RS 18x10.5” with Hoosier A6 295/30/18 tires
- Stoptech front rotors
- Hawk HP+ pads front and rear

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Old 03-01-2010, 11:47 AM   #15
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The GC plates are great! When I first put them on with the stock camber bolts I was around -5 degrees in front hahaha.

Yeah, my 5 year old son asked what was up with my broken wheels. With the skinny 205 all-seasons on the car right now it just looks weird.

I only took about a 20 mile ride since putting the coilovers on but the Koni DA's aren't that bad with the big spring rates. I haven't messed with the damping yet so it might be set to full soft, but still I was expecting these to be harsh from what Marc from GC was describing to me.

Your car looks very set up even for SM. Sick!!! I'm getting there, but I'm going to see how I do with my current setup before putting more $$ into it. What's your power band like with the rotated 3076 and E85? Last year I was on street tires with 1.4* camber and RCE springs so stage 2 STi power (93 octane) was plenty but with everything stiffer, more camber, and big r-comps, I may be able to use more power than I have now. My local courses are mostly asphalt though.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:34 PM   #16
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stickied we are.

Lets see a couple more setups and I'll be posting mine shortly
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:29 PM   #17
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HKS hipower exhaust
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FP td-05 18G
2008 STI intercooler fit to work with sti scoop and splitter bellows
DW 750 Injectors
1 step colder iridium spark plugs
silencer delete
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UTEC tuned by my future father in-law via UTI (Jeff's software)
GMS aftamaf and turbo inlet
Perrin Radiator shroud
Cobb turbo heatshield
Wlabro 255
Innovate LM-1 Wideband
Currently running Hallman MBC but will be switching to grimmspeed ebcs


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Cusco zero 2r coilovers 11k, 9k springs
Eibach Camber bolts
Goodridge SS brake lines
04 STI Front Brembo brakes
DBA 400 series slotted rotors and EBC yellow stuff pads

Wheels and tires:

Drag DR-31 gunmetal 17x9
Yokohama Advan A032R 255/40/17

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Old 03-02-2010, 11:47 PM   #18
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Your car looks very set up even for SM. Sick!!! I'm getting there, but I'm going to see how I do with my current setup before putting more $$ into it. What's your power band like with the rotated 3076 and E85? Last year I was on street tires with 1.4* camber and RCE springs so stage 2 STi power (93 octane) was plenty but with everything stiffer, more camber, and big r-comps, I may be able to use more power than I have now. My local courses are mostly asphalt though.

I can get full spool around 3800 rpm and keeps pulling to redline. It's about as big of a turbo as I would run for autox. If e85 was available when I did all this turbo stuff, I probably woulda just stuck with my stock turbo or maybe an 18g or something. e85 is fun stuff

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Old 03-03-2010, 09:56 AM   #19
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2000 Impreza #65 SM from the Ohio Valley Region

Engine:
EJ207 from a 2002 Spec-C RA
Stock VF30 ( )
K&N Typhoon intake
APS hard inlet pipe
Grimmspeed intake manifold spacers
Catless wrapped DP
Maddad Whisper catback
Fluidyne radiator with single fan
Dual catch cans
Perrin EBCS
Walbro 255
Ecutek tune...soon to be opensource tune

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JDM 6-speed non-dccd
Stock clutch FTW (will need replacing later this year most likely)
Unknown flywheel that weighed 18 lbs when I was building the car
Kartboy short shifter with all bushings
05 hub conversion
Brembos
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STI Brake Booster and MC with brace
Carbonetics 1.5 way rear LSD
Factory front and center diff

Suspension/Chassis
ZZYZX Coilovers
850 lbs front springs
700 lbs rear springs
Noltec front and rear camber/caster plates
Cusco sway bars with upgraded mounts and endlinks
Front and rear strut braces
All bushings replaced by either Group-N or Poly
Whiteline RCA kit
Q-Rack 11.5:1 quick steering rack with solid mounts
Cusco engine and trans mounts
Rota Grid 18x10 +35
Kuhmo V710 285/30/18
JDM Aluminum arms with whiteline offset bushing and "free caster mod"
Storm Fuel Tank Mod (can still only run down to half a tank before it starves)

Exterior/Interior:
a bunch of bits from the Ver 6 STi (grill, aluminum hood, lip, spats)
Carbon fiber trunk painted to match the body
Fog lights removed and covered
JDM Ver 7 interior (thinking of going fixed back for this year and selling the Ver 7 stuff)
Momo competition wheel
All air bags and associated hardware removed
All air conditioning hardware removed (except the stuff behind the dash of course)
All cruise control hardware removed
Various other lightening done throughout the car.

Total current race weight wet (without me) 2910 lbs
I figure with sunroof removal and fixed back seats I can get it down to the class minimum of 2820 for a 2.0 AWD turbo car.

Here's a few pics from last year when I ran the street mod street tire local class. There's a few changes for this year, but outside of the wheels most people won't notice a difference.





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I can get full spool around 3800 rpm and keeps pulling to redline. It's abnout as big of a turbo as I would run for autox. If e85 was available when I did all this turbo stuff, I probably woulda just stuck with my stock turbo or maybe an 18g or something. e85 is fun stuff
Sounds nuts!!! Unfortunately, NJ doesn't have any e85 stations. I am however, in the process of selling my home and moving to the Philly area where I think there are a couple e85 stations close by. When I revisit power mods I had my eye on a Blouch TD05H-18G 8cm with bigger injectors, TMIC, catless downpipe, intake, boost control, and possibly EWG. It would give me a fatter powerband with higher peak numbers but it's expensive. I'm probably going to ditch the AP v1 and do something else for EM also. I would LOVE to have GT3076r type power though so now what do I do LOL?!?
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Fender braces are illegal in SM. If you had an STI you could put on the stiffer 07 STI ones via UD/BD though
Can someone confirm this is true? If so, how much of a difference would this make on an 06 STI?
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:01 AM   #22
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which part? That they're illegal or you can ud to the 07 sti ones? If the latter yes it's true because you can ud to them in BSP and those rules carry over to SM
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Unfortunately for anyone with an 01 or down you can't update though since the cars are on different lines. Means us old car drivers get the factory flimsy ones.
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E. Suspension components are unrestricted as long as they use the
original attachment points. For the purposes of this rule, “suspension”
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ALK legal or not?
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Not legal for SM as it changes the suspension geometry iirc. Bumps you to Prepared (FP and/or XP).
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