Originally Posted by riddlinkidd66
You're right that is a good response and a good argument against changing the rules.
I'll say this with all due respect....
Listen to what Daniel said: put on your AOS and go and run in your local events in STU (check with the locals first, if you must) and have fun.
I used to be very concerned with staying within the rules, and I still am. I even went to the measure of making several changes to my last car (wrx) to make it legal for STX. I changed downpipes, went back to the stock bcs, and got it retuned at stock boost. Would anyone have known (before I made the changes) that I was illegal for STX? Nope. Would anyone care at the local events? Nope (because I wasn't beating anyone!).
My car was almost always classed incorrectly the first couple years that I raced casually (STU, DSP, etc) because I asked others what class I should be in and they had no clue. Once I finally made the changes and got my car in STX, one of the local subaru guys who competes nationally came over and we were talking about my car - he noticed aftermarket intercooler hoses that technically bumped me into street prepared. Did he still care? Nope!..I also wasn't beating him yet.
So, long story short, get your car prepared properly for your class, and if there is a mod that you really want to add, ask others and see if they care. As long as its a local event, and you are not beating the piss out of everyone because of that mod, no one will care!
When you start winning, and start going to nationals, that's when every mod, every trim piece, nut, bolt, etc. matter. Until then, get some seat time and have fun
So anyway, long story short, let's keep this thread about setups and not rules complaints. Sure, we can talk about ways to add an AOS legally. But perhaps the main NASIOC autox or SCCA forum would be a better place to have rules discussions.
Ok, I digress...party on