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WeeAsp 04-25-2007 12:11 PM

AX Car Class Question
 
First of all, I finally have all of my parts lined up to get the little roller skate back in trim.

With the help of a friend and a local body shop, I've elected to do the work myself rather than have the body shop do everything.

I've been considering doing a few mods to the car and while I have it torn down for repair, it seems like a good time to go ahead and do a few.

On my list:

Rear mount (this seems to be very popular and also seems to have a lot of benefit)

New Pulley set (This bolt on seems to really help responsiveness from what I've read)

Cold Air Intake (Wrestling with brand choice)

My question is, as always the SCCA is pretty vague in their description in the rules, will these mods put me in CSP, ESP, FSP or in SM?

I've always stuck to the stock classes and so things were easy. If the mods would put me too high up on the food chain, then I will likely leave the car in stock trim. With a .803 index in GS the car is competitive. Anything higher than that, I feel like I need to run a warp drive just to keep up.

Any thoughts, suggestions, answers or recommendations are welcome.

Thanks!

T

Egz 04-25-2007 12:29 PM

CAI -> STS or DSP
UDP -> STS or DSP
Rear mount -> STS or DSP

This is all dependant on which tires you are running.

WeeAsp 04-25-2007 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Egz (Post 1555143)
CAI -> STS or DSP
UDP -> STS or DSP
Rear mount -> STS or DSP

Thanks EGZ.

Oye...

Tough nut to crack on how to proceed. Not sure how much the mods gain me in the greater scheme of things. [dunno]

SpeedOften 04-25-2007 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WeeAsp (Post 1555147)
Thanks EGZ.

Oye...

Tough nut to crack on how to proceed. Not sure how much the mods gain me in the greater scheme of things. [dunno]


This may help you out...


http://www.odr-scca.org/dave/diy-classing.htm

WeeAsp 04-25-2007 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpeedOften (Post 1555579)

That is one of the MOST helpful explanations I've ever seen.

I will be sure to use myself and share with our local club!

BIG THANKS !!!

SpeedOften 04-27-2007 12:29 PM

yeah it's helped me out a few times for classing... I'm now in SM... hehehe

tua03332 04-27-2007 12:54 PM

all three of those mods i would say dont bother, use the money you saved getting better wheels and tires and an agressive alignment. After that then your next option should be stiffening up your suspension. If you stay in STS or lower classes you have more than enough power to out do 99% of drivers, remember 90% driver, 10% car. first step is to tighten that nut behind the wheel.

WeeAsp 04-27-2007 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by tua03332 (Post 1558769)
all three of those mods i would say dont bother, use the money you saved getting better wheels and tires and an agressive alignment. After that then your next option should be stiffening up your suspension. If you stay in STS or lower classes you have more than enough power to out do 99% of drivers, remember 90% driver, 10% car. first step is to tighten that nut behind the wheel.

The CAI I already knew was somewhat of a waste (from an AX perspective), but within the next 2 years, the car will not be that competitive in GS. Just a factor of technology.

I run Hoosier tires now and they help considerably and I've been pretty successful in GS and in the overall points.

Just trying to prepare for the future.

Thanks for all the inputs!


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