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focusZX505 03-01-2011 11:55 AM

st class mods
 
Wondering what else I can do I have a catback and fswerks coolflo I have alot of suspension just wanting to know about power
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wrc_fan 03-01-2011 12:11 PM

Well, that is about it, the cat rules for ST eliminate being able to add any of the off the shelf headers headers for a duratec. Spend your dollars on wheels and tires if you want to go faster. If you really want a bit more power you could add a dyno tune.

ThatOneFocusGuy 03-01-2011 01:26 PM

Tune is a good thing to have. Could add a shorty header and larger flex pipe.

Get a nice set of tires and go from there.

focusZX505 03-01-2011 06:17 PM

Got nice tires only thing I don't have is a tune so ill go that way
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wrc_fan 03-02-2011 07:00 AM

Edited my post to correct my statement, I don't think there's an off the shelf mani that will fit the rules for ST. Looks like your only other options are a grounding kit, running some copper spark plugs, and swapping out pulleys for some underdrive ones. It is debateable if any of these will give you any real power though.

tukaniSVT 03-02-2011 03:53 PM

Yeah, none of the Manifold upgrades will let you stay in ST Class.

I like to add a good suspension set as well. Stiffer suspension or something adjustable.
I am currently looking for better suspension.

As for tires, make sure you are ready to REALLY test them. I thought my Yokohoma S.Drives were great and grippy ... but once you put it to the AutoX test ... they didn't do as well.

Will this be the first time AutoX-ing?

-Ray-

focusZX505 03-08-2011 05:25 AM

No not at all I've done 5-6 events I have h&r coilovers and alot of other stuff I was just wondering power wise
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tukaniSVT 03-08-2011 09:27 AM

I have learned it's not all about power as oppose to how well can you put down the power you have to the wheels and through the turns.

My SVTF has more power than some of the guys in my class here in houston and they are kicking my butt because of the suspension and tire combo they have. BUT I am getting closer to them. hehehe

-Ray-

pkolator 03-08-2011 06:47 PM

focusZX505, hopefully you can make it to some Chicago Region SCCA events this year. We have a pretty regular group of ST guys, about 3 or 4 (no Spec Civics, but a 2.5 RS).

GodLovesUgly 03-09-2011 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by tukaniSVT (Post 3584955)
My SVTF has more power than some of the guys in my class here in houston and they are kicking my butt because of the suspension and tire combo they have. BUT I am getting closer to them. hehehe

-Ray-

not only do they have their cars fine tuned, but those SIs weigh so little. they can carry so much more speed in and out of corners and other obstacles.


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