Originally Posted by OrangePeel
I'll contact someone at the SCCA for a recommendation on which class to join specifically for my theoretical vehicle setup. I'll post back with detail on what I find. :)
By the way guys, thanks for helping me be thorough about this all. These are some of the questions I was hoping to receive.
SCCA Solo aka Autocross is not about power. Its about the driver, tires and suspension. Then maybe weight reduction, then power.
If you want to build an E Prepared car go for it, but you will not have a streetable ride. Street modified fwd would be the highest you can go IMO and have a streetable car.
To be competitive at street modified and above, you will need high dollar dampers (at least $2K) and need to make custom suspension links so you can run spherical bearings where ever possible.
Spring rates will be 600 inlbs + all around.
You'll need hoosiers as a minimum of course.
Then scrounge the rule book for every weights savings possible.
A limited slip differential is esential as well.