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Old 07-31-2009, 02:44 PM   #11
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3/16" aluminium under the motor and subframes 1/8" aluminium for the rest should be good. i have a 1/8" skid plate on my truck and it has takin some pretty hard hits from offroading and it only has a couple deep scratches.
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Yup, getting into rally racing, my car is perfect for the open light class cause i'm basically maxxed out NA, i have the clutch to handle it and the Torsen setup along w/ coilovers and a few other goodies!!

Right now, i think i'm going w/ the 5/8 or 3/4 inches cause i need the weight in the rear!! I'm gonna be about 150 lbs under weight!!
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Yup, getting into rally racing, my car is perfect for the open light class cause i'm basically maxxed out NA, i have the clutch to handle it and the Torsen setup along w/ coilovers and a few other goodies!!

Right now, i think i'm going w/ the 5/8 or 3/4 inches cause i need the weight in the rear!! I'm gonna be about 150 lbs under weight!!


Way way more than needed!!! So much so it kinda absurd. I'd put the weight in the cage or on the floor centered in the car (under the seats, etc) if needed. You don't want excess weight at the front or rear of the car as you need to control balance for yumps (yes that's a y vs. a j). Skid plates have to be removed more often than one thinks and that kind of weight would be unmanageable to handle laying on your back. You'd also need huge diameter fasteners and beefed up mounting points to hold it on as well. That reminds me, remember to oversize all mounting holes. For example if your using 7/16 mounting bolts, oversize the hole in the skid plate to say 5/8 inch or so. This facilitates easier removal and especially re-installation if its been bent. PS, what vehicle are you using. I'm assuming its not the Focus because the open light is a regional class for AWD's?
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ya, i'll be in the open light w/ the focus, you can run AWD, but no power adders in that class, surprisingly, the focus in previuos years has done very well. right now, W/ the cage, i'm 150 lbs too light!!! so i have to go w/ the heavier to balance out the weight, you need to be 2600 lbs minium w/o anything in the vehicle, this means, tires, fire supression equipment, fuel, etc. so im under right now!
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[QUOTE=mlbbaseball;2866557]ya, i'll be in the open light w/ the focus, you can run AWD, but no power adders in that class, surprisingly, the focus in previuos years has done very well. right now, W/ the cage, i'm 150 lbs too light!!! so i have to go w/ the heavier to balance out the weight, you need to be 2600 lbs minium w/o anything in the vehicle, this means, tires, fire supression equipment, fuel, etc. so im under right now![/QUOTE



I thought open light was a regional class for "all wheel drive" cars only. Wouldn't you be better off in G2 which is for modded 2wd, plus the last time I checked there's no weight limitations in that class.
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there might be different sections of open light, but G2 is part of open light. and pending classes, you have to be a minimum of 2600 lbs dry weight w/o ANYTHING in the car. 2700 lbs for production GT and 2800 lbs for open unrestricted. Its in the 180 pg rule book if ya wanna read it!! lol, i read through it once and made a checklist, and after getting the weights of the tubing and other stuff, which won't be off by more than 10 lbs + or -, i'm still severly under weight!!!
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Here's some nice pictures by Vermont Sportscar of Pastrana's old car. Scroll down and see a real skid plate (.25" aluminum which Travis really needs since he has a habit of taking unintended(?) "short cuts".
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did ya forget to post the link? or maybe the pics just aren't showin up!
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Sorry lets try that again:

The 2007 car:
http://vtcar.com/projects/2007-srt-usa-open-class/

Here's his current car:
http://vtcar.com/projects/2009-srt-u...ass-rally-car/

And Dave Mirra's super production car:
http://vtcar.com/projects/2009-srt-u...class-wrx-sti/
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