Good to hear. It sounds like we share pretty much identical experiences and perspectives. One adjustment I haven't run is rear camber. Do you run rear camber? Results with? Also, I have to run 1/2 a tank of fuel or more to avoid starvation. What tank are you running, and how low can you fill the tank? Thanks! Good to hear from some else that's fought the same fight. R. L. B.I'm in a smallish but fairly competitive region and have run ST classes in my 83 gti for a long time (although this year I made some suspension and tire changes and am now running very under-prepared in FSP).
Compared to the spec civics I've usually been about 2 - 2.5 seconds back on a 60 second course compared to national trophy winners. I have managed to PAX FTD regionally a couple of times and came in third overall in our year end regional PAX based driver standings twice. I even won the STC class in a divisional event last year. A1 Rabbits are a lot of fun, but IMHO they should be classed in STF, not STS. I can't argue with the physics of the spec civics. Low CG, better power/weight and a proper camber curve make the Hondas a very fast appliance.
If you want to run STS in a Rabbit, plan on having fun coming close enough to the national level civic guys to think that there's something wrong with their car or their driving. I've done it a few times and I still get an evil kick out of it.