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Hey, i'm new to the vortex, and i was wanting to prep my car to be an autoXer
its a 94 golf 2.0, totally stock.
I just swiss cheesed the air box, but i dont think that counts as something modified. I want to get a custom straightback exhaust from the cat back, and I wanted to throw in a kn filter, new tires, new springs/struts, sway/strut bars, what class does that sound like? i want to just to it as a weekend fun thing, nothing serious, i'm 16yrs old too....
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Re: What Class AM I IN?? (seako_916)

Well, swiss cheesing the airbox actually does count for a mod. However, since it doesn't sound like you've autocrossed before, I think you could still run stock without anyone complaining.
The other mods you talked about would put you into STS or FSP as seako suggested.
For autocross sites, check out:
http://www.detroit-scca.org
http://www.svr-scca.com (this site is flaky and doesn't always work, but SVR is a sweet region)
http://www.dcscc.com
http://www.nworscca.com
http://www.myautoevents.com
(edit - the SCCA calls autocross "Solo" or "Solo 2", so click those links on the scca webpages)
SVR is having an autocross this sunday in Midland, it is probalby the "Do Not Miss" event in Michigan. It's quite a drive from Detroit, but worth it.
Also, as a 16 year old, you might have to have a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver.


Modified by gsrroger at 4:26 AM 6-13-2003
 

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Re: What Class AM I IN?? (xdubx)

Well, you can't really run stock with the air box mod, rules are rules you know.
Anyway, i have all the stuff you want to add and you would be STS. good luck with that straightback exhaust.
 

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Re: What Class AM I IN?? (nc_hiker_)

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Well, you can't really run stock with the air box mod, rules are rules you know.
True, but not being competitive helps you fly below the radar. If you happen to be Nationals material right away, someone will make sure you're in the right class.
 

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Re: What Class AM I IN?? (vuu16v)

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True, but not being competitive helps you fly below the radar. If you happen to be Nationals material right away, someone will make sure you're in the right class.

we are having a similar discussion in my local club, and someone raised this same point that if you aren't competitive then you won't be protested...my arguement is that even the newest noobie is still going to be competitive with the other noobies. they may not be taking home trophies, but they will be competing with someone else...i don't know, maybe i'm just being a rules geek.
 

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Re: What Class AM I IN?? (nc_hiker_)

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we are having a similar discussion in my local club, and someone raised this same point that if you aren't competitive then you won't be protested...my arguement is that even the newest noobie is still going to be competitive with the other noobies. they may not be taking home trophies, but they will be competing with someone else...i don't know, maybe i'm just being a rules geek.
I am too. But if it comes down to getting someone into the sport in the first place, I don't consider a newbie rule bend anything that can't be or isn't rectified once they find out whether or notit's their cup o' tea. Once you've decided to be a regular participant (even in a small, regional capacity), it's no rule breakin' time. I've heard too many people say they weren't even going to give it a try because they'd be up against X, Y or Z type of car/driver.
 

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Re: What Class AM I IN?? (vuu16v)

I'd definitely run STS...you will get eaten in an SP class due to race tires. Plus STS is nearly always really competitive and alot of fun.
 
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