Car Classing Help

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michael.plaster
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Car Classing Help

Post by michael.plaster » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:24 pm

I just got a message from a novice looking to get some help with classing since he is about to graduate to open class. He's got quite a few mods so I've copied below all the mods and information that he gave. HSCC told him he would be in EP, but wanted to see what our input would be.

97 Hx coupe
Interior-----
Momo corse seat
Sparco harness
Nrg harness bar
DIY carbon radio block off
Carbon air bad delete tray
Circuit hero shift knob
Kenwood CD player
Oem 96-98 floor mats
Oem ctr shift boot

Exterior----
Chargespeed rep lip
Takata tow strap
Cut rear bumper
Flat black windshield banner
Pci 4in side skirts

Suspension ------
Ground control coilovers /stock struts
Blackworks lcas
Blackworks subframe brace
Blackworks tie bar
22mm ctr rear sway bar
Real spoon rear strut bar
Blox adjustable sway bar links
Hardrace sway bar bushings

Engine-----
Bone stock y5
Apexi ws2 exhaust
Aluminum radiator
Spoon sports Kevlar intake elbow
Spoon sport radiator cap
Spoon reservoir covers
Spoon sport radiator tie down
Js racing real valve cover
Checkerd sports oil cap
Oem gsr dual bend shifter
Energy suspension shifter bushings

Wheels/tire-----
Rare spec 15x7 +27 kosei k1
205/50-15 nitto neogens
Project kic s40 lug nuts
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Re: Car Classing Help

Post by thrdeye » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:40 pm

The LCA's and braces get into really strange parts of the rules in the higher prep classes and there are several details that can change which class depending on the specifics of the part. To me it seems like it could be an SP car, but the details of the mods would be crucial.

Regardless, for a novice, I'd probably start them in SP because EP is full-on slicks
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Re: Car Classing Help

Post by MARKP » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:43 pm

Thats a lot of mods. Welcome to STM.

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Edit after reading Chris's post:
Without seeing them, I suspect the subframe and possibly LCAs could be beyond SP. His tires are 280tw and I'm sure he doesn't want to be in a Prepared class.
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Re: Car Classing Help

Post by flier129 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:18 am

Since he has the OEM Y5 engine he could actually run STS :lol: The LCAs are allowed in ST under 14.8.H. The tie-bar/subframe brace is allowed in ST under 14.2.G

That front lip, rear bumper cut, and side-skirts technically dump him in SP, though. Also, if he doesn't have a high-flow cat or any cat that will also bump him out of STS.
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Re: Car Classing Help

Post by MARKP » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:04 pm

Pretty sure you still can't cut the bumpers in SP.

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Re: Car Classing Help

Post by dewittpayne » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:15 am

You can't add side skirts in SP either.
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Re: Car Classing Help

Post by oldmuscle69 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:44 pm

We need this creation to pass tech and at that time decide, too much BS going on.
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