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I am trying to find out what class I'd be in with my modifications, but the searches aren't being friendly and I can't find a rulebook anywhere....besides the SCCA website...but if someone knows here then I can save the 15 bucks and spend it going to an auto-x....ok my mods are.......

Engine upgrades.....Flywheel, clutch, intake, headers, exhaust, hi-flow cat.

Suspension upgrades....Rear sway, droplinks, shocks and springs.

Tires....Not yet decided, but some sort of racing rubber, maybe G-force ones.

I used to run in STS with just the intake, rear sway and endlinks. But now I'm not sure if the cat bumps me into a different class. comments, suggestions? Thanks!
 

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You are in DSP.

Here's a breakdown of why:
Struts and catback is GS legal.
Remaining suspension mods, intake, and headers are STS legal.
High flow cat is STX legal.
Flywheel and clutch are DSP legal.

You can run any DOT-legal tires in DSP (including "R-compounds").
 

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You are welcome. I just happened to be on the board at the time. :-D
 

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Yes, you can run camber plates in DSP. You can also slot your mounting holes if you didn't have the plates.

Impretzelater said:
can I still run in dsp with camber plates?
 

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looks like I'd be in that same class then (Cltuchmaster Stage III just put in).

OUt of curiosity, what are most RS's in DSP running? I'm gonna be a first timer this year, and was just curious what I'm up against. :)

MY98 RS
Cusco 21MM Rear Sway
Stromung Cat Back
Modified JC Sports Intake (this weekend)
Clutchmasters Stage III
Short Throw shifter
Sabelt 4pt, scooby doo riding shotgun. :)
 

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You're up against some tough competition when you get to street prepared. A lot of neons, fiats, bimmers, integras,etc. Most drivers are pretty experienced, and the cars are set up really well, but I'm sure that varies in every region. Ask Storm, he owns DSP around here. ;) (in an STS car with R compounds no less)
 

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Funny, DSP around here isn't that tough I guess. If I had been classed correctly at the last auto-x (my first with the RS) I would have won DSP by over 1 second. Classed in STS I wound up in 4th. Here's the kicker - my mods are springs, custom exhaust and a Sparco steering wheel! Next weekend is the 2nd event of the NC Autocross Championships, we'll see how I do against the rest of the state.
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Local events are meaningless.....

....if you're seriously considering a run at nationals. Local events will keep you in-tune with the car and give you a cheap place to test different setups, parts, etc... but the competition at divisional and national level is EXTREMELY tough. These guys and gals are spending thousands in dyno time, school time, and travel time to put together the best combination for a given class. The RS isn't Homolgated for IT racing, so we're at a disadvantage already since Fiats, Civics, BMW's, etc...can be stripped and converted to IT race specs. That makes them SUPER light. The wheel rules alone give them just as much traction as we get and the development time in these cars are decades in the making. Those running DSP in an Impreza are doing all the R&D that these other cars learned in the 80's and early 90's.

That said, there's alot of potential with alternate intake/header design, aftermarket ECU's and tarmac rally suspension setups. All of witch I'm looking into now.

If you just like running the setup you have, by all means run and have a blast. The RS is a freak on race rubber and tight suspensions.

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Funny, DSP around here isn't that tough I guess. If I had been classed correctly at the last auto-x (my first with the RS) I would have won DSP by over 1 second. Classed in STS I wound up in 4th. Here's the kicker - my mods are springs, custom exhaust and a Sparco steering wheel! Next weekend is the 2nd event of the NC Autocross Championships, we'll see how I do against the rest of the state.
Evan
 

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Well for the time being I'll just be attending local events. I have no illusions about being competative at the national level, at least with the mods my car has now. I was more trying to point out how slow DSP is around here and how hard STS is. It's just funny that my nearly stock RS ran faster than some other more highly modified ones, and that it was the first time I'd raced the RS.
Evan
 
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