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Offline Aki

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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #125 on: March 30, 2012, 09:59:02 AM »
According to the 2012 rules, drivers must at a minimum have 100% cotton clothing (no blends) from neck to ankles and wrists, so long pants and long sleeve T-shirt, but in my experience short sleeves have been o.k. in the past...  (these might be rules as applied to national events only, or they are going to be more stringent this year, but you might want to pack a long sleeve T just in case).  Jeans or whatever material for pants is fine.

I've looked a bit on the SCCA forums, and long pants and fully closed shoes are definitely a requirement, I think we're just more flexible on the short sleeves.  If another SCCA member wants to jump in, I'm all ears!

They were going to do headsocks for the loaners this year/last year (for a fee) but that never really materialized, so if you want to bring your own headsock, groovy, but not required as of this time.

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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #126 on: March 30, 2012, 02:51:28 PM »
There are usually about 3-5 coolers with soda and water that are provided free to participants.  Not sure if they park will have any concessions, but it is cool to leave and return to the site as needed, as long as you're still attending to your worker duties.

Ok, so when I registered and payed online I didn't realize we had to choose a worker position...can I choose this when I get there? If I am competing am I considered to be a "worker" too?
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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #127 on: March 30, 2012, 03:03:15 PM »
To be eligible to compete in the event, you will be working the event while the other heat does their runs. 

Basically, there will be two run groups comprised of several different classes of cars, each.  One group does their runs while the drivers from the other group help work the course.  When the first group is finished with their runs, the two groups trade places.

You can put down your preferred worker assignments when registering online.  This is not a guarantee as far as I know, just a preferred position.  And that makes sense, as you can't have 20 people working the timing and no one picking up cones  :P

In annny case, don't sweat it, as soon as the driver's meeting is over (immediately before things kick off) someone will give out worker assignments and send the first heat workers out to do their thing.  Same thing will happen after the first heat is over.  As with anything else at an event, if in doubt, ask someone who looks like they might know!

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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #128 on: March 31, 2012, 08:42:11 AM »
Ok thanks alot Aki, looking forward to seeing you down there tomorrow. 
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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #129 on: March 31, 2012, 10:01:26 AM »
No problem, see you then!

(I'm off to RG to get my brakes freshened up for tomorrow, getting psyched!)

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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #130 on: March 31, 2012, 06:17:46 PM »
I signed up to set up. What time should I show up? Also, I'm just now getting over a nasty bout of food poisoning from Wednesday and am still rather dehydrated. If there is any way I could get an assignment with reduced sun, that would help a ton. (Also just learned that I'm allergic to sunscreen)
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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #131 on: March 31, 2012, 08:52:51 PM »
I think you should be solid, given circumstances.  Talk to EVM Jon Simmons, Mark Walker or Matt Cox when you get there.

I'm shooting to be there at ~9:30 or so.

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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #132 on: April 23, 2012, 07:34:40 PM »
Alright so I've been talking with Aki and another friend that does AutoX regularly and I we have come to the conclusion that I would be in BSP but thought I should ask for more opinions to be sure. Anyway, I have a 1987 Nissan 300ZX turbo with an automatic. I have replaced the intake box and flat panel filter with a cone filter, added a manual boost controller set at a higher boost than stock, replaced the stock adjustable shocks in the rear with stock replacements from napa, and have cut the cat out and replaced with a pipe, and also cut off the muffler and replaced with pipe(so essentially just straight pipe). The tires are slightly different that stock...stock size is 225/50R16 and I have 225/55R16 installed.

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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #133 on: April 25, 2012, 05:14:09 PM »
idk man you have altered your boost and have gotten rid of the cats, someone out there last sunday told me that would put MY CAR in SM....idk about your car tho..hope that helped lol
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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #134 on: April 27, 2012, 12:31:29 PM »
Cats are not required for Street Prepared.
Boost levels are open in Street Prepared as well.

Those two mods have pushed you into SP. BSP is a place for it to play, however... If you are on street tires, then I would consider running the the RTP PAX class with other Street Prepared cars on street tires.

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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #135 on: April 27, 2012, 12:42:08 PM »
Cats are not required for Street Prepared.
Boost levels are open in Street Prepared as well.

Those two mods have pushed you into SP. BSP is a place for it to play, however... If you are on street tires, then I would consider running the the RTP PAX class with other Street Prepared cars on street tires.

I am still on street tires, so ill enter in TRP then. Thanks!

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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #136 on: April 27, 2012, 06:25:16 PM »
Not TRP... RTP. thanks.

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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #137 on: May 15, 2012, 07:38:20 AM »
Im curious if I should still be in STC jon?  I put my stock air intake back on, the only mod I have now is a 20mm RSB. 
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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #138 on: May 15, 2012, 08:06:47 AM »
Im curious if I should still be in STC jon?  I put my stock air intake back on, the only mod I have now is a 20mm RSB. 

With the new rules for 2012, front or rear swaybar can be changed. So if your front swaybar is stock, then you can move to stock class assuming your only other mod is a cat-back. Once you put that header on, you'll be back in STC.

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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #139 on: May 16, 2012, 07:58:16 AM »
Ok thanks.  So I'm assuming I will be in G stock. 
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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #140 on: May 16, 2012, 08:25:19 AM »
Yes... but assumptions are dangerous. ;) I don't know what all is done to your car.

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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #141 on: May 17, 2012, 08:19:26 AM »
lol just the 20mm WRX rear sway bar!  ;D
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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #142 on: June 20, 2012, 02:01:20 PM »
Help!

Jon has attempted to get this through my head, but I guess I just don't get it.

I'm looking to end up in STX as the class I drive in, it has rules and stipulations like all classes, on of which is that you can tune, but there are certain tuning rules.

Attached are the rules in regards to tuning. What does it all mean?

You can not adjust boost, is all that I take away from it, any others?

Let me know. I might reconsider my whole approach to class if I can't modify the tune at all.

Thanks for any help.



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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #143 on: June 20, 2012, 03:10:29 PM »
I think you take away correctly. Perhaps I wasn't clear in text. This thread is exactly where discussion should be as many others may have the same question.

You cannot touch ANYTHING related to boost. That is why my WRX hits boost cut in the higher gears sadly.

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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #144 on: June 20, 2012, 03:45:11 PM »
Ahh, okay, you scared me just a little. You said I could only touch fuel and timing, not that I have any idea what I'm talking about, but I thought there was more then that to a tune.

No problem posting these concerns. As much as it helps others, it really gets me going on the right path to getting set up for Auto X.

Thanks for the input Jon!

Last question, based on 14.10.E multiple catalytice converters may be replaced by a single unit. Does that mean the deletion of an up pipe cat is permitted?

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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #145 on: June 20, 2012, 04:39:01 PM »
only if it can be done legally.

Again. track down that STX thread on NASIOC that was specific to an STX legal setup. 

There was a lot of discussion what you can't really remove the up-pipe cat unless you're fine w/ replacing EGT sensors regularly as defeaters of the code are not legal.

If you can't find the thread (it's not the standard STX thread) lmk and I'll track it down.

EDIT: It is in the first post now is : http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20808519&postcount=1 see 'quest for stx legal exhaust'
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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #146 on: June 20, 2012, 09:10:33 PM »
holy poop that's a good read. ill be back in a few days.

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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #147 on: June 22, 2012, 12:30:46 PM »
the ambiguity confuses me. It appears as though they removed a lot of the EPA/ CEL ruling from 2007 debacle, when those threads linked were started, but I cannot find a clear yes or no.

I sent a letter to SEB, hoping to hear back in a few days.


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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #148 on: June 22, 2012, 07:17:42 PM »
Regardless of where you end up (and though I know it matters, don't sweat it at this stage in the game), glad to hear you'll be at more events in the near future!

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Re: What class am I in? (Solo/AutoX edition)
« Reply #149 on: June 23, 2012, 09:55:09 AM »
I going to bring the Swift to drive tommorow, not sure what class it is.

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