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weargle
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Re: Autocross FAQ/ newbie guide new
#1170086 (Re: Kremithefrog) 02/16/06 12:07 AM

Not if it means airbag deletion.

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Re: Autocross FAQ/ newbie guide new
#1170087 (Re: Kremithefrog) 02/16/06 12:08 AM

Originally posted by SVTfrog:
Originally posted by moxnix:

Originally posted by Auto-X Fil:
DSP allows the STS mods, as well as LSD, DOT-legal slicks, and an accusump. If I was to build a Contour for track days and autocross, this would be the place to be.




As well as full engine management or changing of steering wheels or complete removal of the cat (or hollowing out of it)




I thought STS allowed for changing the steering wheel, if kept within 1" diameter of stock.




I was trying to keep this contour specific. the 1" rule is the stock class rule.

But both the STS and stock rules state "Steering wheels with an integral airbag may not be changed."

Since the contour never came without an airbag in the steering wheel they can not remove it in either stock or STS classes. SP classes let you remove a steering wheel with an airbag.

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Re: Autocross FAQ/ newbie guide new
#1256027 (Re: weargle) 06/10/06 04:32 AM

Glanced through here......didn't see anything; for most autocross or open track events....can I use an open face helmet.....or do I need a full face?


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Re: Autocross FAQ/ newbie guide new
#1256031 (Re: Loco4G63) 06/10/06 04:41 AM

For autox, open face is fine. Just must be snell approved. For track events, it's best to check with the specific group. SCCA, NASA, and others may vary in their requirements. Typically, if you meet SCCA rules, you'll be fine for anything else. Check out www.scca.com

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Loco4G63
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Re: Autocross FAQ/ newbie guide new
#1256035 (Re: Kremithefrog) 06/10/06 04:47 AM

Originally posted by Kremithefrog:
For autox, open face is fine. Just must be snell approved. For track events, it's best to check with the specific group. SCCA, NASA, and others may vary in their requirements. Typically, if you meet SCCA rules, you'll be fine for anything else. Check out www.scca.com


Can't find anything on the SCCA website for helmets....

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Re: Autocross FAQ/ newbie guide new
#1256047 (Re: Loco4G63) 06/10/06 05:21 AM

That's funny. I easily found the rules including helmets for each division of scca (solo, club, pro,etc.) Basically what I found is you should go with a SA2000 or better snell approved helmet. Open face is fine for autox and club racing, which is what you're interested in.

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Loco4G63
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Re: Autocross FAQ/ newbie guide new
#1256061 (Re: Kremithefrog) 06/10/06 06:14 AM

Originally posted by Kremithefrog:
That's funny. I easily found the rules including helmets for each division of scca (solo, club, pro,etc.) Basically what I found is you should go with a SA2000 or better snell approved helmet. Open face is fine for autox and club racing, which is what you're interested in.


Thanks.....I found a SA2005 helmet I want that is open faced.

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Re: Autocross FAQ/ newbie guide new
#1256202 (Re: Loco4G63) 06/10/06 07:23 PM

I recently had my drivers liscence suspended....

Do I need a Drivers liscence to participate?
I have lots of IDs.

Car is insured and obviously I wouldn't be driving it to the event.

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Kremithefrog
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Re: Autocross FAQ/ newbie guide new
#1256230 (Re: BlackBirdRacing) 06/10/06 09:12 PM

Some events require drivers licenses, some don't check for them. Best to check with each event you plan to attend.

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Re: Autocross FAQ/ newbie guide new
#1256529 (Re: Loco4G63) 06/11/06 05:08 PM

Originally posted by EVOLUTION VIII:
Originally posted by Kremithefrog:
That's funny. I easily found the rules including helmets for each division of scca (solo, club, pro,etc.) Basically what I found is you should go with a SA2000 or better snell approved helmet. Open face is fine for autox and club racing, which is what you're interested in.


Thanks.....I found a SA2005 helmet I want that is open faced.




SA is not required for autox. Track events vary.

M is sufficient if autocross is all you'll do.

My Snell M95 helmet is still good until (probably) 2010.

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