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    1. Member keepitlow's Avatar
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      Mar 5th, 2011
      Panama city beach, FL
      12' Golf TDI, 83' 16V GTI
      02-13-2016 12:38 AM #1
      Hey guys, I need some help figuring out which class my car is in for SCCA Autocross. I'm pretty sure it's in street prepared but I think I confused myself on the class rules.

      It's a 83 VW Rabbit GTI, everything done to it is bolted on, not welded and can be reversed. It has:

      -motor swap from a 1.8l 8v to a scirocco 1.8l 16v
      -stock 8v transmission
      -short shifter kit
      -stock fuel system
      -serpentine belt setup
      -TT header
      -adjustable can gear
      -bolt in adjustable strut mounts (can adjust caster and camber)
      -H&R coilovers
      -extended balljoints
      -tie rod flip kit
      -front strut bar
      -4 point lower control arm brace
      -rear 3 point strut brace
      -rear swaybar
      -the rear seat has been taken out
      -scirocco front and rear disc brakes with drilled and slotted rotors
      -14x7 Revolution RFX's
      -Kuhmo v710 race tires
      -a/c removed
      -factory manual steering
      VRSociety #302

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    3. Member Claff's Avatar
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      Nov 2nd, 2009
      Waldorf, MD
      Five two-seat roadsters, a hatchback, and a big ass pickup truck
      02-13-2016 07:50 PM #2
      I'm not famikiar with VW chassis but from the sounds of it, the extra bracing will bump you all the way to Prepared - probably E Prepared but you'll want to check the rulebook to be sure.
      Parsimonious Racing - autocrossing Miatas in the Washington DC area and beyond

    4. Member keepitlow's Avatar
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      Mar 5th, 2011
      Panama city beach, FL
      12' Golf TDI, 83' 16V GTI
      02-13-2016 10:41 PM #3
      I'll have to re-read it. I confused myself a little I guess.
      VRSociety #302

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    6. 03-09-2016 07:15 PM #4
      You mentioned the rear seat removal but I'm assuming you still have the rest of the interior. If so, SMF (street modified front wheel drive) is the class for you.

      It has been several years since I ran in FSP and at that time the engine swap and rear disks weren't allowed. Update/backdate rules seem to change so you may be OK now but I've not read FSP limitations in years.

    7. 03-26-2016 09:19 PM #5
      arent 1.8l 16vs legal for FSP now?

    8. Member az84gti's Avatar
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      Jan 1st, 2008
      Colorado Springs CO
      FST FVEE, MK2 FSP. 2x 1.8t Vanagons
      04-16-2016 08:55 AM #6
      Too many mods to be prepared (motor Swap)

      Probably have to rum Modified class
      DM with any tires
      SM with 200 tread wear tires

      VW Transaxles Rebuilt 25+ Years

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