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  • STS 96 Miata, what can I do and can not do?

    Hi lovely people,

    I am trying to make my car a STS class miata. My miata is 1996 1.8L without LSD. Rims will be 15x7.5 and tires will be 205/50/15 hopefully RE71R.

    I am wondering if I can do the following but stay within STS class:
    - front track dog racing splitter http://trackdogracing.com/tdr-90m125.aspx
    - APR spoiler http://www.good-win-racing.com/Mazda...t/61-0498.html
    - PPF brace http://www.good-win-racing.com/Mazda...t/61-0554.html

    please let me know if I can put any on and still be okay with STS class.

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Re: STS 96 Miata, what can I do and can not do?

    By definition of the rules....
    No, No,and No

    Street Touring rules are here http://cdn.growassets.net/user_files...pdf?1458856541

    You can also use any allowances from the Street category here http://cdn.growassets.net/user_files...pdf?1458856378

    The rules can be confusing, but there are a few well prepped STS cars in the club so have a read and ask away if you have more questions
    Brian Hemming | 1990 Mazda Miata - CSP | 1993 Mazda MX6 - HS

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    • #3
      Re: STS 96 Miata, what can I do and can not do?

      Thanks!! More money to autocross then~

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      • #4
        Re: STS 96 Miata, what can I do and can not do?

        The longer I autox, the more I come to realize how extremely restrictive the rules are. Now, I am not saying these restrictions are necessarily good or bad. It's just that they are what they are, and in any sort of formal, organized competition, you need a well-defined rule set to more or less level the playing field.

        Increasingly, I have been recommending others to consider what they want to do and what they are trying to achieve in their motorsports hobby. I will always insist that autox is a fantastic playground, especially when driver development is concerned. However, it is not a be-all-end-all arena for amateur motorsports. Some of us enjoy this sport tremendously (myself included), but some of us will find it more enjoyable to explore beyond the realms of what the SCCA rulebook allows.

        If the OP does not plan on sinking gobs and gobs of time and effort into making autox your motorsport of choice, don't limit yourself to the various restrictions in the different classes. If you want that GT wing and lip spoiler more than seeing yourself being classed competitively, go for the mods. However, if you love the affordability (haha~), competition, companionship, and environment, you'd eventually want to familiarize yourself with that rulebook and follow everything to a tee.
        Rick Leung
        one of the old farts; used to be somewhat fast

        NC Miata (aka Nancy) - #10 STR
        DE Mazda2 - #29 STF -- the fastest 2015 STF car in the province!

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        • #5
          Re: STS 96 Miata, what can I do and can not do?

          Thanks Rick! I think so far I am good with my car as it is. I think when I did something major and got myself into another class where those aerodynamics are allowed, then I will do those. I don't think my car need those aeros yet anyways~

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          • #6
            Re: STS 96 Miata, what can I do and can not do?

            FYI:

            - the front splitter will send you to CSP
            - the wing you listed will at least send you to SSM, but an angle-adjustable trunk-mounted spoiler like the ones that Jim / Brian / Alan campaign in their CSP Miata is CSP-legal
            - the PPF brace will send you to XP
            Rick Leung
            one of the old farts; used to be somewhat fast

            NC Miata (aka Nancy) - #10 STR
            DE Mazda2 - #29 STF -- the fastest 2015 STF car in the province!

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