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prepping for autocross #403591 Feb 18, 1:45pm Feb 18, 1:45pm
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prepping for autocross
I recently purchased a 2003 Celica GT and will be running it in G/Stock autoX this year. I was wondering if anyone has any tips on preparing the car for Stock class autoX. thanks

Re: prepping for autocross [Re: jawsh] #403592 Feb 18, 2:14pm Feb 18, 2:14pm
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take everyhting out wink door pannels, interrior, Hood trunk, doors wink j/p i hav eno idea but goodluck

Re: prepping for autocross [Re: hombredelassrtas] #403593 Feb 18, 2:22pm Feb 18, 2:22pm
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taht's not legal for stock class, dude rolleyes

Re: prepping for autocross [Re: jawsh] #403594 Feb 18, 10:51pm Feb 18, 10:51pm
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just get some nice sticky tires and lighter rims.


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Re: prepping for autocross [Re: Kim] #403595 Feb 18, 11:04pm Feb 18, 11:04pm
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but no R compound tires I presume for stock class.


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Re: prepping for autocross [Re: hombredelassrtas] #403596 Feb 19, 3:23am Feb 19, 3:23am
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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
take everyhting out wink door pannels, interrior, Hood trunk, doors wink j/p i hav eno idea but goodluck
hahah that was pointless rofl


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Re: prepping for autocross [Re: blitzceli] #403597 Feb 19, 8:29am Feb 19, 8:29am
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sway bars, strut bars, better suspension maybe an Intake and a short shifter. Uhhh strip the back seats. Uhh i guess thats what I would do for now.

Re: prepping for autocross [Re: RookieGTS] #403598 Feb 19, 12:19pm Feb 19, 12:19pm
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You have one point in stock class, so you can't remove interior panels or add any suspension. You can do r compound tires on a light wheel if you want... a 205/50/15 or a 225/50/15 will work fine. You are aloud to remove the spare tire, rear hatch cover, floor mats( you will have to do that anyway), check out the rules for you club... check out the SCCA website for Solo2 rules!

Re: prepping for autocross [Re: HJC_Celica] #403599 Feb 19, 12:28pm Feb 19, 12:28pm
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Yeah, check the rulebook, and pretty much do anything you can within the rules. I'm not sure but I think they allow I/E in the stock class. It won't help your handling at all, but a little extra power never hurt.

Re: prepping for autocross [Re: renfield90] #403600 Feb 19, 12:33pm Feb 19, 12:33pm
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i had now idea waht i was smile just sounded like a good idea thumbsup

Re: prepping for autocross [Re: hombredelassrtas] #403601 Feb 20, 4:01am Feb 20, 4:01am
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Things to bring: Window Paint (you'll have to paint your racing number on the windows for the track officials), helmet (although they'll have some there, it's nice to have your own), food, water, money, foldable chair (nice to setup and just watch). You'll want to race on a half-tank of gas. If you go with less than that, it has a tendancy to slosh around when going into turns or slaloms. Put chalk on the walls of your wheels. After a run, look to see how much chalk has rubbed off, adjust air pressure accordingly. Don't take turns herky jerky, smooth is better. Before anything starts, walk the track. After that, walk the track backwards. Then when you're done with that, you might want to walk the track. grin I'll post up some of the general rules for stock class below. If you have any questions about rules or regulations, you can PM me, I've got a rulebook for Solo II and I'm pretty experienced.

Authorized Modifications to Stock Cars

1. Accessories, gauges, indicators, lights and other appearance, comfort and convenience mods which have no effect on performance and/or handling and do not materially reduce the weight of the car are permitted. This does not allow driver's seat substitutions, or the removal of "tow hooks".

Hood straps may be added. Any fuel tank cap may be used. Alternative steering wheels are allowed, provided the outside diameter is not changed by more than one inch from the standard size. Roll cages may be added (it's actually incouraged). Anything that is not held in place by factory fasteners (or anything loose in the car for that matter) must be removed. Aftermarket rims are allowed as long as they're the same size as stock (kind of, they only have to be pretty close to the same diameter).

Front sway bars can be removed or replaced. Rear sway bars cannot. All of the rest of the suspension must be stock and cannot be modified.

The Air Filter can be changed or replaced, but the housing cannot be replaced (meaning no CAI, SRI, or anything of the sort). Exhausts can be added after the cat.

And that's it! Have fun, lemme know if you need any help.


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Re: prepping for autocross [Re: XxMerlinxX] #403602 Feb 20, 2:01pm Feb 20, 2:01pm
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wow great info smile learning something new

Re: prepping for autocross [Re: hombredelassrtas] #403603 Feb 20, 4:57pm Feb 20, 4:57pm
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Good luck thumbsup

Re: prepping for autocross [Re: RookieGTS] #403604 Feb 21, 8:16am Feb 21, 8:16am
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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
sway bars, strut bars, better suspension maybe an intake and a short shifter. Uhhh strip the back seats. Uhh i guess thats what I would do for now.


that's not legal either, ace. rolleyes

Originally Posted by XxMerlinxX
Things to bring: Window Paint (you'll have to paint your racing number on the windows for the track officials), helmet (although they'll have some there, it's nice to have your own), food, water, money, foldable chair (nice to setup and just watch). You'll want to race on a half-tank of gas. If you go with less than that, it has a tendancy to slosh around when going into turns or slaloms. Put chalk on the walls of your wheels. After a run, look to see how much chalk has rubbed off, adjust air pressure accordingly. Don't take turns herky jerky, smooth is better. Before anything starts, walk the track. After that, walk the track backwards. Then when you're done with that, you might want to walk the track. grin I'll post up some of the general rules for stock class below. If you have any questions about rules or regulations, you can PM me, I've got a rulebook for Solo II and I'm pretty experienced.

Authorized Modifications to Stock Cars

1. Accessories, gauges, indicators, lights and other appearance, comfort and convenience mods which have no effect on performance and/or handling and do not materially reduce the weight of the car are permitted. This does not allow driver's seat substitutions, or the removal of "tow hooks".

Hood straps may be added. Any fuel tank cap may be used. Alternative steering wheels are allowed, provided the outside diameter is not changed by more than one inch from the standard size. Roll cages may be added (it's actually incouraged). Anything that is not held in place by factory fasteners (or anything loose in the car for that matter) must be removed. Aftermarket rims are allowed as long as they're the same size as stock (kind of, they only have to be pretty close to the same diameter).

Front sway bars can be removed or replaced. Rear sway bars cannot. All of the rest of the suspension must be stock and cannot be modified.

The Air Filter can be changed or replaced, but the housing cannot be replaced (meaning no CAI, SRI, or anything of the sort). Exhausts can be added after the cat.

And that's it! Have fun, lemme know if you need any help.


THANK YOU! thumbsup i was beginning to worry about the peopel on this site

Re: prepping for autocross [Re: jawsh] #403605 Feb 21, 9:14am Feb 21, 9:14am
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Dude just go as you are and run it like you got it and get a helmet.


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Re: prepping for autocross [Re: CID498] #403606 Feb 21, 9:23am Feb 21, 9:23am
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Cool, great info there from XxMerlinxX smile Have fun and be safe! Let us know how it goes!

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Re: prepping for autocross [Re: bajoconstruction] #403607 Feb 21, 9:52am Feb 21, 9:52am
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Thank you Merlin! There's so little info about autocrossing on this site, despite the car we drive...

Re: prepping for autocross [Re: renfield90] #403608 Feb 21, 12:56pm Feb 21, 12:56pm
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No problem guys. The celica owns the autocross, so be confident.


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