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Feb 18, 2:45pm - #403591 
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

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hombredelassrtas
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Feb 18, 3:14pm - #403592 
take everyhting out wink door pannels, interrior, Hood trunk, doors wink j/p i hav eno idea but goodluck

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Feb 18, 3:22pm - #403593 
taht's not legal for stock class, dude rolleyes

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Feb 18, 11:51pm - #403594 
just get some nice sticky tires and lighter rims.


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Feb 19, 12:04am - #403595 
but no R compound tires I presume for stock class.


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Feb 19, 4:23am - #403596 
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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Feb 19, 9:29am - #403597 
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.

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Feb 19, 1:19pm - #403598 
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!

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Feb 19, 1:28pm - #403599 
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.

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Feb 19, 1:33pm - #403600 
i had now idea waht i was smile just sounded like a good idea thumbsup

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Feb 20, 5:01am - #403601 
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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Feb 20, 3:01pm - #403602 
wow great info smile learning something new

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Feb 20, 5:57pm - #403603 
Good luck thumbsup

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Feb 21, 9:16am - #403604 
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.


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Feb 21, 10:14am - #403605 
Dude just go as you are and run it like you got it and get a helmet.


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Feb 21, 10:23am - #403606 
Cool, great info there from XxMerlinxX smile Have fun and be safe! Let us know how it goes!

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Feb 21, 10:52am - #403607 
Thank you Merlin! There's so little info about autocrossing on this site, despite the car we drive...

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Feb 21, 1:56pm - #403608 
No problem guys. The celica owns the autocross, so be confident.


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