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Old 07-30-2004, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 96 328i. Currently I have shark injected it, debaffled my air box, and put a custom stainless steel exhaust. All these still keep me in the stock category.

If I put 17"s in instead of 16"s , will i bump out of stock ?
if not, will replacing only springs primarily only to lower the car, maybe not race ones bump me out ?
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are you talking about for SCCA?
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yup for the solo autocross events.
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Either of them will get you bumped. You should already be out of stock class witht he shark injector and exaust though. Atleast by my rules.

But yes, different springs and different wheels will get you bumped.
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Ok.... for one... if you havnt joined BMWCCA... or SCCA... all of their web pages... and or... publications will give you all of the rules... if you google it... you should find some stuff.

For one.. you have a 6 cylinder.... which puts you in B class.... and you have an ECU upgrade.... and exaust and intake... which.... I might be wrong.. but I'm pretty sure here.... puts you in Street Prepared.

BSP would be your letters... and then a number of course... but try looking the info up on the web... I have a copy of this years rules some where... just dont know where... cant find them..... but I will keep looking.
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Q I think your club runs the midwest counsil rules. You'll be DP. Alpine you're using a different set of rules, I wish all the clubs just used the same it would be simpler.
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hey
ya i know i am D and now i guess STP....is that bad for someone just joining autocross....hope it gives me a chance to win sometime...lol
without the 0.5 inches on my new rims i would be in STX, just one above stock.

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AHHH stupid different classing systems. I'm out... mine are way different.
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is it hard to get involved in auto-xing? i would love to try it...is there a site with a list of clubs?
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hey skaw
its not hard at all, i went for the first time a few weeks ago, its more about having fun and learning your car in a safe atmosphere....its awesome
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www.scca.org What ever state you are in, the scca site will be the state abbreviation plus scca.org, so for instance www.arscca.org www.msscca.org you get the idea. The rules and links directly to your region or states scca club can be found at www.scca.org Good luck to everyone who is going to try it, it's a lot of fun and my favorite thing to do.
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