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Shane Irving
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« on: April 29, 2016, 02:34:12 PM »

After my 1st track day with the new set-up and STP prep learned I need some brake cooling. Now what is legal in Street touring? I'm looking to make something like this ( pic attached) now is this legal since you are cutting some of the dead space in the front lower grille.

The rules in ST state, Air ducts may be fitting to the brakes provided that they extend in the forward directions only and that no changes are made in the body /structure for their use. They may serve no other purpose.

Not sure if there is another way to make them functional without cutting something in the front to install. Thanks for the ideas

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2016, 05:00:47 PM »

I'm interested in knowing the answer to this as well.

You could always come to one of the prepared/modified classes Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2016, 01:18:18 AM »

From who I have talked too locally you can get away with it  not too many people have an issue, but. Technically its illegal at a national level. Body is suppose to be unmodified even if its just a 3in hole for the sole purpose of brake cooling. Now I could fab up a mount to hold the ducking and put it in the lower grille where its already open, as per the rules, but thats just blocking airflow for my radiator.

It's going to much easier for me to just make the jump to CAM-C just an open rule book with the same pax just about.
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2016, 04:10:08 PM »

Sorry your just going to have to get 2 different cars, one for the track and one for autocross. 😄
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2016, 01:26:52 AM »

So which one will be a vette Chris? Haha
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2016, 07:13:37 PM »

Locally you wont have an issue, at least not from me on this particular instance.

Is the lower grill have mesh in front or is it solid and you must cut it to get any airflow?

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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2016, 07:29:37 PM »

Locally you wont have an issue, at least not from me on this particular instance.

Is the lower grill have mesh in front or is it solid and you must cut it to get any airflow?

Paul

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if we dont follow scca rules then what? We as a club have to be consistent about the rules in my opinion. If the club let's one slip then its a slippery slope to enforce any rules.

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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2016, 02:52:43 PM »

The lower grille is about 2/3 open for the radiator the sides are blocked off and thats the area I would use for the brake ducts. Being that I would have to open that up know that isn't going to be legal. Rules are rules  I know there's no way around them.  Every club should keep to them and not allow any exceptions. 

So I'm going to just make the jump to CAM..... open rule book this could get expensive haha
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2016, 04:21:22 AM »

So which one will be a vette Chris? Haha
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Maybe something with smaller tires that are significantly cheaper  :  )
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2016, 06:07:00 AM »

Miata with a v8 swap it is
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2016, 06:56:02 AM »

Miata with a v8 swap it is

I've got some Miatas I'll sell you.  Conveniently, I also have a 331 and T5.  You're basically half way there!

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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2016, 08:01:45 AM »

If only I had the funds for another project. But that sure would be a hot rod there.
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