View Full Version : how much striping is allowed?
02-18-2002, 06:32 AM
I was going through the regulation for stock class from 2001 and it didn't mention specifically what can be removed and what not. I wonder how one can decide what can be taken out of the car? rear seats, radios, carpets, trunk lining, A/C etc...
02-21-2002, 07:44 PM
Depends on whether you are male or female :D .
I am not an authority on stripping but I know you can take out your floor mats, spare tire, jack, back seat, air bags, A/C .
Things I'm not sure about, acid dipping body parts (didn't Jeffery Dalmer get arrested for that?) and filling your tires with helium.
I can usually take a couple pounds off my car by dumping the ashtray and vaccuming the gravel off the floor.
Also if my car gets rusty to the point there are holes, this would save weight. I wonder if that would be a point for every hole or just one point per body panel with a hole.
Brent, you crack me up! Helium in the tires, now that's an idea worth trying :p
Citanest (do I recognize that name from Honda-Tech.com?), the only lightening you can do in Stock class are those items specific listed in section 5.1.0 'General Modification - Stock Category'. In particular, have a look at points A., D., & F. Under point A. you can remove the stereo system, alarm system, sunroof, etc. Under point D. you can remove the spare tire and jack, loose floor mats (not the carpeting) and rear storage blinds. Finally, under point F. you can replace the front seats with reclinable aftermarket seats that are lighter than the OE seats. These are the only things you can remove from the car in stock class, unless you car has 'Model Variant' (section 5.2.4) potential. Under the 'Model Variant' rule, if your car came in another trim level (ie. Prelude SH or Base) you are allowed to update/backdate your car with components from the other version(s) of your car, excluding the engine. Have a look at this section of the rulebook and you'll see what I'm talking about.
If you move up to SuperStock you can remove the rear seats and trunk liner as well as add lightweight fixed racing bucket seats, but other than that any lightening you do of the car will cost prep points under the 'Body & Trim' area of the rulebook (Section 6.3).
The 2002 rulebook is due out shortly, so if you plan on making any modifications to your car for Solo 1 purposes you should really wait until the new rulebook is out.
03-05-2002, 11:16 AM
Originally posted by Dave
Finally, under point F. you can replace the front seats with reclinable aftermarket seats that are lighter than the OE seats. These are the only things you can remove from the car in stock class.
Wut happen i replace my front reclinalbe aftermarket seat are not lighter or same weight as OEM seats!!!! :rolleyes:
03-05-2002, 11:25 AM
If it's reclinable like the stock seat, you're fine. If it's race bucket, you will be moved up a class.
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