Forced induction

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Forced induction

Postby jessecrash » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:45 pm

Hi,

I am new to the sport and I plan on attending races this coming year. I am currently building a '04 Impreza, fully caged and to RA safety specs. What I was wondering is the classification of the car in the Hillclimb series? Being a rookie can I run forced induction? I know that I cant for Rally America. I would just prefer to be able to run a turbo. I raced motocross for years then got out and raced shifter karts for a couple years, this is the next step in progression I'd like to take.

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Re: Forced induction

Postby Larson » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:38 pm

Jesse, do you run RallyX with NER?
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Re: Forced induction

Postby jessecrash » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:52 pm

No, i do not.
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Re: Forced induction

Postby walterclark » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:58 pm

Yes you can run it with us . Probably in S1 or S3.

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Re: Forced induction

Postby sdwarf36 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:21 pm

Welcome Jesse.
On the front page of the website is the rules section-you can figure out what class you may be in. Pretty much whatever you build, we have a class for. Stone stock? You have the U class (unprepared). Modified but street legal (or pretty darn close)? you have SP (street prepared). You wanna stack one motor on top of another-each with twin turbos? You have the Prepared class.
All classes are just as fun! 8-)
Translating road racing to hillclimbing:
Proper tire selection== nothing hooks up on moss or wet leaves.
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Re: Forced induction

Postby Mopar 151w2 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:38 am

We have few requirements for rookies, mostly that somebody shows anyone new to a particular mountain all the stuff you don't want to hit. 8-) Our Rally class does require some sort of compliance to RA rules - I don't know how that would affect you in regard to a power restriction - but it would certainly not affect you in our regular classes. One caution about Soobies, and turbo cars in general - be very conservative on your tune, and careful with octane, until you see what hillclimbs are like and you get your feet wet. Once you figure out which way the road goes, you'll find out that you have plenty of power right at the moment! Or sometimes a little too much, there, a second ago....... :shock: :shock:

I dunno about stacked Soobie "boxer" engines, but I'm thinkin' that 2 Soobies "T'd" through a Banter Bros. gearbox and a Porsche 935 transaxle........ :twisted: :roll: :ugeek: Hey - it'd be the holy grail of turbo motors - 700 hp with livable exhaust temps, pistons cheaper in sets of 8 ;)
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Re: Forced induction

Postby walterclark » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:15 am

I listed the Street Prepared class possibilities because a RA prepared car should meet the SP requirements. We usually do have a rally class as well - it has been a year-to-year agreement with RA and I havent heard anything about the upcoming season as yet - but because it has been considered a RA C1 regional event for points you have to meet all RA requirements for entry (car, driver and co-driver) and a driver with an RA Provisional license cannot compete in a turbo car. As John wrote, you can run such a car in the regular hillclimb classes as a NEHA rookie and we do not have any restrictions beyond having tires acceptable for the class, a valid state issued drivers license and attending the rookie orientation for each hill.
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Re: Forced induction

Postby sachilles » Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:47 am

Basically, if it's a 2.0 turbo, you'll be in SP3 most likely. If you have the 2.5 turbo, you'll be in SP1. If you have the naturally aspirated 2.5, you'll be in SP5.
I have the same basic car, and have been through all the calculations, and I'm quite confident that is how you will fall in class.
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