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    Does an X-Brace install on an E36 M3 allow it to remain in "stock" class?

    I'm just curious, seeing as it was available on the LTW M3, so is it considered an "optional" component that would allow me to remain in the stock class, along with a cat-back exhaust system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougmoney
    I'm just curious, seeing as it was available on the LTW M3, so is it considered an "optional" component that would allow me to remain in the stock class, along with a cat-back exhaust system?
    http://www.nccbmwcca.org/index.php?classes

    Are asking about a M3 or M3 LTW?
    Either way it looks like you would be in Prepared because of the exhaust.

    Prepared
    This class is a combination class. It is intended to allow people with mostly stock setups to run race tires, or non-stock setups to run street tires. As such, it is similar to a combination of the SCCA Stock and Street Touring rules. If a car is eligible for SCCA Stock classes (with R-Compounds) or ST classes, then it can run here (without R-Compound tires.) Or, if it is has no more than the following mods, it can run here using R-Compounds:

    * Any wheels
    * Any tires (including R-Compounds)
    * Any strut tower brace or cross-brace
    * Any cat-back exhaust
    * Any air filter & air box
    * Any carb
    * Any brake pads & rotors
    * Any spoilers or aerodynamic aids
    * Any seats or steering wheel
    * Any aftermarket chip
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    What about without the exhaust? And an SSK would put it in SM, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougmoney
    What about without the exhaust? And an SSK would put it in SM, correct?
    Stock exhaust keeps you in showroom. Don't know about the SSK. I'll let someone with a bit more authority answer that one.
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    Would a stock M3 with just the X-Brace remain in showroom? I'm just trying to plan out my path of modification, I know I'm going to be doing an x-brace first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougmoney
    Would a stock M3 with just the X-Brace remain in showroom? I'm just trying to plan out my path of modification, I know I'm going to be doing an x-brace first.
    No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1996 328ti
    Stock exhaust keeps you in showroom. Don't know about the SSK. I'll let someone with a bit more authority answer that one.
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    X-brace puts you in SCCA Street Prepared class and as far as I know in NCC Prepared class as well. I know for sure because that's the only "mod" I have on my car.

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    X brace will put you in to prepared.

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    Coilovers would put me in modified?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougmoney
    Coilovers would put me in modified?
    Yes.

    Modified

    This class is a catch all for all other modifications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1996 328ti
    Yes.

    Modified

    This class is a catch all for all other modifications.
    Don't think that's correct:

    Prepared
    This class is a combination class. It is intended to allow people with mostly stock setups to run race tires, or non-stock setups to run street tires. As such, it is similar to a combination of the SCCA Stock and Street Touring rules. If a car is eligible for SCCA Stock classes (with R-Compounds) or ST classes, then it can run here (without R-Compound tires.)
    ST classes allow coilovers, so the way I read this coilovers are ok in prepared, as long you're not using R comps.

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    I thought properly adjusted coil overs would be more of an advantage over R comps. I guess I should come out to an autocross before I attempt to answer questions.
    Maybe I'll just ban myself from this section.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1996 328ti
    I thought properly adjusted coil overs would be more of an advantage over R comps. I guess I should come out to an autocross before I attempt to answer questions.
    Maybe I'll just ban myself from this section.
    Well, if you're correct some of our own autox organizers are improperly classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BahnBaum
    Well, if you're correct some of our own autox organizers are improperly classes.

    Alex


    Alex is right. Coilovers are fine in prepared as long as you aren't also running R-comps.

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