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Old 03-17-2018, 04:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am doing some upgrades on the Delsol for this season of Autocross and was wondering if anyone knew if a traction bar is legal on and eg chassis in the SMF class? We use SCCA rules and I checked the rule book but it reads like it could go either way.
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I assume you’re referring to the part:

“Suspension components are unrestricted as long as they use the original attachment points.”

Since traction bars often use the tow hook mounting points, I can see how this might be a grey area.

I’ve personally known guys who run in the SMF class with traction bars that mount in the tow hook locations. I guesss it would really depend on how the tech inspector interprets the rules but I don’t think it will be a problem. You can write the tech guys at SCCA and get their opinion on it but I think it’s fine.
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the response. Yea that's what i was figuring. Also the part about vertical points, and traction bars are horizontal. If anyone else has any input or experience with this id like to hear about it!
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My Innovative Mounts traction bar uses all OE attachment points. Sounds like that is within the rules, however, I do not have experience getting it through tech within the past decade.
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No one said anything about mine. As long as no drilling is required ... you're probably fine.
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So I posted this on the autox forum as well and got a response of traction bars are legal in all the SM classes!
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I am running EP and they are legal. I thought street mod rules were pretty open.


On a side note I have spherical bearings and no bushings in the front and rear lower control arms. Is it going to be over kill and worthless to add a traction bar??

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Is it going to be over kill and worthless to add a traction bar??
Not if you want positive caster adjustment
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