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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-03-2018, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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2GR for SSM Elise?

Ok so I think the opinion is that the 2gr swap into an elige would not be SSM legal, but it looks like just a bit of the trunk lining would need to be trimmed and could be reshaped.

Wouldn't this fall under the 16.F.O clearance for allowed modification?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-05-2018, 12:24 PM
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I think too much of the trunk needs to be cut out. The clearancing rule really won't stretch as far as removing 1/4 of the trunk. The car would have to be ballasted to 2,187.5 lbs, minimum. Easy button is building your motor and installing REVX.

To get a clearer answer, you could write a letter to the SMAC/SEB for clarification. Please present pictures or diagrams showing how much of the trunk needs to be removed/modified.

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I haven't actually seen a swap in person myself, so tough to get measurements. I'll have to look more into it. The "clearance" rules are pretty vague.

I'm not sure a 30k power plant is an easy button
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Well it looks like with careful planning the 2gr is a possibility in SSM!

Somewhat unrelated, but...

I was hoping to add an EPS to handle the steering effort. After more careful review of the rules, the column in the passenger compartment is strictly off limits. This would make adding power assist basically impossible. I don't think there is an OTS power rack on earth that would fit in the the chassis rail. How bad is the effort? I'm down a vertebrae and I don't really want further abuse

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F. Steering modifications are permitted as follows:
1. Steering components, including the steering rack and/or box, tie rods,
idler arms, power assist devices, and related components may be re- placed, added, moved, or removed. The steering column within the pas- senger compartment is specifically excluded from this allowance. This
does not permit removal or modification of column-mounted acces- sories. Wheel-mounted electrical switches such as those for the horn,
radio, cruise control, or shifter may be relocated and/or replaced, or
eliminated.
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On 275s, the effort is not bad at all if you're moving even the slightest bit. It's medium rough if you're sitting still on concrete. I wouldn't worry about it.
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