I appreciate the cost-point rules orientation which is the MAIN reason I want to put it on. By having a tilt, I will be able to better inspect my gear and save on repairs if I keep something from breaking. And every time I take it to the shop, I will save because I won't have to pay the mechanic to remove the entire clam!
This is missing my point. It does not matter if it saves you money. If the rest of the competitors also feel that they need to do the same mod as you, each one of them has to spend more. That is the number one reason for the stock class rules.
Exactly my point. I have yet to hear anyone on these forums say that by opening up the shock rules they were able to save on costs. And I have yet to hear anyone on these forums that put on a clam tilt NOT say that they are saving a ton of money because they put it on!
And it does add weight.
It is a different point. Because stock class supports older cars and certain parts wear out, in the broader scope you are forced to allow certain mods. Because finding a true OE shock from car built in 1980 is impossible. Can you imagine having to use a factory replacement exhaust on a 1990 car?
So for these reasons, you allow the mod. But this immediately opens the door to any PERCEIVED value in a mod... so most competitors in stock class that run nationally will take that brand new car and remove the shocks for double adjustables, replace the brand new exhaust, etc.
The SEB charter to is not upset classes and allow mods that end up costing other people money. And to not allow too many openings in the "if it does not say you can in the rule book, you can't" overall rule.
If they allow a hinged clam now... why not allow that on every car that runs in stock? You think there will be a special Lotus allowance? No way.
Recall... they did not allow the Mazdas to have a 1" hole to access the shock adjustments for aftermarket shocks (note...some people ended up installing aftermarket speakers right over the shocks...comfort and convenience and heavier).
It will not be allowed.
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