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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:27 pm 
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That is one of the things about SCCA. The safety rules aren't applied the same across all classes. Everyone gets some version of different rules. Like Bill said, is the windshield any more likely to pop out in a Prod car vs an American Sedan or IT car? I doubt it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:56 pm 
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So here is where I ended up:
OE glass windshield with upper and lower exterior clips.
OE glass hatch with exterior straps.

Best I can tell, this is compliant. However, I will write a letter asking for clarification and perhaps suggest elimination of the straps and clips on OE glass that are installed in an OE manner.


Will be running as an ITA car in FP this weekend. I have more to do to be officially an FP car.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:58 pm 
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I am in the market for some shocks. I have Koni Race now. Replace them with the same?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:04 pm 
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raffaelli wrote:
I am in the market for some shocks. I have Koni Race now. Replace them with the same?


Why not have them rebuilt?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:08 pm 
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Jason@SportsCar wrote:
raffaelli wrote:
I am in the market for some shocks. I have Koni Race now. Replace them with the same?


Why not have them rebuilt?


I considered that and still am. But without to much research, it seems that the cost between new and rebuilt isn't that great.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:29 pm 
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raffaelli wrote:
Jason@SportsCar wrote:
raffaelli wrote:
I am in the market for some shocks. I have Koni Race now. Replace them with the same?


Why not have them rebuilt?


I considered that and still am. But without to much research, it seems that the cost between new and rebuilt isn't that great.


You going to run the same spring rates as you move from IT to FP? The rebuild is an opportunity to change the valving.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:28 am 
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I know Lee will argue with me, but the Koni "race" shock is a revalved Koni Sport. They are an emulsion shock, low tech at best. I would step up to a "grown up shock", like a Bilstein, Penske, JRI, Ohlins, Dynamics, etc. Yup, not cheap like Koni race shocks, but totally worth it. Koni does offer "grown up shocks". Their 2800, 8200 and 3100 series shocks are top level stuff.

The last set of Koni race shocks I had rebuilt, Koni couldn't do them so they went to Performance Shock. Nice shop, but they can't re-charge the nitrogen in the shocks? So basically they just depressurized the shock and set it back. Thanks.

I am running Bilstein shocks, and there are bunch of options there. You can take any of the race car specific shock parts and fit them into regular old Bilstein street shocks. Adjustable shafts, custom valving, remote canisters. etc/ You could easily take a set of off the shelf Bilsteins and build them the way you need them. (assuming you are working with a proper shock builder)

What ever you decide to do, work with a competent shock builder who is familiar with what you are trying to achieve. Also make sure they aren't stuck in the old school ways of thinking regarding shock valving. Good shocks make all the difference in the world.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:49 pm 
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I have a set of bilstein shocks that I would like to rebuild and upgrade. Who would you recommend?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:50 pm 
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If you are looking at Penske call RE Suspension in Mooresville,NC

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:34 pm 
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PaulL wrote:
I have a set of bilstein shocks that I would like to rebuild and upgrade. Who would you recommend?


RPI Suspension. They are in the shop next to mine, plus he builds my shocks and the shocks I bring over for my customers.

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