prodracing.com

Unofficial SCCA Production Racing Forum
It is currently Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:14 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Tail Lights - stock type
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 19, 2002 2:52 pm
Posts: 1959
Location: Just south of Indianapolis
Ok....not that i'm trying to over interpret anything, but the tail light rule states:
C. Taillights must be the stock type and mounted in the stock location.


Stock location i get. but what F does stock type mean when it comes to tail lights. I backed the car into a water barrier at thompson and broke a tail light. I got a cheap replacement but it doesn't match the one on the car (apparently there are about 3 different configurations).

What does stock type mean? bulbs? fitment into the location?
I found these replacements https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JN ... 0DER&psc=1
with LED's rather than regular bulbs and the price is about half of used factory sets.

I would say these are stock type...any other opinions?

_________________
Aaron Johnson
Ex #8 HP Spitfire 1500 (it's happy at its new home)
#08 EP Honda S2000
Member #310579


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:16 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 03, 2002 10:34 am
Posts: 2829
Location: Wauwatosa, WI
Glossary:

Stock – In the exact same state or location as supplied by the original manufacturer.

_________________
Have Fun ; )

David Dewhurst
CenDiv Milwaukee Region
F Prod #14


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:20 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:12 pm
Posts: 1161
Location: SA, TX
Personally, I'd buy the knockoffs. Same shape, dimensions, and location as stock, what else do you need?

_________________
kevin

ruckracing honda's:
'15 & '10 Runoffs FP Champion
'10, '09, & '08 ARRC ITA/ITB Champion


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:38 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 19, 2002 2:52 pm
Posts: 1959
Location: Just south of Indianapolis
That was my thinking Kevin. Stock is well defined, stock type is the wording I’m wondering on for a tail light. Stock type fuel injection is easy, but in a tail light. I’m going with the knock offs.

_________________
Aaron Johnson
Ex #8 HP Spitfire 1500 (it's happy at its new home)
#08 EP Honda S2000
Member #310579


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:21 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:08 am
Posts: 573
Location: Atlanta, Ga
If you go there, be prepared to defend. Stock type is to original OEM vs aftermarket provider. And not all can do this. What is the Yaris going to do? How about the rabbits?

_________________
Jim Creighton
CARS Tour DoR
SEDiv SARRC Administrator
V8 Road Racing Series Administrator
Runoffs Line Chief Tech Prod cars


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:37 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:58 am
Posts: 1148
FP Racer wrote:
If you go there, be prepared to defend. Stock type is to original OEM vs aftermarket provider. And not all can do this. What is the Yaris going to do? How about the rabbits?


Get me some sweet clear lenses with LEDs just so I can see Jim roll his eyes.

Image

_________________
99 HP Toyota Yaris
2005-2008 SCCA Solo National Champion
2017 SCCA Runoffs Champion
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:53 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:54 am
Posts: 1765
Jason@SportsCar wrote:
FP Racer wrote:
If you go there, be prepared to defend. Stock type is to original OEM vs aftermarket provider. And not all can do this. What is the Yaris going to do? How about the rabbits?

Get me some sweet clear lenses with LEDs just so I can see Jim roll his eyes.

Sorry no. that 1.5watt lower power consumption provides you a power advantage. and they probably weigh less than stock too.

I would argue that "stock type" in relation to a tail light means "It's got red brake lights, turn signals, same outer profile, and mounts to the car in the same opening as the OEM light".

Aaron, for stuff like tail lights, have you considered salvage yards for stuff like that? http://car-part.com Under $100 for a junkyard OE part seems better to me than $300 for an aftermarket set if all you want it a light to stick back in the hole.

_________________
Matt Blehm
Houston Region
EP 1st Gen RX7
STU Nissan 240SX


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:59 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 18, 2002 6:16 pm
Posts: 5363
Location: Oregon City, Or.
Solution is to not back into shit.... :hand:

_________________
Joe Harlan Member #175515


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:42 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 19, 2002 2:52 pm
Posts: 1959
Location: Just south of Indianapolis
Yes the salvage yards are there. Range from 200-300/ side and many have had problems once they get them.

Stock type is just interesting wording. Something lights up when brakes are pushed could be stock type.

I guess I’ll have a folder with photos when the protests roll in




And yes. The follow on solution is not to put it in a the wall. I’ll remeber that next time

_________________
Aaron Johnson
Ex #8 HP Spitfire 1500 (it's happy at its new home)
#08 EP Honda S2000
Member #310579


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:35 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 19, 2002 2:52 pm
Posts: 1959
Location: Just south of Indianapolis
just for ease:

this is actually a serious question. I don't want to have to discuss in tech!

a stock tail light looks like this:
Image

the ones i'm looking at are like this:
Image

there are also ones like this which look cool!
Image

_________________
Aaron Johnson
Ex #8 HP Spitfire 1500 (it's happy at its new home)
#08 EP Honda S2000
Member #310579


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group