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EcoBoost Mustang in FS?

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  1. dasmopar

    dasmopar New Member Established Member

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    I have been out of the picture for a while now, but I'm wondering..... With the R comp tires nolonger in use for SCCA does the EcoBoost Mustang look promising to anyone else in FS? It has to be less weight on the nose and have less traction issues with the lower power. Am I over looking something?
     
  2. nekasrof

    nekasrof Member Established Member

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    R comps not in use in SCCA?? Who said that? Maybe that's true in some classes but not all. I'm not familiar with the FS class tire rules though, if that's what your speaking of.

    I'd give the car a try in FS though.
    Now I gotta go look at FS rules........
     
  3. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    The EcoBoost is better balanced than the GT, but I sure do miss the power.
     
  4. nekasrof

    nekasrof Member Established Member

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    Well, looks like FS tire requirements are 200 wear rating.


    13.3 TIRES
    Tires must be designed for highway use on passenger cars. Tires may be
    excluded for, but not limited to, low volume production, extensive availability
    limitations, and specialty design. Tires must meet the following
    requirements to be eligible for use in Street category. No tire model will
    be eligible for Solo® competition until it meets all requirements of this
    Section. Tire models not meeting the requirements by April 30 are not
    eligible for Solo® competition until after the Solo® National Championships
    of the year

    A. Specifications
    1. Minimum UTQG Treadwear Grade of 200.
    2. Minimum molded tread depth of 7
    /32” as specified by the manufacturer.
    3. Listed in a current year or prior 2 years of the “Tire Guide®” and/or
    the “Tread Design Guide®” (www.tireguides.com).
    4. US Department of Transportation (DOT) approval.
    B. Eligibility Requirements: The following are prerequisites before a tire
    can be used in competition at National Solo® events.
    1. Tire availability: Tires are considered available when competitors
    can take possession through retail channels. Pre-orders are not considered
    available.
    2. Tires must be equally available to all competitors. Tires that are in
    short supply do not specifically violate Section 13.3. Extensive shortages
    may result in the tire being placed on the exclusion list until
    supply is replenished. Tire variations differing from standard specification,
    delivered only on a limited basis, or only to selected competitors
    may not be used.
    3. Tire models must have tires available in at least 4 rim diameters and
    in at least 6 sizes which meet these requirements.
    4. Material Change: Tires which previously met the eligiblity requirements
    that undergo a significant compound change, tread pattern
    change, or other significant redesign reset the requirement for eligibility
    described in Section 13.3.B.
    5. A tire model which was previously allowed by these rules continues to
    be eligible for competition until specifically disallowed.
    6. Reintroduction: Models that were once discontinued will be considered
    a new model once reintroduced and must meet all the requirements
    of Section 13.3.
    C. Other
    1. Any tire which is OE on a car eligible for Street Category may be used
    on that car in Regional Solo® events. OE tires must meet all requirements
    of Section 13.3 to be eligible for National Solo® events.
    2. Tires may be shaved evenly and parallel to the axis of rotation, but
    may not otherwise be siped, grooved, or modified.
    3. No recap and/or retread tires may be used.
    4. The tire must not appear on the following list, which may be altered
    at any time by the SEB upon notification of membership.
    No tire models are currently listed.
     
  5. dasmopar

    dasmopar New Member Established Member

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    Well I wonder if anyone has corner weighted a ecoboost yet?
     
  6. dasmopar

    dasmopar New Member Established Member

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    I read today the ecoboost is 96lbs lighter on the nose.
     

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