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  1. Rb0891

    Rb0891 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I realize track rules vary, but can anyone give me the download on general roll bar/cage rules for convertibles.

    Been a long time since I have been to the track and used to be 11.99 and faster was a 6 point requirement. License at 9.99 and faster and some other stuff that I unfortunately never had to worry about...
     
  2. Travismn

    Travismn New Member Established Member

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    Hmm, I've been trying to search for this for a while now. Hopefully, someone could point us in the right direction.
     
  3. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    The quick answer would be to check with your track.
     
  4. JimCSHO

    JimCSHO Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Convertibles under NHRA and IHRA rules need a 6 point when they are quicker than 13.49 in the quarter mile. Very different rule than the coupe (or motorcycle).

    Of course some tracks are more consistent/insistent on enforcing the rule.
     
  5. Black02GT

    Black02GT *Not 2KBlackGT Established Member

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    It's tough these days, I feel like the rules need to be re-visited and made more specific. A C7 ZO6 with a CAI needs a 6 point? A lot of stock cars wouldn't meet that requirement.
     
  6. P49Y-CY

    P49Y-CY fomoco, mofo Established Member

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    definitely depends on how each track's tech is going to enforce it. they made a big change to the rules for post-2008 cars iirc, in that they allow no roll bars - as long as the car is completely bone stock. otherwise as jimcsho said, technically nhra rules require a bar at 13.49.

    but in my experience most tracks aren't really that strict. i also noticed that once i put in a styling bar (which offers no real protection at all) they were okay with my car running mid-11's. it was like they were cool as long as they saw something lol.
     
  7. Rb0891

    Rb0891 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Thanks all for the feedback
     

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