DarthFIAT Posted April 5, 2016 Share Posted April 5, 2016 15 hours ago, Magner said: It is each competitors responsibility to ensure their cars meets the minimum safety requirement prior to running an event. All Fiat 500's (exception Abarth models) are explicitly bared from competition for stability concerns. If a competitor wishes to use such a vehicle for competition they must be able to demonstrate to officials the vehicle complies with the minimum rules outlined in section 3.1 of the SCCA rule book: http://cdn.growassets.net/user_files/scca/downloads/000/013/596/2016-3-24_Solo_Rules_reduced.pdf?1458855434 The car's track width MUST be wider than the talest point on the car. A quick review shows a FIAT 500 Track width as 55.4" front and 55" rear with a height of 59.8". This would require significant modification to meet the MINIMUM requirements. The download you provided there also mentions the SSF for calculating the probability of rollover occurring. I have to think this is what the SCCA used when allowing the Abarth as it doesn't meet the 1 to 1 ratio in stock form either. It's virtually identical with the Turbo in physical characteristics and is in fact 7lbs lighter (it's 1.2" taller then the Abarth). So my question is if I can prove that it has been lowered the 1.2" will this suffice? Do I need to crunch the numbers to prove that it is over the SSF minimum of 1.3? Here is a link to the Physical specs for the Turbo and Abarth http://www.fiat500usa.com/2014/08/2015-fiat-500-500c-and-500-turbo-specs.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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