mender Posted October 4, 2018 Report Share Posted October 4, 2018 (edited) With the recent change in shock rules, is it time to rethink the 2X part? The cheap domestics have always struggled to get even a moderately decent shock while the expensive sport sedans easily had access to Bilstein B8s and such. That wasn't all that much of an advantage until the +/- 0.25" spring rule made essentially race springs available to the 500 point cars, resulting in a large step forward for those formerly restricted cars and leaving the cheap cars (remember what Chump used to claim?) even further behind. Now there is talk about piling more points on certain domestics in order to keep them from having a podium presence. The domestics can finally use the same shocks and accompanying spring rates as the expensive sport sedans but at a 100 point premium. That's still quite a cost yet it seems to be ignored in the clamour to penalize certain cars and maintain the status quo. Would a better system for evaluating VPi be one that takes into account this and other differences in using the same part on a different chassis? For instance, X points for a strut front suspension vs Y points for a SLA front suspension? If one car can use B8s because 2X, should that car get 100 points more in their chassis portion of the VPi than a car that can't? Or just get rid of the 2X rule and allow all cars the same options, adjusting VPi accordingly? Obviously not going to happen this year but is this something that could/should be considered in the future? Edited October 4, 2018 by mender Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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