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Misc questions...

I recently purchased a 1988 90Q and am VERY pleased with it.

In fact, I just raced it in the local auto-cross sponsored by the SCCA.  Most 
fun one can legally have for $20.

Unfortunately, the classing of my awd wonder disappointed me.  I ran against a
Ford Taurus wagon, a couple of accords, a VW Fox, and an old Celica.  I had the
highest HP in the class, but weighed the most...and therefore was slower.

So, this leaves me hungering for a few mods which can up my advantage while
staying in my class.

Stock classification means the car cannot be modified in any way EXCEPT:

exhaust from CC BACK (ie. no headers...must keep cc)

The car slopped around alot, with TONS of roll (have pictures...eeek).  Less 
body roll would be HIGHLY desirable.  Must check to see if Urethane bushings
are ok.  Any suggestions on shocks?  If so, what will it buy me?  Where do I
find them?

Second, since I just recently bought the car, I have just recently tuned up the
ignition system (ie wires and plugs, etc.)  Have not even seen the air-filter,
let alone replace it.  Anybody have experience with K&N?  Where to get it?  
Does it make replacing/cleaning the filter any easier?  BTW, how does one change
the air filter on these things anyway?

Lastly...the exhaust runs thru 3 restrictions currently:  1 CC (cat. conv.),
2 what appears to be a small muffler/resonator, 3 thru a much larger muffler at
the rear of the car.  Could I drop the resonator and muffler and replace with
a Flowmaster or equiv?  Any experience?  Suggestions?  Seen products advertised?

Maybe we'll get a thread going here.  This list has been pretty quiet lately.

Will (gladly) talk a little more about autocrossing if interest is there.

+--------------------------------------///-------------------------------------+|    Chris Ice, CMfgT                 ///         Allen-Bradley                |
|    cmice@mke.ab.com             \\\///          Milwaukee, WI USA            |+----------------------------------\XX/----------------------------------------+

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