SPECIFIC REGULATIONS FOR SERIES CROSS COUNTRY CARS GROUP T2
ARTICLE 1 DEFINITION
séries production cross county cars
ARTICLE 2 HOMLOGATION
These cars must have been produced at least 1000 identical units in 12
consecutive months and homologated by the FIA ??cars Offroad series and / or defined
in section 1. Cars allowed, paragraph 1.1. Group T2.
ARTICLE 3 NUMBER OF PLACES
These cars must have to accomodate at least two person
ARTICLES 4 AUTHORISED MODIFICATIONS AND ADDITIONS
4.1 Any modifications not expressly permitted is prohibited. The only work that can be
carried out on the car are those necessary for normal maintenance or replacement of
parts damaged through wear or accident. The limits of permissible modifications and fixtures
are specified below. Apart from these, any part worn through use or
accident can not be replaced by an original part identical to the damaged part.
4.2 The cars must be strictly seriesproduction model and identifiable by the data specified by the articles homologation.
ARTICLE 5 MINIMUM WEIGHT
In T2, the cars must have at least the weight featuring on the homolgation on the form.
In T2F, cars must have at least the weight of the gray card.
The minimum weight is the weight of the car including safety equipment but
person or baggage, tools, jack, spare parts, material survival, navigation or
portable communications, food, etc. ... All liquid tanks (lubrication,
cooling, braking, heating where applicable) must be provided by the normal
manufacturer, with the exception of reservoirs washer or headlight cleaning system, system
brake cooling, fuel and water injection will be empty. Headlights
more which do not appear on the homologation form, must be removed before the
ARTICLE 6 GENERAL
It is possible to replace or to double the control cable of the accelerator by another or not from the manufacturer
The air filter, its housing and the tube between this housing and the atmosphère are free, but the housing must remain in its original location , the air must not be taken from the cockpit, modifications must not affect the structure of the car, and the installation must be situated entirely in the engine compartment It is possible to make an opening in the engine bonnet or in the front wings , with a maximum diameter of 10 cm, in order to provide air for the engine, and to place a pipe, with a maximum internal diameter of 10 cm, in this opening (see drawing 255-13)
The make and type of plugs are free as rew - limiters and high tension cables
The electronics control unit and the ignition components in the electronic control are free neverless the system must be interchangeable with the original system ( is to say that the engine has to work when we replace the electronic control by the electronic control of series)
Sensors and actuators on the input side must not be modified, nor their function.
No sensor may be added, evenfor the purpose of data recording.
All data acquisition system is prohibited unless approved in the car is provided.
6.1.2 Cooling circuit
The radiator containing cooling liquid is free, as is the type of thermostat which may
be removed. The location and the attachment points of the original series radiator must be
It is possible to add an electric fan to provided it is of a piece mounted on a
any production car and it is on sale.
the component sof the carburattor which control de quantity of petrol entering in the engine may be modified provided thet tey do not have any influence over the quantity of air addimted
The original system must be maintained.
components of the injection system situated downstream of the air-flow measuring device, and which control de quantity of petrol entering the combustion chamber , may be modified , provided that they do have any influence over the quantity of air addimited .
The electronic control injection is free.
inputs to the electronics control unit sensors actuators etcincluding their functions must remain as standart.
The outputs from electronics units control must retain their original functions in accordance with the homologation form.
The injectors may be modified or replaced in order to modify their flow rate , but whitout modifying their operating principale their mountings
The air filter, the housing and the tube between the housing and the atmosphere are free, but the housing must
remain in its original location, the air must not be taken into the cockpit, modifications must not affect the structure of the car and the installation must be situated entirely in the engine compartment
Springs and play valve are free, but the camshafts (including the profile of the
cam) must remain as in the series .
6.1.6 feed pump:
The number and operating principle of the feed pumps are free.
The matérials elastic mounting engine is free, but not the number .
It will be possible:
- Either to remove the inside of the original silencer,
- or to modify the exhaust from the first silencer to the exit (drawing 254-3), the dimensions
maximum of the duct being those of the pipe located upstream of the first silencer. The exit shoud be situated either to the rear or to the side
Should two inlets exist in the first silencer, the section of the modified duct must
be less than or equal to the total of the two sections of origin. These liberties must no entail any bodywork
modifications and must respect the laws of the country in which the event is run with
regard to noise levels.
If a silencer is added, it must be of original type l and must contain the
noise absorbing material.
The exit should be either backwards or laterally, in accordance with Article 282-3.6.
Additional parts for the mounting of the exhaust are authorized.
6.1.8 Controller cruise:
This controller may be disconnected
6.1.9 soundproofing panels:
These panels may be removed.
6.1.10. Air Conditioning:
It will be possible to remove the air conditioning system on a homologated car with air
6.2.1 Clutch: the disk is free, including the weight, with the exception of the number and
188.8.131.52. Coil Springs:
The length is free, as is numberof coils, the wire diameter, the external diameter , type of spring ( progressive or not), the external diameter and the form of spring seats
.184.108.40.206: Leaf springs,
the length, width, thickness, and the vertical curvature are fre. The fitting of shackle protection pads is strongly recommanded.the number of leaves is free
220.127.116.11. Torsion bars:
The diameter is free.
18.104.22.168. Shock absorbers:
Free, provided that their type(telescopic, arm, etc)and their working principle (hydraulic, frictio,mixed etc) remain unchanged
The gas shocks absorbers are considered in relation to their principle of operation as
Verification of the principle of operation of dampers will be as follows:
Once the springs and / or torsion bars are removed, the car must sink down to the bump stops
limit in less than 5 minutes.
If in order to change the damping element ofa MacPherson suspension or asuspension
operating in an identical manner, it is necessary to replace the telescopic element, the
replacement parts must be mechanically equivalent to the original parts and have the same
The strengthening of the suspension and its anchor points is authorized by adding
The suspension reinforcements must not be allowed to join two separate parts
The shapes of the spring seats in Mac Pherson suspensions are free.
The number of shock absorbers is limited to 2 per wheel.
No matter other than exclusively for fastening a damper
additional may be added and / or removed from the suspension.
Where a car has only one wheel damper, the anchoring thereof is
free provided that no other element than for exclusively setting can
be added and / or removed from the suspension.
Reserves fluid dampers can be fitted in the wheel arches and the
Suspension travel straps are allowed at the front and at the rear.
22.214.171.124. Rigid axle:
If a rigid axle is used , the original parts can be strengthened insuch that the
original parts can always be recognized.
It is possible to change the material of the suspension wishbones to a car T2 for steel,since the weight of the wishbones
is greater than the weight of the original wiwhbones, all other things being equal.
6.4 WHEELS AND TYRES
The wheels are free respecting of the homologated diameter and width, which considered as maximum
in the latter case with a tolerance of + / - 1 inch.
They must be covered by the wings, and the maximum track indicated on the homolgation form
should be retained.
The tires are free within the limits of Article 282-6.4 and 6.6, provided that they can be mounted
on those wheels.
The spare wheel can be moved to the interior of the passenger compartment, provided to be firmly
fixed and not to be installed in the space reserved for the occupants.
Change bindings wheels bolts and nuts bolts fixings may be
subject to compliance with the number of attachment points and the diameter of the threaded parts as
figurative drawing 254-1.
6.5 BRAKING SYSTEM
Brake linings are free, and their mountings (riveted, glued, etc ...), the
provided that the contact surface of the brakes is not increased. Protection plates
my be dismanteld or bent . In the case of vehicles equipped with servo assited brakes or an anti locking devicemay be disconnect
Brake lines may be changed for aviation type lines .
Hubcaps must be removed.
Can mount protects headlights with no other purpose than to cover the glass, and without influence
on the aerodynamics of the car.
The fitting of underbody protections is recommended but is authorised provided that these really are
protections which respect the ground clearance, which are removable and wich are designed and speciffically in order to protect the following parts
The rear and side windows (behind the driver) will be non-transparent material (see
also section 283.11). This should not lead to changes in the shape of the bodywork.
Their attachment is free.
The front side windows may beings polycarbonate 5 mm minimum thickness or
with a transparent film
Mechanisms can be removed.
More panes of the same opening may be replaced by a single panel, and
for the windows of side doors.
The glass roof panel can be replaced by a metallic sheet with a minimum thickness of
1.5 mm, possibly with additional hardware.
We can provide a lock cap fuel tank.
If the original spare wheel support constitute a hazard to the outside of the bodywork and that
this wheel is moved in the cockpit (see Article 6.4), it may be removed.
The assembly of mirrors is permitted, and the change of the wiper blades
ice front or rear.
Only electric winches mounted without changing the structure of the car other than
which allows the winch mounting bolts are permitted.
6.6.2 passenger space
Are authorized without limitation, all the accessories that are without any effect on the behavior
of the car, such as those concerning aesthetics or interior comfort (lighting, heating, etc ...)
the express condition that they do not affect, albeit secondary, the mechanical efficiency of
engine management, robustness, transmission, braking or handling. I 126.96.36.199 It is permitted to remove the soundproofing panels of doors provided that their appearance does not change. it is permissible to remove the door trim as well as their protection bars installing a side slam side protection made of composite material. mimum configuration of this panel must conform to drawing 255-14
? In case of side protection bars in the doors are not
removed, the door panels may be made of metal foil of a thickness
at least 0.5 mm, made of carbon fiber with a minimum thickness of 1 mm or another
solid and non-combustible material with a minimum thickness of 2 mm.
? Other soundproofing materials and trim:
It is permitted to remove the soundproofing materials and trim, except those
referred to in Article 188.8.131.52.
The rules above also apply to the trim situated beneath the glass
rear side of the car with two doors and four doors.
The minimum height of the side protection panel door must extend from the bottom of the
door to the maximum height of the crossbar of the door.
The mats are free and can be removed.
All orders must be those specified by the manufacturer, including their role, but
is allowed to develop to make them more usable and more accessible: for example,
adding an extension of the control of the parking brake, an additional flange on the
brake pedal, etc..
In particular, the following are permitted:
• measuring instruments, counters, etc.. Additional can be installed freely
provided that their assembly has no dangerous.
• The alarm can be changed. We can add to the disposal of the passenger or driver. The
multi-tone horns are prohibited.
• The mechanism lever handbrake can be adapted to obtain instant unlocking
• The rear seats can be removed. Optionally, a bulkhead separates the cabin
the engine compartment and / or the reservoir.
• It is possible to add additional compartments in the glove compartment and pockets
with additional doors.
• The steering wheel is free.
• It is possible to replace the electric windows in windows textbooks.
• Strengthening of the suspended part is allowed provided it is material espousing
the original form and in contact therewith.
• Bars Strut and anti-separation can be mounted at the front provided
they are removable and bolted to the attachment points of suspension in the shell or on
the supports of the suspension springs. It is also authorized to drill the upper bowl for
set these bars.
These bars may also be mounted at the rear on each side, two fixed points maximum.
The distance between these two points should be less than 10 cm. The distance between these points
and the attachment of the suspension is at most 10 cm.
6.6.5 When the spare wheel is placed in a home housing closed and when the wheel is
replaced by a wider wheel situated in this space (see Section 6.4), it is possible
to adapt the slot cover to the diameter of the new wheel (drawing 254-2).
6.7 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
• Battery: brand, capacity and battery cables are free, but the nominal tension must be
Each battery must be securely fixed and covered to avoid any short circuit or leakage
The number of batteries specified by the manufacturer must be maintained.
In the case where the battery is displaced from its original position, the attachment to the hull must
be made of a metal seat and two metal clamps with insulating coating secured to the
floor by bolts and nuts.
Attaching these clamps will use bolts of 10 mm minimum diameter, and under each
bolt, a counterplate below the body sheet metal of at least 3 mm thickness and
of at least 20 cm2.
The battery should be covered with a waterproof plastic box with its own setting.
Its location is free, but it will not be possible to place in the cockpit behind the
In this case, the protection box must include an air intake with its exit outside
interior (see drawings 255-10 and 255-11).
In case the battery in the cockpit is a dry battery, it must be protected
electrically by a lid covering it completely.
• Generator: The generator replacement by a more powerful one.
A dynamo may not be replaced by a generator and vice versa.
. 6.8 FUEL
• If an FT3 tank is used, the fuel lines must be changed for
aviation type lines, the paths of these lines being free. In case of use of
tank series, change is optional.
It is permitted to replace the original tank only an FT3 and
accessories (in accordance with the various articles of the Regulation) supplying the original tank
via a connection on the filling tube of origin.
• In this case, setting the air tank will pass through the origin FT3, all
fuel lines should be kept home, new pipes and
accessories fitted to the FT3 will be in accordance with Articles 283-3.2. and
The jack is free and the jacking points can be exchanged for others which have no other function