My favorite bodies by far are the HPI bodies. They are surpassed only by Tamiya in the details and decal department. And the difference in price(Tamiya $10-$15 higher) makes the HPI bodies the best detail for price value. They are also very tough. The only gripe I have is that they save their best bodies for 200mm. But now that I'm into nitro sedan, even that isn't a big deal.
I've only had one Tamiya sedan body(Nissan Skyline GT-R) and that came with my TA02 kit back in the day. Since it came with my car, I have no complaints about it. But, I wouldn't buy a Tamiya body, not for racing anyway. The price is just too high. Somebody forgot to tell Tamiya that it is after all just melted plastic!
Protoform/Pro-Line are pretty much born and bred to race. These aren't the bodies you display next a real life car of the same type. In some cases, aside from the decals, the body looks nothing like the real car it was molded after. But, who cares if you plan to lay down some sweet multi-colored paint job on it and race it!
Trinity Reference bodies fit the sedans better than any body I have seen. It seems like the bodies were made specifically for your car! Only problem is, that great fit and feel of the body may only last one race! THESE BODIES ARE THIN!!! And I mean REALLY thin. after you have finished trimming it, the body feels like jello in your hands......SERIOUSLY! And being so thin and light carries with it a price.....CRACKS! Lots of them...which are aquired very easily. I like the bodies, and if I never hit anything I would run them....but....I do hit stuff.
Thats about it on the bodies I've used...
TLR 22...Tamiya F104...
Last edited by Darkseid; 01-26-2003 at 07:06 AM.