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Old 04-14-2004, 08:15 AM   #9931
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Carpet was what I'll probably end up doing. For now, I'm limited to outdoor, if you call that limited. Pro3racer you were talking about grinding down another set of low roll centers? I wasn't aware you could do ultra low roll without messing up the suspension geometry.
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For carpent racing on a medium size track.. what body do you guys mainly run?

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Not sure if you are talking stock or mod; but, I continue to stay with the Protoform Alfa 2.0 on my XXX-S in stock class on all carpet. The Protoform Stratus is equally popular. After these two bodies, the popularity seems to drop off significantly.

Didn't like how the Protoform Mazda 6 fit my chassis. Just got a Losi Skoda body to experiment with that.

At Gilroy, we have carpet racing throughout the year. Stockton is done for the winter.
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Old 04-14-2004, 08:49 AM   #9933
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Carpet was what I'll probably end up doing. For now, I'm limited to outdoor, if you call that limited. Pro3racer you were talking about grinding down another set of low roll centers? I wasn't aware you could do ultra low roll without messing up the suspension geometry.
If you use the MF ultra low roll center blocks without shims, you will need to Dremel away at the chassis for arm clearance.

I am using the Losi low (mid) on one car and the MF ultras on another. Don't detect much difference; however, both cars carry more speed through the turns than with the high roll center blocks. Haven't found any need to go back to the high roll center setup.
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Old 04-14-2004, 08:53 AM   #9934
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question?

bro what's your final drive ratio with a 23t and 19t motor?
just asking to be sure on what gear ration to use.

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Old 04-14-2004, 08:58 AM   #9935
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Mainly stock right now... Thanks for the info...

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Not sure if you are talking stock or mod; but, I continue to stay with the Protoform Alfa 2.0 on my XXX-S in stock class on all carpet. The Protoform Stratus is equally popular. After these two bodies, the popularity seems to drop off significantly.

Didn't like how the Protoform Mazda 6 fit my chassis. Just got a Losi Skoda body to experiment with that.

At Gilroy, we have carpet racing throughout the year. Stockton is done for the winter.
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Old 04-14-2004, 11:08 AM   #9936
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I ran the PF Stratus 2.0 and the Losi Alfa on carpet and gotta say I like the Stratus 2.0 better.
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Old 04-14-2004, 11:23 AM   #9937
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Cool.. I will have to try them both...

Do you have an opinion on the Losi Skoda body?
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Old 04-14-2004, 11:26 AM   #9938
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I was given a Crowd Pleazer body... is that ok for a beater body or is it decent?
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I havent bought the Skoda, it's a really neutral handling body from what I've been told.
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Old 04-14-2004, 01:13 PM   #9940
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I have raced 50 percent of with a Frewer Racing Stratus(not newer one). I both of them right on in front of me. Only major difference is Frewer has fared wheel wells. Skoda has spill plates on wing. Minor difference Skoda has raised lines on hoods. They are so close a kind.
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Kewl.. I am just starting to race stock tc on carpet and I will be looking into several bodies to see how they work on different layouts and such.

Thanks for all the opinions..
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I find if you buy a losi body it fits so much better than anybody elses (it's made for that car).
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Didn't like how the Protoform Mazda 6 fit my chassis.
What was wrong with how it fit? I'm thinking about getting one, but I'll hold off if there are problems with it.
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i love my stratus 2.0, it forms to the bumper with only minimal cutting, which is needed on every body. I liked it very much on tighter tracks, but that is my setups and driving style.
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What was wrong with how it fit? I'm thinking about getting one, but I'll hold off if there are problems with it.
In the front, the XXX-S body support posts end up being too close to the point where the PF Mazda 6 body drops downward. When the front wheel cutouts in the body were lined up, the rear wheel cutouts didn't come close to being in the right place.

These observations were taken while using a Trinity red bumper and the lower arms spaced in the middle position on the front and rear.

Otherwise, it is a nice looking body. May work fine for other cars.
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