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TQ A.F. TSR A800
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:48 AM   #616
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Any suggestions on a good handling body? I'm thinking about going with the Hpi Impreza body.
The HPI Impreza is kinda tall and heavy. It's worked fine for me on asphalt this summer, but my car was a traction roll machine with it on carpet last winter. That's with HPI d-compound x-patterns.

The HPI 190mm Nissan Skyline R34 GTR worked well for me on carpet. It's molded with much thinner material than the Impreza, and it's got a much lower profile.

My next body I'm going to try is the 200mm MR-S GT (probably the same one posted above). I want to see if widening the track a bit will help with traction roll issues.

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Well I've been looking at bodies. I really want a HPI Lotus Elise body but its out of stock everywhere. It might be dicontinued....

Any suggestions on a good handling body? I'm thinking about going with the Hpi Impreza body.

Any thoughts or are they all about the same? and I should just pick one
Protoform sedan (not WGT) Corvette -discontinued but if you can find one it is a very good neutral all around body. My favorite to start with.
I have not run one, but the Tamiya Corvette is supposed to be very good as well.

Tamiya NSXs of various types are popular and work well. They have been popular within the TCS format as well...good bodies

HPI Lotus bodies - small greenhouse, good downforce, pretty short

HPI McLaren F1 supercar - short body, lots of steering on a carpet track or when bite is up..low profile.

HPI NSX 2012 USVTA Scale Nats champion in USGT...what else do you need to know?

HPI 350Z very popular, i have not run it, but I have had really good reports from other racers.

HPI Honda S2000 - Have not run it, but there seem to be a ton of them running around my area. A pretty short body, so maybe it steers more??

HPI Saleen S7: Mello yello, easy to drive especially on big outdoor tracks.

Tamiya BMW M3 GT - great body, works well.

Basic way to look at bodies you like and consider running:

Length: Sort or long? Longer bodies tend to be more stable. Shorter bodies turn harder, but can be a handful if you don't have enough grip.

Greenhouse or cab: The smaller the better, improves airflow/downforce.

Splitter: Bodies with a pronounced splitter will make the car steer more. GT/Sedans without a splitter and a somewhat blunt nose (some BMWs or Altezzas for instance) will be push machines.
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Love the principle of USGT-
We go by RCGT rules still locally (17.5 motor, any tire on spoked wheels). The look and variety of cars on track looks great here and we get as many RCGT entries as stock sedan.

My HPI pro4 with Mazda Furai-
That body should be dialed..how do you like it?
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Thanks for ALL the info and suggestions guys. Robk there's a ton of info there Thanks for posting Sir.

MIkeR that body is bada$$ to say the least.

I think I'm gonna roll with the Impreza body. This body will stick out the
most at our track.
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going back to my F1...looking to run a TQ qual at the 2012 USVTA Nats next month in Nashville....

lights incl...I will post them later
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That's a great post from Robk. HPI has a few more BMW shells now and I think Tamiya has a couple more. Mostly they are M coupe models or maybe one is a standard 3 series. I suppose the handling will be similar.
I wonder if the Pagani handles anything like the Mclaren or the Saleen. It seems to be a bit more pointy in the nose, but still it has a small greenhouse and most of the body is low like that.
I'm afraid the HPI Lotus shells might be discontinued. I have not asked AndyH about it yet. It looks like it has gone the way of the Beetle cup racer. Which I loved in spite of it being all greenhouse and just a little bit downforce.
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Love the principle of USGT-
We go by RCGT rules still locally (17.5 motor, any tire on spoked wheels). The look and variety of cars on track looks great here and we get as many RCGT entries as stock sedan.

My HPI pro4 with Mazda Furai-
sweet looking body ...but HPI pro4 even sweeter! love mine Exo chassis also!
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That's a great post from Robk. HPI has a few more BMW shells now and I think Tamiya has a couple more. Mostly they are M coupe models or maybe one is a standard 3 series. I suppose the handling will be similar.
BMW M3 GT2 2009 is the Tamiya body. The HPI my buddy had and didn't like very much compared to the Tamiya.
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I think they(HPI) may have quit making some of those as well. The thing I didnt like about the older HPI BMW shells was the rear wing post molded into the shell. I hate that. Other than that I loved their M3.
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That body should be dialed..how do you like it?
Sublime. Drives really flat but plenty of entry and exit grip with low drag straight speed to boot. Only issue is the body is really compact and I needed to mod the front shock towers to clear the nose and cut slots in the rear body (see pic) for the rear tower so that the body sits low.

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Love the principle of USGT-
We go by RCGT rules still locally (17.5 motor, any tire on spoked wheels). The look and variety of cars on track looks great here and we get as many RCGT entries as stock sedan.

My HPI pro4 with Mazda Furai-
Who makes this body. It looks awesome. How does it handle?
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A question I have is why running 4wd. Real GT race cars are 2wd except for DTM and such. Wouldn't making the class 2wd make it more realistic? Looking at starting some type of GT class at my local track.
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Who makes this body. It looks awesome. How does it handle?
East coast bodies I do believe. Be careful though. The front end is very low. Shock tower on my X-ray was too tall.
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A question I have is why running 4wd. Real GT race cars are 2wd except for DTM and such. Wouldn't making the class 2wd make it more realistic? Looking at starting some type of GT class at my local track.
Have you tried the class under the current set up? The fwd and 4wd chassis make usgt a lot of fun. for rwd try f1. A rwd rubber tire car can be a handful and difficult to drive. Plus Usgt fills the gap between vta and tc on the 4wd platform so people can easily change from one to the other if they wish.
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