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Old 08-20-2017, 05:50 AM   #10711
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I got to see a set of the new Protoform VTA tires. There are several things I noticed.

Tread appeared shorter
Gap between treads appeared a bit larger
Sidewalls appeared a bit smaller

Can anyone else comment on the differences they have noticed. I still have a set of unopened HPI VTA tires, but I didn't have them with me at the track to do a direct comparison.
Bigger sipe= wet weather tire
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:52 AM   #10712
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Bigger sipe= wet weather tire
That's the first thing I thought.

"How good would these be on a wet track"

Next time it rains, I'm going to toss mine onto the twin hammers and find out
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:46 AM   #10713
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Ordered my Protoform treads on Tuesday and got them Friday. They have in stock and mine went out same day. Tower says the HPI tires are due in next week but they have been pushing back ETA's regularly.
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Old 08-21-2017, 01:03 PM   #10714
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:16 PM   #10715
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That's the first thing I thought.

"How good would these be on a wet track"

Next time it rains, I'm going to toss mine onto the twin hammers and find out
The rubber compound is much to hard to use for wet conditions.
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Old 08-23-2017, 02:25 PM   #10716
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Bigger sipe= wet weather tire
Smaller usable contact patch, clearly the better way to go with a new racing tire.
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Old 08-23-2017, 04:50 PM   #10717
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** New Release **

1968 Ford Mustang for US Vintage Trans Am Racing

From the signature fastback roofline, to the aggressive stance, to the hood and pillar vents, every detail of the iconic pony car has been captured for an exceptionally scale look. Once again we’ve used the latest molding technology to form this officially-licensed body from single piece of polycarbonate while still maintaining realistic front and rear undercuts. No more add-on front or rear clips to assemble.

For more info or to order now 👇
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Old 08-23-2017, 05:29 PM   #10718
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That's awesome!!!

Great job for PF stepping up to fill the void HPI left.
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Old 08-23-2017, 05:29 PM   #10719
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** New Release **

1968 Ford Mustang for US Vintage Trans Am Racing

From the signature fastback roofline, to the aggressive stance, to the hood and pillar vents, every detail of the iconic pony car has been captured for an exceptionally scale look. Once again we’ve used the latest molding technology to form this officially-licensed body from single piece of polycarbonate while still maintaining realistic front and rear undercuts. No more add-on front or rear clips to assemble.

For more info or to order now ��
http://racepf.com/vintage-tra…/1968-...ng-clear-body/
That is awesome, now I hope PF comes out with a 67 or 68 camaro.
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Old 08-23-2017, 10:08 PM   #10720
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Would love to see some of the under 2 liter Trans Am class bodies. Datsun 510 an Alfa or a Porsche type body.
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Old 08-24-2017, 05:10 PM   #10721
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As I've said before, I'm always glad that we have more VTA body choices. But having owned a '67 Mustang Fastback, I can't help notice all the discrepancies with the Protoform '68 Mustang. Having said that I'm sure it will make a good RACE body with lots of rear downforce

I'm a little curious why Protoform didn't choose to make a '67-68 Mustang Notchback, as no one has made that body yet for VTA.

In the end I'm willing to cut them some slack if they at least included turn-signal decals for the indented hood scoops/vents.
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Old 08-24-2017, 05:25 PM   #10722
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Would love to see some of the under 2 liter Trans Am class bodies. Datsun 510 an Alfa or a Porsche type body.
This is a great idea. I love the 510. I just wonder if a.) it would be approved by USVTA (rules state American Pony cars only), and b.) how the smaller scale would translate on to our width/wheelbase chassis.

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As I've said before, I'm always glad that we have more VTA body choices. But having owned a '67 Mustang Fastback, I can't help notice all the discrepancies with the Protoform '68 Mustang. Having said that I'm sure it will make a good RACE body with lots of rear downforce

I'm a little curious why Protoform didn't choose to make a '67-68 Mustang Notchback, as no one has made that body yet for VTA.

In the end I'm willing to cut them some slack if they at least included turn-signal decals for the indented hood scoops/vents.

Hey Indy,
We are always striving for accuracy on these bodies. What discrepancies do you see? We took some liberties in adding the chin & ducktail spoilers just for the sake of on-track performance, but otherwise I'm curious as to what other things caught your eye.

Like you said, the turn signals are included on the decal sheet, we just chose not to add them to keep it nice and clean for photos.

Re: notchback vs. fastback... this was a licensing thing. I too would have preferred to do the notchback version but when our list was drawn up a long time ago for some reason only fastback version was requested. On our next revision of the list i hope to add the 66-68 Notchback as well.
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Old 08-24-2017, 05:37 PM   #10723
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Most of what I see is minor and is most likely a result of scaling the body to fit a 1/10 scale vehicle. I will let others compare the real thing to the model if they want.

Thanks for including the hood turn signals. It is one of those quirks of cars of that era that make you wonder what the designers were thinking. After all, only the people in the car could see those turn signals. Here is a video of them working I found on youtube...

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I did a little bit of internet research and found out that in 1967-1968 that this was called a deluxe hood and was part of an option package. The '67 Fastback that I owned had a basic hood without any vents or scoops.
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Most of what I see is minor and is most likely a result of scaling the body to fit a 1/10 scale body. I will let others compare the real thing to the model if they want.

Thanks for including the hood turn signals. It is one of those quirks of cars of that era that make you wonder what the designers were thinking. After all, only the people in the car could see those turn signals. Here is a video of them working I found on youtube...

https://youtu.be/O8mtFMZaX8k
Oh the hood turn signals! Now that I actually read your comment correctly and googled what you meant, I hate to say that those were overlooked! I didnt even know those were a thing! The turn signals I was referring to, included on our sheet, are the small side markers that are just below the ends of the bumpers (front and rear)

Sorry about that!
(for real though... turn signals facing backwards on the hood? )
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(for real though... turn signals facing backwards on the hood? )
It was a design thing back in the 60's and 70's. But you have to be a car guy to know that. Most cars had them on the fenders.
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