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Old 04-07-2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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I was hoping some of you could list the bodyshells you've tried and what you found they gave you with regards to the handling and did any of you end up with the same findings I found.
I know this has been asked before but I've had trouble finding a relevant thread.

Protoform Dodge Stratus Very safe- too safe for liking, possibly good for beginners as they were what I started with.
Protoform Mazda 6 Still a bit safe but a step up from the Dodge's, very consistant
Protoform Mazda Speed 6 Gives more steering and still fairly stable.
Protoform LTC-R Even more steering and can be a bit edgy but that seems to depend on the track.
Eastcoast M Speed 6 Similar to the LTC-R, I've found it quite good on carpet
Protoform R9-R Closer to a Mazda Speed 6.
Protoform Alfa 159 I bought this to use on my wet car to give more steering but it seemed to be more like the Mazda 6
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:47 AM   #2
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The P37 seems to be a mix of LTC-R and Speed6. More stable than the LTC-R and more steering than the Speed6. But still a bit more unstable than Speed6 and a bit less steering than LTC-R.
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i would like to know how the team titan blitz volt compares to the protoform mazda speed 6?
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:16 PM   #4
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What about the RideRC Subaru ???

How does this body proform ???
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:28 PM   #5
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i find that mazda speed 6 is the best for me,in combination of looks, stablilty and steering. where i am from, the mazda 6 isnt available anymore.
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My experience with these bodies

Dodge Stratus - higher the grip the better this body works. Very neutral and stable.
Mazda 6 - prob best rear grip of all bodies. Good steering. Very stable
Mazda Speed 6 - prob best all round body because of better steering than its cousin the 6 and retains most of the rear grip. Since most people use this body more setups are available for this car.
LTC-R - almost too much steering. Can be a little loose in the rear if not exactly set up right.
EC Sp 6 - never tried
R9-R - never tried due to the fact that ive only seen one person get a car dialed with that body. Heard that it has extreme steering yet no rear grip.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:09 AM   #7
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I drive a Protoform Mazda 6 and a Audi S5 at the moment, and probably will stay with them since 99% of the drivers around here use those bodies. I find the Mazda 6 to be a pretty much allround body, while the Audi S5 has more front end grip
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I drive a Protoform Mazda 6 and a Audi S5 at the moment, and probably will stay with them since 99% of the drivers around here use those bodies. I find the Mazda 6 to be a pretty much allround body, while the Audi S5 has more front end grip
Normal Mazda 6 or Speed 6?
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Old 04-08-2012, 03:42 PM   #9
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Normal Mazda 6. I did however use a old Protoform Alfa 156 during most of the last season in our 13T blinky, finishing 2nd overall in the championship. I found the body to be superior on fast tracks because in my opinion it created less drag then others. On technical tracks I used a HB Subaru Impreza Type B. I didn't try these bodies on my new car in boosted 10,5T since the Alfa is now a shelf queen and the color started to peel of the Subaru almost from the beginning- now it is in a horrible state
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:41 PM   #10
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I use the HB Subaru type B which I feel is like the Mazda speed 6 and the HB Subaru type A which I feel is like ltc. I like using Subaru bodies since I work at the factory.
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Has enyone tried the East Coast Speed6 body? Any feedback on it?
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Has enyone tried the East Coast Speed6 body? Any feedback on it?
Having recently gone back to a PF Speed 6 as I did too much damage to the East Coast M Speed 6, I can say that the PF version is a lot safer/easier to drive on tight carpet layouts.

I might patch up the East Coast and try it outside again.

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The problem I have noticed is that other bodies can do different things depending on your setup, and even more so by how they are mounted.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:53 AM   #14
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How about Titan WRX?

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Old 08-24-2012, 08:25 AM   #15
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I've used the PF speed 6 and R9R. The speed 6 was very neutral with my setup. The R9R offered a lot more steering with less traction on the same setup.

Btw good thread Skiddins
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