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Old 01-07-2015, 03:35 PM   #76
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Guys,
Looking at USGT and looking for a great handling body. Here are the HPI bodies I am looking at, any input would help both positive and negative

Nissan 350z
Subaru Impreza
Nissan Skyline
Nissan Silvia
BMW M3
Mazda RX7
Nissan 350z Nismo

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Guys,
Looking at USGT and looking for a great handling body. Here are the HPI bodies I am looking at, any input would help both positive and negative

Nissan 350z
Subaru Impreza
Nissan Skyline
Nissan Silvia
BMW M3
Mazda RX7
Nissan 350z Nismo

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I would rate them this way....

Good
Nissan 350z, Nissan 350z Nismo and Mazda RX7---all work well 99% of the time

Ok
Nissan Skyline, Nissan Silvia and BMW M3---all are sort of odd feeling you can get them to work but the above "good" bodies are easier to work with IMO.

Bad
Subaru Impreza---Too Tall feels really "tippy"
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Old 01-15-2015, 02:15 PM   #79
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Best handling so far..........

Who makes this body rcwck?
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I would rate them this way....

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Nissan 350z, Nissan 350z Nismo and Mazda RX7---all work well 99% of the time

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Nissan Skyline, Nissan Silvia and BMW M3---all are sort of odd feeling you can get them to work but the above "good" bodies are easier to work with IMO.

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Subaru Impreza---Too Tall feels really "tippy"
Thanks...big help. Ordered the Mazda, proven winner on my buddies car.
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I've been a bit interested in that 599 body. How does it handle?
My buddy uses the 599 body. Seems to handle pretty well with an HPI wing mounted on it. Without the wing, not so good.

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I really liked my Audi but once the rear wing broke it was unusable. What rear wing setup is that on yours?
An illegal one Looks to be a large lexan TC wing with the wingmounts from an HPI wing kit. I'm just giving 5tylez a hard time, but technically if using a lexan wing, it's supposed to be much smaller than that. Locally for club racing, I doubt anyone really cares.
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Who makes this body rcwck?
That's a Tamiya body. They're expensive, but well worth considering how much sturdier they are than HPI. They have more steering too, thanks to them all having that big front lip.
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That's a Tamiya body. They're expensive, but well worth considering how much sturdier they are than HPI. They have more steering too, thanks to them all having that big front lip.
I thought it was a Tamiya body, but couldn't find it on their site. Thanks

EDIT: Upon looking again this morning I found it.
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That's a Tamiya body. They're expensive, but well worth considering how much sturdier they are than HPI. They have more steering too, thanks to them all having that big front lip.
Yeah that huge splitter helps with front bite. Tamiya GT bodies are pretty much to scale(wings,winglets,mirrors etc) most are licensed with realistic graphics and excellent quality.
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I thought it was a Tamiya body, but couldn't find it on their site. Thanks
Check TQ Racing..............

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ....asp?p_id=5153
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Thanks for that, think I will give this shell a try.
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Really like this paint job. Nicely done.
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For the most part the Tamiya shells are molded thinner and more accurately compared to the HPI, and I will go with saying that many of them are better looking than the HPI equivalent in instances where there is one, but have no experience that says Tamiya shells are more durable than HPI shells.
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Tamiya bodies are 1mm thick compared to HPI which are molded from .76mm lexan. Hold one of each at the same time, it will be painfully obvious which is thicker.
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