Originally posted by jason102276
just like my opinion that the other brands beside protoform suck
I found that pretty funny. It seemed to come from nowhere.
Andy's bodies, at first when I saw it on my friends car, seemed extremely thick and should therefore be robust. unfortunately, like HPI's bodies, it cracked quite quickly. It could have been my friends driving (quite likely) but the amount of cracks kind of put me off of buying an Andy's body.
The stratus is popular for onroad nitro because it generates quite a bit of downforce, especially for the rear end of the car. This is advatageous at most races because nitro cars go faster, and weigh more, so we want as much traction as possible. Electrics don't necessarily need as much in situations such as in carpet racing.
Most of us nitro guys race in parking lots or gigantic permanent tracks where more rear down force is a good thing, and so the old stratus is the most popular body type around.