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Old 08-28-2011, 05:37 AM   #7126
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Ralph has arranged to have the FBF racing surface thoroughly washed this weekend in preparation for next weekend's big IGT shootout...
i can be washed by irene
this would be attendin this race if time permitted
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How does this body work, Bill?
The body looks cool and is ok performance-wise. The McLaren body is a better performer when you compare the two.
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Thanks J,

I haven't used the body personally.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:29 PM   #7129
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Thanks guys! I've had an unpainted one sitting on a shelf in the garage for years now. I've been thinking lately about throwing some paint on it and trying it. Didn't realize it was about to become a collectors item...
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Thanks guys! I've had an unpainted one sitting on a shelf in the garage for years now. I've been thinking lately about throwing some paint on it and trying it. Didn't realize it was about to become a collectors item...
Not a problem Gary NJ. I have a little race history against the Porsche body with the first rendition of the OFNA McLaren body. The McLaren race circles around the Porsche back then (when I use to race in Mississippi when they hosted the Bass Pro Series). I noticed the newer McLaren has flared skirts in the rear that the old-school ones I have lack. Maybe they did that to make the rear more stable for big track racing. Time will tell.
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Took the real GT car out for some laps yesterday at Harris Hill. Despite the 110 degree weather, I got about 10 laps in. Also met Brianne Corn. If you don't follow Pikes Peak, she is only the second women to win 4wd Time Attack in the 95 year history of PP, and she did it this past June.
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does anyone know the bearing size for the front and rear knuckles/hubs thx
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8x16x5mm for Kyosho, not sure for Ofna
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8x16x5mm for Kyosho, not sure for Ofna
Missed you in Toledo Mike. Would have been fun to have you there racing with us.
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8x16 for the Ofna also.
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How does this body work, Bill?
I can try to help with that.

I have one of the Porsche bodies and I really liked it. I now run the Protoform PF8 mostly because its cheap.

I can compare the Porsche to the PF8 and the Ferrari F430 as those are the only ones I've ever run on my car. In my experience the PF8 has the most downforce and stability, then the Porsche, then the Ferrari is the loosest. To me downforce and stability are slower. So to answer your question the best I can is that the Porsche body is faster/looser for me than the PF8 but more stable and controlable than the Ferrari. Somewhere in the middle.

I would actually like to get another one but mines already silver so I would want a clear one to paint Red or Yellow or something.

If you want to sell or trade yours for something Gary NJ I would be interested.
I have a NIP PF8 or various other GT stuff.
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This guy has won concourse enough, no new bodies for you , Russ.
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Work got in the way for the glc. I will be there next weekend for the Midwest series though. Congrats on the win.
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Work got in the way for the glc. I will be there next weekend for the Midwest series though. Congrats on the win.
Thanks. I might try to make it up there for the series race too.
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I can try to help with that.

I have one of the Porsche bodies and I really liked it. I now run the Protoform PF8 mostly because its cheap.

I can compare the Porsche to the PF8 and the Ferrari F430 as those are the only ones I've ever run on my car. In my experience the PF8 has the most downforce and stability, then the Porsche, then the Ferrari is the loosest. To me downforce and stability are slower. So to answer your question the best I can is that the Porsche body is faster/looser for me than the PF8 but more stable and controlable than the Ferrari. Somewhere in the middle.

I would actually like to get another one but mines already silver so I would want a clear one to paint Red or Yellow or something.

If you want to sell or trade yours for something Gary NJ I would be interested.
I have a NIP PF8 or various other GT stuff.
Thanks Russ - that post is very helpful! I'm going to hang on to the Porsche I think - but thanks for the offer.
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