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Old 01-25-2019, 06:11 PM
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I've been away from the hobby for about 5 years and upon coming back I've noticed it's nearly impossible for find any TC bodies which aren't lightweight OR pro-lite.

My past experiences of LW bodies are a couple of good whacks and it's fit for the garbage. Is this still the case? What happened to the bodies for the regular D-Main-Wayne?

Conspiracy to make you buy more bodies and paint?
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Old 01-25-2019, 06:15 PM
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The continuing obsession with everything going faster. I’m not at the level where the weight of the body has any bearing on how I drive.
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Regular weight bodies can be faster in low-med grip tracks
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Define regular weight.
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Depending on brand ... The LW and ULW can last even longer due to being more flexable .
To help when your new you might want to run a nive bead of shoo goo or E6000 around the bottom front edge and around the wing mount area .
We do this to our practice bodies when we have new layouts sometimes our cars do odd things due to inconsistent traction .
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Originally Posted by jlfx car audio View Post
Depending on brand ... The LW and ULW can last even longer due to being more flexable .
To help when your new you might want to run a nive bead of shoo goo or E6000 around the bottom front edge and around the wing mount area .
We do this to our practice bodies when we have new layouts sometimes our cars do odd things due to inconsistent traction .
I use very thin clear doubleside tape between the wing and body wing mount and the same for side damms. It works great.
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I just gorilla tape behind the bumper, lip, fender, area where the body mount touches and the rear trunk area. Adds about 5-10 grams to the body but it holds up.
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When I ran Blitz bodies, even the lightweight or super lightweight bodies were 3x more durable than any offering from Protoform. Not all lexan is created equal...
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Originally Posted by Dan View Post
When I ran Blitz bodies, even the lightweight or super lightweight bodies were 3x more durable than any offering from Protoform. Not all lexan is created equal...
I believe Protoform uses generic polycarbonate whilst other brands use Lexan (brand name, higher quality polycarbonate).

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Regular weight bodies are still good for mod asphalt racing and speed runs, but for indoor lightweight and ULT is the way to go without crashing of course: multiple choice is necessary to please most of the racers out there.....
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dont crash
not that simple. No one ever gave the wheel in the corner? Guys get nervous in a pack and you get collected in a mayhem. Bodies crinkle and rip regardless how it happens.
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Protoform = not durable
Bittydesign LW and ULT = durable
Montech LW = durable
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This turned into bashing PF quick.. I like PF personally, I just think they look better than everything else
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Originally Posted by Racermac73 View Post
This turned into bashing PF quick.. I like PF personally, I just think they look better than everything else
Not to mention they were good enough to make our rc bodies when the other companies listed didn't exist.
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