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Old 03-28-2006, 01:34 AM   #31
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Had to do it, just picked this up.... 12th scale it is! (not bad for 71 bux ) Cant wait to throw it on the track.
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...So what bodies do alot of you guys prefer? I'm looking for one that will make the car easy to drive since I'm gonna be new to driving them. Looking for something that will keep the rear planted and make the steering predictable. Thanx for the input. The car is coming with the 2 bodies shown, not sure what the difference in the two shells is handling-wise. Just glad to have something new to stare at besides a mazda6
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Old 03-28-2006, 01:41 AM   #33
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I prefer the speed 8, it seems more durable than the Speed 12 and I like the way it fits better (speed 12 is just too slammed for my liking). The Speed 8, Speed 12/12B are all good choices.
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I prefer the speed 8, it seems more durable than the Speed 12 and I like the way it fits better (speed 12 is just too slammed for my liking). The Speed 8, Speed 12/12B are all good choices.
Cool, thanx for the advice. ? is who produces the speed 8/12/12b. I'm researching my choices.
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Old 03-28-2006, 12:22 PM   #35
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speed 8 is by parma and is IMO the best body for stock.
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Parma Speed 8 equals enough downforce with plenty of steering. Good for stock. I stand corrected.

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Old 03-28-2006, 04:43 PM   #38
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Speed 8 is not the maximum downforce, thats why it is best for stock.
Speed 12 has more downforce and is best suited for Mod.
Speed 12B is a happy medium between the 2 of them and is very good for 19t and stock. I am by no means fast, but I like the 8 or 12B for Stock or 19T.
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:54 PM   #39
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I think the Protoform speed 12 looks better, but your tire diameter had better be on the small side. The body is meant to run so low, that anything over 1.72 or so fronts really rub. The speed 8 is a little long for my liking, and that big greenhouse looks kinda funny to me too. They have both performed nearly equal for me in stock, but I like the 12 for mod. Get a couple of both, because they probably won't last that long. I've made some a-mains at national races, and I rarely get more than a few weeks out of a body, but I don't add a bunch of stuff to reinforce it either-or run a bumper.
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I picked up a speed 12 (not 12b) on the recommendation of a racer at my LHS. Seems for 19t on asphalt it is commonly used; since I dont think it will last long I'll try it then a 12b later. Heres a pic before the thrashing begains (have'nt even received the car and I have already painted a shell for it, must be anxious to to turn some laps )
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Umm...why not run the Parma Zytek 04S??? It's a great choice as well!

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Umm...why not run the Parma Zytek 04S??? It's a great choice as well!

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Speed 8 for ANY CLASSon carpet. If you need a bit more downforce (asphalt, or you want your MOD car STUCK to the floor), the Zytek works VERY WELL.
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Umm...why not run the Parma Zytek 04S??? It's a great choice as well!

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I can help ya trim out that body next time J/K
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I thought I did a pretty damn near perfect job on that one. The only reason it looks crooked in back is because it's cocked on the monitor with the wheels off the edge...
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Well man... sure,I'll try one of those as well! For the most part the body choice is less important to me compared to just getting to know some of the experienced 12th scale racers out there. Gotta learn somehow. That and I was happy to have a body come out looking sorta' nice for once
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