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Old 05-08-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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Looking for some help on picking a body for the IIC race. I will be running Stock rubber, Xray 05. The ones that come to mind are Mazda 6, Pama Alfa. What would you guys recommend?
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Last year the stock rubber main had mostly Mazda 6s, a ride MKIII, a parma alpha a stratus AP and a rayspeed accord were also there... so there are many options
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Parma alfa is better suited for Carpet with foam tires in my opinion. Parma is working on a new body that will work killer for rubber tire racing, and it will hopefully be ready before vegas. In the mean time, try a Protoform Mazda 6.

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Looks like it will be a Mazda 6 body then. I guess my next choice would be the old Mazda 6 body or the new light weight one??????
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Mazdas and Alphas have to much turn in IMHO. I take the Stratus AP for a good all around car. I find my setup easier to control with the stratus body on.

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I have spent a lot of time practicing rubber on high bite carpet lately, and the mazda definetly feels good in 19 and mod, stock i prefered the G6 tho, mainly because it let the car float a big more ans scrub less. Both were similar lapwise, so both can be viable.
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Don't foget about the body tech, min roof height-115mm. max wing height-115mm.

Last year they limited to 2 decals on the roof to make min.
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PARMA School bus - Carpet spec

Or perhaps the 'Applebees food tray - All purpose version.'

I recommend the bus when the carpet is new and once the traction starts coming up, switch to the nacho tray.
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Thanks Soviet. I guess you then highly recommend the bubble gum traction additive?
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Thanks Soviet. I guess you then highly recommend the bubble gum traction additive?
Nah...Bubblegum is only good outdoors. Indoors use maple syrup.
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For the Mazda 6-does it matter how low you mount it (losing some of the bottom) or do you need to mount with the front skirt and side skirts intact?

This is for outdoors for sure and maybe some 19t/mod rubber on carpet.
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Ray,

Every time i tried to use a slammed Mazda, it just felt weird. I would say for outdoors defiently use it "normal" trim height. For indoors maybe slightly lower, but you do need some of that front lip at a minimum.
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Thanks Mike!! Parma used to have a lexus body with a front diffuser and I swear if you cut it off-you lost steering.
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Yo fellas...

Just an FYI...

This past weekend, Jeff Cuffs and Larry Fairtrace did some testing with the new Parma M 190mm body.

They both were able to compare between a Mazda 6 and the M type. Both of them stated the M type steered more and was more stable. The Mazda 6 still worked well, but there was about a 2 tenth gap in lap times between bodies.

I'm sure Jeff or Larry will come on and give their comments.

I wasn't able to compare yet, but I will this weekend for the Express PORC at Jackson R/C.

I would also think that the results would be equal on carpet as the comparison was done on fairly high traction asphalt.
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