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Old 08-09-2006, 07:44 PM   #1
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How is the new parma m body. Is it any good for carpet foam racing or is the alfa still better.Looks cool
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How is the new parma m body. Is it any good for carpet foam racing or is the alfa still better.Looks cool
Are you referring to the Parma "M" Type...

If so that body is really more geared toward rubber tire racing. It's very comparable to the Mazda6. I personally like the M Type since it has an awesome decal kit and the lines look meaner. As for how it handles...I think it's as good if not better then the Mazda6

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the type m body does look fierce.


Yellow paint included in the sticker kit nexus ?
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mazda 6 has more steering than Parma "M",but the parma "M" is more stable.
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Is it anything like the Ride shells??

Looks quite simular....
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the type m body does look fierce.


Yellow paint included in the sticker kit nexus ?

Yellow board paint is optional

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For carpet and/or asphalt this body is awesome.
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I ran it last weekend at a concrete track. I had been having problems with the balance on my car and when I put the M type on the car the balance felt much better. I was able to work on fine tuning the handling and by the end of the night between the tires breaking in and the handling from the body I was able to knock off several tenths of a second. I will be ordering one before the Omaha carpet race in October since there is a rubber tire class at that event.
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mazda 6 has more steering than Parma "M",but the parma "M" is more stable.

I am wondering since the Type M (which I just painted up, but not run) is more stable-I am thinking that it should be faster in sweepers and more stable at turn in. Any handling changes you guys have done to maximize the grip advantage it has?
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Ill tell ya what....Parma has released quite a few good bodies the past year or two, kinda nice to have more of a selection
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FWIW-I ran my very dialed RDX on rubber tires and carpet with the PF Mazda 6 and then put on the Parma Type M. Car felt different mid corner, but felt like it turned in as well and finished the corner about the same. Maybe a bit edgier-not as silky smooth. I lengthened my rear camber link which smoothed the car out tremendousely and car felt great the rest of the night. I then put the Mazda6 back on for the Main and car again felt even smoother, but my laptimes dropped off a little (0.2 for fast lap). I am sure I got the gearing better in the Main as car was really ripping that run as well.

I'd say the bodies are very comparable in laptimes, but they do achieve the laptimes with a different feel and require maybe a coupls small set-up changes.

I dont know if this helps or hurts.....
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