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Old 09-15-2006, 08:54 AM   #16
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Well I'm not saying I would wana get the WRX, I mean any kind of bodyshell.

That Toyota Altezza would certainly be delicious for racing..

Imagine a killer racing paintjob would make it like a real racing machine.

However, I wouldn't want to sacrifice my performance at the same time.

Any tips on what cool looking bodyshell with good performance???
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Old 09-15-2006, 08:58 AM   #17
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Even if we went to "realistic" bodies for racing, you would still see mains filled with the same body. Why? Because one always works better than the others.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:01 AM   #18
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Yea it is true but there would be more choices to choose from.

BMW M3, Mitsubishi Evo9, Toyota Altezza and etc etc tec.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:28 AM   #19
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There are over 15 bodies on the ROAR approved list and tons more that the approval has expired but are still available.

Racers use what works best.
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:32 AM   #20
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There are 15 bodies???

I didn't know that. Could you name them???
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Old 09-15-2006, 09:52 AM   #21
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Thnx dude....Now I have to track down all those bodyshells to do a survey.

Wow I didn't know using the wrong bodyshell means losing performance.

But still, have anyone tried using touring car shells for racing rather than a purpose built racing bodyshell like the Dodge Stratus???

How do they perform???
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While on this subject are they any roar rules regarding trimming the body?
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Oh yeah. the car can be no taller than 130mm with 20mm blocks supporting the chassis. Rear wing chord no bigger than 40mm, side dams no taller than 20mm, rear wing allowed to extend past the rear of body 10mm or less. Wing cannot extend above the roof line. Rear of body can be cut out no higher than 55mm with the car resting on 20mm blocks.

Only place I've ever seen all of this teched is the ROAR Nats. Most of our club races only check wing height.
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so, what are the hot choices now? Why? Thanks
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Well I'm not saying I would wana get the WRX, I mean any kind of bodyshell.

That Toyota Altezza would certainly be delicious for racing..

Imagine a killer racing paintjob would make it like a real racing machine.

However, I wouldn't want to sacrifice my performance at the same time.

Any tips on what cool looking bodyshell with good performance???
I race only bodies from the Super GT series here in Japan. That includes the NSX,Supra,Imprezza,RX7,350Z,R35,Porsche 911,and others.
All of the bodies have to be painted in true Super GT colors,so they all look great. Tamiya even makes them pre painted.
Performance wise the NSX and R35 are by far the best bodies. Most of the others have a very high roof lines and have more body roll. The Altezza generally has a high roof so it might have more body roll than you are used to. I know my Tamiya Altezza body is rather tall.
If you are allowed to use the NSX body where you race give it a try. The NSX body here in Japan isnt allowed in the lower level TCS races as its performance is that mouch better than the other bodies they offer.Both Tamiya and HPI make a NSX body so you should be able to source one.
Good luck
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Holy thread back from the dead, batman!
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