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Old 10-25-2006, 02:57 PM   #1
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anyway, i just wanna ask, when my kyosho 1/10 is done, i am thinking about racing on carpet. I am just looking into a shell. What is the best shell if you are looking to carpet race?

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Parma Alpha or Protoform DNA
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Old 10-25-2006, 03:02 PM   #3
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yeh, i've heard about that protoform one. Thanks anthon.y

Please can you give me a link to somewhere where they stock it?

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if you are going to run rubber tire i would say that the mazda 6 is a good bodie and for foam the DNA havent run one of these on rubber yet but they are a dream on foam.
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Old 10-26-2006, 03:42 AM   #6
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what do u mean by rubber tyre?

i thought they were all rubber.
Now i'm cofused.
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Old 10-26-2006, 07:20 AM   #7
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In the Uk we tend to use rubber tyres over foam tyres. I think the US tend to use foam more. And if I'm not wrong, foam tyres give more grip than rubber (hav'nt used foam before but this is what I gather).
From the indoor meets I have been to where we only use rubber tyres the mazda 6 shell is most commonly used.

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For indoor carpet racing with rubber tyres, my choices are the Mazda 6 and the Honda Accord type B from Ride. This last one work very well with the T2
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yeah over hear in the US we tend to run alot of foam tire on our sedans thay have way more grip and the cars are alot faster it's like running a slt car on the track it feels stuck. super fast. you just have to make sure that everything is perfect and spend alot of time setting up the car for use with foam tires. anyways since you are running rubber i would use the mazda 6 bodie, works awesome on rubber tire.
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yeh, i've heard about that protoform one. Thanks anthon.y

Please can you give me a link to somewhere where they stock it?

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give Wim a call at AMC models in torquay on 01803 666556 or visit his new website at http://www.actionmodelcentre.com/, this guy stocks pretty much everything and he can help you on what you will need.
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shell all depends on how you want the car to handle, if you want aggressive steering go for the mazda (hot bodies or protoform - only diff is ) more neutral try the stratus2

can't coment on the DNA but looks like it should work.

try Phil Booth Models they'll be able to sort you out!
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For rubber tires I can recommend the Parma Type M. Very planted feeling body.

For foam tires try the Parma Alfa.
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What do you guys think about the Protoform Pontiac?
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What do you guys think about the Protoform Pontiac?
I assume you mean the G6...

For foams, the body works well - rubber tires, no idea?

I alternate between the G6 and the Parma Alpha ... depending on track conditions (how much traction and the course layout). For me, the Alpha tends to rotate a little more, where-as the G6 is more planted (better for lower traction). Others may have other experiences though since car set-up has alot to do with how well a body works as well.
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In the Uk we tend to use rubber tyres over foam tyres. I think the US tend to use foam more. And if I'm not wrong, foam tyres give more grip than rubber (hav'nt used foam before but this is what I gather).
From the indoor meets I have been to where we only use rubber tyres the mazda 6 shell is most commonly used.

HTH

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oh, ok mate. I didn't know that.
So i'm in the uk, and i want to do carpet racing.

I should use rubber tyres, right?
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