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Old 03-31-2007, 01:56 PM   #1
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Anyone run both bodies back to back? Any handling differences?

I have to pickup some bodies for the upcoming outdoor season I figure you warm weather guys must have some input.

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Old 03-31-2007, 02:01 PM   #2
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Hey Jamie.. I have only on the rug with rubber tires. I did notice the speed body a lot more aggressive on entry and mid corner while the 6 a lot more smooth all around with still good turn in. A great body to try is the Parma M body also,great ballance with awsome high speed turn in without loosing the rear..

So Speed lot less forgiving and more twitchy.. Mazda 6 more smooth..Parma M great turn in and smooth feel..
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i have 2 mazda 6's and 1 mazda speed 6....i use them both on my xxx-s i switch them around...i personally cant tell a diffrence between the 2....i run outdoor asphalt rubber tires 19t....maybe im not fast enough or not enough traction to notice a big diffrence either way youll be satisfied with any of the 6's
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i have tested both bodies now for about 2 months.

my result:

speed 6 more forgiving, little less steering, a bit more unprecise

m6 more steering, more precise

m6 ligthweight balance like m6 but a bit easier, less roll, my most favourit at the moment
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car was a yok bdm by the way with a 5cell gm brushless modified combo. 3,5T most of the time.
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I've run them both. The Speed 6 body does have more front d/f
than the old 6. I found that moving the wing back one or two notches
adjusted the balance nicely--even with cutting on the smaller lines.
Plus, use the cut outs, they increase the wing's effectiveness.
I've noticed the same w/ the DNA2

Rule of thumb: Small/technical track= wing forward, longer/flowing track= wing back

With these adjs, the bodies have way more overall "stick" than the std 6 or DNA.

...OR, if you're club racing, you could run the old 6 wing full size with the spill plates and above adjs...

Hope this helps!
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i maybe have to add that i used the new pf hd wings on both bodies, as far back as possible
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There is a lot to be said for personal pref/driving styles...maybe the most
important factor (considering "proven bodies").

One additional thing to play with is mounting the body a little fore or aft..
The lip on the front of the Speed 6 is much longer and the grill is more abrupt, too--as well as the rear deck length...
This, in combo with the angle of the body, are significant...
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Originally Posted by Martin Hofer
i have tested both bodies now for about 2 months.

my result:

speed 6 more forgiving, little less steering, a bit more unprecise

m6 more steering, more precise

m6 ligthweight balance like m6 but a bit easier, less roll, my most favourit at the moment
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car was a yok bdm by the way with a 5cell gm brushless modified combo. 3,5T most of the time.
use which gear ratio ?
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