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Old 07-23-2007, 03:10 PM
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We run a GT touring car series at my local track over the winter. Being GT, we have to run a 2 door body. Last year I ran a 190mm Protoform C5 Corvette. It wasn't bad, but want to run something else. Anybody have any suggestions. Believe me, if I could, I'd be running a real race body.
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Old 07-23-2007, 03:13 PM
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HPI has a huge line up of 2 door bodies. You check them out on www.hpiracing.com.
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Old 07-23-2007, 03:14 PM
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I think the NSX is probably a pretty aerodynamic 2 door body. HPI makes an NSX with a big wing, I think. So does Tamiya.
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Old 07-23-2007, 04:18 PM
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not all GT bodies fit TC chassis..
escecially the HPI NSX-GT.
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I like the Tamiya SC430 bodies. Not sure how good they work though.
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the old HPI NSX actually was pretty good, if you ran the big ass wing on it. If you compare it to like a ride accord, you see some similarities (tiny greenhouse, big flat surface in the trunk area etc)

Oh also, the Protoform Vauxhall Astra was supposed to be good too. Might be worth a try.

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Originally Posted by robk View Post
the old HPI NSX actually was pretty good, if you ran the big ass wing on it. If you compare it to like a ride accord, you see some similarities (tiny greenhouse, big flat surface in the trunk area etc)

Oh also, the Protoform Vauxhall Astra was supposed to be good too. Might be worth a try.

The Vauxhall was good. Blast from the past

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Old 07-23-2007, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by sportpak View Post
We run a GT touring car series at my local track over the winter. Being GT, we have to run a 2 door body. Last year I ran a 190mm Protoform C5 Corvette. It wasn't bad, but want to run something else. Anybody have any suggestions. Believe me, if I could, I'd be running a real race body.
Hey, sportpak how about these from chevron models (eb110lm r2 and s)and kawada(mr2). But honestly they are expensive and difficult to find.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:08 AM
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Those Chevron bodies look good, but it needs to be a production 2 door. I'll look at the Vauxall body. I lobbied all last year to get Lipo batteries "legal". Now this years project is race bodies. Thanks for the suggestions guys.
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Ive used tamiya NSX 2004, ferrari F430, Lexus SC430, all with the big tamiya wing...

from the three above, I like the most SC430. Ferrari lacks steering, NSX is OK though.

and Im willing to try the HPI Saleen S7R, that looks mean...
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Originally Posted by sportpak View Post
Those Chevron bodies look good, but it needs to be a production 2 door. I'll look at the Vauxall body. I lobbied all last year to get Lipo batteries "legal". Now this years project is race bodies. Thanks for the suggestions guys.
Pardon, could some guy tell what does mean "production 2 door"?
Maybe you mean replica from "exotic road cars", because you said your body it's C5, i think these 3 i referred before are still acceptable, at least "mr2" exist in all of highway of the world. Otherwise your own club have his particular body homologation, there will be different.
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Old 07-24-2007, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by sportpak View Post
We run a GT touring car series at my local track over the winter. Being GT, we have to run a 2 door body. Last year I ran a 190mm Protoform C5 Corvette. It wasn't bad, but want to run something else. Anybody have any suggestions. Believe me, if I could, I'd be running a real race body.
Not all of the GT cars are 2 door... The Caddy CSV runs in the GT class....
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We tend to have gray areas. To stay out of trouble, bodies have to be 2 door. I'm considering the Caddy though. We have to shake 'em up once in a while.
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Originally Posted by sportpak View Post
We tend to have gray areas. To stay out of trouble, bodies have to be 2 door. I'm considering the Caddy though. We have to shake 'em up once in a while.
They so run them in the Speed World Challenge GT class so if you're following what they run in real life...
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What about like a Castrol Tom's Supra, or Calsonic Skyline? I like those two bodies for their shape, but I know nothing about how they drive
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