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Old 05-29-2003, 10:43 PM   #1
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Just want an opinion from all you guys.
Not to knock protoform because they make great bodies, but why is it that they can make a "alfa 2.0" which looks just like losi's alfa, and when yokomo trys to sell its "stratus type d" they cant because protoform gets wet in their pants because it looks too much like the "stratus 2.0"?
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Old 05-30-2003, 12:27 AM   #2
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its all about making that ALL MIGHTY DOLLAR
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Old 05-30-2003, 12:49 AM   #3
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Yok and protoform have a relationship and protoform and losi don't.
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Old 05-30-2003, 05:45 AM   #4
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The Protoform Alfa 2.0 is different to the Losi Alfa, a much bigger difference than the Yokomo Type D and the Protoform Stratus 2.0.

Personally I don't like these new Alfa shells - they're beginning to look less and less scale (how many real cars do you see with extra vertical fins on the top of their wings), and they're also pushing the spirit of the TC rules (super deep front splitters, and rear bumper sides that reach the ground instead of curving up, creating a mini-venturi like the pan cars). One good thing is that the BRCA hasn't homologated the Losi Alfa or Stratus 2.0 for modified racing.
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I would recommend taking a closer look at the Proto and Losi Alfas, the only similarity is the vertical stabs in the rear wing. I personally find the LOSI to be Hideous, and the Proto to be a very nice looking shell. JMHO.
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How is it that we cant buy either the Losi or the Protoform Alfa shells in the UK?

Or can we? If so where from as I think they look great!

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The Losi is way more durable... and I think it looks pretty cool... especially when your passing stratus 2's!!!!
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The Losi Alfa is available in the UK, The origional Proto one is also. I suspect that the new Proto alfa 2.0 will be available, but i doubt it is at the moment.
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Old 05-31-2003, 11:59 AM   #9
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The Losi Alfa works good on tight tracks and the Protoform works better on big tracks. The Losi Alfa is the same as Maxtec Alfa, it slow down faster and turn sharper. Protoform Alfa is a different body.
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i like the losi alfa.. Does the protpfrom one handle the same ?
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