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Old 11-20-2007, 05:48 PM   #1
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Hello, I am planning on running an open body class carpet oval series this winter. Cars will be 1/10 touring 4 wheel drive (TC3) Brushless 4300 with RUBBER CS27 type tires. My question is since its open on bodies which would be the best for what I need, downforce ect... Dont do to much of this carpet thing but TOO COLD OUTSIDE to run dirt so moving inside. Thanks for any input and everyone have a wonderful TURKEY DAY! Patrick
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:33 PM   #2
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a few years ago, Losi made a few oval bodies for 190mm cars...I will check if they are still around and get back to ya...

dont think they are available anymore...

but regardless, your car will be faster if you run a oval body....HPI7430
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Old 11-20-2007, 09:39 PM   #3
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What kind of bodies are commongly using in these races?
If were conventional race bodies maybe it's easily to recommend you but oval TC race, it's difficult to think.
I think the Protoform pancar oval bodies will not fit the TC car.
Maybe with Team Atlas Eb110lmR2, with its high downforce and sharp design maybe will fit in these races, but you may to online ordering.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:17 PM   #4
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This is a new division this year, last year we ran 2 divisions one with latemodel bodies and the other was nastruck bodies. Most guys that are running it now look like prelude type bodies but like I said its open on whatever body you want to run. Its not a real big oval but not a small one either, 4 min races they are running 46+ laps. Just looking for the BEST aero package out there. Thanks for any help and have a great day.. Patrick

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I can't speak for all the bodies out there, but I like the ones I find in the trash.
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I would go for a proform mazda 6 or parma alfa,both of these bodies seem to be the most commonly used for rubber tires on the carpet.
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:16 AM   #7
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If you guys want TC bodies without homologation, since you guys run in open class, why don't try japanese ones, they are all sharpers in design.
As we saw in JMRCA, even Rheinard have choosen LX250 for the race, and not only. Also other ones: Ride Stratus MKIII or Team Bomber Legend, i think these ones are the best ones when the rules don't restrict your choice.
Is true to be difficult, when you think on price and to order which are troublesome.
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AAhh, i didn't note i have repeated, there's trouble on server or connection something like that, i thought it will not work, pardon.
This page was shown all white when i clicked submit.

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I think the Mcallister bodies will fit for oval TC races.
But it should need so wide wings?
If oval only need highspeed and less stability, why don't cut or change smaller wings?

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If you guys really need with big wings ones, i suggest try to find on some HS which like to store and keep the old school stuff, the Frewer F50 body.
I could tell you it has nice stability which you never try before.

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But as i saw on some clips(in the case i never race oval before), these sprint races must need a good average speed, due the speed of everybody are same, and the distance of everyone are so close, there is also the cars collide in most of time, I recommend you:
-Shouldn't purchase the lightweight version bodies.
-The gears should be 48 pitch, to avoid damage.
-Have a big bumper to defend from other cars.
-knuckle and hub should be aluminium, the spool drive cups avoid to be delrin, front swing shaft and axle should use steel ones.
-Maybe Shaft drive car is not good in these races, they could have performance advantage in the oval, but not in durability against belt drive cars.

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McAllister has some nice oval bodies.....they even have a COT body
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quintuple post? ouch!

what about trying a HUUUUGGEEEEE wing on top of your car? it would help loads with downforce.
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moley carp, try the 'edit' button next time!
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