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Old 03-20-2008, 05:02 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by FOXY923 View Post
And less legal if you race
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Not really much more protection but a little I guess, up to you.
haha thxs! I just tested it yesterday nite. Handling is Not bad quite stable. Better than my pre painted Mazda 6 (damm heavy)
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:04 PM   #17
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Boosted - Rubber tire shells are desigend to have more over all down force and more steering than foam tire carpet shells.

Foam tires have more inherit grip and steering. To make the cars fast on carpet special body shells are used to help free the cars up. If you ran a rubber body shell on foam tires the car would be very stuck and slow.

Foam tire bodies:

Parma Mohawk
Parma Alfa
Protoform DNA (Original version)
Protoform Pontiac G6

Carpet bodies are easy to spot as they lack the splitter lip located on the front lower edge of rubber tire bodies. This splitter increases front steering and traction.

Foam bodies usually also have lower rounder tops to their trunk areas. This spills air from the back and reduces traction.

Running a foam tire body on rubber tires will make any car push, slide and feel skaty. Switch to either of the Protoform Mazdas and the car will feel better right away.
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:39 PM   #18
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so thats to say since i use a pontiac g6 body for asphalt...

im a dummy? lol. It seemed to work alright, last body i ran was a DNA2 and i agree...that one was pretty twitchy...
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