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Old 04-16-2008, 11:00 AM   #1
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Default Whats your favorite touring car shell

Hi guys i am just doing a bit of research for myself and i wanted to know your opinions on the best shells on the market and why you feal they are the best i am struggling to comprahend how much diffrance a body shell makes to the handeling of a car

if you can fill in the fallowing i would appericate it

1) Favorite Shell design and company

2) Why have you chosen this shell

3) how does it perform compared to other shells

4) weight of painted shell if possible

5) do you use diffrent shells for indoor/outdoor if so why

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Old 04-16-2008, 11:16 AM   #2
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For asphalt sedan, I tend to just run Mazda speed 6 or mazda 6.
For Nitro sedan I use either the 3.1 stratus and Mazda 6 once in a while.

Both made by protoform..... For some reason protoforms just seem to line up better or have better guide lines to begin with for the bottom and wheel well lines....
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:19 AM   #3
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I'm only a club level racer but here goes...

1) Favorite Shell design and company - R9-F Protoform...brand new I've never seen it but it has my initals & my fav #...what's not to like?

2) Why have you chosen this shell - see above

3) how does it perform compared to other shells - ???

4) weight of painted shell if possible - ???

5) do you use diffrent shells for indoor/outdoor if so why - Yes. I run foam indoors & rubber out.

That didn't help much did it
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Old 04-16-2008, 11:39 AM   #4
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I have had the privelage of testing the new Protoform foam body. looks awesome and works great. for me it has the steering that i have always looked for in a foam body.
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I have had the privelage of testing the new Protoform foam body. looks awesome and works great. for me it has the steering that i have always looked for in a foam body.
That's all I need to hear
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But what IS an R9-F? A search on Google came back with NO cars with that designation...
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What's a DNA1-3? Protoform original design. Same with the R9-F.
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I have had the privelage of testing the new Protoform foam body. looks awesome and works great. for me it has the steering that i have always looked for in a foam body.
That's nice to hear Paul
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1) Favorite Shell design and company
* Lexus 250 from East Coast

2) Why have you chosen this shell
* This shell gv me very balance between steering and stability

3) how does it perform compared to other shells
*i used Ride (accord) shell, PF mazda speed 6, all cant compared with d stability given by the lexus 250

4) weight of painted shell if possible
*i spray 3 colour on this shell, 126g

5) do you use diffrent shells for indoor/outdoor if so why
*i only run outdoor so i prefer using this shell more...
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1) Favorite Shell design and company - Protoform Mazda 6 or Speed 6

2) Why have you chosen this shell - Neutral Handling, looks good

3) how does it perform compared to other shells - wouldn't say better or worse, just feels "right"

4) weight of painted shell if possible

5) do you use diffrent shells for indoor/outdoor if so why - only race outdoor
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The DNA kinda looks like the new Pontiac GTR and figured that was what it was. Something that I don't understand is how fantasy bodies can be made...they can't be ROAR legal, can they?
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