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Old 08-14-2008, 11:14 AM
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Just a thought is this really the Audi R8 ? the front grille looks like it, perhaps Protoform couldnt get the licence so called it the R9 ? doesnt really matter its a stunning body and handles a treat on tarmac with rubber tires.
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Hi Guys I think if you look at this body carefully it looks just like the Audi R8 I was wondering if Protoform made it but couldnt get the licence to sell it so called it the R9 just a thought, we have tried it on our team cars and boy does it handle on tarmac with rubber tires, cant speak for carpet or foam tires. the front grille look like a Audi.
Were you running the new R9-R or the R9-F?
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When talking to Dale when he was designing it, he didnt try to get the liscence for the body. If he did, it would come at a higher price. Audi doesnt make an R9 which is how it got its name. It is supposed to resemble an R8
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Its the 15th in Australia does that count?
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its the 15th in Georgia too... WHERE'S THE PIC?!?!?!
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I just got told by the owner of SpeedtechRc.com that the R9-R bodies wont be available until september? But i thought they were coming out tomorrow (aug 15th)? He said something about kinks in the body design...

now im really confused. Enlightenment please?
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In answer to several questions firstly we have had the R9 for 3-4 weeks now in the uk and we ran it on rubber tires using an F as we dont have the R as yet fantastic body to race with not only in looks but also in handling
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So I didn't see the R9-R on new products over at ProLine's site so perhaps the September date is accurate? I do have a R9-F I picked up so based on tfracing's info I might just try fitting that with my Rubber setup. Any updates on release for the rubber version would be appreciated!
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Yeah I am wondering what's up too my current bodies are getting bad and having been holding out for the r version am I just going to have to settle for the f for the next month on my rubber car?
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Neither the Proline or Protofrom pages have been updated yet.. so there is still hope! I've got my fingers crossed....
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ITS HERE!

http://www.prolineracing.com/p-598-r9-r.aspx
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I hate the paint (no offense protoform), but the lines are amazing!!

i guess im going to have to go a couple more club races without buying another mazda 6!
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why are leightweoghts more expensive,

lets material should equal less price, right?

And its not like they are machining the material to tight tolerences, they just lay down a thinner sheet
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Originally Posted by a_main_attendee View Post
I hate the paint (no offense protoform), but the lines are amazing!!

i guess im going to have to go a couple more club races without buying another mazda 6!
i am in that same boat just gotta wait for nexus to have this in stock.
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Originally Posted by a_main_attendee View Post
why are leightweoghts more expensive,

lets material should equal less price, right?

And its not like they are machining the material to tight tolerences, they just lay down a thinner sheet

True, but we are willing to buy it no matter if it cost more or not and they know it.
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