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Old 11-27-2008, 02:57 PM   #1
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I would like to know what is the best carpet body for 1/12 ?

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Depends on a few things. Surface, size of track, amount of traction on surface, type of 1/12 scale, and what motor you're running.
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There is no best, no worst. For what class? Mod/Stock?

For Mod: Parma Speed 8 HD
Protoform SPeed 12
Parma Zytec

For stock: Parma speed 8
Protoform speed 12B

Also the new Hotbodies seems interesting, awfull quality, but quite good handling and there's a lot of room under them.
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There is no best, no worst. For what class? Mod/Stock?

For Mod: Parma Speed 8 HD
Protoform SPeed 12
Parma Zytec

For stock: Parma speed 8
Protoform speed 12B

Also the new Hotbodies seems interesting, awfull quality, but quite good handling and there's a lot of room under them.

Thanks for your answer!
it's for modified class... but i would like a body which is good everywhere.

the Speed 12 is a good choice ?
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Yes, that is a good body. The only thing is that I can not find a standard weight Speed12, they all come in .020'' I guess, which in club level mod is good just for a few meetings. Parma makes both .020'' and .030'' versions and the .030'' is almost rock solid compared to the lightweight version. If anybody knows where to get a .030'' Speed12 (if there is any), please share a link
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Yes, that is a good body. The only thing is that I can not find a standard weight Speed12, they all come in .020'' I guess, which in club level mod is good just for a few meetings. Parma makes both .020'' and .030'' versions and the .030'' is almost rock solid compared to the lightweight version. If anybody knows where to get a .030'' Speed12 (if there is any), please share a link
Unfortunately the Protoform 1/12 scale bodies only come in .020 lexan. I go thru one every 2 weeks. I've run the Parma standard weight bodies and they tend to last much longer.
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My experience with Protoform 12th scale bodies is that they tend to crack very fast and easily... I'd go with Parma any day... Speed 8 or Speed8 HD for stock/mod and in .030 lexan...

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Forgot to mention - HB also makes .030'' bodies, lasts just as long as Parma. Parma looks better though
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the HB bodies aren't that bad. Tryed the Mach3 last weekend, in stock racing. actully the finish of the bodies aren't that bad. they look more relistict compare to most. like the toyato lmp.

The body flow rather nice. on the track. even though I was running a mod car since my main car was damage the week prior. Looks a bit different to get used. all the speed 12's looks lots more sleeker. but the car flowed great. even tried tried cutting out the extra vent on the rear spoiler. seems to increase the flow. as you don't need much drag in stock racing.

just me .02 going try the mack 1 in a week. to see. how that flow in stock racing. even though it a mod body. heck gotta try and see.
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