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Old 04-03-2009, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default Difference between Standard Mazdazpeed6 and the lightweight Mazdaspeed6?

I notice you can get either, and they are different prices

standard = #1487-00
lightweight = #1487-11

Which to run, and why? Medium traction outdoor asphault/rubber
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The lightweight is a thinner lexan (0.025 i think) and it allows the driver to eliminate some weight off of the top and sides of the chassis. A lighter body will allow the car to transition faster, stay flatter through the corners, etc.

Neccesary? hheeeellllllll no. Especially with the lipo trend going, extra weight isn't neccesarily a bad thing, especially on asphault with rubber tire. If you wanted the extra edge on carpet, then a lightweight is where it's at.

It is debated that the thicker bodies are more durable as well.
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Go with the standard, when I had one, I was always asking people to hit me to help with a body tuck. When you are asking people to hit you, you know something is wrong.
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I see i see... thanks, mucho appreciated
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The standard is .030 and the LW is .025. It's not as bad as the ultra lightweight bodies (.020) of the old days, which is what most people think of when they talk about lightweight. It does remove a little bit of the weight up high, but it's probably not something to concern yourself with too much unless you're at a pretty high level. If you're curious, just buy one and spray bomb it white, they're only $20. Compare it with the .030 and see if you can tell a difference.

LW bodies aren't so much about overall weight, but rather weight at the very highest part of the car, which can definitely be a factor when considering CoG. Whether or not it matters to you on the track is something you'll have to decide. There are drawbacks, they're not as durable and more prone to tucking during a race.
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The standard is .030 and the LW is .025. It's not as bad as the ultra lightweight bodies (.020) of the old days, which is what most people think of when they talk about lightweight. It does remove a little bit of the weight up high, but it's probably not something to concern yourself with too much unless you're at a pretty high level. If you're curious, just buy one and spray bomb it white, they're only $20. Compare it with the .030 and see if you can tell a difference.

LW bodies aren't so much about overall weight, but rather weight at the very highest part of the car, which can definitely be a factor when considering CoG. Whether or not it matters to you on the track is something you'll have to decide. There are drawbacks, they're not as durable and more prone to tucking during a race.

Last time i checked lightweight bodies where more expensive (around 30 bucks).
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On the sites that sell them its a discription on the item. And its in the title of the thread, it answeres your question. Its lightweight. Not a reguler one.

Is this difficult for some people to understand?
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I see.. Well, i am an experienced parkinglot racer, but have been out of the game for many years (just getting back in) so I don't think I will really be able to use the benefits of the lightweight body yet... maybe in a while Thanks for the info fellas....

Now im off to drown myself in a sea of ESC, and BL motor information. Im drowning!
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On the sites that sell them its a discription on the item. And it the title it answeres your question. Its lightweight. Not a reguler one.

Is this difficult for some people?

Don't be a clown, I was asking if there were any practical differences between the bodies with where I was running (med traction, outdoor asphault, rubber). I got plenty of great responses here and I am all set. Please don't bother to reply to any of my posts LATC3... You are never any help.
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lol you think your anyhelp with the funny jokes you leave in everyones threads?! LOL

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What part of "please dont reply to my threads" don't you understand? My guess is that you will reply after this, AGAIN... even though I have asked you not too. I left ONE joke about using super glue as being the best "Sticky" thing you can use for tire treatment, and now you follow me everywhere posting useless junk in my threads.. please dissapear.
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The standard is .030 and the LW is .025. It's not as bad as the ultra lightweight bodies (.020) of the old days, which is what most people think of when they talk about lightweight.
are the .020 bodys legal? I've read somewhere that a company made them even thinner then that and you'll HAVE to use a fifth body post in the center lol that's insane thin
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Some people actual feel the lightweight bodies are more durable for them. The lexan bends more rather then tearing/cracking. Just throwing that out there. I can't keep any body in good shape for long.

Not to join the war but I do see the irony in Cpt America's post about unhelpful posts. I hadn't come across a serious post by him in the past.
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Some people actual feel the lightweight bodies are more durable for them. The lexan bends more rather then tearing/cracking. Just throwing that out there. I can't keep any body in good shape for long.

Not to join the war but I do see the irony in Cpt America's post about unhelpful posts. I hadn't come across a serious post by him in the past.
Thats because right now, I am only asking questions, not answering any. Do you have a particular problem with something? I don't know why you and LATC3 are giving me so much grief, but its starting to get annoying.
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