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Old 01-04-2004, 12:57 PM   #16
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That's true, some bodies will make the car feel a bit "off" in certain situations, but it is a fairly subtle effect(so if your driving experience is low, it may take while before you can really feel the difference from one body to another). I know from my recent experience, I don't really car for the Protoform Alfa that much, it does give more steering(which in some situations might be desirable), but it feels a bit too aggressive for my tastes. I have run pretty much all of Protoform's Stratus bodies(including the original one, the version 2.0 & Andy's Status they made for Yokomo), & overall they are a good, stable & neutral body to use, though they are kind of ubiquitous(in other words, they look kind of "common" nowadays). I have tested out a Mazda 6, & I have one painted up for the Novak TC race next weekend, I think I may like that one, it looks good & it seems to feel pretty neutral like the Stratus......
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Old 01-04-2004, 02:54 PM   #17
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I just ran the Mazda 6 body on a fairly large but technical track and my car was stuck. I love this body. The Stratus bodies are always good, if you can get past the look. In my opinion the Hpi are to detailed for racing.
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I like my Alfa Romeo by ProtoForm the best.
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Old 01-04-2004, 09:58 PM   #19
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How are the Chevron G350GT bodies?
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Old 01-04-2004, 11:24 PM   #20
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How are the Chevron G350GT bodies?
That is an awsome body... i've been using mine on my Rayspeed Yokomo and i'm very pleased with the performance. it's a perfect blend between the stratus and alfa body to me....fast on the straights with great downforce on the slower tight turns. i really hope this body will get it's ROAR approval soon.
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Old 01-04-2004, 11:38 PM   #21
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I like Andy's Stratus and Accord
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Old 01-05-2004, 12:38 AM   #22
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My views of some bodyshells I tested on a hjigh speed track yesterday.

1) Protoform Alfa 156 2.0 - A touch twitchy but very good turn-in

2) Protoform Stratus 2.0 - Good stable shell and very easy to recover, a touch less steering

3) Protoform Mazda 6 - feels like a good compromise btw the alfa and stratus

4) Chervon 350GT - feels like the Mazda 6 actually.. much more expensive ehheheheheh


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Old 01-05-2004, 12:45 AM   #23
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I personally like the protoform Vauxhall Vectra the best, very balanced smooth feel. Plus it's not ugle like the stratus. Mazda 6 looks very nice though, I think I'll try it next.
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i like the stratus 2.0
but had good feeling with the vaxhaul
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Old 01-05-2004, 02:06 AM   #25
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Buy what you like !!!! half the people who worry about whether the stratus is better than the alpha aren't going to see the full benefits of either body !! Screw the hype , try and buy what appeals to you. Personally ,I'm sick of seeing so many stratus and alpha bodies. Try the NSX...it's good looking and unless you're Barry Baker, you'll probably have just as much luck. XXXcat had the best comment..." the track makes a big difference" no matter what. Tighter tracks allow you to run shorter, higher bodies(ie:a BMW). Longer ,sweeping tracks allow you to run lower, longer bodies (maybe a Saleen S7).
I agree. Depends on the race rules of your local track, you probably don't have to run one of these ROAR legal but boring bodies. Who wants a Dodge Stratus anyway? It's a rental car for pete's sake. Get a Ferrari, a Saleen, a Lamboghini, a NSX etc., don't be like everyone else!
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I currently run the alpha 2.0 and I love this body. I have ran stratus' before, performance was good, but the looks.......
I currently run a RSX on my NTC3 and really like it as well.

anyone running the opel astra dtm. I really like the looks of this body. I have gt350x that I haven't painted up yet and I am going to get a mazda6 as soon as my lhs gets them. the vauxhall look sweet as well.
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I currently run the alpha 2.0 and I love this body. I have ran stratus' before, performance was good, but the looks.......
I currently run a RSX on my NTC3 and really like it as well.

anyone running the opel astra dtm. I really like the looks of this body. I have gt350x that I haven't painted up yet and I am going to get a mazda6 as soon as my lhs gets them. the vauxhall look sweet as well.
i've been using the protoform opel astra dtm on my xray evo 2 for the past few months, good handling body, good turn + stable on the str8s. you can adjust the height of the rear wing using the plastic wing struts too....
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If you race touring car it does not take to long to really tear one up(well at least with the guy's I race with.. )
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If i didn't know what track i would be going to the best bet
would be to bring the stratus body.
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I like to drive a different body than the boring ones, but I also like good handling. I find that the HPI Ford Mondeo handles very much like the HPI Stratus v.1, AND have a different look !
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