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Old 03-29-2004, 12:12 AM   #1
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Hey, need few opinions about bodies..

Need this for Asphalt Racing.. some people say Dodge Stratus 2.0 is great if you can find em. What else is good?
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Old 03-29-2004, 12:30 AM   #2
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Really depends on what track you're running on and what kind of feel you like.

Most of your tuning and setup should really be done on the chassis rather than relying on the body.

But here goes what most people will tell you anyway:

Alfa for more steering
Stratus for more neutral handling
Mazda6 for more stable feel
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Old 03-29-2004, 05:55 AM   #3
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I think the Alfa gives more initial turn in push or understeer on most surfaces, certinally the Protoform Alfa 2.0 does
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Old 03-29-2004, 10:27 AM   #4
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atm id choose the protoform alpha 2.0 hands down over any other shell on the market
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Oh yes i agree fully, the Protoform Alfa 2.0 is certinally the way to go. Although I also like the Mazda 6 and the new HPI Stratus
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Old 03-29-2004, 10:42 AM   #6
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The Mazda 6 bodyshell seems to be more better at handling tighter tracks compared to Stratus 2.0.
Alfa 2.0 seems the same to me if your comparing it with Mazda 6.

Just my 0.02
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if they're not strict with the body rules.. get a chevron bugatti body.

if not, my 2 cents goes towards the Mazda6
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i vote for Mazda 6. excellent body. Stratus 2.0 would be my second choice
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PArma Alfa beats em all in looks and performance
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PArma Alfa beats em all in looks and performance

Agreed. The Parma MG X20 is also very good for high grip asphalt.
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my favorite bodies are 36-24-36


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36-24-36
Oh what a winning hand cuz she's a brick house
She's mighty mighty, just lettin' it all hang out.

I have a Losi Skoda and it feels pretty neutral but the back end of my car tends to slide. My dad has the same car set up almost identically and he has the Chevron G350 body and it feels pretty planted so maybe it's my body that's the issue. The Chevron G350 comes with a nice big wing for lots of downforce but it's not legal alot of places in the US.
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I've always liked the Alpha bodies the best for tight tracks. The Mazda is good too, but not as much steering. The protofrom Alpha is good for turn in, the Losi Alpha is even better, but very thin lexan, so the wing and body get destroyed quick, also no overspray film. I've just got a Parma Alpha body, so I'll try that. I've never really liked the Stratus, but I don't run on big, open tracks, and I hear that's where they perform.
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I've been driving the Stratus 2.0 for a while, and like it, but I think I'm going to switch to the Mazda 6. I really liked the feel of it. That's my vote.
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I forgot to mention that the Losi Skoda is thin and flimsy, doesn't come with overspray film and the paint doesn't stick to it. I'd stay away, no matter how nice it looks.
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