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Old 07-21-2004, 07:33 PM   #46
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The body has so many screw-ups it's not funny. I will only be using liquid mask from now on. Here's a pic anyway.
what's wrong with your body; it LOOKS just fine from my house ... hey just order another one.
I get mine tomorrow, and show you how mine turn out

how's the sticker placement; it couldn't be any harder than my 2 HPI Nissan Skyline GT-R's
Thanks for the pic, like the paint scheme
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Old 07-21-2004, 07:52 PM   #47
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The Fat Dog: The Black Kat would like to know how your new shell works on your old-school XRay If I hear good things about it I'll get one but if I don't I'll just save the cash and get a Vauxhall Vectra
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Old 07-21-2004, 08:21 PM   #48
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From what i have read on their (HPI) different websites... It is a HPI body.. in the prototype stage..
Thanks OSherman.
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Old 07-21-2004, 08:54 PM   #49
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JayBee - I takes me 1.5 to 2 months to render a body unusable. The stickers aren't hard to put on just take your time. As is obvious I didn't take my time. When you look at it up close it's a mess.

The Black Kat - I'll run it this friday or saturday.

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Old 07-24-2004, 10:09 PM   #50
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I ran the body today, I'm used to the stratus 2.0 and had my car setup perfectly with it. Low speed is was great, very much like the stratus 2.0 but I felt the rear was a little more planted. High speed there was a slight push, not too bad and I'm sure I can tune it out with the suspension. Overall I prefer the stratus 2.0 to the caddie, the windscreen on the 2.0 is more foward then the caddie which gives more high speed steering. I also like the more loose style of the stratus 2.0 if you push it to the limits through low speed corners. Just my take, everybody has there own driving and setup style so you may find results completly different to mine.

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Old 07-24-2004, 10:27 PM   #51
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here's a picture of ICEMAN's CTS. He is a regular at MSRA.

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Old 07-24-2004, 10:32 PM   #52
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I ran the body today, I'm used to the stratus 2.0 and had my car setup perfectly with it. Low speed is was great, very much the stratus 2.0 but I felt the rear was a little more planted. High speed there was a slight push, not too bad and I'm sure I can tune it out with the suspension.
I think I'll like it then

I honestly hate the Stratus 2.0 because of its rear end...Theres just not enough rear bite with the Stratus for the tracks I run around here.
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I ran the CTS today for the first time. I ran it back to back with a Mazda 6 and ran the same lap times with both bodies but the CTS was more stable.
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Cool observation!.. I agree with you dude!..
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I might pick one of these caddies up!
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I ran the CTS today for the first time. I ran it back to back with a Mazda 6 and ran the same lap times with both bodies but the CTS was more stable.
How does the Mazda 6 perform....I'm always spending the money I get on things I need (Race Fees, Tires, Roar Membership) & just borrowing bodies from dad...I haven't gotten a new body shell since a few months before the NorCal Champ's race 1 so I'm kinda outa the "body" rotation
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Any thoughts on how this body would work on carpet? A friend of mine was wondering. I think it will be hard to beat a Parma Alfa on the carpet!!
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The Mazda 6 is currently the best asphalt body. It had lots of front and rear downforce with excellent balance and stability.

I might be too stuck on carpet.

The CTS is supposed to be just like the 6.
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I run carpet. Since my last post I've done some tweeking, the body is now dialed and doesn't push. Just a side note, the body doesn't deteriorate as quickly as the stratus 2.0. I generally get 2 months out of a body, this one will last longer. I've never run the parma alfa but from what I've read/seen of the body it work great on ozite, I doubt the caddie is better.

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I ran the body today, I'm used to the stratus 2.0 and had my car setup perfectly with it. Low speed is was great, very much like the stratus 2.0 but I felt the rear was a little more planted. High speed there was a slight push, not too bad and I'm sure I can tune it out with the suspension. Overall I prefer the stratus 2.0 to the caddie, the windscreen on the 2.0 is more foward then the caddie which gives more high speed steering. I also like the more loose style of the stratus 2.0 if you push it to the limits through low speed corners. Just my take, everybody has there own driving and setup style so you may find results completly different to mine.
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Here is a pic of mine a buddy painted for me
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