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Old 11-15-2011, 04:39 AM   #31
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I am not sure if the rules allow it, but there is nothing (and I mean nothing) that handles better than an HPI Escudo Pikes Peak bodyshell especially in a low traction track.
http://www.hpieurope.com/piw.php?lang=en&partNo=7464



This body has so much traction that it puts my touring car bodies to shame.

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Old 11-15-2011, 06:09 AM   #32
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Would be utterly cool to have a realistic Honda Civic FD2R bodyshell for 1/10th Touring cars....
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:15 AM   #33
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This rule may have been changed.....these are the rules as of 2011...

"All car bodies must be painted and must be cut along the trim lines. You are not allowed to create extra vent holes for the purpose of ventilation or performance enhancement. Leaving extra material below the trim lines of the body is prohibited.
21. All car bodies must use the wings that are supplied in the kit. Mixing and matching ABS plastic wings, between different body styles, is not allowed. Part number 53470 (Lightweight Wing) and 53604 (Racing Wing Set) or any future OPTIONAL wing set is legal for any sedan/sports car body as long as the body is pre-marked with dimples for the option wing mount. See specific class rules for restrictions.
22. In the spirit of keeping TCS Racing scale in appearance to the public, the Subaru Legacy B4 body (items 53727, 49374 & 53824) is not legal for all GT classes."

This also reads the option wings are now legal also!
The rules stated aobve are from Tamiya's TCS rule book. You might want to check the USGT thread for updated rules, as I'm pretty sure that RCGT died off a while ago.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:30 AM   #34
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The rules stated aobve are from Tamiya's TCS rule book. You might want to check the USGT thread for updated rules, as I'm pretty sure that RCGT died off a while ago.
RCGT is indeed alive and well, as the only real substantive change was 21.5(USGT) vs. 17.5 (RCGT). The X pattern tires remain the gold standard traction wise, and pretty much any body other than a 'touring car' body is allowed. The rest is just minor tweaks.

USGT works OK outdoors but really shines on modest size indoor carpet. RCGT works OK on indoor carpet but works best on the (typically) larger outdoors tracks and can be better for particular clubs that need somthing a little faster between VTA and full blown 17.5 blinky touring car. This is usuallyl due either to the size of the track, the seniority of the regulars, or the simple desire to use the same car for RCGT and Touring Car with a simple body/tire change. This also helps tracks to expand revenue via class offerings on race day(2 bodies+2 sets of tires being cheaper for most people than 2 complete cars with 2 different motors).

Bottom line, check and see which rules set your track/club/region/race is using, as the intent is the same, but there are a few minor details which might hem you up.
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Old 11-15-2011, 10:12 AM   #35
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Hi, My favorite body for RCGT is the Tamiya Corolla Axio GT and next
the Tamiya Honda HVS010. The Axio has excellent balance with neutral
steering and good rear traction. Photos attached. Regards
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How does the Pagani Zonda F 200mm Body from HPI Racing work?
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