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Old 08-29-2004, 07:01 PM
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What should I run on carpet (Tc3 & Tamiya Evo3)...I might be getting one soon and narrowed my choices down to Losi Alfa, Parma Alfa, Proto Alfa 2.0 or a Mazda 6.

I've tired a Stratus 2.0 and didn't get enough rear end grip with it although I liked the responsiveness & steering with it. Maybe something that handles like a Strat2 with more rear grip would be nice. I don't want anything that feels numb though

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Old 08-29-2004, 07:05 PM
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i run an xray evo2 and it's a toss up between the mazda 6 and the new nemisis (most likely spelled wrong)
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All of the Alfas are good. But I have to give the nod to the Parma Alfa. The Proto Alfa is very similar.

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Old 08-29-2004, 07:48 PM
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i run an alfa 2.0 on a tight carpet track and like it i also tried the mazda 6 to but didnt like it as much it but still a solid choice.
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Old 08-29-2004, 07:50 PM
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I'd asked a similar question and the Alpha was the most suggested.

I also asked about pre-molded rear wheel cut-outs and the Parma is the only one that does not have them. Meaning you can cut them out to your exact wheelbase without it looking like a hacked-butcher job.

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Hey whats up Justin,

Anyways i am using Stratus 2.0. I think its great on handling and speed. I tried the Alfa didnt like it, Mazda 6 was good too. But its all preference.
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the only problem is the fact that its getting harder to find stratus 2.0s....that is my body of choice right now also, but i think i would look toward the alfa in the near future, because the 6 feels like it pushes too much....proberly b/c it has about a 3" high wing off the back

...personal opinion

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Old 08-29-2004, 08:52 PM
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The Parma Alfa would be a great choice. It is a much more durable body than the Protoform bodies and handles awesome on carpet!!
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I'm leaning towards the Proto or Parma Alfa now.

How do all the bodies I asked about eariler handle on pavement? Out of curiosity
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I like the Parma alfa right now on carpet and asphalt. It drove like a dream.
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Old 08-31-2004, 02:56 AM
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I haven't really had a go with a mazda 6 but for me i usually run the trusty dodge stratus
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