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Old 07-07-2011, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default Proto LTC-R and MazdaSpeed6

I see the most driver are using this two.

So the question is when to use which (track layout) or is it just what you prefer?

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I see the most driver are using this two.

So the question is when to use which (track layout) or is it just what you prefer?

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for me the ltc-r is for outdoor asphalt n the mazda6 is for carpet
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for me the ltc-r is for outdoor asphalt n the mazda6 is for carpet
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It's setup, I run the both on carpet. The LTCR keeps my setup more planted in the rear, in fact I can notice a change in the car just by mounting the front of the body lower or higher in the front. My personal results are

LTCR- more traction in the rear
Speed 6- more steering, loose rear

If the track grip will give me more traction, I will run the Speed 6, if not, it's the LTCR.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:28 AM   #5
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thats odd I find them the opposite to what you have just said and the majority of drivers I know find ltcr looser at the rear

ltcr more direct sharper steering but washes out midcorner
speed 6 smoother more consistent steering

any one else

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thats odd I find them the opposite to what you have just said and the majority of drivers I know find ltcr looser at the rear

ltcr more direct sharper steering but washes out midcorner
speed 6 smoother more consistent steering

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Yes. LTCR is more aggressive while MazdaSpeed6 is more smooth. I think due to the nature of the surfaces, you tend to see more MS6 on carpet and more LTCR on asphalt. But that's not set in stone by any means.
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It's setup, I run the both on carpet. The LTCR keeps my setup more planted in the rear, in fact I can notice a change in the car just by mounting the front of the body lower or higher in the front. My personal results are

LTCR- more traction in the rear
Speed 6- more steering, loose rear

If the track grip will give me more traction, I will run the Speed 6, if not, it's the LTCR.
I find this to be the exact opposite.
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I heard the p37 is somewhere in the middle. I need to try one.
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I heard the p37 is somewhere in the middle. I need to try one.
The LTC-R is designed to be a bit more aggressive then the speed6, and feels exactly this way on both carpet and paved surfaces. for my driving style I prefer the LTC-R on both surfaces. I find that the LTC-R initiates the corner a lot better and is better for tighter more technical tracks and the speed 6 is better for flowing more high speed tracks. Some cars are naturally more aggressive then other regardless of the setup, if I was running a Tamiya or Hotbodies I would lean towards the speed 6, but if I was running an Xray or TC6 I would probably always run the LTC-R.

The best thing to do is buy or barrow both and run them back to back to see which one you like the best. The differences on the track are subtle, but you should be able to feel a difference.
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LTC-R = Generates a bit more initial steering
P37-R = Good balance of entry and exit steering
Speed 6 = Less initial but more mid/exit steering

I recommend always running the lightweight versions of these bodies because they produce faster lap times than the regular weight versions.
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+1 to trying out bodies. It took me a while to get a good feel for what I like. When it came down to it, the lap times were more consistant with the speed6 and the car was much easier to drive for me. Being that with my photon, I find myself dialing out a lot of steering, it only makes sense.

It's too bad that I read somewhere that protoform did not send the speed6 for it renewal. So last I heard, it's not roar legal. I don't really care if it's roar legal or not, I just hope they don't stop making them.

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+1 to trying out bodies. It took me a while to get a good feel for what I like. When it came down to it, the lap times were more consistant with the speed6 and the car was much easier to drive for me. Being that with my photon, I find myself dialing out a lot of steering, it only makes sense.

It's too bad that I read somewhere that protoform did not send the speed6 for it renewal. So last I heard, it's not roar legal. I don't really care if it's roar legal or not, I just hope they don't stop making them.

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No worries it's back on the approved body list. It was just a timing mix up
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No worries it's back on the approved body list. It was just a timing mix up
Best news I've heard in a while. Thanks!
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thats odd I find them the opposite to what you have just said and the majority of drivers I know find ltcr looser at the rear

ltcr more direct sharper steering but washes out midcorner
speed 6 smoother more consistent steering

any one else

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Same for me, though I've only run asphalt to date. The Mazda has always been easy and consistent to run in my opinion.
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I recommend always running the lightweight versions of these bodies because they produce faster lap times than the regular weight versions.
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I can't tell how and why the lightweight bodies are different (they are thinner, duuuh), but they just drive better!
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