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Old 07-02-2002, 03:25 PM   #31
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I personnally must say that the Trinity Y stratus (with the bigger nose) is the best body for me. I find it to be much faster on my Losi and Mission than any previous body.
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Old 07-02-2002, 03:57 PM   #32
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Has anyone tried the new stratus 2.0 ?
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Old 07-02-2002, 06:45 PM   #33
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My current body-de-jour is the Trinity Reflex (Stratus). More steering than the Y Stratus with more rear traction...just don't try to get it to pass tech. When properly mounted, the roof is 3/8 inch too low (probably why it has good traction without costing any top end)
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hey guys, how are the proline jetta and tamiya HKS racing altezza as compared to a stratus?
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Old 07-06-2002, 10:56 PM   #35
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I don't know for sure about the Jetta, but I would assume it handles like a brick on wheels (cause that is what the jetta looks like)

The Tamiyta Alteeza is very ballanced with plenty of steering and loads of downforce, but it speeds it's like hitting a brick wall. The body just isn't well suited for top speed.
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yes. the jetta looks like hell.
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Old 07-07-2002, 10:02 AM   #37
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yes. the jetta looks like hell.
You obviously ain't seen my Wolfsburg with BBS wheels and Turbocharged engine... Though you'd probably only see the taillights.
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I currently run the XXX-S Stock Stratus body but I want something with more downforce (my wing however isn't cut well so that may be part of it). Has anyone had experience with the Honda S2000 Body?

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i noticed my jetta pushes a bit...( hey i had a wolfsburg too...MAN, what a CAR!! i miss that little rocket)



i also got a denso supra....my ntc3 bodyless could turn on a dime, but when i put the body on it, it pushes a lot.... i trimmed the spoiler some more maybe it pushes cuz i left more wing UP?
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yeah, yeah, i had an older jetta too. 91, not a wolfsburg though. i loved it for it's boxiness, but the protoform doesn't look so good to me. if hpi did it, it'd probably be stellar, something like the bmw m3 with nice fender flairs or something.
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How about a 'poll'?

Using the Protoform Stratus as a benchmark, how do you feel the other bodies fit in? Example: The new Trinity Reflex Asphalt Stratus has more steering but about the same rear downforce. The Andys/Trinity carpet stratus has more steering than the Protoform, but less than the Reflex Asphalt. Andys Honda has a lot more steering, but less rear downforce making it kind of slippery in the rear end. The Protoform M-300 plows like a tractor in the turns (at least the one time I tried one).

Breaking it down it would look like this:

More Steering

Andys Honda
Reflex Asphalt Stratus (no loss of rear traction, just more steering)
Reflex/Andys Carpet Stratus
Protoform Stratus
Protoform M300

Less Steering


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Old 07-12-2002, 03:01 AM   #42
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Anybody tried the new Protoform Stratus 2? How does it work in compare to the old one?
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I would imagine that the new stratus 2 would want to steer better due to the more blunt nose.
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I'll compare a few different Strati tomorrow at the track (including the new one.) I'll tell you the results.
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Okay, I only compared a Protoform Stratus with the Stratus 2.0, both with the stock wings. The Stratus 2.0 felt like it had less steering than the old Stratus, mainly because of the rear wing. I gotta try it with a different wing next time.
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