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Old 03-07-2005, 01:09 PM   #1
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Hey,

Since the BL motors in Stock profile seem to be a little quicker than their pain-in-the-ass legal stock motor cousins we have decided to form our own Brushless GT class. Mod or Stock profile, rubber tires and GT shells. Could anyone with any experience with GT & Exotic bodie(s) please list what you used and how it worked (traits such as aero/downforce, straight speed, steering, rear traction...etc)

Potential Shells
Mazda RX8 (HPI)
Nissan 350z (HPI)
Nissan Silvia (HPI)
Dodge Viper (HPI)
Ford Mustang 2005 (HPI)
Chevy Corvette C6 (HPI)
Honda/Acura TSX (Protoform)
TCS Popular Shells
...list not done...LOL

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Old 03-07-2005, 01:22 PM   #2
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Don't forget about Tamiya's shells. The NSX, Skyline, and Corvette C5 are all very good handling bodies. There's even a short wheelbase Toyota MS2 Spyder that looks sweet. We did something like this up at a race last year, it was too cool to see these JPTC cars run.
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Old 03-07-2005, 01:35 PM   #3
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I've been ranting about trying to get GT shells for a while, just look at the arguements and moderated posts between a few people in the Roar forum....

The answer I get is it's a Touring Car class... BTW, the Caddy is a GT body....

I played spectator yesterday at a pretty large local trohy race... All I can say with stock, 19 and mod all running the same bodies it's BORING !!!!!

Until roar legalizes GT bodies for racing, you can expect no bodies that handle all that well....

I attempted to run a Mustang body on my NTC3 for informal parking lot racing... The car thought it was an airplane.... I watched the car take off, get about 5' of air and then proceed to barrel roll 30 or so times.... Granted it was geared for top speed and running a JP NR in it....
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since i started running touring cars, ive never run a stratus, never a mazda 6, or an alpha, or anything of that sort.

most recently ive used a mitsubishi eclipse, a volkswagon jetta, a saleen mustang, nissan skyline, and whatever else i can find that looks similar to the car its supposed to be, not a blob with windows and wheel cutouts, with a big wing
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Old 03-07-2005, 03:14 PM   #5
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GT shells are different in handling in compare to the touringcars. Most of them have much more steering so you have you change setup often. Also they are not as easy to drive as touringcars but itīs a lot of fun.

I have seen the Corvette and Ferrari F350 from Proline /Protoform which are not bad. But Iīm not sure if the Ferrari is still available. Also the HPI Lamborghinis are not too bad but a little aggresive at least the Murcielago. The Diablo isnīt maybe the best looking body but has tons of downforce and will be good on long flowing tracks. But not so good on small tracks as itīs very long.
On a low grip outdoor track where you need a lot of rear grip the HPI CLK GTR is very good. Has the same rear grip as the Diablo but much less stering.

But you have to decide if you want a good looking or a good handling body. The Tamiya usually are slower maybe the Ferrari can keep up somewhat.

There is a Saleen from HPI which is one of the most beautiful GTīs but unfortunately doesnīt work as good.

Another interesting body is the GT40. I never have seen the new HPI version and canīt comment on this but the Proline version was seen very often here. But was cancelled some time ago. I got one from Ebay but I never run it.

One of my favourite GTīs is the McLaren F1 GTR but itīs not easy getting one. The Kyosho is too long to handle good and the HPI was cancelled very very long ago. I know CML in the UK has one but I never have seen one here.

Some of the bodies are available in 190 and 200mm wide and they handle very different. Most of my GTīs are 200mm.
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Actually, the Mazda 6 is very realistic to the scale of the full size car. From a distance
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I hear the HPI Silvia handles like a Stratus. Something easy to find, looks different than generic TC and handles really good would be ideal. Tamiya bodies are a bit hard to find and cost too much.

Note: This is an indoor carpet track. Most of us (running BL) don't even run pavement. GT would be cool because it distinguishes our class from the others
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Brushless Pan car GT and GTP!!!!! Even with a Novak you'd waste open mod TC's....
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I"d say the 350z and the silva bodies work the best .. just make sure you have a great time and make sure your set up's are dialed in as diffrent bodies have diffrent effects on handling .. 2 dimes worth ..
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Brushless Pan car GT and GTP!!!!! Even with a Novak you'd waste open mod TC's....
My dad and I wanted to do BL 12th scale but theres nobody else who'd run. 12th scale is kinda dying now. It'll rise again next winter. 10th scale pan cars are ABSOLUTELY extinct at this track

I got a 10L2 in my closet that'll run with a little TLC but its really no use. I'm just gonna take parts for my 12th scale project
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I"d say the 350z and the silva bodies work the best .. just make sure you have a great time and make sure your set up's are dialed in as diffrent bodies have diffrent effects on handling .. 2 dimes worth ..
Thanks MB! I *might* pick up a Silvia then. Currently we got me, another guy with a Saleen S7 and my "teammate" with a CTS-V (we'll consider Caddy a GT)
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Thanks MB! I *might* pick up a Silvia then. Currently we got me, another guy with a Saleen S7 and my "teammate" with a CTS-V (we'll consider Caddy a GT)
Well Iīm not sure if a Silvia really is a GT body but the CTS-V really isnīt one. I think Tech inspection here wouldnīt allow both of them. For being a real GT this body has or had to be run as a race car in the International or a National GT/GTR series. Everything other isnīt any other than a 2 door touring or GTP on the other side.

So the guy running the Saleen has a real GT and also one of the best looking ones.
If you donīt like that the Proline Corvette also is a GT and handles quite good.
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