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Old 08-31-2012, 12:11 AM   #1
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Default Bodyshell curiousness.

As we all know, there are various types of bodyshells in the markets, Le Mans, GT, and whatnot. So..

1. Does different bodyshells matter?
2. Why is the Protoform Speed 6 so popular?
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As we all know, there are various types of bodyshells in the markets, Le Mans, GT, and whatnot. So..

1. Does different bodyshells matter?
2. Why is the Protoform Speed 6 so popular?
1. Yes, they affect the cars handing
2. Because it is a shell that tends to handle well.
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:26 AM   #3
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Any other suggestions? Apart from the Speed 6?
Are there any non-IFMAR regulated ones which are good?
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Any other suggestions? Apart from the Speed 6?
Are there any non-IFMAR regulated ones which are good?
Protoform LTCR. Typically you will hear the LTCR will allow better cornering.
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I find they make a big difference! especially with faster cars and bigger tracks. Changing my body to a Mazda Speed 6 made it feel like a completely different car to me, in a good way!
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:27 PM   #6
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Has anyone tried those Le Mans bodyshells? I wonder how are they like.
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LeMans style bodies are more of what you find on pan cars. Pan cars tend to rely much more on aerodynamics than TCs though it does affect both.
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Has anyone tried those Le Mans bodyshells? I wonder how are they like.
A lot of Le Mans Prototype shells are too low at the front to fit TC's.

If you mean Vipers, Corvettes etc in general they do not handle as good as "proper" TC shell which has been designed to give the best handling on a TC.

Other shells to try Hot Bodies Subura Type A, B or C
Hotbodies Type BC
Alfa 159 (more steering)
Protoform R9, P37
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LeMans style bodies are more of what you find on pan cars.

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Hmm, how about GT bodies?
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