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Old 03-30-2005, 08:11 AM   #1
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Does this body REALLY performs on the asphalt? All i hear about is the mazda6. What characteristics make it better/different than than other touring bodies? And does it outperforns the losi skoda?
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Old 03-30-2005, 12:52 PM   #2
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I've never run the Losi Skotta nor have I ever seen anyone around here run one. But the I did run the Caddy back to back with a Mazda once. I didn't really like it with the setup that was on the car. It had less steering throughout the corner than the Mazda. It wasn't very well balnced downforce. It seemed like there was way too much in the rear and not enough on the front. The car was tight all the way through the corner until I put the Mazda back on and it gave me a lot more front grip and less in the rear letting it flow through the corners better.
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Old 03-30-2005, 01:05 PM   #3
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Nomaak- Why not buy the stuff you know will work! HERE WE GO AGAIN!

Why fight it!
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Old 03-30-2005, 05:40 PM   #4
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pressy...it was just a question!!! isn't that what these forums are for!??!! you really need to get a life and stop following me!!! hey...on second thought, you can follow me all you want...on the track!!LOL
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Old 03-30-2005, 05:45 PM   #5
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BTW....thanks for the reply jon. it kinda looked like it had the lines that would suit a one-way equiped car. that bit of info is all i needed!!
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Old 03-30-2005, 05:53 PM   #6
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I've never run the Losi Skotta nor have I ever seen anyone around here run one. But the I did run the Caddy back to back with a Mazda once. I didn't really like it with the setup that was on the car. It had less steering throughout the corner than the Mazda. It wasn't very well balnced downforce. It seemed like there was way too much in the rear and not enough on the front. The car was tight all the way through the corner until I put the Mazda back on and it gave me a lot more front grip and less in the rear letting it flow through the corners better.
I think one body might work best with a certain setup, then be crap with another. i.e. I was running with a Corally driver today and he thought the Mazda was more neutral than the Nemesis, and I felt like the Mazda was more aggressive and the Nemesis was more predictable. We both were right, and since we had different cars, the bodies acted differently atop each chassis.
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Old 03-30-2005, 06:14 PM   #7
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thanks pro4. i'm no asphalt guy. specially with rubbers. i also enjoy r/c. but what gets me sometimes is seeing a bunch of the same bodies. i like having a choice. it'd be a shame to let all those beautiful bodies go to waste, on account that they "don't work". it's all about driving feel. to me....i like the feel of the older bodies. such as the 96 mercedes benz DTM, the HPI 97 accord, the altezza, or a clk-gtr. i know it's old skool, but they just "felt" right.
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Old 03-30-2005, 06:17 PM   #8
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I had quite a different result. I set my car up with the Mazda 6, then put the Cadilac on. I had to readjust the car for the X-TRA steering I obtained........I like the Cadi. and will continue to run it on small to mid sized tracks. On a very large track, like nitro tracks it may slow you down a bit on the long straights.
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Hi Pete.

Well alot depends on how you cut the wing on the Mazda6. We all know that the wing is waaaay to large for Roar Rules. So did one run the wing as is from the "kit". Or did one cut the wing out to roar specs? Obviously when you cut the wing down to roar specs, you'll loose some of that rear grip that makes the Mazda6 feel planted if left with a full wing on.

Pete, John P ran the Caddy body. I think it was a more show body than anything. At least that was the comments I heard in the "pits". hehe...

If ya wanna be alittle different.. run a RaySpeed Accord body. Or the Tamiya B4 v1 or v2.
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I drive with both bodies I usually prefer the mazda when I run 19t or mod but when I have to run stock due to low turnout I'll run the caddy because it has a softer feel in the steering. Since the car is slower with a stock motor it creates the correct balance for the chassis. I guess if your a little lazy to change setup for slower class its a good choice. Eventhough if you wanted with some tuning you could almost run any body people just find it esy to tune with the body instead of chassis. some bodies just feel more comfortable then others.

More aggresive handling mazda
milder then go for the caddy!
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Old 03-30-2005, 07:15 PM   #11
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thanks guys! i noticed the rear wing was a bit odd looking. it has 4 holes for mounting. it also has no spill plates. do the spill plates a big difference?

kilruf....thanks for the tip.
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I see this body everywhere at my place, I saw it perform better indoors though.

The guy at my LHS said becuase the CTS has a blunter front end it's suppose to be better for small tracks.
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axel....LOL!! i believe it was that blunt front end that sealed the deal.
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Axel- the LHS guy is correct. A bluntier front end adds downforce to the front tires. This is needed for slower and tighter track b/c you won't have the high speeds of larger tracks.

nomaak- you won't even notice a difference w/o spill plates. The spill plates minimize turbulance coming off the spoiler b/c they direct the air flow in a fluid path. This creates a slip stream off the back of the body, with gives extra stability in high speed turns and on the straight.

Easier said: spill plates only matter on LARGE tracks and with 19 turn and modified classes. If you are going fast enough to notice the difference, you shouldn't be using the Caddy.
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the new stratus 3.0. now thats the way to go..... good luck !!!!!!!!! hey it rimed
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