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Old 04-26-2005, 02:44 PM   #76
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I know that the roof line is channeled, and that it is swept back a little more. Haven't looked to see anything else has changed?
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Handling wise?

Again...How about the Yok Stratus Type-A? Anyone?
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Old 04-26-2005, 07:12 PM   #78
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I'm willing to chip in here a little.

I'd agree that for the new drivers, bodies don't make too much of a difference, but I would try and steer them towards soemthing with safe handling, like the Dodge2.

But when you get to a higher level... which i feel I'm slowly approching... they do make a difference. For example the other weekend I was practising at Ashby for the TORC series round there, and compared my Mazda6 and Dodge3.
For me the mazda gave more initial steering, but seemed to not want to rotate as quickly through the corner, whereas the dodge, whilst lacking a little initial steering, rotated much better mid turn.
I ended up running the Dodge 3 for most of the meeting in the end, I do like the way it handles.

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Heh, ive run my Stratus 1 for ages because the paint jobs so nice i cant retire it (thanks Dave ) I felt that i was understeering a little bit on power but it wasnt a big thing, when you only have three rounds to get the car hooked up and a decent time put in the body is bottom of the list.
Gotta fix her up, build some horsepower for the next round (going to get hosed on the straight when they are the size that we run on outdoors, can lose 6 car lengths or more easily)and then make a few setup changes,changing body i dont even think about.
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Karl, thats why i went to pracrtise on the sat

From what I can gather over here is this. The RIDE bodies aren't legal because, like most other sanctioning bodies, the BRCA has a homolgation procedure, in that manufactures submit the bodies to the brca, and then they decided on legality.

However there is a ruling that states "realistic represntations of saloon car bodys".... and going on this, the RIDE's aren't. Actually, for the Modified class, the Mazda6 isn't legal either. (it is in stock and super-stock, but they run to less stringent rules), as well as the dodge3.0 (but from what i heard, this has never been submitted).

Thankfully I can get away with run the Dodge and mazda in TORC, cause... well there not nationals

Still Steve Cann does a good job of it, and is always happy to explain why.

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Old 04-27-2005, 11:14 AM   #80
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It's not leading anyone astray, it's expressing a different opinion than yours and most of the keyboard racers on here.


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good comeback


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Hey,

Whats the difference between the Stratus 3 carpet/pavement versions and the Stratus 2.

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Difference between the Strat 3.0 AP and Carpet,
Shape: the AP version does not have the hood dimples, it has a more recessed windshield, and it looks to have a slightly higher crown.

Handling: I haven't run them back to back yet, but the AP version is supposed to give more overall down force, front and rear.

Compared to the Stratus 2.0, both would be much more planted. I never had any real luck with the 2.0. It always felt really loose in the back end, almost like it didn't have enough wing.

BTW- For a novice, as long as they're not running something without a wing, anything that's a competition level body, they won't know the difference. But as most have said, for the experienced racer, it can be used as a fine tuning aid and can get you an extra tenth or two or even three. And when you're racing at a high level, that can be the difference between the A and D main. And yes, I've done body tests with a few bodies and run 5-6 laps, pulled in, had the body changed, and gone back out and noticed a consistent change in lap times and feel of the car. No setup change, not even being able to say it's older tires or different track conditions because it's in the same run. So yes, the small changes in the handling between bodies can be a BIG deal.
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Man, Why does everyone think I'm a novice. I'm in Expert Stock guys...
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I never said you were a novice. I was just making a point that a novice racer wouldn't be able to feel any difference.
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not true, im newly graduated from the novice class to stock and finished 2nd in my first stock race, i felt a big difference in the car from a altezza body to my ride tsx body, now i just ordered the new legacy b4 2.0, lets see how they work.
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mazda 6 thats it
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mazda 6 thats it
I thought you would like the 1974 Cadillac El Dorado.
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I thought you would like the 1974 Cadillac El Dorado.
Only if it's a Brougham..........
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mazda 6 thats it
I got one already. Something a little more twitchy would be nice
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the protoform mazda 6 is a good body. handles well and looks good too
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