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Old 04-26-2005, 04:57 AM   #1
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Default Best Onroad body for downforce?

Ok guys I've been out of onroad racing for a couple years. I was using the Protoform Volvo S60 and really liked how it stuck to the track...but that was 2 years ago.

What's the hot ticket now for downforce? I'll be running the new TC4 mostly outdoors on asphalt.

Any suggestions would be great!
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Old 04-26-2005, 05:07 AM   #2
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I use the Team Losi Alfa on my PRO4 and XXX-S and it makes the cars stick to the ground vey well. Alot of people are using the Mazda 6 shell too.
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Old 04-28-2005, 01:04 PM   #3
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What about the Protoform 190mm Nemesis? That looks pretty wicked. Too bad they didn't offer the new Stratus 3.1 in 190mm...that's an awesome body!
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Its called the Stratus 3.0 bro

Try a Parma Alfa
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The Caddie body from Protoform has some mad downforce. Very stuck.
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I thought the Protoform Caddy had a lot of push to it. Am I mistaken?
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I like the mazda 6 on asphalt.
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mazda 6 is the best i have tried.i tried alot of bodies and nothing worked as well.i have not tried the strarus 3.0 yet though
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To quote a few people I know the stratus 3.0 is the "easy button"

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i like the caddy and the altezza...then again i'm biased to the more blunt-nosed bodies. too bad there're no more '97 "Benz" DTM bodies out there. i'd run them all the time!!

ooops! sry! go with the mazda6 (at least for the time being)
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The Caddy pushes like a dump truck as far as I'm concerned. It felt OK at first but did a back to back with a Mazda, HUGE improvement. I've got a PF Strat 3.0 AP version but haven't run it yet (saving it for Reedy ) but everyone I know who's run that and even the lower downforce carpet version say they're the most stuck bodies they've ever used. Almost too stuck.
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Well guys I'm going to try a Mazda 6 body for outdoors at a "dedicated" high bite asphalt track. I haven't heard anybody using the Nemesis body even though it seems alot sleeker than the Mazda?
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i just got a stratus 3.0 and it is waaaaaay stuck,i actually lost some steering,,i am going to try the mazda 6.
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Just look at the top 10 results from the Worlds and go from there if you're unsure. Can't go wrong with any of those bodies. Mazda 6 is one of those
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what do you mean "stuck"? not enough grip or too much grip?

i used pf stratus 3.0 carpet and it's fine! just gotta work out the right setup.
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