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Old 03-10-2013, 11:22 PM   #1
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So are bodies universal with most Touring Car kits?

I'm thinking about buying the Sakura Zero S (which I think fits 190mm bodies?) but I'm VERY interested maybe even MORE interested in having a BIG selection of bodies than having the most competitive kit for racing.

So I really want a kit (who ever makes it) that has the best selection and the most detail for their body/shell.

From what I've seen so far, it looks like HPI is it, or am I wrong? It seems there are A LOT more bodies for the 200mm than 190mm...is this true? I think another thing I want is the option of a NASCAR body. Again, HPI has one for 200mm and it fits several kits (if you scroll down after clicking on the link) and 2 of them are...

1. Sprint 2 Sport
2. Sprint 2 Flux

...are these good kits?

A NASCAR body is just awesome to me but then I would want to buy other bodies like Aston Martin racing bodies, DTM style, etc.

What kit would be the most competitive with the best selection of bodies that have high quality detail to them? It seems the 200mm kits vs. 190mm have the best selection or am I not looking in the right places?
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Electric are 190mm Nitro 200mm
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Electric TC = 190mm
Nitro TC = 200mm
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Thanks! So even though a lot of the bodies on the HPI site are 200mm (which is Nitro), they still fit an electric kit like the Sprint 2 Sport/Flux without looking funny? So if I have a 190mm kit (Electric) is this narrower than the 200mm Nitro?
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Yes, the 190/200mm dimensions are widths from outside of tires. You can easily run a 200mm body on a 190mm chassis by itself, or by using offset wheels. These are wheels with offset built into them to make the car wider without changing anything else on the chassis.
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Thanks! So even though a lot of the bodies on the HPI site are 200mm (which is Nitro), they still fit an electric kit like the Sprint 2 Sport/Flux without looking funny? So if I have a 190mm kit (Electric) is this narrower than the 200mm Nitro?
If all you're after is the "look" you can put wider wheel hexes on the car to widen the track or look for wheels with offset molded in.
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Yes, the 190/200mm dimensions are widths from outside of tires. You can easily run a 200mm body on a 190mm chassis by itself, or by using offset wheels. These are wheels with offset built into them to make the car wider without changing anything else on the chassis.
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If all you're after is the "look" you can put wider wheel hexes on the car to widen the track or look for wheels with offset molded in.

So I can stick with my plans on getting a Sakura Zero S (190mm) and buy any of the HPI bodies to fit it? I'm assuming I could use these wheels on the Zero S also? So these cars are pretty much universal? I'm hoping this is a yes!

I'm loving these NASCAR bodies...
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Yes bodies are universal for any touring car 190mm or 200mm you can use hpi or tamiya or protoform or proline bodies on any car 190 or200mm car it doesn't have to be an hpi body on hpi car etc etc
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So I can stick with my plans on getting a Sakura Zero S (190mm) and buy any of the HPI bodies to fit it? I'm assuming I could use these wheels on the Zero S also? So these cars are pretty much universal? I'm hoping this is a yes!

I'm loving these NASCAR bodies...
If you're looking for more of a stock car look on your Touring car, check into ProtoForm's C-HD, D-HD, T-HD, or F-MD bodies, or any of McAllister Racing's stock car bodies. They're all more for the 1/10th scale carpet-oval pan cars, but I'm sure they could be made to fit your chassis.
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Yes bodies are universal for any touring car 190mm or 200mm you can use hpi or tamiya or protoform or proline bodies on any car 190 or200mm car it doesn't have to be an hpi body on hpi car etc etc
Thanks for confirming!

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If you're looking for more of a stock car look on your Touring car, check into ProtoForm's C-HD, D-HD, T-HD, or F-MD bodies, or any of McAllister Racing's stock car bodies. They're all more for the 1/10th scale carpet-oval pan cars, but I'm sure they could be made to fit your chassis.
Nice...I'll check these out. There are wheels that make the fit look more scale also so maybe these bodies will look good! Thanks!
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Tamiya has a LOT of realistic body shells, but not sure about NASCAR. :P Some bodies with a very very low hood line may not fit a normal TC. That's why Tamiya made the TA05 and TA06 IFS chassis. IFS = inboard front suspension.

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