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Old 09-13-2005, 05:39 AM   #16
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How about the various Ride stratus/TSX versions for rubber on carpet?
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Old 09-13-2005, 07:16 AM   #17
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Guys, I think you're all going to be pleasantly surprised by the new Protoform G6 on carpet. I'll be running some out in Vegas (no white--full paint job) and I know for certain that several other Protoform drivers are having some painted up and ready to run out there.

A bunch of guys were testing the G6 this past weekend at Halo and their comments were that it was very comparable to the Alfa but slightly smoother in transition.

I'll be testing some white buggers on Thursday night.
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Old 09-14-2005, 09:41 PM   #18
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What's a good body for a medium traction flowing asphalt track?? Mazda or ride Accord? Thanks guys!
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You can't go wrong with a Mazda 6. You also have to remember that many of the other bodies out there..Ride, Yokomo.etc.. are also tuned by using different wings. This will affect the cars handling dramatically. In my opinion, and after extensive asphalt testing...the 6 is the best all around body. The 3.0, as someone posted earlier is better in my opinion on a big flowing track with high bite.

The bottom line is you just have to experiment. Driving styles differ greatly and this can also influence what body is best suited for you.


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Has anyone got any thoughts about what body would be the best for foam tires on ashfelt. The track is large with some very high speed corners.
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Old 09-15-2005, 12:15 AM   #21
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What's a good body for a medium traction flowing asphalt track?? Mazda or ride Accord? Thanks guys!

The ride accord is good...
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Old 09-15-2005, 02:09 AM   #22
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What's a good body for a medium traction flowing asphalt track?? Mazda or ride Accord? Thanks guys!
Mazda6 is an all-round body with the centre of the body as turning pivot. Ride Accord's turning pivot is at the front of the body, somehow feel more aggresive and loss some rear grip. Try Ride Accord with Mazda 6 wing to compensate it.
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Old 09-15-2005, 04:38 AM   #23
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What about the Protoform stratus 3.0 carpet spec. What tyre/surface does this work best on?
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Old 10-16-2005, 05:26 PM   #25
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I only use the Tamiya Subaru Legacy B4 (version 1) and it's very predictable when running on carpet. The steering is pretty good. It's also good on outdoor, the steering is not as agressive as Acoord. I think it's similar to Mazda6.
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Old 10-16-2005, 06:55 PM   #26
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For asphalt hard to beat the PF Mazda 6. Although the PF Stratus 3.0 works good also.

For carpet foam the Parma Alpha or the PF Carpet Stratus 3.0 work well. But then again the new PF G6 works really well as well. Like it better then the Parma or Startus 3.0 carpet version.

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As said before parma alfa has no substitute for foam carpet racing.
The mazda 6 is a great body for asphalt and rubber tire carpet racing.
But my favorite body for asphalt would have to be the pf stratus 2.0.
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Old 10-16-2005, 10:49 PM   #28
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I think Soviet is the body expert on here, maybe we can get him to chime in

1. Get a box of cereal, eat cereal.

2. Cut out the back of the box

3. Cut 4 holes in the other side

4. Mount

5. Run new body and start 10 threads about how "dominant" your new Trix 5.0 body is on carpet, but sucks on tarmac.

There...y'all happy now?

Laugh all you want however...

I still think you folks are imagining things in your heads when you try to tell others your various reasons why Jellybean "A" "is better than" Jellybean "B."

All modern TC bodies are the same generic shape. You can make any modern TC body feel just like another one just by playing with lower lip and wing position/area.
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gotta say, yesterday i was turning quicker times with my legacy b4 v2 body than with my ride tsx, my fast lap was .2 quicker and my avg. was .3 quicker. maybe coinc. but #'s dont lie. car was planted a little better in the corners with the b4, went loose with the tsx, maybe its cuz the track heated up, maybe wind changed direction, maybe my tires wore, i just know #'s changed!!!
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gotta say, yesterday i was turning quicker times with my legacy b4 v2 body than with my ride tsx, my fast lap was .2 quicker and my avg. was .3 quicker. maybe coinc. but #'s dont lie. car was planted a little better in the corners with the b4, went loose with the tsx, maybe its cuz the track heated up, maybe wind changed direction, maybe my tires wore, i just know #'s changed!!!

Maybe you thought the car looked better and thus you drove better.

just kiddin'.
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