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Old 08-12-2005, 07:33 PM
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Hey everybody, I am going to the 2005 International Indoor Championships @ Las Vegas , but I am not a carpet regular. What body, the stratus 3.0 C-type or the parma alfa, would be better? Thanks for any advise.
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Old 08-12-2005, 07:40 PM
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oh,if it matters I will be running stock foam with an RDX.
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Stratus 3.0 Carpet Spec
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Old 08-12-2005, 08:13 PM
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what is the difference?
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I'm not sure about the RDX since I run an FK05, but I douby that you could go wrong with the Proline Mazda 6 unless you have your chassis setup for a very loose rear end.
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If your on Foam the only body to run is the Parma Alfa. Mazda 6 is way too much downforce for foams and Stratus 3.0 still doesnt rotate as well as Parma Alfa. It's close though.
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This should be a good indication of what everyone is running...

At the 2005 Novak Touring Car Championships 29 of 30 A main cars were running the Parma Alfa.

http://www.rctech.net/events/novak2005/index.shtml
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Good observation Brian, Parma is the best
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yeah i have to say the parma alfa body is the best for foam tire like brianrice says: 29 of 30 people was using parma alfa!! hehe but for me im a beginner so using different body dosent see big difference but for experience driver they see a Big difference hehe!!

Great observation!! Brianrice

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Actually I'd like to know more about thee new Stratus 3.0 carpet. I know the Parma is the way to go, but being so new I'd like to hear about the Stratus. Any one with lots of experience with it?
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So is the Parma Alfa a bad idea for rubber on carpet or will it still be a pretty neutral body? I hope it is ok for I just bought two of them!! They are unopened, so I could take them back and get something else.
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Carpet with foams, the Parma alfa is THE body to run....... Period.

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The euros run alot of rubber tire carpet races so I would look at results from their races to see what works good with rubber tires.
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Mazda 6, CTS-V or Stratus. I like the Nemesis too.
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Ran carpet the first time a couple days ago and it really seems to add front grip to the car. So I run a Mazda 6 now but will be chaging to the Alfa to get rid of some front bite on the carpet.
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