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Old 12-26-2005, 12:08 PM   #1
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Default Running tamiya shells.

I have been looking on alot of forums recently about bodyshells. It seems as though not many people these days run the tamiya shells, dispite the fact that they are alot stronger. Yes more expensive but I have noticed that they tend to last twice if not three times as long as the more popular shells people are running and are less boring to look at. I run a masda 6 and stratus 3 yet I also have Tamiya shells NSX and Ferrari F430. I notice that most people seem to follow suit and all run pritty much the same shells. Why are the tamiya shells not being run any more? Is there anyone out there who does run tamiya shells? if so which ones and why? and can anyone comment on why not to run a tamiya shell? I recently tested my masda against my ferrari shell and found the ferrari to be quicker (admittedly only by a few mili seconds but even so every little counts).
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Old 12-26-2005, 12:20 PM   #2
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The protoform and types like that handle better, simple as.
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Old 12-26-2005, 12:55 PM   #3
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I would say its mostly cost $40 vs $23. I believe the ProtoForm bodies are a little lighter too.
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Plus the bodies you are speaking of aren't legal at all tracks that run sedan type bodies, the Ferrari or NSX would not fit. I have heard that body handles great maybe even better than Protoform bodies.

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Old 12-26-2005, 04:17 PM   #5
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That Ferrari is a beast on the track I've run one before and it works as good if not better than a PF Mazda6 on asphalt.
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Old 12-26-2005, 05:46 PM   #6
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You can run a Tamiya shell in competition at the TCS.
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Old 12-26-2005, 07:38 PM   #7
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Tamiya's lightweight Legacy B4 shell is a competition touring shell that can be pitted against PF or Ride....Etc...

You can try that body shell.But its a little loose at tail end,but can be solve with a larger rear spoiler.
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- Tamiya shell > mostly function follows form (scale detail quality)
- PF, Ride, etc. > form follows function

I have one Tamiya F430 shell, it works better on straight ashpalt and nice to display as collection item, Tamiya Skyline R34 shell is also nice,
for race I prefer Ride Accord or PF Mazda 6
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