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Old 11-22-2016, 09:51 PM
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Hi I'm new to RC and running an Xray T3.

I noticed pretty much everyone runs a Mazda 6 body or something box-y and similar. I get that it has good performance characteristics but is there any other bodies that are cooler looking (ie. not a Mazda 6). Something like the cooler like a Super GT HSV body (which looks like it may have good aero) or something more sleek looking that still performs just as good?


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Hi I'm new to RC and running an Xray T3.

I noticed pretty much everyone runs a Mazda 6 body or something box-y and similar. I get that it has good performance characteristics but is there any other bodies that are cooler looking (ie. not a Mazda 6). Something like the cooler like a Super GT HSV body (which looks like it may have good aero) or something more sleek looking that still performs just as good?


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It depends on what class you run. I don't think a body like the Super GT HSV would be legal in a standard TC class. If you want something that looks a bit different to the norm, there's the Bittydesign Ascari. If you're looking for 'sleek', they probably don't conform to the "global body spec" rules for touring cars.
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:13 PM
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It depends on what class you run. I don't think a body like the Super GT HSV would be legal in a standard TC class. If you want something that looks a bit different to the norm, there's the Bittydesign Ascari. If you're looking for 'sleek', they probably don't conform to the "global body spec" rules for touring cars.

Oh i see. Thanks i didn't know it was because of rules. Thanks...

Shame as a Super GT500 HSV shell would look mega.
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Out of interest- would there be a performance increase if you ran a pan car style prototype body on a TC chassis (bearing in mind shock towers etc would be in the way)? That would also look very cool it's a bummer that this is not a catergory as my thinking is it's it's not going to very scale (like the current 1/10th bodies) then it would make most sense to go for all out performance (and i think they look cooler). A prototype body with some bulges for shocks etc would be pretty cool.
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You mean something like this?



Can't say I've noticed any advantage. Though I am the least experienced driver in the class I was running it in (17.5 GT).
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It sounds like the USGT class (or equivalent) would suit you, if it's available in your area.
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Old 11-23-2016, 03:30 AM
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It sounds like the USGT class (or equivalent) would suit you, if it's available in your area.
I wish, but i think only TC is big in my area... i didn't know about this GT class and just checked it out now. Veeery cool.. thanks
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Bittydesign does also have other cool looking bodies, that are still good for racing e.g. their bmw lookalike M15 and one inspired by a Camaro.
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Forget the rules....go cool!!!
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Originally Posted by gigaplex View Post
You mean something like this?



Can't say I've noticed any advantage. Though I am the least experienced driver in the class I was running it in (17.5 GT).
What body is this? Any trouble clearing the shock towers?
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The Protoform Ford GT is sick too for USGT class racing when they come out with the 190mm version. Right now it is only on WGTR classes.
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Originally Posted by pphaneuf View Post
What body is this? Any trouble clearing the shock towers?
from the pic..it look like this bodies is design for standard TC ...
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Originally Posted by OVA View Post
from the pic..it look like this bodies is design for standard TC ...
Indeed, but ordering one is easier if I know the manufacturer and model.
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Originally Posted by pphaneuf View Post
Indeed, but ordering one is easier if I know the manufacturer and model.
I feel that body is long been retired . Look at the antenna on that thing lol
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