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Old 01-01-2003, 05:21 PM   #1
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I was just wondering if anyone here has race with the hpi escudo body on a touring car. The track here is going to change the body rules this year. Last year it had to be a 4 door car. This year you can run anything as long as its not a lola body. Last year i ran a volvo s60. The track is a twisty track with one nice straight away. Thanks for anyone help.
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Old 01-01-2003, 05:46 PM   #2
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I have a Friend that went to the HPI challenge finals in Japan and he told me that almost ALL the local Nitro racers had the Escudo body on their cars. Tons of downforce front and rear. I bought one recently but haven't painted it yet. Something to consider if the track is slick and tires won't provide the traction you need.
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Thanks for the info. I also seen that they used that body. Our track is alittle slick we do sugar coat it or nothing. Its just blown off. We all run foam tires so it ain't to bad. Did you think it would give some good steering? Like i said the track it pretty twisty. I usely think a body will work good but i'm always wrong. Thanks for the info.
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what bodies provide the most downforce? would i feel a difference in the two ive had so far (stratus and skyline) compared with one with a lot of downforce? would i actually see a top speed difference? anyone ever play with a radar gun and different bodies?
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The reason alot of people use the Stratus and similar bodies, is that they provide a nice blend of Front and Rear down-force. I don't think you would notice the speed difference unless you were on a very BIG track.

Try running around a track with and without the Rear wing then you'll see how much a little difference can make.
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Interesting that you can run a Escudo, but not a lola. Really not all that diff. They are closer to a lola then anything else. But heck, if you can do it.
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Another advantage of the Escudo is the open back of the body. Similar to cutting the back of out of a TC body. My 2cents
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I went to the Japan race..... and when all of the American racers got off the bus, we saw all these guys running that body. Hara also had it on his car. I thought to myslelf... damn that is abig wing, gonna have alot of drag. Well, 3 out of 5 class winners had that body. As soon as I got back I bought one, it works great in low traction.
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Yeah, I think that is going to be my club race special body.
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You guys should see how well the new Euro Truck bodies handle. They are running a special 19T class with the truck body at our track and they are stuck to the track like glue. Kinda fun watching a bunch of multi colored "Bricks" race around the track.
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the escudo looks hokey, but it works pretty well. A guy used one on his super nitro for a long time.
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