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Old 04-02-2003, 08:47 PM   #1
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Just wondering are teh bodys on nitro cars the same as the ones for electric? I'm just wondering because i'm about to order some bodys over the internet and just want to make sure i get the right ones. Btw i'm talking about 1/10 scale.

its 200mm for GP cars isn't it?
and 190mm for EP?

well thats what i get from http://catalog.rcmodel.com.hk/

Also got a kyosho v-one S if that makes any difference...
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200 for Nitro.. 190 for electric.. all 200mm bodies will work
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For 1/10th sedan the best body to run is the Stratus. Some ppl like the Honda Accord but the Stratus in my opinion is the most stable of the two.
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The stratus is the most stable of the old-school bodies. Well balanced and well liked.

The Accord is more aggresive. You can find more aggresive rear wings for it that balance it out without losing a lot of the steering.

Those are the two that I use and I like the Stratus better.

But any 200mm body is workable.

I haven't seen as many Accords as I used to.
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i've heard that HPI bodies are slightly shorter and thinner than proline bodies
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i've heard that HPI bodies are slightly shorter and thinner than proline bodies
They're definitely made from a lighter guage lexan - they have never lasted as long as proline or as Andy's. HPI does give a lot of stickers, though. . .
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heard a story couples days back about a guy buying a HPI body for his TC3 and he said the wheel bases didnt match up, and he said the bumper didnt clear the body
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heard a story couples days back about a guy buying a HPI body for his TC3 and he said the wheel bases didnt match up, and he said the bumper didnt clear the body
Don't folow the rear wheel well trim lines. I don't even know if they match up well with HPI's own cars . Trim the front wheel wells on the trim line given, but find the center of the rear wheel in order to cut out the rear wheel wells properly. Use a circle cutter or using a guide like the paper one from proline to cut it out. Proline bodies don't even come with rear wheel trim lines for this reason.
Don't use HPI bodies for racing, they split too easily.

I like the new stratus and the Opel Astra on my tight track. The opel has quite a bit of low speed turn-in, but for tracks that have any high speed turns, your really going to have to hack down those rear wing standoffs.
I also like the Vexhaull Vectra body which has a little more steering than the old Stratus but less than the Accord.
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i have tried hpi, andys/trinity, and protoform bodies

i have recently decided never to buy another touring car body that is not protoform

the others were not the same quality

the only exception to this rule being for my 1/8 buggy the mugen bodies lasted longer than the protoform crowd pleazer but i did perfer the look of the protoform
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Yeah, I agree. I try to run Protoform or Andy's if I can.

I am running HPI right now because I couldn't find any Proto's available and needed a body. . .
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For 1/10th sedan the best body to run is the Stratus.
Thats is your opinion, not fact.
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of course its his opinion

isnt everything posted on here just someones opinion?

it seems to me most of the pro racers run it

gotta be some reason
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just like my opinion that the other brands beside protoform suck
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Thats is your opinion, not fact.
Thank you for pointing out my opinion to me Rajun...although I believe I made it clear when I wrote it.

Different people prefer different body styles...however the Stratus seems to be the one most widely used..whether it be sportsman drivers or pro.

Use whatever suits your driving style. The Stratus just happens to be the more stable of the two most commonly used bodies.
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just like my opinion that the other brands beside protoform suck
I found that pretty funny. It seemed to come from nowhere.


Andy's bodies, at first when I saw it on my friends car, seemed extremely thick and should therefore be robust. unfortunately, like HPI's bodies, it cracked quite quickly. It could have been my friends driving (quite likely) but the amount of cracks kind of put me off of buying an Andy's body.


The stratus is popular for onroad nitro because it generates quite a bit of downforce, especially for the rear end of the car. This is advatageous at most races because nitro cars go faster, and weigh more, so we want as much traction as possible. Electrics don't necessarily need as much in situations such as in carpet racing.
Most of us nitro guys race in parking lots or gigantic permanent tracks where more rear down force is a good thing, and so the old stratus is the most popular body type around.
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