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Old 04-10-2003, 04:26 AM   #1
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Hi just wondering do LOLA body shells slow your car down as more downforce acts on it?

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Old 04-10-2003, 11:41 AM   #2
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No way what so ever. If you run a track layout with a 14sec lap you can be guaranteed to be running the same lap at around 12sec with a Lola body.
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any good places to order a 200mm lola/gt-1 body?
which body maker is best? andy's protoform, proline (hpi- not!)
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Old 04-10-2003, 09:26 PM   #4
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A lola will make your car faster but look crapper hehe
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are the lolas detailed? i mean for that style of car i personally think the lola is a good looking machine. so how is the detail of the real lola compared to the protoform body
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Old 04-12-2003, 10:09 PM   #6
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I got a question 4 anyone who has been running Lola VDS shells on their 200mm machine, how do they work w/rubber tires? I know they are meant for use w/foams becsuse of the massive downforce, but i was interested if they even worked w/rubber tires. Or does it make the handling completely screwy? If it does, I'll just stick to the good ol' Stratus and Stratus 2.1....
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I feel it would be almost too much for rubbers, but you never know. I haven;t even thought abotu trying a lola untill a few days ago.
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who makes the 200mm lola shell?? maybe ill buy it and play with some rubbers, maybe those cheapass radials that you see could be put to good use since once the downforce takes full effect and the tires get sucked down more traction will happen. just a thought.

though i dont see how it would be worse on rubbers then foams, after all foams are softer and will cave easier
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I run 200mm vds lola on my kyosho v1rr and it handles a wholelot better even on rubbers.
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who makes the 200mm lola shell??
i'd like to know this also...
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I can only tink of a few of the top of my head but , Racers edge, kyosho, yokomo, and kawahara make them.
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i'd like to know this also...
perhaps i should have been more clear - WHERE can i get these? does neone know of a website selling 200mm lola shells?
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Try www.speedtchrc.com

But c'mon guys the last time those things raced was 1970!
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who makes the 200mm lola shell??

I know Yokomo Makes a Lola shell, actually that was the first 1/10th scale 200mm Lola body I seen on the maket. It came with the Yokomo Gt-4R, but now it Comes like a regular body but without decals!
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Guys, lola type body shells will only work if you have floating type rear body mounts like the ones found on 1/8th scale cars.

The downforce generated by the lola shells on normal type body mounts will transfer the force directly to the chassis and hence to the shocks... This changes the suspension geometry of the car on a high speed track...

The floating type rear body mount transfers all the downforce generated by the lola bodyshell to the rear wheel bearing hubs and to the rear wheels of the car bypassing the shocks. In all cases, whatever the amount of downforce created will not compress the rear shocks of the car when the lola bodyshell is mounted on a floating type of rear body mount.
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