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Old 07-02-2007, 09:32 PM   #136
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It sounds like this is yet another great body from Dale!

It may just be hype, but by reading around the 'interweb', this body might be more responsive to fore / aft positioning than most.

I own one of these bodies, but I have not made it to the track yet.

Can someone that has experimented with position on this body give us some particulars about positioning?

If you were to mount the body in a 'neutral' position, what do you based this off of? Is the front lip of the body even with the front edge of the bumper...or is the center of the front wheel wells even with the front axle...or are the rear body posts inline with the dimple marks on the body? With one body and several chassis, it can be hard to compare a 'neutral' position.

I will experiment with this body on a medium bite surface, and will likely run two sets of mounting positions. One that I would consider centered or neutral, and a second 1/2" forward. Just looking for a bit of extra experience from others that have done this already.

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All i can say is Dale Picked one of the best and badest early 70's race car there ever was. The 60's and 70's were the true Horsepower days. Very Big cube engines in very light cars. We need more bodies like this one and I think compared to the real pic's of the car it is quite close to the looks of the real car. Tc-Tuner i would class 'neutral' mounting position as '0mm' from bumper meshured at the center of the plastic bumper to the inside of the lexan body. How long antill we see anouther one Dale??
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Old 07-04-2007, 08:20 PM   #138
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The Shadow cometh!

Body fit my Shepherd Speed very well. It's real low in the center above the fuel tank. I'm going to try it +8mm from the edge of the bumper. The Shepherd has always had "Mad" steering and after seeing the "Shadow's" crazy rear body section, I can't wait to check out a sweeper.
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Old 07-04-2007, 11:56 PM   #139
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I have a few close friends here in Australia who run the shepherd chassis. I think you will have plenty of steering. I'm gessing but i would say you may have to tighten the front up alittle. Let me know how it goes. The shephard guys here would like to hear the feed back. Regards Jeremy.
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:28 AM   #140
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How long antill we see anouther one Dale??
Won't be long.....................................Frizbee, coming soon to a track near you.
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:02 AM   #141
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The Protform FRIZZBEE Body to be released the Middle of the Month. Showed Up at last Weekend's Canadian Natiuonals in Hamilton Ontario Canada.
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:50 PM   #142
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The Protform FRIZZBEE Body to be released the Middle of the Month. Showed Up at last Weekend's Canadian Natiuonals in Hamilton Ontario Canada.
OH YA, Sweet What car is this one based on?? More i want more and some one do a real classic 50's 60's or 70's style race car paint job on it. I can not wait to see it up close. Thanks Guys. Best Regards Jeremy.
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:01 PM   #143
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I put a simple “Yellow & Black Attack” paint job on it.
Can’t wait to check it out, Kissimmee here I come!
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:55 PM   #144
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I put a simple “Yellow & Black Attack” paint job on it.
Can’t wait to check it out, Kissimmee here I come!
Sweet Jspeed, it will be hard to miss that one. here is a cupple of my first shadow.
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Jeremy,
That looks better, nothing like the old red, white & blue!
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hey guys,

Anything I need to pay attention on while I am mounting the body on a MRX-4R? I understand this body is very good with the Kyosho. But how about the Mugen? Will the new Frizzbee gonna be better on the Mugen?
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I ran my shadow at 301 on monday. This body works very well on high speed sweepers. Plenty of steering. It's a cornering dream! On high bite tracks it might be overkill. This body develops alot of downforce. You can really feel the effects of this body!
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:42 PM   #148
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So what is the consensus on the best mounting position on an MRX4?
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:40 PM   #149
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I ran the “Shadow” body on my Shepherd V2 at Kraceway in Kissimmee Florida today.

Don’t know if it’s all the VRC practice I’ve been doing or maybe the “Shadow” body, but I ran a few nice tanks of fuel today.

It was a “Club” practice day so the track might have been a little “loose” but I didn’t seem to feel a thing. The air temps today were near 100 degrees too! You gotta love central Florida in the summer.

Since the Shepherd chassis has a ton of steering and with the “Shadow” body mounted forward + 8mm the car went anywhere I wanted it to go.

I ran it without the wing and it was “planted” just about every where around the track. It made me good out there today.

The key to the body is to mount the “Shadow” forward on the Shepherd cars.

Thanks Dale, I'll buy another one.
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So what is the consensus on the best mounting position on an MRX4?
I'd like to know before I go buy one also.
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