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Old 08-28-2007, 02:19 PM   #1
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Default CTS vs. Stratos 200mm body

What are the handling characterisitcs between the two ?
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:14 PM   #2
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Uhh, well, it's been a while since I've ran a Cadillac body, but I think it has more steering than the Stratus. But then again, which Stratus you talking about?
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Sorry about not being specific...It is the stratus 3.1.

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both bodies have great performance,
Stratus 3.1 have great down force and is fast on cornering and sweeper turns
Cadillac CTS have a lot of downforce is not so fast on cornering but in sweepers turns is fast.
for me stratus 3.1 best over all, cadillac 2ns alternative
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A quicker summation:

Stratus 3.1 - Medium to large tracks with sweeping turns and medium to high traction

Cadillac CTS - Small to medium tracks with tight turns and medium to high traction
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both bodies have great performance,
Stratus 3.1 have great down force and is fast on cornering and sweeper turns
Cadillac CTS have a lot of downforce is not so fast on cornering but in sweepers turns is fast.
for me stratus 3.1 best over all, cadillac 2ns alternative
Is the Caddy ROAR legal? And how is the performance on a large sweeping track?
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A quicker summation:

Stratus 3.1 - Medium to large tracks with sweeping turns and medium to high traction

Cadillac CTS - Small to medium tracks with tight turns and medium to high traction

So for Gulfcoast Raceway....the CTS would be a better choice than the Stratus?
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So for Gulfcoast Raceway....the CTS would be a better choice than the Stratus?
If the track has a lot of 180 degree turns, then yes, it would be a better choice. Most of us in Dallas run the Stratus at the big track (100'x250'). When I run at the club track (75'x130'), then would run the Cadillac over the Stratus because with my setup, the low-speed downforce of the Cadillac works better since the club track operator loves to put at least four 180 degree turns in the setup (a temp track in which more electric tourers show than nitro).
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So for Gulfcoast Raceway....the CTS would be a better choice than the Stratus?
Where is this track located, Mobile or Pensacola? My mom lives in Gulfport and I will be down that way this coming weekend.
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Where is this track located, Mobile or Pensacola? My mom lives in Gulfport and I will be down that way this coming weekend.
Its in Porter, Texas. ( Northeast Houston )
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A good place in between the two would be the new Protoform DNA3.
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Its in Porter, Texas. ( Northeast Houston )
I should know that depending on I live in Dallas and have been to the track many times. I guess my memory has jumped off the cliff today!!
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I should know that depending on I live in Dallas and have been to the track many times. I guess my memory has jumped off the cliff today!!
Ya, I figured you would have recognized the name since you posted about missing the first race of the fall/winter series. Looks like we all may miss it if the weather keeps up.


So what body do you prefer on that track ?
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Ya, I figured you would have recognized the name since you posted about missing the first race of the fall/winter series. Looks like we all may miss it if the weather keeps up.


So what body do you prefer on that track ?
I have used both and prefer the Stratus 3.1 with 45 shore front and 42 shore rear foams. When I ran the Cadillac CTS, I had to run 42 shore front and 40 shore rear foams in order to get that body to work to my liking. Of course, with the softer rear foams, tires wore quicker (ie: had to use a couple extra pair of rears). On that track with many of its tight turn, you would figure the CTS to run better but I have had better luck with the Stratus, the aforementioned tires used with the Stratus, and a slight gear down of the car.
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