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Old 01-07-2010, 04:37 AM   #1
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hi all i am looking at getting a new body for my 1/10 on road car. what is the best body for handling and performance its a new season for racing and wanna start fresh thanks ..
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I use the altis 2.3 200mm body in my NT1 I am sure this is the same body that was used to win the world titles 2008.
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I was very happy with my protoform 3.1 stratus in my NT1. I think its a very 'safe' choise for allmost every track!! My poor opinion!!
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A5 is the best
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IMHO, there really is no "best" body - Just the right body for you based on the track you're on and your setup. Once you understand the differences between bodies, you can select the one that best suits your needs. If you checkout the team setup sheets on XRAY, you'll see that they don't always use the same body for every race. The advice Dale Epp (founder of PROTOform) gave me was: "Just do it. Throw on a body and see what you need to do."

This video interview with Dale is pretty interesting..

http://rcevilempire.com/2009/09/inte...orms-dale-epp/

And so is this article on how he makes the bodies...

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Articles...ArticleID=1235

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IMHO, there really is no "best" body - Just the right body for you based on the track you're on and your setup. Once you understand the differences between bodies, you can select the one that best suits your needs. If you checkout the team setup sheets on XRAY, you'll see that they don't always use the same body for every race. The advice Dale Epp (founder of PROTOform) gave me was: "Just do it. Throw on a body and see what you need to do."

This video interview with Dale is pretty interesting..

http://rcevilempire.com/2009/09/inte...orms-dale-epp/

And so is this article on how he makes the bodies...

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Articles...ArticleID=1235

Hope this helps.

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But if you were going to start from scratch I would recommend the Stratus 3.1
It's the most neutral and balanced body which really works with standard setups of most cars.
The Altis 2.3 is a very good body as well but it requires some more setup work to get it really working.
The Xceed A5 and new protoform shell I haven't tested yet but I will defiantly have them before the 2010 season kicks of. New body from protoform is always interesting to test.
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And the debate continues, and continues, and continues............................. for the umpteenth time..............................
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IMHO, there really is no "best" body - Just the right body for you based on the track you're on and your setup. Once you understand the differences between bodies, you can select the one that best suits your needs. If you checkout the team setup sheets on XRAY, you'll see that they don't always use the same body for every race. The advice Dale Epp (founder of PROTOform) gave me was: "Just do it. Throw on a body and see what you need to do."

This video interview with Dale is pretty interesting..

http://rcevilempire.com/2009/09/inte...orms-dale-epp/

And so is this article on how he makes the bodies...

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Articles...ArticleID=1235

Hope this helps.
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