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Old 03-21-2010, 12:13 PM   #16
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Copyed from the ROAR rule book for nitro sedans, page 78...

"9.4.7.6 Body and Wing rules:
Bodies must "resemble" a 2 or 4-door vehicle that has run in a full-size Touring Car series."
most of these bodies you wouldn't know what car it was supposed to be if it wasn't for the label.
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Tomorrow I will give the R5-N a chance, and the stratus again just to be sure.
Any update?
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I ran the R5-N yesterday and i must say it did fell good, had plenty of low speed steering but lacked on power steering.

I had the wing mounted 10mm from the bootlid and level with the roof, next time ill move the wing in and see how it goes. i tested it back to back to the protoform stratus and the stratus was purely awesome.

i did have the second fastest lap of the day, qualified 2nd and lead the final for about 10 minutes till my engine stalled
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Added two more to the list...

That is 11 bodies to currently choose from.
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I'll test 7 different bodies this year:
Protoform Stratus 3.1
Protoform DNA
Protoform R5N
Blitz Altis
Blitz RS4
Xceed Audi
Xceed Chevy
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I ran the DNA once before on a low grip track, it had crazy amounts of low speed cornering
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I'll test 7 different bodies this year:
Protoform Stratus 3.1
Protoform DNA
Protoform R5N
Blitz Altis
Blitz RS4
Xceed Audi
Xceed Chevy
U feel what different ?
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I'll test 7 different bodies this year:
Protoform Stratus 3.1
Protoform DNA
Protoform R5N
Blitz Altis
Blitz RS4
Xceed Audi
Xceed Chevy
You need to have a benchmark, you need to be used to the way a body handles with a setup and you need to have ran that for a while. Then when you put a different body on the car, without changing the setup, you can tell whats different about that body,

Im pretty sure that for most people the benchmark is the stratus 3.1, even though thats not THE body anymore.
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so witch ones are roar legal
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I think all of them are. I might be wrong though.
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so witch ones are roar legal
According to the roar website, the only bodies on his list that are roar legal are the Protoform DNA, R5N and the Blitz Altis. I know the Stratus is being renewed and actually should have been done already but somebody forgot something. It will be back on the list shortly.

Currently, neither of the Xceed bodies or the Blitz RS4 are on the list of legal bodies..
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You need to have a benchmark, you need to be used to the way a body handles with a setup and you need to have ran that for a while. Then when you put a different body on the car, without changing the setup, you can tell whats different about that body,

Im pretty sure that for most people the benchmark is the stratus 3.1, even though thats not THE body anymore.
Yes, that was what I was planning, the benchmark is stratus for me too at the moment, but Im pretty sure my "standart body" will be either Chevy,RS4, or Audi A5 after some tests... They seem to be the most popular ones from the new generation.

I wanted to try the DNA because I saw it work great on low traction, and I already have a brand new Altis.
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Is it me or has anyone noticed that ROAR seems to limit the number of bodies that we can run at their events? Why not renew the eligibility of some bodies after they expire (ie: Mazda 6, Nemesis, Stratus 2.1, etc). There are bodies that are still viable for racing that were used in the past but can't run now because they are not on the "approved body list". I personally like to have a wider range of body choices than be limited to what some think are the latest/greatest.
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Is it me or has anyone noticed that ROAR seems to limit the number of bodies that we can run at their events? Why not renew the eligibility of some bodies after they expire (ie: Mazda 6, Nemesis, Stratus 2.1, etc). There are bodies that are still viable for racing that were used in the past but can't run now because they are not on the "approved body list". I personally like to have a wider range of body choices than be limited to what some think are the latest/greatest.
The manufacturers have to submit the bodies they want after they expire. If sales are slow or dead, they ususally don't. It isn't ROAR limiting, its the manufacturers just not resubmitting. As a matter of fact, many of those bodies go out of production before the expiration solely because the sales aren't there. The reason the Stratus is being renewed by Protoform is because sales are still strong.
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:33 PM   #30
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So, lets talk about some different cutting styles, and mountings of the bodies...
There are lots of factors that hugely effects the handling. These are all I know;

Side dams: This can be useful on low grip tracks, when you need rear end grip at the corners.

rear bumper height: ? I guess cutting it higher makes the air flow better, resulting overall better handling but Ifmar/Efra have a limit to this.

rear side bumper(little piece behind the rear wheels) size: ?

rear, and side window cutting: ?

positioning the body on the car towards front/rear: When you mount it more towards the front, car has more steering.

Cutting the front, side bumper:? Dirk Wischnewski told me that he tries to cut it as much as possible, and mount the body as low as possible to achieve best handling. A also saw it on most pro's bodies. They usually try to cut the line very near to the "horizontal" part of the front bumper.

Mounting balance, rear vs front: ? I sometimes see that racers mount the rear end of the body higher than front, but I dont know the effect of it...
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