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Old 10-20-2010, 06:18 AM   #16
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What to buy P37-N Light weight or regular weight? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using one or the other?

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Old 10-20-2010, 08:36 AM   #17
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It depends on whether you are going to be over the legal minimum weight or not. If your car is a pig and you are trying to do things to shave some weight, you would try going with the light weight body. If your chassis is already light and you need something that may get you above the legal weight minimum, you would then go with the regular weight body. That is the way I have approached the body issue.
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It depends on whether you are going to be over the legal minimum weight or not. If your car is a pig and you are trying to do things to shave some weight, you would try going with the light weight body. If your chassis is already light and you need something that may get you above the legal weight minimum, you would then go with the regular weight body. That is the way I have approached the body issue.
And how much is the weight difference between regular and light version?
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And how much is the weight difference between regular and light version?
It depends. I have seen the weight difference be as little as 10g or as much as 50-70 grams. It varies between bodies and manufacturers. The thing is to weigh your car without the body first, get the reading, then re-weigh your car with the body.
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And how much is the weight difference between regular and light version?
About 15-20g depending on paint.

I find the Protoform light weight version to be very durable (alot stronger compared to the Chevy/Audi etc)
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Did you guys follow the cut lines for the rear windows or did you cut the entire window out ?
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Did you guys follow the cut lines for the rear windows or did you cut the entire window out ?
The lite body will save about 15-20 grams as somebody else said.

If you can afford to have a body that won't last quite as long, run the lite body. Not to save weight, as the body is the highest piece on the car. The car handles better with the lite body even if you add weight to make the car weigh the same. If you are willing to run a less durable body, always run a lite weight.

I didn't cut on the lines. I use a hole saw and make 2 holes in the rear windshield. I don't think the cut lines on the rear window allow enough air to escape but that is my opinion. I may try it with a smaller cooling hole as it is now cool enough outside that I can cut down on the air flow going into the body. Less air coming into the body means the area needed to vent it can be smaller.
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I used the cut line in the rear window this past weekend at the ROAR region 9 championships, I had no cooling issues what so ever. Body worked great.
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I used the cut line in the rear window this past weekend at the ROAR region 9 championships, I had no cooling issues what so ever. Body worked great.
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Can anybody tell me the differences between this P37 and the P56? Im getting a new body, so which would be better to get?
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Can anybody tell me the differences between this P37 and the P56? Im getting a new body, so which would be better to get?
They are both quite good. Get one of each and decided for yourself.
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Hahah, I have the P56-N, but I haven't really been able to test it due to not having the right setup for the track I'll be running at - just all over the place, pretty much driving slow to get the feel of the track. It felt nice, but I haven't been able to see its full potential as of yet. I may this coming weekend, but Im divided on whether to go to another track and race electric, or another track and run nitro Only thing stopping me is not having any spare plugs on hand, or any more wheels left! Its a Picco JLR Evo 3, so would an OS 6 or 7 be fine (if you know) Its a fairly long track, 65m straight, so Im leaning towards the 7.
I'll still be getting either of the two bodies, but is there any preference towards one of them?
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you don't need a different body.
you need a new set-up!
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Actually, I do need a new body, because the holes Ive cut into the windsheild nearly take up the whole thing!
As far as setup goes, I've been told to start with the RRR box setup because it's pretty close to where it should be, but I use a completely different setup for another track, so I couldn't be bothered reverting each week.
Only 1 more race with MY setup, and then it's either back to box setup, or if another racer can find me a setup I'm looking for, then it's going to that
All I really need is wheels and new rear driveline parts (it has mega-slop!!)
I'll probably get the P37, since it's slightly newer than the P56, and I'll more than likely only use it for a week if it doesn't get destroyed!
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