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Old 12-25-2004, 11:56 AM   #1
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I'm going to order a new body for my 710 in the days for use on my hometrack, which is a pretty medium size track, with some tricky corners and not that much high speed straightaways. People with more expierence than me says it's pretty slippery compared to international tracks. I was looking into the Proto Mazda 6 or maybe the Stratus 2.1, what do you think?

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Old 12-25-2004, 01:40 PM   #2
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The stratus is a nice body, i have been using it on my track which is fairly tight with one long straight. that body has now retired and i am using a can-am body. i am definitely going for another stratus.
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Old 12-25-2004, 02:03 PM   #3
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I have one stratus that I used to use on my Impulse, and since it's in good shape I can probably re-cut it to fit my 710, but I'm going to order a body anyway, if not for performance, at least for good look But, it would be nice to have something that performs well to
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Old 12-25-2004, 02:29 PM   #4
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yea, the stratus is a pretty good performer for gas cars. heaps of people at my track use the body, even for electrics.
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I would get a Team Losi Alfa or the Mazda 6 the Stratus isnt as aggressive as the Alfa or the Mazda just my .02 cents.
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Old 12-25-2004, 04:27 PM   #6
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I agree with TexasRacer .. because you said you have some tricky corners, I assume you'd need aggressive steering. The Alpha and Mazda 6 have better steering than the Stratus in my opinion.
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Old 12-25-2004, 09:06 PM   #7
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Since it was mentioned that the track is more slipperay than others, I would try out the Stratus 2.1 too for more grip.
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Old 12-26-2004, 04:15 AM   #8
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Yes, there are some tight corners, but not so tight that I feel I need a body with lots of steering. My biggest problem last season (when I ran an alfa most of the time) was that the rear of the car wouldn't stay in place. So what I need is a stable body with some steering, would it be the stratus 2.1 then or what?
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New_Toasted, You run at Staffanstorp right?
It's very big compared to US-standards. Best body for that is probably Proto Mazda6 or MG ZS if you like the car very pushy
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Old 12-26-2004, 04:32 AM   #10
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Oh, finally one of these swedish pros i was talking about

Yes, you're right, I run at Staffanstorp, and since I like the car pretty calm and stable I'll order the Proto Mazda, thanks!

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I alos like the Mada 6 for tracks for our home track which has a large straight and some descent technical sections, but for the tighter more technical tracks I always prefered the Alfa 2.1

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But am I right about that the Alfa doesn't have as good rear grip as the stratus or Mazda for example?
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that all depends. personally I did not like the mazda 6, It was looser in the rear than I would expect. a strange loose kind of a step out and then bite. My preference is the Parma Alfa or the RD logics stratus. The rd stratus is a secret we keep. It is way more aero than a protoform kind of a mix between an alfa and a 2.1. faster but neutral. The Parma is a steering fool and the rear of the car stays hooked,and its fast
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Old 12-27-2004, 01:32 PM   #14
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As I said earlier I already have I nice stratus, but the reason I can't use it for anything but traing is because EFRA has made the stratus 1.0 illegal for racing use since everybody was using it... So now I have to choose between the Stratus 2.1, Mazda 6 or eventually Alfa 2.1.. But after looking around at the track I found out that most guys run the Mazda there, so I think I'll do the same...
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you can control the rear end by how for forward or backyou move the wing move it forward you get less downforce on the rear move it back and you will put more downforce giving the back end more trction


The alfa 2.1 for me seemed to handle better on the technical tracks over the mazda 6. the other car you might want to look though is the cadillac cts or the new Stratus 3.0 and soon to follow I am sure will be the 3.1 for nitro cars.
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