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Old 05-03-2013, 09:31 PM   #8101
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Originally Posted by bakaguyjean View Post
There is nothing you need to change,you will never make everybody happy. You can just make bodies and let other people figure out what they want to do,personally I think the HPI wheels look bad,tires are ok,for display,but dont have any grip. F104 width looks like a formula 2/formula Jr. car.
The body looks great,I would worry about another body instead of all this tire width talk,its just a waste of time for you.

I respect your opinion, however I don't agree with you. I and others feel that the HPI wheels and tires look much better than the "modern" slick Tamiya F104 wheels and tires on the VF1 cars. As to how the HPI tires work; I know someone who personally has used them on a pan car, and he said they worked better than the Tamiya tires! I do however agree that the F104 width of 180mm does make the cars look more like a Formula 2/Jr car; that is why we are working on making them 190mm; they will look more like a proper late 60's F1 car, plus the extra width will aid the handling!

Also, those who are making the effort to make these VF1 cars look more realistic, and are "sweating the details", and making it work better than the original stock concept, are not "wasting their time"; all this effort will ultimately make the VF1 cars even more popular!

Last edited by Team Lotus; 05-03-2013 at 09:59 PM.
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