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#1 gatormark

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 05:51 AM

The general consensus at our track is rib bodies seem to handle the corners better resulting in slower straightaway speed but better overall laptimes.

We run stock Group 12 on a 220 Engleman with a good lap considered to be 3.5 to 3.7. Like I said, stock off the wall package motors.

What are some others take on the bodies for a track like this?

BTW... the track is Fast Trax Slot Car Raceway in Avon Park, FL, a friendly little Southern town and you'd be welcome to come and try it out.


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Posted 05 December 2016 - 09:45 AM

A rib shouldn't make the difference in the turn, that's done with the wings on the side.

 

A rib on the body is there to help prevent the rear of the body from collapsing in the straight.



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 08:03 PM

didn't know that, makes sense.


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