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Old 2020.01.26, 03:47 PM   #1
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94mm Bodies?

So far I have run a 575GTC and a 360GTC both of which I enjoy driving and look great on the track. What other 94mm bodies are considered “fast”? I prefer European cars but I am digging the C5 Corvette set up for so e endurance racing.

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Old 2020.01.26, 04:50 PM   #2
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If i recall correctly, the F430 GT was a fairly popular 94mm racing body.
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Old 2020.01.26, 05:45 PM   #3
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The only other 94mm body that hasn't already been mentioned above that I feel is in the "can be fast" category is the 350Z.

After that, most wheel offsets are 0 or .5, and it's just harder to be competitive. I still have a Takata NSX and an Esso Supra in my mix, but the minute I try to keep up with everyone else, I roll.
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Old 2020.01.27, 03:36 PM   #4
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Having pretty extensive experience with 94mm bodies in the post 350Z era I can share the aforementioned F430GT in our neck of the woods was clearly the fastest of the fast 94mm body followed by F360GT (more neutral but still very fast) & Lexus SC430 (more steering but slightly slower than 430/360) topping out the fastest three bodies in that order. Non GT versions of f430/360 are slower than their GT counterparts. Availability of Lexan windows for all three bodies is a contributing factor so is the ability to use +2R/+1F offsets. Fitment of +2 rear wheels requires both thining out and raising rear wheel wells though the process is very straightforward.

350Z's are a good mention due to accommodating +2 rears by default and maybe wider w/mods however I feel even if Lexan windows were available for them which are not the couple of versions I got my hands on were too heavy and too neutral in handling to hang with top three 94mm bods mentioned above.

Chad Nelson, past multiple PNWC Champ including a triple class win was always the fastest driver in Stock class at all PNWC's he attended running his 94mm/F430 car against mostly (if not all) 98mm field even after it was established 98mm's were faster in general...I believe he was also the last to win a PNWC stock class with 94mm WB.
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Old 2020.01.27, 04:23 PM   #5
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The only other 94mm body that hasn't already been mentioned above that I feel is in the "can be fast" category is the 350Z.

After that, most wheel offsets are 0 or .5, and it's just harder to be competitive. I still have a Takata NSX and an Esso Supra in my mix, but the minute I try to keep up with everyone else, I roll.
You can roll a Supra? Something must be up with your 94mm setup as any Supra i mount on my 94 makes it super neutral and stable.

If you're willing to "cheat" a bit and make a lightweight, nimble and balanced 94mm buy a McLaren F1 (original not longtail) and grind out the rear wheel well to fit 94mm. I used to slay with this setup in my brushed motor days.
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Old 2020.01.27, 10:17 PM   #6
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Nice read... heres a link to a mini-z body guide...

http://mini-z-guide.com/bodies.htm

Although the 575 is listed as the widest offset (+2.5 front +3 rear)... I can't really say this would translate to the fastest... it looks like a bigger body and although i haven't weighed it, i suspect it may be heavier than the other bodies mentioned above...

You might also want to look into the nsx 2005 and 2007... which have +2 front and rear offsets, and a short body with shorter front and rear overhang...

Good luck with your search...
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I find the older NSX bodies to be very top heavy as they wide high and are rather heavy. My son has the sealtbelt takata NSX and it traction rolls everywhere.
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Old 2020.01.28, 11:29 PM   #8
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My favorite 94 bodies are f430gt, f360gtc, 2004/5 350z JGTC, followed by 2007 350z JGTC. The 2007 I always preferred at 96 ot 98mm, due to the long rear overhang. Same with F50. F50 was an amazing sleeper at 98mm, often overlooked but had REALLY good performance. It was ok at 94mm, but I wouldn't put it high on the list unless traction was very low. Notable mentions are the Corvette C5r, AMG CLK 2000 or newer version (Vodafone or black)... these are listed for the mr01 chassis, but came with +2.5N front wheels and fit wide front perfectly.

For narrow 94mm bodies, the 360z s-tune was VERY good, and could compete against some of the top bodies in a "stock" power class. Other notable bodies would be the GT-R and BRZ.
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Old 2020.02.03, 10:07 AM   #9
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Thanks all. Like I mentioned I have a F360GTC and it is running well. I did end up buying a reasonably priced C5 Corvette so I am looking forward to seeing how that runs. The Supra is another body I may have to try, I think 4th Gen Supra is a good looking car for sure.

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Old 2020.02.05, 01:15 AM   #10
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Ah really nice body choices...
I remember back in the day, the 2000 clk was practically bulletproof...
Ferrari's also were nice to look at and run... the corvette c5r is pretty cool too... wide and low... never had the chance to try a f50 though so might be something interesting to try... and the jgtc cars... nsx Honda's, 350z Nissan's and Toyota's supra... nice to try all of them out...

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Old 2020.02.06, 10:32 AM   #11
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never had the chance to try a f50 though so might be something interesting to try

I will let you know what I think of the C5.

As for the F50 I personally think it is the ugliest Ferrari ever made by a long shot. I like to run cars I think are pretty ;-).

Thanks.

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C5 is one of the most distinctive and IMO good looking bodies going around the track, its not going to be one of the fastest but it does drive stable and feels sure footed wheeling it around.
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As for the F50 I personally think it is the ugliest Ferrari ever made by a long shot. I like to run cars I think are pretty ;-).
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Lol yep have to agree with you on that aspect.... and as long as EMU has been racing... I am intrigued by his sleeper comment about it... thus given the chance... I would like to try one out sometime...
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C5 is one of the most distinctive and IMO good looking bodies going around the track, its not going to be one of the fastest but it does drive stable and feels sure footed wheeling it around.
At the time it came out... to me, it was the nicest bodies I've seen and driven... on a mr01 with the minimum hop ups to make it perform - softer tires, bearings, ball diff, carbon fiber plate, a top shock, a mzr motor (anybody remember that motor?) and modified fets... it was zooming around a carpet track... those were the days...
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