View Full Version : Fav car bodies. Whats yours?
02-22-2001, 07:56 PM
Name the body u have on our 4-tec.
ANY will do. Also the maker.
I got the one that came w/ the kit and
a '97 NSX. They're sweeeeeeeeeeet. =)
02-22-2001, 08:01 PM
i have a honda nsx if you want to see it go into surfers rides its the blue faided into white if you look at it i hope you like it
if its not broke you dont need to fix it
02-22-2001, 08:18 PM
Traxxas Opel Calibra (stock body) - painted metallic blue/metallic green with fade. The paintjob looks great - it's the body that looks goofy.
Parma Panoz GT1 - tried painting like the Visteon Panoz (black, orange, and silver), but screwed up the masking so bad I trashed it.
HPI Porsche 911 GT3 200mm - painted silver with the SUPERCUP decals. I have photos of the real car painted like this.
HPI Acura NSX 200mm - painted silver with some custom Vector Designs and Comptech Sport decals. Used this as a race body - til I ripped the spoiler off in the first turn.
Tamiya Mercedes CLK GT1 - painted silver (see a pattern forming here?) with the included decals. Took many hours just to apply all the decals - the best looking by far. I use this as the show body.
HPI Nissan Skyline R34 200mm - still working on this one. I'm installing a full lighting kit - don't know how I'm going to paint it yet.
EDIT: Figured I throw in the bodies on my brother's cars, as I masked and painted those too.
HPI Ford F-150 Flareside - metallic purple.
HPI Dodge Ram - neon yellow with silver stripes (merge to a point on front bumper).
HPI BMW 328ci - painted like the Yokohama race cars (dark green metallic, white, red) with decals.
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02-22-2001, 09:25 PM
pro-line 300m (metalic red)
02-22-2001, 09:26 PM
All my nitro bodies have been 200mm HPI products.
-BMW 3 series coupe (metallic blue; just like real ones)
-Toyota Celica (bright red; like the one on the HPI website)
-Honda Civic coupe (bright yellow like Civics in Japan)
My electric bodies have been HPI products too.
-Lexus IS 200 (metallic red; like the Lexus factory color)
-Lexus GS 300/400 (silver; again, like the factory color)
I try to stay away from paint schemes, as my goals as far as bodies are to replicate the original car in its original form. Since I can't afford to buy a Lexus or BMW (yet), this is the closest thing to them for now. http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif
02-23-2001, 01:06 AM
BMW 3 Series Ci - Electric Blue - Protoferm
Ferrari 350 Modena - Bright Red - Protoferm
02-23-2001, 06:50 AM
Origional Calibra(supplied with kit),= orange
Protoform Calibra= orange with blue stripes on the bonnet
Parma McLaren F1 GTR= metal flake silver
Renault Laguna = purple with green waves down the sides
Cheverolet Corvette = red eith Heinz Ketchup decals!
Subaru Imprezza= Blue, with 99' WRC Decals
Ford Focus= white snd pink, with martini Decals
Protoform Porsche Boxter= red, with black windows
BMW M3= blue
HPI McLaren F1 GTR= blur, silver, red, with GULF decals!
thats about it!
the original body black/red
chevy silverado yellow/black bed
"CRUSH EM ALL"
02-24-2001, 08:41 PM
porche 911 turbo hot
02-25-2001, 08:45 PM
Toyota Celica blue with pearl flames
03-01-2001, 07:32 PM
Pro-line mercedes bens not sure how to spell it. http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/eek.gif
03-03-2001, 11:44 AM
pontiac Firebird or Eclipse.
my maxx is on the loose!
03-04-2001, 09:56 PM
HPI Porsche 911 Turbo and Eclipse
03-08-2001, 12:52 PM
mercury cougar--blue and silver looks just like the one in surfers riders
03-10-2001, 03:29 PM
Opel Calibra/Honda accord body (it looks like both, dont you think?) With their Prepainted black tail
Soon to get a BMW M Coupe (HPI) with white in front yellow or blue (undecided) dividing stripe 3/4 the way back and then black in the back.
Question, what did you guys running the wide bodies do to make the wheels stick out further? Did you use the spacers for the 4-tec, spacers from another company or what? Also how many?
03-11-2001, 01:33 AM
When I installed a 200mm HPI body on my car, I used the hub spacers that Traxxas provides in conjunction with a new set of Yokomo Inch-Up wheels. The set-up works great and the wheels fit/look a lot better. The car also seems a little more stable when running in a wider stance as well. You can also use the hub spacers that HPI provides when you buy their wheels; those work just as well.
03-11-2001, 08:53 AM
to fit 200mm bodies on my car it has been widened to 200mm (it has HPI wishbones)
the reason for this is so that the car is more stanle for racing!
03-11-2001, 10:29 AM
Ok, so do you only need one spacer per wheel? Its too late to buy inch ups, cuz I just bought some HPI rims, and for some reason only one pair came with spacers...
03-11-2001, 02:32 PM
Only one spacer per wheel is needed. You should have gotten a pair of spacers with EACH of the packages of HPI wheels though.
If you did not, search around for the small bag of parts from your 4-TEC's box; you should have (4) black wheel spacers for the car, and use those. http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif
03-11-2001, 06:13 PM
Cool cool. Alright thanks. Right now Im thinking up my paint scheme for the car... Cant wait to get it, however its being put off to make way for my latest purchase, XXX-T Spec.
03-12-2001, 12:28 AM
i like the altezza/is 200
im getting mine soon and its gonna be metallic blue and with white star rims.
03-12-2001, 11:23 PM
hey guys iam going to get a Nissan Skyline pertty soon ill paint it yellow that will look cool for now
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03-13-2001, 05:54 PM
Yo Yo Yo, one of the coolest bodies is the gt350 from bolink, but other than that, I like the Parma(I think) Audi TT
I stongly dislike HPI
03-13-2001, 06:27 PM
I like the metalic blue dodge viper.
03-14-2001, 03:16 PM
the best body ever is the saleen mustang 200mm by HPI!!!!!!!!
03-16-2001, 08:44 PM
Black Dodge Viper, White off-center Race stripe, Light kit http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif And I don't have a rear race wing on it because it's just to look cool when go crusin' in the parking lot by my work.
Working on another one shortly that will be White with Black/purple Chromeilusion Tiger stripes....
03-22-2001, 12:36 AM
HEY GUYS I JOUST BOUGHT A NISSAN SKYLINE WHAT COLOR WOULD LOOK DOPE ON THAT BODY THANKS A.S.A.P
JOUST ASK ???
03-22-2001, 12:49 PM
hey i think daytona yellow is a good color for your body, u should get it, or maybe metallic blue like my altezza/is 200
03-22-2001, 02:57 PM
purl purple (it changes colour from blue to purple when you move it), and datona yellow stripes from front to rear of the car!
it will look really cool that colour!
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