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    My Traxxas Ford Fiesta Rally came in today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and it will be a simple car build for now

    and I picked up the 2.4 Link reciever, second battery, parallel adapter, and some AA's so I can drive it tonight




    I did strip the sticker graphics though, thought they were UGLY!

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    That body is so much better than the rally body, hopefully can get one soon.
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    Looks good with out the graphics..

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    Thanks guys!

    I'm going to see how close my M-03 bodies fit it when I get home tonight or tomorrow and when these bodies come out clear, I'm going to hit up one of the local Ford dealers for a can of Fiesta Green just to see if Ford's spray tough up paint works as well on lexan as Chrysler's does!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tintman View Post
    Looks good with out the graphics..
    Thats what I was thinking!!!
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    Changed a couple very minor things and took a few new pics;

    I added some black border sticker sections to the roof, hood vents, and for a grill opening between the lights as well as changed over to the optional bumper grills.




    Added Electrical tape to the insides of the body post holes, flares, bumpers, and doors/rockers to protect the paint and reinforce the thin body, when I paint the next body for it, I'll bedline the inside of that one.


    An obligatory flex shot.................hey, it is related to the Summit



    And if somebody is wondering if it's green.................















    Yes, very
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    Love the look with out the splash decals. I may have to pick up one of those, remove decals, convert it to BL and 2.4 and sell the stock systems. Oh the decisions!!!
    And the paint is very nice!
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    can the fiesta even handle two batteries?

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    You can run 2 packs in parallel for extended run times, but not in series, the ESC won't put up with the extra voltage.
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    Looks great! Let's see some video of you driving it! I'm curious about how these drive and handle compared to the brushless version.

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    Never driven a BL car, but a coworker has the Ken Block Fiesta, might have to make a comparison to it next time both cars are in the same place.
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    Looks great Joe! Someone mentioned that the spoilers are also available, that should finish up that body since the mounts are already drilled out. Btw, I just checked out the window stickers on mine and it had too many bubbles. I tried fixing them but they were already stretched out.
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    Funny you mention the wing, I put in an order form for it before I left work Friday night! The windows on mine are fine though, guess I got lucky there then.
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    Can you add another one? or two for Rhyan (RD1201)..lol....I forgot to ask you if you guys sell any decals like the "Rockstar" or something that I can put on the yellow body. Rhyan also removed his decals on his yellow fiesta and I need something different to tell our cars apart when we race...
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    I'll try to remember to, I don't work again till Monday morning. I think we had some Slash 2wd specific graphics package that were Rock Star, but I can't remember for sure.
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    I am very interested to know how the brushed car runs.

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    were do u get the spoilers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjoehandley View Post
    I'll try to remember to, I don't work again till Monday morning. I think we had some Slash 2wd specific graphics package that were Rock Star, but I can't remember for sure.
    I hope it fits...check this out....

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    I work for the HobbyTown that All Aluminum and his above mentioned friend both get parts and such from. We usually get stuff from Great Planes (Tower's parent co) and Horizon Hobby (Losi's parent co) in Champain, IL, and from the HTU Franchise "Home Office" in Lincoln, Nebraska..............so ling as they're in stock, which could be a problem since I couldn't find the part number listed in the HTU, GP, and Horizon systems after locating it on the Ken Block Fiesta's exploded view Adobe page.
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    Looks like the old Parma 1st gen Dodge Neon coupe body will fit the wheel base of this car, but will have to cut open the wheel wells more and run a 0 offset wheel or switch to the Tamiya M-Chassis or HPI Mini RS4/Cup Racer wheels with the stock diameter wheel well cut outs.
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    Man, that's one green Fiesta!

    But what if you're in a shopping centre and being chased by baddies in a Corvette?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geodude85 View Post
    Man, that's one green Fiesta!

    But what if you're in a shopping centre and being chased by baddies in a Corvette?
    Classic...........what about the beach assault. the car really showed off its rally skills.haha

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    How are the run times compared to a brushless?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geodude85 View Post
    Man, that's one green Fiesta!

    But what if you're in a shopping centre and being chased by baddies in a Corvette?
    Let me put the C-6 Vette body back on my E4T and have somebody chase me through the shop

    Quote Originally Posted by itzstress View Post
    Classic...........what about the beach assault. the car really showed off its rally skills.haha
    Sadly, I don't live near a real beach

    Quote Originally Posted by Double G View Post
    How are the run times compared to a brushless?
    Don't know, never driven the brushless version........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geodude85 View Post
    Man, that's one green Fiesta!

    But what if you're in a shopping centre and being chased by baddies in a Corvette?
    Quote Originally Posted by itzstress View Post
    Classic...........what about the beach assault. the car really showed off its rally skills.haha
    Quote Originally Posted by all aluminum View Post
    I hope it fits...check this out....

    Got some pics of that car today at the Auto Show!

    I also had a chance to sit in a real, Fiesta Green street car.......I fit in it slightly better than I did i the '11 Charger
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    I test fit my HPI Mini Cooper, Tamiya Mini Cooper and Parma Dodge Neon, none quite fit right


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    Oh, and before I forget, the wheels in the last pic are old HPI Mini RS4 wheels with Tamiya "reinforced" slicks



    They do fit kinda snug around the hex and rub on the knuckle.
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    That Parma looks like a pretty close fit... is it a width / wheel-offset issue? (can't tell from the side shot) Could certainly cut the wheel wells larger for bigger diameter 1/10 touring wheels.

    Those little RS4 wheels look snug; definitely wouldn't fit around the chunkier RPM hubs.

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    Here's a couple top shots of the body, the first one with the stock wheels and tires, the second one with the HPI/Tamiya combo on it.




    You'd have to chop at the body a bunch to make it fit, and even then it wouldn't look right unless Parma brings it back as a "widebody" car or maybe does the bigger second gen car (Perhaps as an SRT-4 ) so a "neon" body would work.
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    Finally got the Ken Block Wing in for my Fiesta yesterday, came in the same batch as All Aluminum's KB wing.


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    Looking good Joe...we need to setup a all Rally race this summer. It looks like we have plenty of local guys here.
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    Sure does, I've even been researching Gymkhana events, from the events using horses all the way to the current stuff like Gymkhana Grid competitions. Believe it or not, Dad even wants one of these little cars now and he hasn't even seen mine run in person yet!
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    So we've got your green, Aluminum's yellow, and Pavement's red... No blue yet? Blue would be a great basis for some Ford-livery vinyl graphics (not as good as white, but...):

    This wants to RC:
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    Let me take a look to see what we have a to work Monday, all things considered
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    i love that blue and white livery we need clear bodies ..... WRC <3.....lol

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    Well, the servo and ESC went poof in the car yesterday, so I decided to put an unused, non-waterproof VXL system in the car. Can't drive it until I can get another servo though.





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    Quote Originally Posted by bjoehandley View Post
    Added Electrical tape to the insides of the body post holes, flares, bumpers, and doors/rockers to protect the paint and reinforce the thin body, when I paint the next body for it, I'll bedline the inside of that one.
    the electrical tape might keep the wheels from rubbing through the paint, but it has been our experience that sticky-back foam body washer work best for protecting the body post holes, and if you want to keep the body from cracking around the edges to use some shoe-goo or goop as tape itself really does nothing to help.

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    Main reason I used the tape on the post holes were to reduce scratched paint there, I'd otherwise use the Dan's self stick lexan bady washers for reinforcement, I was surprised how much stiffer the body was after taping it though. I'm not a fan of the foam protectors though, they make mounting the body more of a hassle than I like it to be.
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    Finally got to drive it with the 1/10 VXL system in it, it needs tires that actually have grip! I know I have a set from my now long gone Nitro 4- Tec around here, I just can't remember where I put them...................
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    That looks awesome!!
    Just accelerate, and only good will come.

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