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01-24-2013 12:21 PM
mjd4277
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Originally Posted by Kevastator View Post
Or maybe a sticker that says
[Doesn't. F*&%ing. Lift.]

Watch video for context
Or one that says:

"Drive it til the wheels come of!!"
01-23-2013 03:32 PM
Focus YBTC It must be synchronicity because I just ain't care about the Blockster either.
01-23-2013 11:15 AM
Kevastator
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I define that as a bit of a bomb job but not awful and the only sticker I don't really understand is the Red Bull one. You really have a hard on for a drink to put an free ad on your car.
I know some of it's an age thing since I was that age too but I outgrew the look-at-me thing a while ago. Yes,I'm old.

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well, It would probably be a red bull racing sticker, as I am a big fan of redbull KTM moto/supercross rider Ryan Dungey.
01-23-2013 09:56 AM
RonMaiden
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Originally Posted by Kevastator View Post
Maybe it's the "brand whore" side of me coming out, but I dig the stickered look. Not bombed, but a couple can really add to the look.

I plan on adding to my future focus:
Dragon Alliance sticker
Hoonigan sticker
Redbull sticker
Illest sticker (don't judge me)
"Because Racecar" sticker
Oh and "Rally Revolution" sticker, and
"Daily Driven" sticker
And maybe, just maybe a "freshas" sticker depending on how much I lower it
And stickers from mods I do too.

I define that as a bit of a bomb job but not awful and the only sticker I don't really understand is the Red Bull one. You really have a hard on for a drink to put an free ad on your car.
I know some of it's an age thing since I was that age too but I outgrew the look-at-me thing a while ago. Yes,I'm old.

I was stickered up at one time but they all actually meant something because it was a race car.
01-23-2013 08:32 AM
Kipp
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Originally Posted by xxMichaelAnthony View Post
They say "thats what we made them to do". They make Blocks wheels so they break like that instead of bend/warp to the point where they mess up the $2,000 coil over and other suspension parts the sits right next to them. Couple hundred dolors of wheel or $2,000+ in suspension. Take your pick.

Straight from Chris@fifteen52 "They are not light but are very very strong. These are the same exact wheels that Ken Block runs on his WRC car. And his race team had us come up with a way to weaken the wheels so that the wheels would break instead of very expensive custom made suspension pieces."
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Not very reassuring for Tarmac owners! Although I'd imagine that most of them won't be putting them through nearly as much stress. I wonder what fifteen52 has to say about this...

i was waiting for that question to come up. if you look at the back of those wheels you can see the predesigned stress points where it is made to break apart in cases like this. very well designed product made specifically for this application and then also sold to the public.
01-22-2013 08:18 PM
lddavis
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Originally Posted by Twenty View Post
In drifting it's beneficial for points to scrape the wall,
The automotive version of fan service?
01-22-2013 06:25 PM
xxMichaelAnthony
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Originally Posted by Svizzara View Post
Not very reassuring for Tarmac owners! Although I'd imagine that most of them won't be putting them through nearly as much stress. I wonder what fifteen52 has to say about this...
They say "thats what we made them to do". They make Blocks wheels so they break like that instead of bend/warp to the point where they mess up the $2,000 coil over and other suspension parts the sits right next to them. Couple hundred dolors of wheel or $2,000+ in suspension. Take your pick.

Straight from Chris@fifteen52 "They are not light but are very very strong. These are the same exact wheels that Ken Block runs on his WRC car. And his race team had us come up with a way to weaken the wheels so that the wheels would break instead of very expensive custom made suspension pieces."
01-22-2013 06:05 PM
Svizzara Not very reassuring for Tarmac owners! Although I'd imagine that most of them won't be putting them through nearly as much stress. I wonder what fifteen52 has to say about this...
01-22-2013 06:02 PM
Twenty
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Originally Posted by lddavis View Post
Seems kind of counter to the image. The ideal expert driver wouldn't have hit the wall. Any idiot can smash up a car while throwing it around. The hard part would be throwing it around without breaking things.
In drifting it's beneficial for points to scrape the wall, so competition cars started to be designed with that in mind. The Fiesta has such a short rear end though that the wheel was right next to the wall.
01-22-2013 05:57 PM
lddavis Seems kind of counter to the image. The ideal expert driver wouldn't have hit the wall. Any idiot can smash up a car while throwing it around. The hard part would be throwing it around without breaking things.
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