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Old 01-22-2013, 04:03 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:23 PM   #12
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Of course he doesn't care. He doesn't pay for any of that shit lol. And if he breaks something, they just give him more.

Also, this whole [hoonigan] fad is stupid. Ken Block is the only person with the right to ever rock any of those stickers.
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Damn, I probably helped buy those wheels for him. haha He is getting a bunch of suckers like me who think they're cool to buy stickers and shit from him so he can keep up these shenanigans (as if monster and DC and whoever else don't pay him a shitload of money anyway) haha
Ken Block is actually one of the owners of DC Sports so in essence he does pay for his shit. lol
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Ken Block is actually one of the owners of DC Sports so in essence he does pay for his shit. lol
Yeah I know, but for as much time as he spends in the fiesta, I don't know that he actually does that much work for DC anymore besides marketing and product devel haha XD
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:57 PM   #14
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what size tire does that car use?
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:57 PM   #15
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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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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.
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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...
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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...
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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In drifting it's beneficial for points to scrape the wall,
The automotive version of fan service?
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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.
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