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Santa brought a a bright red Fiat beach towel, and a short sleeve white sport shirt. Pre santa got me take off 15 inch steel wheels from 500Madness, 4 Michelin snow tires and 4 plain 500 wheel covers. I put the snows on yesterday afternoon.
 

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i got the sh*ts. I still have them. Thanks wife's mom's cooking!
 

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No wish they did. They don't even have carpet ones.
actually they DO have rear carpet mats but the only way to get them is to BUY a new 'set' of Carpet Mats. they come as a 'set of 4'. don't know why the OE mats that come with the car are only the fronts. makes no sense to me. :(
 

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actually they DO have rear carpet mats but the only way to get them is to BUY a new 'set' of Carpet Mats. they come as a 'set of 4'. don't know why the OE mats that come with the car are only the fronts. makes no sense to me. :(
Let me hazard a guess. I inform people that my car is a 2+2, before they can look in the back and laugh.
 

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These have been discontinued for a while, but Santa brought me one of these
http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/32710.html
I got the unpainted kit version, with some spare unpainted bodies, from Hong Kong. And naturally given my issues with the build quality, the kit was missing a bunch of parts... Also got a set of red calipers and brake rotors, and I think I found some wheels online that somewhat match the Sport. Worst-case I'll just get new rims for my 1:1 scale car.
 

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These have been discontinued for a while, but Santa brought me one of these http://www.hpiracing.com/products/en/32710.html I got the unpainted kit version, with some spare unpainted bodies, from Hong Kong. And naturally given my issues with the build quality, the kit was missing a bunch of parts... Also got a set of red calipers and brake rotors, and I think I found some wheels online that somewhat match the Sport. Worst-case I'll just get new rims for my 1:1 scale car.
That's pretty cool looking, it'd be cool if they were easy to find and able to be gotten in the standard trims available.
 

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Nice stuff guys!I got a Cold Air Intake from my son..and he installed it!


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You can still find the HPI Abarth, just have to search by part number and not just the name:
Pre-built & painted: HPI #32250
Unpainted kit: HPI #32514
Spare body: HPI #32117
I've heard the handling of the chassis is junk, so it may be relegated to shelf duty and I'll use a Tamiya M03 or M05 as a 'runner'.

Tamiya makes a standard 500 Pop/Lounge that is still readily available:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=58427

They also have the Assetto Corse racing version:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/item.php?product-id=58444

Oddly, the Tamiya car is a 225mm wheelbase, while the HPI is 210mm; they are otherwise the same scale and the same width. You can lengthen or shorten the wheelbase on each model to fit the other body. Both companies also make an Alfa Romeo MiTo, and Tamiya makes a lot of other smaller-scale bodies:
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/category.php?sub-id=36350 Even if they are listed as discontinued, you can find most of them brand new on eBay or online hobby stores, especially the ones based in Asia.

I might pick up a Tamiya body as well, and make a resin copy of the mirrors just to complete the look. Oh yeah, the HPI body has functional light buckets, just add LEDs and a battery.
 

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That looks really good! Does it seem to have more power now?



It does look great, but I would not say it's anything anyone should be in a mad rush to get. There does seem to be a slight increase in responsiveness. On the other hand there is more noise. Nothing major, but the car loses the refined hush it has in stock form.
 
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