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Old 07-04-2007, 10:40 AM
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Default Baja 5B are they worth it?

I am relatively new to the RC Nitro scene. I have 3 Revos and 2 Savages. I am thinking about getting a 5B. Me questions is are the worth the extra money over what I already have? What are the pros and cons of the 5B?
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Old 07-04-2007, 11:34 AM
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The big pro is that it uses gas vs nitro so the saving every gallon is about 17 bucks give or take a buck or two. The gas motors in general are less of a hassle to start and to tune. Lots of parts avaialble for the 5B. Fr me I like the hassle free of the gas motor and ease of starting and running them and especially for a newcomer. Actually I find them way easier for new customers to start and run than anything nito as they are a little harder to get running overall. Most have gas trimmers so they understand how the motor works.

Cons are bigger cost up front. The saize of them is a little bigger so it may be a con and may not be. TO me the cost of tires is the biggest expense but it you don't run asphalt all the time you will not have the tires wear so fast. I don't care for the smell of gas in my hobbyroom so I have been emptying my tank before bringing into my work area. One other thing is they are bigger than even normal monster trucks so they can take up more space to work on them.

Overall being pretty new to 1/5th scale and larger it has been alot of fun and care free.
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Old 07-04-2007, 11:58 AM
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wyd thanks for you comments. The size of this thing and finding a space large enough to run it is my biggest concern. I can take my MT's out in the backyard for a quick fix of fun, but I am thinking because of the size of the 5B and the power I will have to drive somewhere to run it.
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Old 07-04-2007, 12:07 PM
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wyd thanks for you comments. The size of this thing and finding a space large enough to run it is my biggest concern. I can take my MT's out in the backyard for a quick fix of fun, but I am thinking because of the size of the 5B and the power I will have to drive somewhere to run it.
That is a concern...they can cover ground pretty fast. You'll need a big lot to run it.
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Old 07-04-2007, 12:20 PM
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The initial sticker shock is always fun and probably the only con in my eyes.
You really do need a large area to run them.
Here are some pros
Cheaper to run ($3 a gallon compared to $25/30)
Longer run times per tank (45 to 1hr depending on how you run)
No tuning before during and after (tune once and forget about it, unless you start modding it, then you have to do some needle adjustments)
Stock parts are compareable to that of nitro, aftermarket parts[X(]a wee bit expensive.

I'm sure others will pop in with some more.
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Old 07-04-2007, 12:32 PM
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tires are now going for 20.00 for the two back ones they come in 2's for 20.00
CHEEP.
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Old 07-04-2007, 01:17 PM
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Default RE: Baja 5B are they worth it?

I am pulling the trigger on a used one so the cost is not as bad as a new one. I have watched some of the videos out there and it looks like just to much fun to pass up. What are some recommend mods or must have items?
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First thing would be Prefilters on the Airfilter and Pullstart. Second if it is a first gen. 5B gt axle extenders. Also a DDM Dominatior Pipe. Dont go with the Jet Pro!
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Old 07-04-2007, 01:56 PM
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First thing would be Prefilters on the Airfilter and Pullstart. Second if it is a first gen. 5B gt axle extenders. Also a DDM Dominatior Pipe. Dont go with the Jet Pro!
It already has pre-filters on it so that is good. It comes with an X-Can but I am not seeing very good comments about it.
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Old 07-04-2007, 02:02 PM
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Outlaw,
Recommended mods, hhhmmmmm. A tuned pipe, outerwears especially for the pull starter, TGN pre-filter, spare plug, spare tires, now go out and get it dirty.

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I'm just curious as to why you would say "dont go with the Jet Pro"?
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First thing would be Prefilters on the Airfilter and Pullstart. Second if it is a first gen. 5B gt axle extenders. Also a DDM Dominatior Pipe. Dont go with the Jet Pro!
It already has pre-filters on it so that is good. It comes with an X-Can but I am not seeing very good comments about it.
The problem with the X-Can is power output. It doesn't produce the power of some of the other pipes but on the good side, It is very robust and compact. A basher's best choice IMO.
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i have a jetpro and it rocks but to each his own i guess lol. but seriously buy the baja you wont regret it.
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Old 07-06-2007, 01:52 AM
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not really for the price of them your better off getting a dirt bike that you can actually sit on and have some real fun lol... ive got a baja 5b and yes the stock muffler is pretty useless been told by many on this site to change it for a better one lol
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Default RE: Baja 5B are they worth it?

I just got mine today, and I had my doubts at first, but after starting it in 3 pulls(took two before I realized I forgot to prime it) and pulling the trigger, I felt a grin just break out on my face. <kinda like this one.
Then I gutted the stocker pipe, and changed the plug gap to .025, and that really woke it up(the neighbors as well. [X(])
Seriously, it should take 1 pull of the trigger to change your mind.
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:14 AM
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I just got mine today, and I had my doubts at first, but after starting it in 3 pulls(took two before I realized I forgot to prime it) and pulling the trigger, I felt a grin just break out on my face. <kinda like this one.
Then I gutted the stocker pipe, and changed the plug gap to .025, and that really woke it up(the neighbors as well. [X(])
Seriously, it should take 1 pull of the trigger to change your mind.
Glad you like it. Gas cars are alot of fun and 3 pulls to start is great. No normally don't see a new nitro motor start and tune that easily.
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Old 07-08-2007, 01:25 PM
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Default RE: Baja 5B are they worth it?

The biggest downside in your case is that you are going to sell 4 of your nitros and not run the 5th one.
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:59 PM
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Default RE: Baja 5B are they worth it?

The biggest downside in your case is that you are going to sell 4 of your nitros and not run the 5th one.
Thats how a lot of people get started in large scale, buy trade and upgrade. He's still going to have one nitro, he'll eventually sell that for hop-ups
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The question "is it worth it" is pretty vague to me. I guess it depends on how much money one has.
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