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Old 12-10-2008, 09:21 PM
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Default LET'S TALK OL' BOUT HPI 5T...

Hey guys, just like the title said, post your hpi 5t here, questions, mod, idea, experience or story etc..

i just ordered mine last night,after the towerhobbies $200 discount and hpi rebate it cost me $999.99 not bad haa! not only that gf paid $600 so i end up paying $399.99

i'l just keep it stock until i'l get bored,,i have zenoah 26 waiting incase time comes and need it...

i heard the rear end of the body tear easily if the truck wheelied, so anybody using kinda wheelie bar or same?

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Old 12-10-2008, 09:24 PM
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There is a ton of threads discussing this already.
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:44 PM
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really?
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:55 PM
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There is a ton of threads discussing this already.
i know,,but the main purpose is to have a one thread to make it more easier to get info..
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:00 AM
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There is a ton of threads discussing this already.
i know,,but the main purpose is to have a one thread to make it more easier to get info..
Not a bade idea at all. But in reality, you probably should have renamed the thread "Official HPI Baja 5T thread" or something along that line.

If you want to have this thread for this purpose, I hope this vid will help fullfill that end:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWuFz...eature=related

Also, to clean up the thread, if I were you, I would ask a mod to delete the above two posts of the silly pic of that bear looking thingy. Those are only making fun of your thread.
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:30 AM
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Ok guys, lets try this again. There are a few 5T threads I have seen, but not one recurring thread similar to other products. DAVE_ESPI, your posts and other associated replys were deleted, they are unnecessary.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:17 PM
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Sweet! And to help your 5T informational thread along, I found this vid that gives some basic information about the 5T
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWuFz...eature=related
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:29 PM
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I picked one up earlier, as a long time Baja 5B fan it's not too new other than the body though. I still love the platform so I don't mind owning another . Later today I'll post some pictures of a ramp I'm building specifically for the 5T.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:34 PM
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Wow, can't wait to see that.
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It's going to pretty, though functionality will be limited to conservative jumps. I was an idiot and bought hobby-grade plywood (Pretty but absurdly expensive). It won't be adjustable or anything but it will have a nicely done curve and the surface is real nice.

Next time I make a ramp I'll use construction plywood though - I paid wayyyyy too much for this aircraft building stuff.
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ORIGINAL: Dale Gribble

Ok guys, lets try this again. There are a few 5T threads I have seen, but not one recurring thread similar to other products. DAVE_ESPI, your posts and other associated replys were deleted, they are unnecessary.
Good job
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It's going to pretty, though functionality will be limited to conservative jumps. I was an idiot and bought hobby-grade plywood (Pretty but absurdly expensive). It won't be adjustable or anything but it will have a nicely done curve and the surface is real nice.

Next time I make a ramp I'll use construction plywood though - I paid wayyyyy too much for this aircraft building stuff.
That means you can cover your ramp now right? With that mono-cote plane covering! Sweet!
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:38 PM
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Santa delivered the baby premature,,here's she!! IT'S HUGEEEEEEE!

ok guys, based on ur experience what do i need to check before running it, besides what the manual said?..i have a habit tearing it down and check and locktite everytime a have a brand new rc or nitro engine, is it worth to do this still?
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:40 PM
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The HPI manual is pretty comprehensive, I've never torn down one of their 1/5s before running and haven't that those related problems.
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Santa delivered the baby premature,,here's she!! IT'S HUGEEEEEEE!

ok guys, based on ur experience what do i need to check before running it, besides what the manual said?..i have a habit tearing it down and check and locktite everytime a have a brand new rc or nitro engine, is it worth to do this still?
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I am still waiting for the SS version so I can build my own.
Has anybody seen the price of the new bodies??
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I wonder what they would do on an SS version... 29CC upgrade and some beefier stuff I reckon.

I too am pretty miffed at the body prices. I guess the tooling must be that much more expensive that bodies are so much... Kind of a bummer.
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check the rear, alot of them(including mine) are empty. i don't know why hpi would do such a thing, but it is what it is. save yourself some trouble in the long run, and check it now
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:04 PM
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Looks like you got the "Wicked White" body. Not only are they big they smell great too!
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:48 PM
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anybody using fuel filter?

yeah! smell? when i brought it in from the garage i thought i step on a poop also i check my dog if he smell,, this truck stink but it's better now.

btw, i'm workin on it for test run and tune tom., any topspeed hpi claiming?,,i know it's not built for speed but for the sake of knowing and comparison for the near modification...so, guys if u'd tried checking the topspeed post it here...i'm trying to gps it tom.

nothinbetr2do, what u mean rear is empty?

oooppss! forget to post this..
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there was no fluid in it. all the gears and such are there, just a lack of fluid. the stock weight is 1,000
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:04 AM
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That is a very nice addition to your collection of RCs there! Looks like you are into everything, planes, boats, trucks!

I am not sure, but I think XRC mag did a radar test and the 5T they had (very same body as yours BTW) hit like low 40s MPH. I have to check the article again.
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:40 PM
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just got back, these are the speed trapped from gps and radar gun, i run 3/4 of a tank only coz it getting cold in here, the 38-40 mph is the factory set needle, the 42-45 mph after carb adjusted..engine temp somewhere 140-165 oF,,ambient temp. 36-40 oF.

truck is near perfect tuned i would say, i got a feeling high 40's or 50 mph is attainable for stock one.

just a happy new owner..
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:52 AM
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45 in stock form is good for such a big and heavy truck.I have mine bt cant use it till christmas[].I am going to check my diff before i run it then i want some carbon to make this thing easier to carry up the stairs.
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I won't be running mine for a while or finishing my ramp... I fractured my ankle. []. I just tripped and fell down my stairs at home, but I twisted my right foot back in ways no human should. The pain is still insane and I can't move around without crutches. May be a long recovery too.

Oh well, more time to order crap online I guess [&:]
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