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Old 12-28-2008, 09:55 PM
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Default HPI Baja 1/5 Baja 5B SS Kit

Thinking about getting in to 1/5 scale. Like I really need another RC car as I have quite a few all ready but any how who has the best price on the HPI Baja 1/5 5B SS Kit in the US. All so please list links to who sells hop ups and gives good service.
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:13 PM
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Default RE: HPI Baja 1/5 Baja 5B SS Kit

Good to here that, And since ou already have a React, that radio will totally spank any other RTR radio any of the RTRs can offer.

HPI kit are $899 USD from Daves Discount Motors (DDM), PLUS you get a $100 rebate for buying from DDM
http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl/c..../it.A/id.47/.f
http://www.hpiracing.com/rebate/

DDM will even give free shipping for most orders over $100, so, you can expect to pay like $800 on the dot (be sure to check to see if you are elligible for teh free shipping.
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Default RE: HPI Baja 1/5 Baja 5B SS Kit

Isnt the rebate 50 bucks for the SS kit?
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:14 PM
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Default RE: HPI Baja 1/5 Baja 5B SS Kit

Ah, yes, I see now. It is teh 5T that gets $100 rebate,

The 5B ss gets $50 rebate.

So, assuming DDM gives you the free shipping, the 5B SS kit with rebate is $850 .

Regardless, $850 shipped with rebate factored in, that is a great price, considering that the clones were actually charging more before the holidays.
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:15 PM
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Default RE: HPI Baja 1/5 Baja 5B SS Kit

If I can get the cash up before December 31st I can get it from Tower Hobbies shipped for $819 then the $50 rebate would make the bottom price $769.
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:21 PM
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Default RE: HPI Baja 1/5 Baja 5B SS Kit

LOL, then that is what I would do! For that price, that is only like $20 more than what a RedCat Rampage is selling for by a reputable dealer!
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:23 PM
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Default RE: HPI Baja 1/5 Baja 5B SS Kit

About how long is the run time on a tank of gas?
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:59 PM
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Default RE: HPI Baja 1/5 Baja 5B SS Kit

For the 23cc Bajas, about 40min? I'm not sure, 30+ min is the nom for gassers

For the 26cc, 30 min sounds about right for the same tank size
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:02 AM
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Default RE: HPI Baja 1/5 Baja 5B SS Kit

I am not going to start a new thread for each of my questions so please reply. Who makes the Fuelie engine and are there any engines that parts are computable with them? What number NGK plug do they run?

I missed out on the above deal do to not having the founds at that time but hope to be ordering my SS kit next weekend. Going to end up costing me around $800 shipped with rebate.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:22 AM
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the 23 and 26 cc stock engines are made by cy. and you can get zenoah parts for them, the zenoah parts are better. the ngk plug is # cmr 7h. both motors have a run time of 35-45 minutes, depending on how you drive them. sorry you missed the deal, but they are still great to get. if you can, save alittle more and get a t
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:40 AM
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if you can, save alittle more and get a t
????? what is a T? I am going to get one shortly lord willing.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:58 AM
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Default RE: HPI Baja 1/5 Baja 5B SS Kit

I guess he meant a Baja 5T instead of Baja 5B,but it was damn har to understand!
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:03 PM
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Default RE: HPI Baja 1/5 Baja 5B SS Kit

From what I have seen the T is about $500 more and I do not see it worth that much more unless there is something I do no know or understand. All so I do not do RTR only kits.

Is any one using Golden Spectro 2 cycle oil?
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Default RE: HPI Baja 1/5 Baja 5B SS Kit

Tower Hobbies is probally cheaper 879.00 minus the discount code

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXTCV2&P=0

code 01438 saves you only 20.00

and you can buy tons of Hop-ups from

http://www.pythonmotorsports.com/fg/fg-modellsport.html
http://www.fullforcerc.com/Carbon.htm
http://www.hot-racing.com/?partnumber=BJA10101&c=193



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Default RE: HPI Baja 1/5 Baja 5B SS Kit

Thanks but I am going to get mine from OmniModels which is a sister company to Tower Hobbies has the same price with the same discount but all so you get free shipping over $100.

All so thanks for the links and keep it coming folks.

Who sells the remote cut off switches?
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Is any one using Golden Spectro 2 cycle oil?
I never tried the golden spectro stuff,

As for 2-stoke oil, I use this:

http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl/c....t.A/id.3312/.f

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Old 01-04-2009, 12:56 PM
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Who sells the remote cut off switches?

I bought switches form DDM and FG supply, but you can also get them from large scale RC I think.
The good ones are called Pico, but TGN also makes them too.

http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl/c....t.A/id.3569/.f
http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl/c....t.A/id.3560/.f
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I have some Golden Spectro left over from when I had my motorcycle shop is why I asked. Yes I know Klotz is good as it and Golden Spectro where my best selling 2 cycle oils.
http://www.spectro-oils.com/products...denspectro.asp

Is there any up grade you recommend to begin with?
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Default RE: HPI Baja 1/5 Baja 5B SS Kit

OK here are some things I am thinking about getting right after getting the kit. What do you think and what other items other then radio system which I all ready have and a throttle brakes servo should I get.

http://www.davesmotors.com/s.nl/c.88...t.A/id.4501/.f

http://www.davesmotors.com/s.nl/c.88...t.A/id.4656/.f

http://www.davesmotors.com/s.nl/c.88...t.A/id.3434/.f

http://www.davesmotors.com/s.nl/c.88...t.A/id.3569/.f
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After my paycheck clears the bank sometime tonight I will be ordering mt 5B SS kit!
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It is ordered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![sm=thumbs_up.gif][sm=teeth_smile.gif]
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Default RE: HPI Baja 1/5 Baja 5B SS Kit

good luck on the new baja

i don't even have the real baja and i still love mine. You should also get an outerwears airfilter cover. it will offer a little more protection from dirt. it will also increase time between cleaning the filter.

those stock pin tires will not last you long, especially if you drive it on-road. Hostile tires are a great solution. if you run mainly off-road, get their MX tires and if you just run everywhere, get their AT tires. The Proline badlands are ok too but hostile is still better.
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Default RE: HPI Baja 1/5 Baja 5B SS Kit

I have many up grades I plain on doing before ever starting it up. Being I have so much I am going to do to it before starting it for the first time it will be a couple of months before I do. Yes other tires are on the list. Thanks for the input.
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Default RE: HPI Baja 1/5 Baja 5B SS Kit

While you are waiting for your Baja to get to you, here are some enjoyable vids to hopefully help you pass the time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6ECB...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2V7fb0bHEA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gp_JIDxU69Q&NR=1
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COOL and thanks.
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