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Old 06-27-2011, 08:15 AM
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Default Hydraulic front brakes HPI Baja 5B SS

I wish I had the money to get the AMS set up but being I have been out of a steady job for 2 ½ years I do not see this happening. Has any one here ran or know anything about the inexpensive hydraulic front brake set ups on eBay? Not sure if I am allowed to post a link here or I would. They are made by KM.

One off the US sellers is claiming they make theirs them self but they sure do look just like the KM set up and they do not post a picture of the part of the caliper that has the KM logo. Do most RC hydraulic bakes use a standard brake fluid or is it something special?
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:35 AM
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Default RE: Hydraulic front brakes HPI Baja 5B SS

I think I read something about them saying they were pretty good. One thing I do know is that you need a beefy servo for hydraulics.
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hydraulic brakes are nice to have , but since doing a mod on the existing brakes i have had no reason to buy hydraulic brake set up . i just got some old car bakes cut off the brake pad material super glued it to the steel where the old original hpi pad was then sanded it down to size drilled out the two little holes and hey presto , the new pads have lasted me 2 years and are still braking strong it stops dead smack to the point of skiding , think i would need a abs system on my radio
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hydraulic brakes are nice to have , but since doing a mod on the existing brakes i have had no reason to buy hydraulic brake set up . i just got some old car bakes cut off the brake pad material super glued it to the steel where the old original hpi pad was then sanded it down to size drilled out the two little holes and hey presto , the new pads have lasted me 2 years and are still braking strong it stops dead smack to the point of skiding , think i would need a abs system on my radio
The problem is with stock style brakes on the HPI Baja is if one of the rear wheels is off the ground even just a little do to the differential you loose braking and or handling. Not like you have a brake on each wheel. This is why front brakes help out a lot! I have up graded my rear brakes where they stop GREAT as long as one wheel does not come off the ground.
Old 06-27-2011, 02:50 PM
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ORIGINAL: DarkFire989

I think I read something about them saying they were pretty good. One thing I do know is that you need a beefy servo for hydraulics.

I have high torque high speed servos on both my steering and brake
-throttle. I learned a LONG time ago good servos makes a BIG difference.
Old 06-30-2011, 06:34 PM
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Default RE: Hydraulic front brakes HPI Baja 5B SS

I know Largescale RC sell the GTB ones which they are awesome
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I know Largescale RC sell the GTB ones which they are awesome
Thank you but I know MANY places that sell them but the ones I was looking at cost 1/3 or less then most of the ones I have seen. DDM sells the AMS which are great but at $319 versus $100 or so.
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yeah dunno about the KM ones sorry, all I have heard is they are a copy of GTB ones.
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Default RE: Hydraulic front brakes HPI Baja 5B SS

ever thought of rigging up some cable brakes up front? i'm sure with some 5b front discs and a pair of fg calipers and some ingenuity you could rig something up
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Default RE: Hydraulic front brakes HPI Baja 5B SS

They make kits that are mechanical brakes for the front on a HPI Baja.
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