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I finally bought an FG, let the assembly begin!

Old 07-25-2008, 06:48 PM
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Default I finally bought an FG, let the assembly begin!

I already have several 1/5th scale vehicles (Smartech, MCD and FS) always liked the look of the FG Baja but I prefer 4wd. I also thought about the Baja 5B SS for the simple fact it came as a kit and I love putting these things together. Well when FG released their Baja 4X4 Comp. Buggy it had everything I wanted; the FG Baja look, 4wd, and it comes has a kit. Well needless to say I received a rather large package earlier in the week and today I was able to open it and start the build of my new FG Baja 4X4 Comp. Buggy w/hydraulic brakes. With my limited time at the moment I am sure it will take me awhile to finish the build, but I snapped a few pictures of what I was able to build so far.
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:52 PM
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I think its time for a build thread! That looks sweet.
Old 07-25-2008, 07:01 PM
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Thanks, I am definitely enjoying it. I will keep updating with pictures and my thoughts as the build progresses. So far the build has gone super smooth. All the parts needed for each step have been in the same bag, which has been nice.
Old 07-25-2008, 07:06 PM
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I think MCD has a strong contender with that set up, very nice!!!
Old 07-25-2008, 09:23 PM
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Very Nice !!!

what power plant you going to run with it ? or does it come with the 26 still on the Comp's? four wheel hydros as well ? use thread lock with all that alloy
Very Nice Indeed .. i'll be watching this thread

Congrats
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very nice , im saving for mine now [ save version as yours with hydro`s]
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It's cool, very nice.
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sweet very sweet, I can already see a problem with the belt system, Hope that doesn't cause a problem for you. I would of liked to see a shaft instead. Keep us posted on the performance of it all. Good Luck............
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that rig looks awsome. cant wait to see it come together
Old 07-26-2008, 02:17 AM
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Very Nice !!!

what power plant you going to run with it ? or does it come with the 26 still on the Comp's? four wheel hydros as well ? use thread lock with all that alloy
Very Nice Indeed .. i'll be watching this thread

Congrats
I would like one of Darksoul’s Monster Torque engines but they are not ready yet, I am on his waiting list so hopefully they will be ready soon. It does however come with the Zen 26 so I will be using that one for now. I did get the hydro brake version, I figured if I was going to spend this kind of money I might as well go all the way.
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droooool droooool drooool ! l want one !
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very nice and shiny pieces! have to watch this thread!
thx for the pics.

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Default RE: I finally bought an FG

Lucky you. I would like to build a FG from scratch. How are the instructions so far?
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How are the instructions so far?
Haven’t run into a problem yet with the instructions, they are easy and simple to follow ([link]http://www.rc-car-online.de/fg_baja4x4_manual_eng.pdf[/link]). So, far everything has fit together with no problems. I was however unaware that FG used torx head screws. I don’t know it this is new or if FG used torx screws on all the models?
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dont qoute me but in the past im 99% sure they used metric hex screws , my lauterbacher uses torx and i thought they were crap at first but they are strong and dont strip easly
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Cyclops, I also like the torx screws, I can finally use a driver with a large comfortable handle.

Well today I was able to install the rear suspension assembly minus the shocks. Hopefully I will be able to tackle the shocks tomorrow. So far there have been no issues everything has gone super smooth.


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Looks great! Alot of alloy.
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Holy krap does that ever look sexy! I think I want one just to build., looks like everything is fitting just as it should.
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were did you buy it from.
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I picked it up form DDM, they were super nice to deal with and shipped the order the same day it was placed.
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I'm surprised your wife hasn't killed you
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thats a LOT of bling... makes the basic rtr version look [:'(]
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dang i just saw the price over at ddm.
Dam dude i hope it treats you well.
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i cant find ddm's page... whats their url?
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dang i just saw the price over at ddm.
Dam dude i hope it treats you well.
TBQH, for what you get with the kit, the price is not really that bad. The stock Baja goes for about $950-1,000. With the kit you get all the bells and whistles for that price, including 4WD.

Keep us posted pwaicon, my FS got me loving 4WD, I would love to get an FG 4wd down the line if it proves to be worth it.

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