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Yeah that's right. I have added a third Baja to my large scale stable. I could not let the HPI $50 rebate go by and Tower had an awesome $180 off coupon code so I pulled the trigger just after Xmas.

I have a 5B RTR that has been heavily upgraded that is used exclusively for on-road autocross racing.

I have a 5T that is used for off-road racing at Thunder Valley.

Now I will have a 5B SS that will be used for off-road racing at Thunder Valley as well as bashing around.

Here is a pic of all the hop-ups that will go on the SS. No bling here. All parts are for making the rig stronger and more reliable.

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Pic of the stock motor. Thunder Valley required the use of either the RTR or 5T exhaust can due to noise. I have the 5T can installed. Turtle Racing clutch system and clutch housing is installed as well as the TGN Redneck pre-filter with Outerwears. Also shown is Hostile Racing's choke lever.
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DarkSoul Racing Meaty Dog Bones
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Diff with Turtle Racing's reinforced drive cups. 60k diff oil is inside.
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More pics to follow as major components are built.
 
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I am jealous that you have three bajas and I have none. :(

Pics don't work.
 

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Did he get around to embedding the pics? I was here this morning when he posted and figured he typed it all out then was going to go back in to add the pics...


I too am just a tad jealous...
 

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Hmmmmm. I can see the pics fine.

I am linking them from HBT.

I will put them in my gallery here and post them.

You should be able to see pics now.
 
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You lucky bugger!
I thought that was the baja as a kit version, but its all hop ups?!?!
Pics work fine for me
 

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You guys are nuts with these things. I can't believe you have 3 of them now. Congrats on the large stable :)

I am jealous that you have three bajas and I have none. :(

You do realize that those have an *gasp* internal combustion engine.?.? :stick:
 

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The Baja scene has taken off in my area.

Autocross will become a points series this year in San Jose and the new 5th scale off-road track in Lakeport has taken off and will also have a points series.

Racing these rigs is the cat's ass and I wanted to be able to race both the 5T and 5B classes at Lakeport without having to drastically change the set-up on my Autocross rig back and forth.

20-30 minute races without re-fueling or ever flaming out can't be beat.

Without a doubt, I am through with nitro.
 

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Front end is ready for mounting.

Turtle Racing Top Plate and Shock Tower/Brace Combo. RPM lower arms. Modified RC front light mount. DarkSoul Racing axle extenders.
I don't use the upper RPM arm because they designed it to eliminate the spacer clips which enable you to adjust the toe angles. Since this is a race rig, I need the adjustment option.
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i'm so jealous watching this thread...

how about a list of the hop ups and why you bought them? young minds want to know.
 

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How do you like the 5T ? I had the SS and a RTR.
 

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I love the 5T.

A lot funner to drive on the track. The body acts like a parachute and it seems to float over the jumps.
 

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Nice build man! I need one of those 5t cans too. They sound awesome!

I know a guy that might give me a sweet deal on a 5t and I'm thinking about buying another baja too lol. I know how you feel!
 

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very nice. i wish there was more of an rc scene here. as far as i know, its just me!
 

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Some more progress pics.

Front end mounted
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Tygon fuel lines with "crap trap" filter
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Turtle setup
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Hostile 57T spur
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Rear end
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Rear sway bar trimmed down by 1/8" to provide clearance from bone and boot
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All I have left to do is build the linkage and shocks.
 

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It be done!

Close up of front end
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Scoop
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Completed Pics
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Your rig is sick! Nice job Rob.
 

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very nice. the eddie sticker rules. haha
 

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Very nice. I like the front end lights. I'll have to figure out a way to mount mine on the front.

How does the high-flow can affect performance?
 
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