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Well, I took the plunge and ordered a 5b SS last week on Tuesday. Got here this past Tuesday and I got it built on the following Wednesday. I kinda forgot to take a lot of pics but I did get a couple. Tonight I'm going to the LHS to get a cover for the pull start and some new tires. That 26cc engine has already worn down the treads and I haven't even finished the tank off yet.

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As of right now I have the number 4 spacers in the hubs and they seem to cause a little too much toe-in. Do you guys think I should put in the number 3 or 2 spacers?

Also, sorry for the messy room lol


This thing is a beast. I can't wait to get some paddle tires and take it to the beach. It's going to be awesome.

I was thinking of buying one of those failsafes that cuts the engine in case of a signal/power loss. Do they work? It's definitely worth the $40.
 

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Those things are insane! No way could I do a build on the floor--bad back, knees, etc. OUCH that would hurt! Not to mention I am too damn fat...

Oh, to be young and flexable.
 

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Those things are insane! No way could I do a build on the floor--bad back, knees, etc. OUCH that would hurt! Not to mention I am too damn fat...

Oh, to be young and flexable.


Yeah, it was a bit of a pain for even me. After the two-hour session of putting the beadlocks together my knees and back were killing me.
 

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If your not going to be running a spread spectrum radio, I have an extra venom smarttemp failsafe. It displays engine temp and battery level and is fully programable.
 

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If your not going to be running a spread spectrum radio, I have an extra venom smarttemp failsafe. It displays engine temp and battery level and is fully programable.

I am running a 2.4 system, although I'm going to buy the engine kill switch thing for that extra bit of insurance. $40 to save a $1000 car... Worth it.
 

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those baja's are a blast. parts are just to dang expensive
 

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Finished product:

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The body is gunmetal gray and orange. It looks awesome in real life. This time I made sure to go slow and used about 10 coats, 5 per color.


EDIT: That's an RCNT decal on the wing :thumbup:
 
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Nice man! I see you got the Baja. Take some videos!
 

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that is one sweet Baja 5b SS.
did you run it? how does it handle?

Yeah, it runs great! Wheel spinning torque and nice top speed. It's a little squirrely in the grass with the 2WD but you learn throttle control quick with these.
 

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just can't wait to be 16...
get some easy job on weekends and save up some coins for Baja...

Heh I know what you mean. I saved up for 4 months plus Xmas money to buy mine. Hopefully I'll get accepted at Publix/Albertsons this year and get regular income.
 

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