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    Default Baja 5B Red Devil

    Got a Baja 5B clone,30.5 cc engine,wich was realy abused.Paid for it 70 euro.After that let the money rolls.Started to replace the clone faulty parts,with an original ones.first was the roll cage and wing,wich was metal
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    Ordered the HPI parts
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    Had to rebuild the diff,as one of the pinions inside was dented,housing was plastic and was mising the two screws so i couldnt fill it with oil
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    Cleaned as i think it was never cleaned
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    The carburetor was a dodgy one,intake was incredible small
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    New carb with spring and bearing mod,side by side,with the aluminum inclined stackindustries air filter mount
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    Snappy rc fuel line kit fited,DDM aluminum cap and rovan aluminum pullstart
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    5T roofscoop aded for extra protection and grabing
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    New brakes fitted and sway bar installed as it didn't had
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    Turtle Racing front HD shock mount
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    Got a new radio box,with fullforce aluminum servo and clamps mount
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    Picked up this Rovan front wheels to see how they do
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    Also fitted a new spark plug.Waiting for a TR servo saver,Rhino servo,aluminum servo saver mount,hostile choke lever.At the moment thats it,have in plan the turtle racing plates,TR one piece brake mount,RPM arms,fruitbat cuffs so it will be a long therm project,as i have in paralel another two projects a Savage X and a Wheely King

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    Today i got my Rhino servo,and a details that most of the time makes the difference between sellers:a Haribo Jelly Bears
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    Up in the radio box,with a DDM servo arm
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    Some nice bits and bobs going on keep up the good work

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    I will,but mine doesnt compare with what rockets i seen here

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    Hadnt post for ages here.Parts have started to roll in since august so here is where i am now.
    New chassis fittednew chassis.jpg
    New nylon bulkhead fittedbulkhead.jpg
    Rear motor mount,as the one that it had,was a jokegbe.jpg
    And here is a comparison between stock and Super heavy duty shaftsshafts.jpg
    As the buil advance will update with new pictures

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    Coming on nicely mate


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    Looming good pal

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    THX for your kind words guys.
    Servo is up and ready to do hes work,suported by fullforce mount and servo clamps
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    As it was at deal of the day at DDM,grabbed these aswell
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    Black friday at DDM,was black friday for my bank account,because of them
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    And them
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    I wonder whats next?Oh teah....i know.....dark soul extenders.....

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    Tonight was the show-off time,so i took some pictures on how it seats now,loaded with goodies,more to come
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    Quote Originally Posted by CatalinU View Post
    Tonight was the show-off time,so i took some pictures on how it seats now,loaded with goodies,more to come
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    how do the orange nylon bulkheads hold up compared to the stock hpi?

    always wanted to try them out but from what I here they break quite easily

    any truth to that?

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    As you see is under construction.But the producer says its nylon so should be more rezistant.will see that when i am going to test it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carp Boyz View Post
    how do the orange nylon bulkheads hold up compared to the stock hpi?

    always wanted to try them out but from what I here they break quite easily

    any truth to that?

    Interested about that too!

    Quote Originally Posted by CatalinU View Post
    Tonight was the show-off time,so i took some pictures on how it seats now,loaded with goodies,more to come
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    So far looking good! Keep up the good work!

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    Will let you all know guys,but still its a long way till i can test it,so have patient,i will give a feedback.At first sight,it seems to be strong enough,only time will tell

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    Adavnced a litle bit,have the tranny in and the upper plate

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    Its coming on nicely that is pal....I dont know if the white arms will stay very clean though for you once you get it in the muck.
    Some nice upgrades on it there.

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    THX very much coalminer.Not a problem regarding the arms,i will try to clean it after each run to be as new.Still looking further on the day in wich i can take it out

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    This is where i got so far.......slow,but getting there
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    Thats looking good that is. Nice work and nice upgrades

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