HPI’s 1/5 Baja 5SC Short Course Truck Gets The Kit SS Treatment

Feb 18, 2011 No Comments by

The Baja 5SC SS comes as an unassembled kit that you get to build from the ground up. If you enjoy the process of custom building your own R/C vehicles, the Baja 5SC SS is the kit for you.

The Baja 5SC SS is more than just a kit version, it’s packed with extra speed and a long list of option parts. The powerplant has been upgraded to the high performance Fuelie 26s engine, coupled to a high flow aluminum tuned pipe with steel tubular header. Combined with the 8,000 RPM clutch, the Baja 5SC SS has some serious grunt to help propel it to speeds in excess of 40MPH! Need to quiet things down a bit? We’ve also included a stock can muffler just in case.

To withstand the additional power, the drivetrain has been upgraded to Super Heavy Duty specs. Massive 9mm dogbones are paired up with super heavy duty diff shafts and drive axles for a bulletproof drivetrain. The front end of the truck has also been beefed up with the addition of new HD front wheel hubs that eliminate the use of e-clips. Updated rear hubs aid in both the durability and adjustability of the truck, allowing you to easily go from 0 to 4 degrees of rear toe-in to precisely tune the handling of your Baja 5SC SS.

Traction comes from high performance and extremely sticky HB Rodeoo tires mounted on new TR-10 wheels. The asymmetric tread pattern mirrors the design of full-size off-road racing tires for authentic looks, and the specially blended HB rubber compound gives high grip and long life on a variety of off-road surfaces. The true bead-lock TR-10 wheels look great and allow you to mount and change tires without the need for super glue.

For quick and responsive steering, a powerful metal gear SFL-11MG steering servo is included to tackle the demands of 1/5th scale off-road driving. We’ve left the choice of throttle servo, transmitter and receiver up to you, just bolt in your favorite equipment.

To top everything off we include a clear SC-1 body that you can paint just the way you want for a truly custom truck. The realistic short course body comes pre-cut with body post holes and cooling holes already in place. Giant pre-cut vinyl decals are also included, complete with stripes, logos, front grill, and lights.

The all-new Baja 5SC SS, available February 2011.

FRONT & REAR SWAY BARS

Improves handling, quicker steering response.

MODIFIED REAR SHOCK TOWER BRACE

Relocates shocks for increased rear suspension travel.

HEAVY DUTY REAR DOGBONES

Metal construction for extra durability with high HP engines like the Fuelie 26S.

ALUMINUM ALLOY DIFF CASE

For increased drivetrain durability and extended time between maintenance.

VVC/HD SHOCK SET

Large diameter shock shafts for increased durability.

ALUMINUM TUNED PIPE

Tuned for increased power and quicker acceleration. Kit also includes stock muffler for quieter operation.

FUELIE 26S ENGINE (26cc)

More power, more torque, and more speed than 23cc engines.

METAL GEAR STEERING SERVO

Tough metal gears for extra durability and reliable steering.

CLEAR PRE-CUT BODY

Crystal clear tough polycarbonate is ready for custom paint. Pre-cut to make painting and installation quick and easy. Also comes with pre-cut vinyl decals and protective overspray film.

8000 RPM CLUTCH

Launches the Baja 5B at higher RPM for more punch off the line.

SHORT COURSE BUMPERS

New front and rear bumpers with mud flaps look great and add Short Course realism.

SHORT COURSE WHEELS AND TIRES

HB Rodeoo Short Course tires for high traction on a variety of dirt surfaces, mounted on TR-10 Short Course wheels.

HEAVY DUTY BEADLOCKS

Reinforced design Increases durability of the wheels and tires.

#105734 BAJA 5SC SS KIT $2099.00

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