Baja experimenting

John Parks

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Got this baja roller cheap a few weeks back and basically been throwing parts at it off the shelf since. Well It needed shocks as the stockers suck, normally I always go IRC. BUT I had some stock losi shocks in a tote and figured what they hell I'll try it. So far I like them alot. Much better with the weight, ride height has decreased a little as they are shorter but I ordered some irp shock extenders to help with that. The rear needs the flm tower as it adjusts down a good bit so travel isnt lost as much

Not much needed to fit them at all other than spacing them out. I have seen this done before but not sure why I never tried it. 20200626_120037.jpg received_2457893287646372.jpeg 20200626_120037.jpg 20200626_120044.jpg 20200625_195922.jpg
 

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So you finding most these deals on Facebook ? I’m really considering making a account just to find these types of treasures 🤷🏻‍♂️
Do it, there's all kinds of things you'll find there 👌
Got this baja roller cheap a few weeks back and basically been throwing parts at it off the shelf since. Well It needed shocks as the stockers suck, normally I always go IRC. BUT I had some stock losi shocks in a tote and figured what they hell I'll try it. So far I like them alot. Much better with the weight, ride height has decreased a little as they are shorter but I ordered some irp shock extenders to help with that. The rear needs the flm tower as it adjusts down a good bit so travel isnt lost as much

Not much needed to fit them at all other than spacing them out. I have seen this done before but not sure why I never tried it. View attachment 60717 View attachment 60718 View attachment 60719 View attachment 60720 View attachment 60721
Yeah I've seen this done, wonder how it would work with a heavier Baja (30+ lbs) 🤔 and how much shorter than stock are we talking 🤔
 

John Parks

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5ive shocks rock. Best improvement I made to my db, I'm sure they will work wonders for a baja.
So far I'm pretty impressed. Front shocks didnt take any effort, just used spacers I had in my box of parts. Rears I could mount, but it will sit lower than my liking. So ordered the rear flm tower to fix that. Also ordered the irp extenders to help
 

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Are you using all front size, or front and rear size? I was thinking the rears on the 5ive t at least were longer than the fronts.
 

John Parks

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Are you using all front size, or front and rear size? I was thinking the rears on the 5ive t at least were longer than the fronts.
Fronts and rears. Two rear sets would likely work better though
Are you using all front size, or front and rear size? I was thinking the rears on the 5ive t at least were longer than the fronts.
Fronts and rears. Two rear sets would likely work better though
 

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Got the tires on, and gears swapped to 22/52. See if this little bart will pull them 🤣these tires are nasty

Not a fan of the white wheels or the beadlocks so probably going to paint the wheels black and do green beadlocks. Or does anyone else have a different idea 20200630_151551.jpg 20200630_151559.jpg 20200630_151608.jpg
 

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Good point. Really didnt feel like disassembling them though lol.

Took it out tonight, didnt pull the 22/52 gears as bad as I thought it would. Once it hit the power band it floated the wheels the entire time. But it was pretty laggy down on the bottom end as I expected. Tires have no give either though lol. Swapped back to 18/56 to try since the traction will be much better with these
 
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