Doug's hpi 5B SS

Seandonato73

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Wait your worried about weight with a 70cc engine 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 oh z the irony in that statement. You should have the power to pull a tank. Strength over weight reduction is what's gonna keep that beast together
 

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Wait your worried about weight with a 70cc engine 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 oh z the irony in that statement. You should have the power to pull a tank. Strength over weight reduction is what's gonna keep that beast together
I know I just don't wanna break my back every time I try and lift it. Plus I have to go down a steap steps of stairs to get down to my RC room so that would suck. Also yeah, strength is what I want but I want to keep a balance between lighter and strong.
 

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Ok so a few updatesπŸ‘πŸ»
Mounted the front end added TR top plate
Put on the tranny plate. TPD brace that goes between the motor and fuel tank. And from what iv seen with the rtr sx5 has part of the 5b roll cage that goes up next to the motor is used , so put it back on. Put the radio tray back in, got the cage out and started to fix bits on. One of my main concerns was, is the front shock tower gonna fit under the front pannelπŸ€” and after fitting it I'm 98% sure all is goodπŸ‘πŸ» they where also kind enough to include two rear cage bitsπŸ‘πŸ» anywho took loads of pics enjoy πŸ‘πŸ€”πŸ‘πŸ»523335233452335523365233752338523395234052341
Did have some issues πŸ€” like the saw bar braces in the fron the bolt is 5mm to short after front chassis brace the kit also has a skid plate. And the flm rear shock brace also needs longer hardware πŸ€”πŸ‘πŸ» but overall I'm pretty chuffedπŸ‘πŸ»52342
 

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Ok so a few updatesπŸ‘πŸ»
Mounted the front end added TR top plate
Put on the tranny plate. TPD brace that goes between the motor and fuel tank. And from what iv seen with the rtr sx5 has part of the 5b roll cage that goes up next to the motor is used , so put it back on. Put the radio tray back in, got the cage out and started to fix bits on. One of my main concerns was, is the front shock tower gonna fit under the front pannelπŸ€” and after fitting it I'm 98% sure all is goodπŸ‘πŸ» they where also kind enough to include two rear cage bitsπŸ‘πŸ» anywho took loads of pics enjoy πŸ‘πŸ€”πŸ‘πŸ»View attachment 52333View attachment 52334View attachment 52335View attachment 52336View attachment 52337View attachment 52338View attachment 52339View attachment 52340View attachment 52341
Did have some issues πŸ€” like the saw bar braces in the fron the bolt is 5mm to short after front chassis brace the kit also has a skid plate. And the flm rear shock brace also needs longer hardware πŸ€”πŸ‘πŸ» but overall I'm pretty chuffedπŸ‘πŸ»View attachment 52342
Looking good Doug πŸ‘ cage looks badass 🀀
 

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Yip i made the right move get the SX5 over TSBK1? would have gone for a team chase cage πŸ‘............. think ill have to get one and drop a OBR 57 twin:eek::LOL:(y) way in the future butπŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ‘
Yeah the tskb is kinda ugly imo. This is their best cage, yet it's so unpopular unfortunately. Btw you could squeeze a obr 57 in dat cage, saw a guy on msuk sqeeze a alx 71 with the alx side pipe in der aswell.
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No need for a tc cage !
 

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Yeah the tskb is kinda ugly imo. This is their best cage, yet it's so unpopular unfortunately. Btw you could squeeze a obr 57 in dat cage, saw a guy on msuk sqeeze a alx 71 with the alx side pipe in der aswell.
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No need for a tc cage !
Yip the pic has a twinπŸ‘ but if i get a team chase on the 5t chassis then i get to have one more kick ass rigπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‘
 

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Bit of news Sean has sent off my V2 read block πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘
Just got the tracking noπŸ‘ now that i own a torque wrench first thing ill do is check head boltsπŸ‘ cant see it happening twice πŸ€”πŸ‘ but not gonna taken any chances😁
Always a good measure πŸ‘ also after the first couple of runs, re torque the head becuase the metal expands and contracts for the first time so it might loosen up so just be extra safe πŸ‘
 
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