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HPI Baja 5B tutorials and how-to's

Discussion in 'HPI Baja' started by WoodiE, Feb 26, 2007.

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  1. WoodiE

    WoodiE Kind of good admin.
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    Here is a collection of HPI Baja 5b tutorials and how-to's, as we receive more we'll add it to this thread. You can also find these tutorials in our Articles link menu found above between the Gallery and Search links!

    HPI Baja Checklist

    Cleaning the Baja 5b pull start

    Baja Brake Maintenance

    More horsepower using the stock exhaust

    Removing the Baja differential

    Turtle Racing Diff Housing Installation Tutorial

    Upgrade Baja Servos


    ++ Modifications ++

    Throttle Brake Modification

    Boot Modifications


    If you find these useful then please be sure to check out our sponsors found both in the article and in the right side of the forum. If you have a part or model you'd like to review or a tutorial/ how-to and have added to our Articles page please send them contact a member of the LSF staff.

    Thank you and Enjoy!
     
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    Just a comment on the diff tutorial.Why not mention the extra bearing hop up while your in there(B089)to replace the plastic shim on the drive gear shaft.
     
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    I thought about that but decided to save it for an upcoming tutorial about how to Beef up the ass end to handle more powerful engine setups.

    I didnt want to get to advanced and wonder from the stock setup on this one.
     
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    Nice write ups man! I will be useing the diff one soon.
     
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    What would be cool now is a how to or tutorial to take everything off the chassis the simplest way and put on another (black) chassis. Hint hint..
     
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    Hmmm...... :D
     
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    Yeah I am getting the black chassis and want to pull everything off the stocker the easiest way possible and get it on the new one. I will figure it out I have torn tons of R/C's apart already and rebuilt them. Plus from what I see on the internet the manual for the Baja looks pretty nice.
     
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    And everything is bigger thats helps more than you know..Your gona love it.So much nicer to work on..
     
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    I do have to say, wrenching on the Baja is a joy. I was doing this diff how to then needed to rebuild my Min-Z for our last points race this Wednesday. LMAO!! From fixing a lawn mower to making a watch.
     
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    Nice write ups FastEddy.
     
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    Glad people are finding them useful.

    The tutorials are designed not only for the new folks but as a refresher for the old hands as well. Im a photo kind of guy myself and like to see lots of them. You can also use them to help others by pointing them to a particular photo when answering a question.

    I have several more in the works. Let me know if there are any others that I should look at doing.

    Upcoming tutorials:
    Installing after-market radio equipment.
    Installing a new battery.
    Replacing the wheel bearings front and rear.
    Replacing stock drive shafts.
    Shock maintenance and repair.
    Replacing the spur gear.
    Clutch replacement and repair
    Beefing up the ass end to handle more powerful mills.

    Later on...
    Removing the engine.
    Installing a head kit.
     
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    What news about news tuto ?

    thank

    Bertrand
     
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    Turtle Racing Diff tutorial added!



    -Michael
     
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    Props goes out to Eddy. I used all your tutorials and they were great man! Thanks so much for taking the time to do this for us!!!
     
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    I have a few in the works right now. They take a while. When new parts come in I shoot the install then write them up as I find time.

    Im sure you will be making some of your own in no time at all. Feel free to join the fun and share your knowledge with the world.

    Im glad you found them useful. :)
     
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    i ll have one later on Modding your toasted diff for a Locker. wont be testing until tomorrow though. it almost 11pm and its cloudy and dark out.

    ok i wont, it failed pretty quick like.. lol
     
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    Just a quick note to say there's plenty more HPI Baja 5B tricks, tips, howto's, reviews and the like on my site, here:

    http://www.hpibajawiki.org/
     
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    FastEddy-

    The diff tutorial was excellent! I finally decided to take mine apart and check to see if the diff was filled with oil. It actually had some in it, but I filled it up with 7k to top it off. I'm glad you took the time to put it out there, very easy to follow.

    csp
     
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    Hi Guys,

    Got Baja clone a few months ago, but only used it a few times, but as resonably impressed with it. Only things that are letting it down are low down power, and the brakes. Both of which you've got a tutorial for. RE the stock exhaust mod, how much louder does it make it? As thats my only concern. Would it still work if I remove the baffling, but leave the stinger on?

    Also RE the brakes, mine don't seem to work at all, so I will be following your tutorial to rebuld them to see if that helps. My clone has got cheap servos in it, I don't know if the brake servo is man enough to do the job. How much torque does it need to have, or is it more down the setup of the brakes.

    Cheers

    Gazza