I figure I am going to upgrade everything anyway, so for me it makes more sense to have a bunch of clone parts in my pile after upgrades than HPI parts.
If anyone has bought one send side by side pics. The ones I saw (side by sides) the 2 did not look even remotely similar and there was just no way that HPI parts would fit it. So to me that was either a bullcrap pic to discourage potential buyers, but this was by no means a "Clone". So if anyone has one, or knows where to get one, I will gladly and proudly buy a clone.
you would likely be thinking of the xrc buggy, its different design but looks kinda similar, the kingmotor one above is a blatant ripoff and side by side they look exactly the same, till you can see the two up close and personal - then the "cloneness" is obvious
its an exact clone
its an exact clone
Until you drive them and you see how bad the quality is...then you start to vomit, and realise that you have just blown US$500 on the original purchase:helpsmilie:, and are up for more cash when you have to replace the dodgy engine, leaking shocks, brittle plastics, poor tyres, crap servos etc etc etc.
Then the real HPI version looks like a bargain in comparison.
........hmmmm what to do, what to do:lol:
Ive put 4-5 tanks of gas ( 1 gallon coleman fuel with 4oz 2 cycle) through my KM baja and have had no major issues with the buggy so far...only upgrades a spectrum dx3 the TX and RX and a 4200 battery ..... the stock servos are still working.
Only problem I had the.... Radio system is junk the reciever fried on me locked the steering servo to the right
I bought 1 for my son and another 1 for myself spent about the same as 1 RTR hpi baja5b
The engine runs great...a tunedpipe is a must just like any 1/5 vehicle it wakes up your engine I will be making some videos soon
Cheap stock parts for the KM BAJA http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0005p?&I=HPIC0600&P=Z