Recommended upgrades and or replacement parts?

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Is there a thread to cover the most common parts that break or parts that should be upgraded to make the car bulletproof?

After going off a ramp a few times getting the car 5 ft in the air the dogbones broke, the right side completely snapped off and the left shock is stuck and wont budge, i was looking at FLM dogbones since they have a lifetime warranty and wanted to know which other parts i should get while im ordering this

I am a pretty aggressive basher
 

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If dogbones are breaking on 5ft jumps then it sounds like you're giving it throttle as the car lands which is a sure way to break just about any dogbone @AceM.

As for other upgrades, any of your most common items on the HPI Baja will apply to your King Baja as well.
 

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I did learn that throttle on landing does break dogbones, i was not aware until recently
 

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I did learn that throttle on landing does break dogbones, i was not aware until recently
ok...so team chase rear tower supports....turtle rear tower brace....rpm arms....hemistorm cuffs....hemistorm hex....fonzie upper arm ends......irp v2 steering arms....front tower supports...turtle front shox tower/brace....irc under chassis front brace.....turtle top front chassis brace.....uber/rpm front bumper.....uber rear bumper.....sum decent servos......threshold/darksoul servo brace/support......angled velocity stack/ for the air filter.......hostile rear hubs......vertigo/uber hub extenders.....irc full chassis kit........flm/darksoul/uber/phatdad drive shafts.....turtle quick access diff case......phatdad side/engine braces......gbe/gh rear engine brace........this is most of what`s on my 5bss...:)....and a scott finlay g32 pro mx 7.5bhp ass ripper of a engine...:D......silverback rims/beadlocks......hostile mx tyres or ubers.........
 
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And a killer. RC kill switch.
or a switchblade..;)...which mine on my 5ive has jus started to play up but the dude who makes them on msuk forum has jus said send it bak to him and he`ll fix it free of charge:)........now that's service:cool:
 
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Well haha, great list there appreciate it and thanks for the homework its gonna take me some time to research all that

I did get a kill switch right away

I was interested in the FLM dogbones because they offer a lifetime warranty, however i sent them a message to inquire about the warranty and it took about 2 wks to get a response so im not really happy with that

The chassis brace seems to be out of stock and only available in the UK so i removed IRC from my search and found this
https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Steel-Front-Frame-Chassis/dp/B015VY3ZLK or this https://www.ebay.com/itm/HPI-1-5-Ba...IS-FRONT-UPPER-PLATE-BRACE-Skid-/371454750671 which is front and rear but it has a really different style
 

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Well haha, great list there appreciate it and thanks for the homework its gonna take me some time to research all that

I did get a kill switch right away

I was interested in the FLM dogbones because they offer a lifetime warranty, however i sent them a message to inquire about the warranty and it took about 2 wks to get a response so im not really happy with that

The chassis brace seems to be out of stock and only available in the UK so i removed IRC from my search and found this
https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Steel-Front-Frame-Chassis/dp/B015VY3ZLK or this https://www.ebay.com/itm/HPI-1-5-Ba...IS-FRONT-UPPER-PLATE-BRACE-Skid-/371454750671 which is front and rear but it has a really different style
there jus stock ones..u want/need sum decent upgraded ones...:)....irc will ship to u I`m sure if u pm rob he will sort it for u...he`s very helpful......and the irc parts r very good quality.....if not turtle do sum......https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TURTLE-R...212517?hash=item33da2557e5:g:GNIAAMXQgwNSKSAe
or this style under brace b ut ideally thicker one...3mm is poo......
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BAJA-S-S...733115?hash=item2f05cc39bb:g:Ac8AAOSwTf9ZV3B8
 
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