Thinking about an FG Baja

zouz10

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I have an offer to straight up trade my HPI Baja for an FG Baja!! My HPI has tons of mods on it, but so does the FG Baja that I am gonna get (i.e. Tuned pipe, 28.5cc motor, front and rear cable disc brakes, 2 speed tranny).. What do you guys think.. I need some opinions because I got until tomorrow to make up my mind!!

Thanks

Z
 

NIK

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i have both and prefer my 5b which has loads of mods(front/rear b&t brakes,fully ramtech arms,carbon everything etc,)my fg baj has got loads of mods aswell,

drive both one after anouther and make your mind up as its only my opinion
 

Timmahh

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i say keep the HPI< buy a used Marder and then the FG Baja shell and wheels and you ll have both, and for much less
 

sickboy

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and i say you cant beat fg so agree with Timmahh
?but have you got the patience and a littel bit off money do that man you wont regret it
check my fg baja :)
 

zouz10

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Well guys, I did it... I parted with the HPI and got the FG Baja!! I am definetly not regreting it.. I just got back from the park and man that thing just screams.. The guy I traded with put a 28.5cc zen kit on it and a 2 speed tranny. Front disc brakes and the list goes on and on... I am good friends with him anyways and he owns the LHS so that helps too..

Wish me luck guys, I am gonna have lots of questions for mods and stuff.
Thanks again for all your inputs!!

Z
 

zouz10

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Will do, just need to get the shell, it's on its way!! What do you guys think I should do for a color scheme? I was thinking blue and white like the Yamaha colors.. Let me know!
 

zouz10

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Red and Black is cool (do you like the red and dark grey) like the maclaren colors? I also was thinking red and white!! :)
 

sickboy

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what about the yellow :cool2: one from fg thats realy sweet i think theres :no: other way to go.And the on-road tires you should just stay with the baja tires because if you change them it would not be a baja any :( more off-road
 

VtHobby

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HPI vs FG Baja

Hey guys - I've been reading a lot of your posts lately bc I am trying to decide which to buy - the HPI or the FG ... any advice? The FG is obviously a lot more $$$ - is it that much better performance wise? How about ground clearance on the HPI - is it only suited for dunes, etc? Does the FG do a lot better in different types of terrain? Any advice that you can offer up would be very much appreciated! Thanks
 
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