HPI Baja 5B W D Box
The Latest Spec Baja Buggy!
When the designers at HPI released the original Baja buggy to the public, we didn't realize the absolute storm of popularity it would enjoy. Racers everywhere loved it, reviews from all over the world absolutely glowed with enthusiasm, shops ran out of stock and brand new companies sprung up to make wild hop-ups for this one-of-a-kind machine. We had just as much fun tracking all the praise as we did for the Savage monster truck! Most encouraging of all, though, we heard back from customers everywhere about how much they enjoy their Baja, which is the best thing we could possibly expect.
After all that, you'll understand that when it comes to updating such a legendary car, you can't mess with the magic too much: we wanted to give our fans more of the same, without going overboard. It was a tricky subject, but we're sure we got it right on the money.
The HPI Baja: the original, and still the best!
The latest version of the Baja 5B 2.0 gives you a 2.4GHz radio system, more speed, better acceleration, improved handling and THREE fantastic new looks! The awesome gray-anodized look of the Baja 5T truck comes to the buggy, with all of the main aluminum parts now anodized a cool, sleek gunmetal color. The body is now available in three fantastic new designs: bright red, cool blue and subdued gray.
New Standard Parts
The Baja 5B 2.0 has several great new features and standard parts, many of them taken right off the kit-only SS version and the Baja 5T truck! Check out all the fantastic updates!
New Body Colors
The tough bodyshell is now available in three all-new paint schemes: subdued gray, hot red and cool blue! These are pre-painted, pre-trimmed bodies that are ready to go right out of the box: no prep work
needed! With their 2mm thick polycarbonate moulded construction they will last for a very long time!
Revised 23cc Engine
The new engine fitted in the Baja 5B 2.0 features an updated cylinder that provides 10% extra power! When combined with the High Flow Muffler and 8000 RPM clutch, you'll experience much faster top speeds, better acceleration and more power overall!
High Flow Muffler
The High Flow Muffler from the Baja 5T is a much larger
capacity design than the old standard muffler, and is tuned to give you more horsepower on the track. It sounds fantastic, too! When the Baja 5B 2.0 is ripping past the pits, you will know it!
8000 RPM Clutch
Formerly an option part, the high performance 8000 RPM Clutch from the Baja SS and 5T is used to give you more punch off the line. Lightweight clutch shoes and a strong heavy-duty spring are the integral parts of this unit, and you will feel the power out of the turns.
VVC/HD Shock Absorbers
These are the same damper units that equip the Baja SS and Baja 5T, and are now standard parts for the 5B 2.0 - these are oil-filled, externally adjustable coilover shocks for fantastic performance and heavy-duty action! Thick shock shafts provide security from crashes, threaded shock bodies allow instant ride height changes, and the externally adjustable design is tailor-made for trackside tuning.
Torx T27 Engine Screws
The engine now features tough Torx T27 screws to make maintenance
and rebuilds less of a chore. Torx screws are easier to work with and provide less wear and tear on tools and screws, making them the ideal screw option for a Baja buggy engine!
The v2.0 update includes a total reworking of all the aluminum parts of the Baja buggy, from the chassis to the spring adjust collars! The very cool gunmetal look gives the Baja 5B 2.0 the 'race' look, and it's easy to add a bit of bling with Baja SS or original 5B colour parts.
Great New Look
Topping off the gunmetal monocoque chassis are the new pre-painted bodyshells provided with the Baja 5B 2.0 - choose from three new main colours: a racy red, awesome blue or stealthy gray! Each design is totally new and unique, and would cost you a fortune if you were to get it custom-painted on a clear bodyshell! Hit the track or your bashing field in style!
Fantastic Baja Features
The Baja 5B 2.0 keeps the standard features that made the original Baja 5B such a stand-out large-scale buggy, and which continue to single it out from all the rest of the large-scale buggies - as well as all of the copies! The HPI Baja is the ONLY large-scale buggy line-up that has all of these great features!
Fantastic Scale Appearance
From the first glance, the Baja buggy looks just like the sand rails and desert racers you can see racing across the Sonora in Baja California, or blasting around the sands dunes of the American Southwest. Nothing else in the RC world comes close! From the bumper and front suspension, to the cockpit and rollcage, all the way to the wing and rear bumper, in the looks department, the HPI Baja is second to none.
HPI has always been known for its extremely rugged cars and trucks, starting with our earliest touring cars and carrying on with monster trucks and large-scale machines. The Baja 5B 2.0 uses the same suspension components as the Baja SS and 5T, so you know you've got a quality buggy in your hands. While the ones that came after the original Baja use cheap plastics and questionable methods to make their kits, the original is still going strong with original designs and compounds to keep you going, no matter what you put your Baja through!
Still a unique item among the large-scale racing crowd, the Baja 5B 2.0 continues to use the unique Baja monocoque aluminum chassis. The chassis formed from strong 6061 aircraft aluminum for light weight and strength, then bent into shape with computer precision to make it into an extra-rigid and super-strong platform for the engine, suspension and all other components of the Baja.
Long Travel Suspension
For confidence-inspiring traction and control on any type of surface, the Baja 5B 2.0 uses the amazing long-travel suspension used for all the kits in the Baja series. Extra-long oil-filled shock absorbers and durable suspension arms connect via a specially tuned suspension geometry to give not only a fantastic look and style to the Baja buggy, but amazing versatility, tuning potential and great handling!
Viscous Torque Differential
The totally unique Viscous Torque Diff in the Baja series delivers power smoothly to the rear wheels. It's set up out of the box perfect for most purposes already, but the diff can be tuned with different diff greases to suit any driving style or track. Hardened metal is used throughout the diff for reliable performance in all conditions.
Heavy Duty Rear DogbonesMetal construction for extra durability with high horsepower engines like the Fuelie 26S. Features rubber boots at both ends to keep dirt and rocks out of the joints.
Dual Vented Disc Brake
To bring something the size and speed of the Baja buggy to a safe and controlled stop, the brakes need to be extra-strong, reliable and foolproof. This is why we use two steel plates for brake discs, both of which are drilled for lightness. To keep the discs cool under pressure, a fan-shaped spacer is used blast rotating air through the vent holes drilled in each disc.
In addition to everything else that makes the Baja 5B 2.0 handle great, its long wheelbase is ideal for racing on large tracks designed for 1/5th scale vehicles, or just playing in big fields. The Baja 5B 2.0 is more stable over jumps and rough ground than other large-scale cars, a tribute to its great suspension design and longer wheelbase.
2.4GHz Radio System with Failsafe
The electronics included in every Baja RTR buggy and truck have to be suitable to the task of handling a car nearly a meter long that can go over 35 MPH - that includes a handy built-in electronic failsafe to prevent a runaway Baja! For this latest version of the Baja 5B 2.0, we've upgraded to a new 2.4GHz radio system
that makes running your Baja safer and more enjoyable than ever. No need to worry about radio conflicts, crystals, or radio interference, this Baja is equipped with the latest Spread Spectrum radio technology that delivers worry-free driving. The heavy-duty steering servo now includes tough metal gears and an aluminum steering arm for extra durability. A powerful sub-C type 6-volt receiver pack powers the servos for confidence and longevity. You'll find that many Baja bashers don't find a need to upgrade the radio system, as it's already perfect for the task!
- Spread Spectrum DSSS - no frequency worries when running with dozens of cars at the same time
- 2.4GHz - high frequency operation eliminates radio interference
- Easy operation - simplified feature list avoids the complexity of computerized radios
- Ergonomic design - comfortable pistol grip handle and foam steering wheel
- No crystals needed - saves money and improves reliability
- Built-in failsafe function - protects the car from low voltage runaways
- Steering dual rate - easily fine tune the steering to track conditions
- Servo reversing switches - quickly reverse the servos for multiple applications
- Low battery warning - a flashing LED indicates when the transmitter batteries are running low
Nitro racers have known for a long time that having a working failsafe system is important for those 'just in case' moments - some unforeseen event that could make their car go out of control. With a buggy as big as the Baja (over 800mm long and 9.5kg in weight!), this is even more important! The Baja 5B 2.0 uses the same reliable electronic failsafe as all other Baja RTR kits. The adjustable failsafe setting ensures that should your Baja 5B 2.0 lose radio signal, instead of flying out of control it will come to a safe and controlled stop! There's nothing like peace of mind!
All-Terrain tires & Beadlock Wheels
To allow the Baja buggies to go anywhere, we fit tires that are ideally suited for off-road conditions. Spiked rear tires and dash-style front tires provide the perfect amount of traction and control on nearly all dirt, gravel and grass surfaces. The Dirt Buster S Compound rear tires use a versatile square pin design that sheds mud and gets you the grip you need for massive top speed runs, while the Dirt Buster rib tires provide the direction and steering necessary for pinpoint accuracy on the track.
Sealed Radio Box
We know that most off-roaders love to blast through dirt, mud, water and more, so we protect the electronics of the Baja as much as possible with a sealed radio box. In addition to being under the bodyshell to protect from splashes, the radio box uses rubber plugs to provide access to the receiver battery and radio crystal, so you don't need to unscrew anything to get to these often-accessed items. If you do need to remove it, it's a simple matter of a few clips to take it out - no tools necessary!
High Capacity Fuel Tank with Clunk
The fuel tank from the Baja 5B and 5T is unchanged - why update something that is already perfect? The 700cc fuel tank takes pre-mixed 2-stroke fuel for run times of 45 minutes or more (if you're going slow, but who does that?), and the handy 'clunk' inside allows you to get upside down and not worry about the engine cutting out. So when you're mixing it up in traffic on the race track you won't have to worry about getting flipped upside down!
Adjustable Rear Wing
For most Baja buggy owners, the rear wing is something that is never touched until the car needs to be picked up or flipped over. Racers, though, are a different matter: racers like to tune things and play around with settings to get a little extra edge. So for the racers, we made the rear wing of the Baja adjustable so you can get a bit of extra downforce on small tracks, or lower the wing a bit for more speed on big tracks. Will you feel the difference? Only you'll be able to tell!
Hard Plastic Skid Plates
With tough nylon plastic skid plates front and rear, the chassis of the Baja 5B 2.0 is protected from the inevitable hard landings, crashes and more that you're sure to encounter while you're running your Baja buggy. The skid plates are easily replaced, and are a much cheaper alternative than replacing the aluminum chassis or motor plate, so you won't be afraid to pull off those crazy jumps with your Baja!
Complete Set of Ball Bearings
Finally, full set of high-quality ball bearings are used throughout the drivetrain for increased efficiency and long runtimes. Throughout the transmission and drivetrain, plus the front wheel hubs, ball bearings help keep maintenance to a minimum so you can just get out and run your Baja!
RTR - PERFORMANCE STRAIGHT FROM THE BOX
HPI makes it so easy for beginners to get into 1/5 scale! Just open the box, charge up the battery, add pre-mixed fuel and go! The Baja 5B 2.0 is completely pre-built and ready to go right out of the box! Everything is assembled and tuned for you by professionals - engine connections, shocks and more are perfect before you even open the kit so you don't have to do a thing to get going fast!
HPI Ready-To-Run models bring you the same high performance and quality that you'd expect from a high end model car kit but with the added convenience of being factory pre-assembled to the highest standards - giving you a high performance RC car straight from the box! HPI RTR cars are 98% factory assembled - they come Ready-To-Run and equipped with all the radio gear required. Just a few steps are needed to get your car up and running, such as adding the batteries to the transmitter and receiver and if you have a nitro powered car, running in the engine - which is now even easier with our comprehensive manual and HPI RC cars DVD which are both included in every box.