View Full Version : Go big or go home?

04-22-2009, 09:41 PM
Given that choice, I went big :D Just ordered myself a Baja SS kit :D

I'll get pics once it arrives, and document the build if there is any interest.

04-25-2009, 01:23 AM
Do it!

If you really feel like documenting that's cool, but it's pretty straightforward I'm sure. Finished product will be a must-see.

Remember, Pics or it didn't happen! :D


04-26-2009, 04:20 AM
I'll definitely take pics. I just wasn't sure if the forum was ready for another step-by-step assembly of something, since Z-Man hasn't been on to do one in a while.

I'll see if I feel like doing it once it arrives Wednesday.

MT trucker08
04-26-2009, 10:00 AM
You didn't go big enough. 1/4, 1/3, 1,2 and 1/1 are bigger. You got the smallest of the biggest:huh::p:p

04-26-2009, 12:05 PM
LOL! Very true:P Thankfully I have my 1/1 to keep me happy when even this fails me :D

04-26-2009, 03:15 PM
I'll definitely take pics. I just wasn't sure if the forum was ready for another step-by-step assembly of something.

this forum is always down for a step by step build up. it keeps things interesting

04-26-2009, 10:24 PM
Cool, ill be watching.

I'm also going to try and do an online build.
Hopfully I get it this wednesday to.

04-30-2009, 01:24 AM
Well, instead of fully documenting the build, I just took a pic after each step. Here's a link to my photo album with steps 2-24 (#1 was not really a productive step, so I skipped the picture). First, some proof of purchase :D

Fresh out of the box...

Me holding the box for some reason...

Everything spread over my desk :D

The build album: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v257/98DakotaSport/RC/Baja%20Build/

04-30-2009, 09:16 AM
Looks good!

Man I wish my truck came!
Still on order!

MT trucker08
04-30-2009, 10:07 AM
Lots and lots of plastic:(:(

04-30-2009, 10:10 AM
It's extremely tough plastic. Besides, the beefiness of the aluminum parts and other metal parts more than make up for it.

Besides, I can replace every plastic part with metal down the road if I want, even though I refuse to do that. Weak points will get metal, and all the RPM parts I can get will go everywhere else.

04-30-2009, 07:20 PM
Is it done yet

05-01-2009, 01:44 AM
Hey Jay. It's getting there. I'll be building the transmission next.

I uploaded day 2 build pics to the album.

MT trucker08
05-02-2009, 09:33 AM
I wouldn't spend that kind of money for PLASTIC.:( You get what you pay for. Plastic keeps the cost down so you can keep spending money to fix it. (RTR) ready to replace!!!:D Besides I have been following other members who own one and it's the same results every time. This breaks that breaks why does it keep doing this?? If you baby it it will last but if you trash it hard it will break. Bigger is meant to driven harder.:D

05-02-2009, 05:47 PM
i'm surprised at that statement, i beat mine every time i take it out, i dident break it till i sent it flying threw the air at WOT around 20-30 feet in the air and slamming it into the pavement even that took several jumps till it stopped moving :D

05-02-2009, 08:16 PM
Plastic? i guess that means all the high end race kits(they all have plastic) are junk to right.

watch some of the bash fest videos, these guys beat the crap out of the 5B's, and they hold up better than anything else out there

05-02-2009, 09:03 PM
We certainly don't screw around when we start running :D

05-03-2009, 04:08 PM
I ended up finishing building it at about 6am this morning, and forgot to take pics as I built and mounted the shocks. I'll have some pics up shortly of the finished product minus paint.