The breathtaking Baja 5B SS – the Baja, squared!
The 1/5th scale Baja 5B RWD desert racing buggy has been a huge
success with RC fans, racers and journalists, and Baja owners have
been extremely happy with the racing prowess, durability and
qualities of the Baja 5B buggy. Now, HPI is proud to announce the
Baja SS, a full-option Baja kit that you assemble yourself, loaded
with tons of hop-ups that enhance the speed and power of the Baja
5B buggy, improve its durability even further, and provide totally
sweet custom looks! The Baja SS follows the HPI innovation of
upgraded ‘Super Sport’ models that feature kit versions
of popular HPI RTR models, with additional option parts added to
enhance the enjoyment of your kit. A long list of option parts is
included with the SS version of the Baja 5B. As you build the kit,
you add in the options that come in the box, and add your own radio
gear (receiver, throttle servo, and receiver battery).
At the heart of the Baja SS is the #15403
Fuelie 26S 26cc engine, a tougher,
stronger and more powerful engine than the standard 23cc Fuelie
engine in the Baja 5B RTR buggy. With more displacement you get
increased low-end grunt, more acceleration and huge top-end speed!
The Fuelie 26S is a 2-stroke engine powered by regular pump petrol
that is mixed with 2-stroke engine oil, so the running cost of the
engine is extremely low when compared to any normal
nitromethane-powered glow engine. You’ll spend just pennies
per tank on fuel!
To handle the extra horsepower of the Fuelie 26S, the drivetrain of
the Baja SS is boosted with specially designed option parts that
can handle the power increase. Providing a boost of extra power is
Aluminium Tuned Pipe, which
is designed just for the 26cc engine and gives even more
acceleration power to the Baja SS. The #15448
8000 RPM Clutch lets the engine rev up
to a high RPM before engaging the drivetrain, giving you
lightning-fast acceleration off the starting line and out of every
corner. Protecting the differential is the #87568
Aluminium Alloy Diff Case, giving
protection from the extreme strength of the engine. Finally, the
Heavy Duty Rear Dogbones get
the power from the diff to the rear wheels with chunky steel
driveshafts and jointed rubber boots for minimal loss of
Build your own Baja racing buggy from parts that come in the box.
Add in your own radio gear for a fully customized Baja experience!
Steering servo with metal gears is included.
You’ll get more power, increased torque and more speed than
23cc engine. Extra horsepower gives you the grunt to get over and
through anything in your way!
Launches the Baja 5B at higher RPM for more punch off the line and
out of low-speed corners.
Tuned for increased power and quicker acceleration!
Heavy Duty Beadlocks
New Rear Shock Tower
Tough metal gears for extra durability and reliable steering in all
conditions and at all speeds
Reinforced design increases durability of the wheels and tyres.
Protects the sidewalls of your tyres in hard cornering
Improves handling and gives quicker steering response.
Relocates shocks for increased rear suspension travel for better
traction and braking on rough ground.
Heavy Duty Rear Dogbones
Aluminium Alloy Diff Case
New design VVC/HD shocks for improved handling over rough terrain.
Large diameter shock shafts for increased durability.
Metal 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
For increased drivetrain durability and extended time between
maintenance and rebuilds. Perfect for the high output 26S
Crystal clear tough polycarbonate is ready for custom paint.
Pre-cut to make painting and installation quick and easy. Also
comes with pre-cut vinyl decals and protective overspray
Orange Anodized SS Parts
Unique customized looks with a gunmetal-anodized 6061 T6 aluminium
monocoque chassis. Super-rigid for supreme performance, it also
looks amazing under the bodyshell!
From the shock caps to the engine plate and chassis braces, you can
see lightweight anodized aircraft aluminium 6061 T6 parts that
highlight the incomparable looks of the Baja SS chassis.
To improve the handling of the Baja even further, a full set of new
VVC/HD Baja shocks are included that
improve handling on all types of terrain and are also heavy-duty to
keep things secure on the track. A complete set of #86618
sway bars are included to keep your
Baja SS planted in the curves and aid traction. To get more rear
suspension travel at the rear, our designers have modified the rear
shock tower brace – this gives you better rear traction and
increased braking for lower lap times!
The Baja SS carries over the robust, efficient and highly detailed
double-wishbone suspension from the standard Baja 5B, giving you
amazing control and precision over any type of terrain. The
suspension doesn't just look like the real deal, it's built to
last! The rugged upper and lower arms will soak up the bumps and
rough landings of fast off-road driving and racing, plus it's
super-strong to hold up in those inevitable crashes and
The front and rear suspension hubs are also extremely durable and
made from tough nylon composite material, so it will go the
distance and absorb any bumps from crashes. Thick steel turnbuckles
connected with strong composites provide a full range of movement
while providing protection, plus they allow you a good range of
adjustments so you can fine-tune your settings to get past the pack
on the racetrack!
In addition to all the heavy duty options included with the kit,
you get a tough, super-strong steering servo that is already
equipped with the #80584
Steering upgrade. This allows you to have the security of reliable,
quick steering in all conditions. With a powerful servo controlling
the steering, the Baja SS will track straight and true when you
want it to, no matter how bumpy the running surface it. The front
wheels will also stay pointed in the right direction as you power
through the turns! This is a great standard feature of the Baja SS,
putting you well on your way to a solid electronics package.
To protect the tyre sidewalls the kit also includes #3272
Heavy Duty Bead Locks in the Baja silver.
The Heavy Duty Bead Locks feature a wide rim that extend further
over the sidewall of the rear tyres to protect the tyres in all
conditions, and especially as the Baja slides through corners and
across rough ground. They are a great way to extend the life of the
tyres, and are available in a variety of colours to enable you to
match any custom colour scheme!
Finally, we can’t let the awesome good looks of the Baja SS
go unannounced. Not only do you get the option #87477
Gunmetal Anodized Main Chassis, you get
a full range of bright orange anodized aluminium 6061 T6 that are
specific to the Baja SS. To top everything off, you get a clear
bodyshell set that is totally ready for your custom paint scheme!
Go for a cool subdued ‘urban camo’ paint job, a nice
flame colour scheme or throw your own custom racing paint scheme on
the Baja SS to show off just a bit!
Powering the Baja SS to extreme top speeds is the massive, new
Fuelie 26SS engine! With more displacement than the standard Baja
5B engine, you will experience more acceleration, extra power and
higher top speeds than ever before! The 26S Engine is coupled with
Aluminium Tuned Pipe to
give you even more low-end grunt and increased power!
817mm Width (front):
460mm Width (rear):
255mm Track (front):
9.6kg (without fuel)
adjustable front & rear
adjustable front Toe-In:
adjustable front & rear Drive System:
diff Tyres (front & rear):
HPI Dirt Busters
#10610 Baja 5B SS Kit with Baja 5B-1 Clear Body
scale 2WD Buggy with Fuelie 26S Engine, Tuned Pipe, Steering Servo
and Pro Shocks. Includes comprehensive instructions manual and HPI
RC Cars DVD.
Specification may be subject to change