A year after first unveiling it at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, HPI Racing finally releases the Baja 5B Kraken Sidewinder X5 Buggy! Teaming up with Kraken RC, HPI is proud to offer the Baja 5B buggy with the Kraken Sidewinder X5 roll cage conversion right out of the box! This amazing kit makes it easy to get one of the most unique looks in large scale RC: the ‘sand rail’ style begs you to take it for huge jumps off monster sand dunes! The Baja 5B Sidewinder X5 is completely pre-built and ready to drive right out of the box – just add fuel for 30-minute runtimes! It’s also completely outfitted with the latest Super Heavy Duty option parts, including driveshafts, front hex hubs and one-piece rear hubs so you can thrash it around the dunes or track as long as you like. Baja 5B and Kraken RC: a partnership made born in the desert and made to drive anywhere!
In the years since the Baja 5B was first released, the number of aftermarket modifications and options released for the Baja has been hugely impressive. Much like the Nitro RS4 and Savage, the Baja 5B has inspired enthusiastic owners to great heights, with the most ambitious hobbyists starting entire companies based around providing options to fellow RC fans. One of the most prominent of the companies providing Baja 5B owners with awesome, head-turning aftermarket parts are the guys at Kraken RC with their amazing Dura cage Modular roll cage! For fans of the classic dune buggy, the modern equivalent is the awesome ‘sand rail’, a tube frame buggy that takes no prisoners when blasting up and over massive sand dunes! The Kraken RC Sidewinder X5 kit adds a fully functional polymer roll cage and polycarbonate body panels to the Baja 5B chassis, transforming it into a scale replica of the latest generation of desert play vehicles.
TF-45 2.4GHz Radio System!
The Baja 5B Sidewinder X5 also features the new TF-45 radio system – a 3-channel, 2.4GHz radio that has all the most-desired features experienced RC drivers crave. Among its many features are Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) digital 2.4GHz radio technology, end-point adjustments and electronic failsafe protection, plus dual-rate, trim and reversing functions. It’s also lightweight and comfortable thanks to its drop-down steering wheel, changeable grip size and padded steering wheel.
Enclosed Radio Box
The Baja 5B Sidewinder X5 features protection for its electronics and it’s ready to tackle conditions like mud, rain and snow! The 2.4GHz receiver is safely stored in an enclosed receiver box, protecting it in wet and dirty conditions to ensure glitch-free operation. A large rubber plug provides easy access to the receiver battery. To remove the radio box when you’re cleaning the car, just remove a few clips – no tools necessary! Please note: the electronics are not designed for submerged operation. Be sure to rinse off any dirt or salt water with clean water immediately after driving. Check the receiver box to make sure no water is inside and let dry fully before driving again.
Extra-Thick Aluminum Chassis!
The Baja 5B Sidewinder X5 uses a unique chassis design that has inspired imitators and pretenders that are still trying to dethrone the Baja from the top of the heap. The extra-thick Baja monocoque aluminum chassis is 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.
Huge 26cc 2-Stroke Engine
The engine fitted in the Baja 5B Sidewinder X5 features a huge 26cc size for extra power over earlier Baja engines, and when combined with the High Flow Muffler and 8000 RPM clutch, you’ll experience extra-fast top speeds and jaw-dropping acceleration for more fun! 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 Sidewinder X5 is ripping past you, you will know it!
8,000 RPM Clutch
Formerly an option part, the high performance 8000 RPM Clutch from the Baja SS and 5T is used to give the Baja 5B Kraken SX5 Sidewinder more punch, or acceleration, off the line. Lightweight clutch shoes and a strong heavy-duty spring are the integral parts of this unit, and you will definitely feel the power out of the turns!
30 Minutes of Driving Time per Tank
The SX5 Sidewinder fuel tank holds 700cc of pre-mixed 2-stroke fuel, using normal pump gasoline and easily available 2-stroke engine oil. This amount of fuel will give you run times of 30 minutes or more and the handy flexible ‘clunk’ inside allows the engine to keep running even if the car is upside down after a crash. Imagine that – 30 minutes of fun before you have to stop to refuel! Welcome to large scale RC!
Long-Stroke VVC/HD Racing Shocks
These are the same top-quality shock dampers that are equipped on the racing-level Baja SS and bigger (and heavier) Baja 5T, and are also standard parts for the Baja 5B. These are race-quality, endurance tested, oil-filled, externally adjustable coilover shocks for fantastic performance and heavy-duty track action! Extra-thick shock shafts provide security from crashes, threaded shock bodies allow instant ride height changes, and the externally adjustable piston design is tailor-made for fast trackside tuning.
Durable Off-Road Beadlock Tires
To allow the Baja buggies to go just about anywhere, we fit tires that are ideally suited for nearly all off-road conditions. The unique beadlock off-road tires combine to provide the perfect amount of traction and control on dirt, gravel and grass surfaces. The Dirt Buster S Compound rear tires use a versatile square pin design that easily sheds excess mud and grass, giving 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.
Extra-Strong Suspension Parts
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 uses the exact same suspension components as the Baja SS and 5T, so you know you’ve got a quality buggy in your hands. Durable plastic compounds and smart design combine to make the Baja 5B super rugged on any kind of terrain, so you can bash, race and play with your friends for hours before needing to think about maintenance or repair.
Front and Rear Protective Skid Plates
Complementing the durable suspension components and protecting the chassis from big crashes and mishaps, the Baja 5B is protected at the front and rear by thick skid plates. These allow the Baja to slide over bigger obstacles and also help prevent major damage to the chassis. The rear skid plate can be quickly removed without tools to access the engine mount screws for fast maintenance.
Powerful Vented Disk Brake
To bring something the size and speed of the Baja 5B 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 disks, both of which are drilled for lightness. To keep the disks cool under pressure, a fan-shaped spacer is used blast rotating air through the vent holes drilled in each disk.
Protective CVD Boots
Helping to keep the Baja 5B running at top speed for hours at a time, the driveshafts are fitted with extra-flexible rubber boots at each end. The boots keep mud, dirt and grass away from the driveshaft and axle joints, and also keep lubricating grease in place around the joints.
Super Heavy Duty Components
The Baja 5B Sidewinder X5 isn’t just loaded with go-fast goodies, either – it’s packed with HPI Super Heavy-Duty parts that will keep you bashing and racing all day long. 9mm thick #104966 Super HD dogbones are the starting point of the Baja drivetrain upgrade – these are new, thicker and stronger to outlast the roughest rides and racing action you can find! Extra-wide rubber boots are included to keep the dirt and mud away. Getting the power from the diff gears to the new dogbones is the #104965 wide Super HD Diff Shaft that perfectly fits the increased diameter of the dogbones and at the other end of the dogbones are the #104781 One-Piece Rear Hub for extra durability and longevity. At the front of the car is a pair of #105612 Heavy-Duty Front Hex Hubs for increased toughness at the front wheels.
- Part: 115484
- Price: $1350