Hpi 1/5 Scale Baja 5B 2WD Gas Powered Desert Buggy SBK w/ Clear Body (No Engine)

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The one and only original HPI Baja 5B is BACK and ready for you to build from the ground up!

The HPI SBK collection of Self Build Kits grows with the addition of not just one, but TWO 1/5th scale HPI kits! Now, YOU can build and own the legend! Experience the thrill and excitement of building a car which ends up being over 80cm (nearly 32 inches) long and weighing nearly 10kg (over 21 lb)! Just install your own engine and electronics as you build the HPI Baja 5B and you'll be ready for any adventure that comes your way! With extra-tough drivetrain parts like the viscous torque differential, super-durable composite spur gear with internal damping and all-metal drivetrain, the HPI Baja 5B is ready for your 23-32cc 2-stroke engine so you can experience the joy of gas-powered RC and up to 30-minute runtimes!

The HPI Baja 5B is also equipped with extra-big and super-tough suspension parts, featuring awesome HPI durability! With its expertly designed molded composite suspension plus extra-long adjustable HD shocks, and massive high impact nylon 3-piece beadlock wheels, the Baja 5B is ready for full-speed racing on any off-road circuit!

The 4mm thick 6061 aluminum monocoque chassis gives the HPI Baja 5B the classic desert racing buggy look. Precisely bent into shape for maximum strength, the chassis provides the mounting points for the engine and suspension, forming the backbone of the car. Precise steering is provided by a dual-bellcrank rack and cam-type servo saver. Aluminum parts are anodized in cool gunmetal and the classic Baja desert racer clear polycarbonate body is included in the SBK kit, ready for your custom racing scheme!

The tube roll cage is made of high impact nylon and topped with a real aluminum roof to carry on the classic looks. The roll cage is fully functional and protects the motor and internals from crash damage. The roll cage, radio box, body panels, wing, undertray and gear case are all mounted with fast access clips for easy maintenance.

The Baja 5B SBK Includes these Upgrades:

Front & Rear Sway Bars - Front and rear sway bars improves handling and gives quicker steering response over. Add more tuning possibilities with the #86618 Sway Bar Set!

Super Heavy Duty Drive Shaft - The 9mm thick Super Heavy Duty Drive Shafts and matching HD drivetrain parts add a serious amount of toughness to the drivetrain, and the rubber boots keep mud and grass from the outdrives and bearings. #104966

Rear Hub Carrier - The one-piece Rear Hub Carriers are easier to adjust, more durable, and are a lighter weight than the original multi-piece hub carriers. They also allow toe-in adjustments of 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 degrees to help match the Baja's performance to track conditions. #104781

24mm Heavy Duty Front Hex Hub - Replacing the original C-clip front hex hub, the HD Front Hex Hub adds a serious amount of strength to the front suspension and dramatically improves the durability of the HPI Baja 5B. # 105612

Suggested equipment specifications:

Engine & Exhaust: 23-32cc engine with standard RC large scale mounting points with box or tuned pipe exhaust
Radio system: Minimum 2-channel radio & transmitter set with voltage & signal failsafe
Steering servo: Minimum 25kg/cm or 486oz-in rating with 75mm mounting (large scale standard size)
Throttle servo: Minimum 7kg/cm or 100oz-in rating (1/10th standard size)
Receiver battery: 6V hump style (2+3) pack with plug to fit receiver
Battery charger: charger suitable for chosen receiver battery

Kit Specifications:

Overall Length 817mm
Height: 255mm
Width: Front - 460mm; Rear - 480mm
Tire Track (to center of tires): Front - 395mm; Rear - 400mm
Wheelbase: 570mm
Ride Height: 76mm
Suspension Travel: Front - 95mm; Rear - 100mm
Weight: 9.6kg (21.3lb)
Adjustable Camber: front - shims; rear - screw
Front caster: adjustable with shim 22 / 25.5* / 29 degrees (* stock)
Toe-in: Front adjustable with tie rod; Rear adjustable with inserts 0-4 degrees (3 degrees stock set-up)
Double wishbone suspension with adjustable roll center F/R
Drive system: HD metal gears with sealed gear box (8.382:1 gear ratio)
Differential: viscous torque control with 4 pinion gears; sealed diff case with silicone oil
Shock absorber: HD Aluminum coilover shock absorber with fully adjustable preload collar
Wheel type: 3-piece beadlock design, high impact nylon material with inset heavy-duty metal hex hub


  • Unassembled 1/5th scale Off-Road Buggy ready for your 23-32cc RC engine and electronics
  • Aircraft aluminum 6061 T6 monocoque chassis with low CG and adjustable HD shock absorbers on long travel suspension for superior handling
  • Viscous torque oil-filled gear differential
  • All-terrain tires and beadlock wheels with metal insert hubs
  • Quick access to all critical maintenance points
  • Dual bellcrank steering and cam type servo saver
  • Aluminum rear shock tower and hard plastic skid plates
  • Gunmetal anodizing
  • Full set of rubber-sealed ball bearings
More Information
Part # 160323
Brand HPI
Power Plant Gas
Terrain Type Off-Road
Vehicle Type Buggy
Drive Train 2WD
Scale 1/5