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baja 4x4 conversion?

Discussion in HPI Baja Suspension and Drivetrain forum, started by wheres_yogi.

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Old 03-04-2012, 09:24 AM
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baja 4x4 conversion?

Im sure someone has asked this or tried it all ready but is there a way to convert a 5t over to a 4x4? Dont know if it would be cost effective or even worth it but i think it would be pretty cool. Any ideas or suggestions?

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Old 03-04-2012, 09:33 AM
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If you like to tinker... But I would go with Losi 5ive t
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:08 AM
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I wouldnt mind doing it, just dont have the engineering skills to make it happen. If someone has a list of parts needed it would be sweet to convert.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:30 AM
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i know OCbaja has built 2 4x4 chain driven systems. he doesnt sell his parts or anything but you can talk to him about how he did it.
heres his builds

http://www.hpibajaforum.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=103080

http://www.hpibajaforum.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=106164
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:11 AM
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Thanks for the info. Will be trying to get ahold of him.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:14 AM
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right on, good luck and let us know what you come up with
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:19 PM
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I sure will
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:05 PM
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Havent had any luck contacting ocbaja. Sent him 2 pms with no response. Guess i will have to get creative and look at some of his pics and run with it from there.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:22 PM
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People have converted them usuing various parts and pieces Going to look into different parys to see what will work and what wont. Probably easier to buy a losi, but im partial to my 5t. Plus i like a challange.
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if i was going to tackle it, i would bend the front part of my chassis flat and put a second transmision on there backwards. then build off of there, modifying bulk heads and such to mount it up well. then figure out how to get rear hubs to mount to either front arms or converting rear arms to the front. then you have to deal with the chain drive and modifying layshafts so that you can put on another gear and run a chain to the front. i would adapt brakes to the front transmission so that you have 4 wheel braking which is a huge +.
just my simple thoughts on how to start tackling the project
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I've never seen a 4x4 Baja that made me think... Wow, that was totally worth it.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:35 PM
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I appreciate the info and will take any other suggestions that you have. Have a few engineers at work that i will be running this by to get info as well.
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i agree with you there.. 4x4 is cool and all but 4x2 is more fun to drive in my opinion. and the work youll have to put in is a whole lot. i would be doing just to say i did and i would definitley put it to work

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I wouldnt mind doing it, just dont have the engineering skills to make it happen. If someone has a list of parts needed it would be sweet to convert.
here's a list:

1. losi 5t
2. phi baja 5t lid.
3. modify as needed to fit.
4. your done.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:39 PM
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here's a list:

1. losi 5t
2. phi baja 5t lid.
3. modify as needed to fit.
4. your done.
not a baja at heart, its like slapping a chevy emblem on your ford
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:45 PM
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lol, that would be way to easy and no where near as much fun. a chevy would run much better with a ford emblem on it.
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lol, that would be way to easy and no where near as much fun. a chevy would run much better with a ford emblem on it.
i agree.. ford all the way!
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