How to tell if you are buying a real HPI Baja

MCRIPPPer

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mine has no serial number on the radio box. i got it from ddm so i know it is real.

it does however have a little space on the lid where a number could be put.
 

Aydenbaja

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Yep I had to put my sticker on my radio box. Clones don't have a rectangle space beside the charge inlet for the SER.# sticker to be put
 

Dmon

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I can tell by going into my garage to my workbench, looking at it sitting there among my tools and stuff, and getting a warm fuzzy feeling that makes my happy. Then I know that I have an HPI Baja 5B - there is no other!

Then I take it out, run it and do something stupid that results in having to buy genuine HPI parts (or even more expensive aftermarked upgrade parts) to repair my genuine HPI Baja 5B.
 

silverss

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how do you tell if the plastic is the hpi ? because i want to buy a whole built front end ?
 

Vampyre

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Buy used from a known forum member, or buy new. Years ago it was easier to tell the clones, now, it is harder when people swap parts out for HPI parts.
 

19cobra93

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how do you tell if the plastic is the hpi ? because i want to buy a whole built front end ?
It's hard to tell without having the two side by side. The clone parts have more of a pronounced mold release line. The HPI plastics don't have much of the mold lines, if any. The glossiness of the two is pretty much the same these days.
 

Carbon-Dave

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The clones has chrome plated shock shafts.
This goes for the driveshafts too.....
 
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