This sounds like a really interesting project, I'll be following this thread. Have you looked at other 1/5 scale 4x4 cars to see if there are transmission parts you could use?
The Redcat and Krypton, have a good layout, and that all important center diff. The FG system works but the belt is too buried to make quick repairs viable.
The parts I use will be decided by function, price and availability, and RC parts ain't cheap.
I think I would go for a shaft drive system for this, use an MCD center box driven from the clutch to a front diff, you could adapt front drive axles with different bearings and keep the complete HPI front end, just a thought.
This is going to be a conversion using only Baja parts, and brackets etc that can be made using a dremel and basic hand tools, and done in my flat.
Unless off course anyone has ony old diff mounts etc, (I'll pay P&P) or a workshop I can borrow for a week or two !!
Last edited by Isle of Wight Basher; 01-11-2009 at 04:45.
if you wanna have 4wd that still keeps everything else we love about the baja how about this?
from what ive seen of conversions what you end up with by the time you get it to work isn't a baja i'm afraid
This thread has given me some ideas http://www.hpibajaforum.com/forum/sh...684#post661684
If the first prototype shows up fundamental problems such as weight distribution, I'll think again.
Last edited by Isle of Wight Basher; 02-11-2009 at 05:09.
Just to say to anyone looking at this thread, sorry but I won't be posting on this forum again.
bummer, I was starting to enjoy this
ive got a shaft drive, should be runnung soon
that looks intresting u have a lot of projects running at moment roof
hi sonic, thanks for the friend request, cheers mate. at the moment its allways dark when i get to go near the bajas so just keep on building, running out of tubing soon, got to get another load, never any time to run them, which is handy , less repairs, hopfully have the parts for this one back from the machine shop soon and bolt it together, see if my idea works
no rest for the wicked hay
this could help a lot with your idea
i have seen that setup before and it looks very interesting, i wonder how well it works, i would love to see a video of it running.
UberRC product tester.
here is his youtube account, he is very happy to answer all questions too.
i offered him $500 us dollars to make my baja 4x4 and he said he would do it for me.
but im skint atm
How did sound when you offered him that or did he pick the price? Reckon you could get it cheaper?
I'm trying to get my head round this mod, as you know a love a bit of fabrication and building a "working" 4x4 baja is a fun project, BUT! why are you guys gagging to spend all this money converting a purpose built 2 wheel drive buggy in to a 4 wheel drive, the baja5b has too longer wheel base for a 4x4.
Go buy an FTX with the money and then you have two cars.
If you're under 18 DON'T watch. can't beat new rubber! Les'be friends