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#1 wangerman69

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

Hi Guys

 

this probably seems like a stupid question but why is this so cheap compared to Baja's etc

 

I know it is more than likely a knock off of a more expensive model so would parts from the baja fit etc ?????

 

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...d=230994360127

 

 

 

 

Heres another ad with better pictures

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...d=261316057082



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:45 AM

Because its not in any way a BAJA,

 

In fact it is almost a third generation XRC2, the yamas are improved though, There is a big difference in quality, even to a KM is huge, I used to own a XRC and it was terrible. But for that money you would be better spending £350 on the 001 KM baja.



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:47 AM

I somehow knew there would be a catch

 

Cheers for the info

 

I am guessing parts supply would be non existent



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:49 AM

Well it does seem there are some spares in the UK

 

http://www.nitrotek....ggy-2-4ghz.html



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:50 AM

Parts are in fact not that hard to get for them.

 

They just have to be purchased on every outing, which is something you don't want.



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:53 AM

Oh ok

 

will look for something more meaty

 

my mate has a Schuamcher Cat K1 I know its completley different being a 1/10 buggy but he is in it nearly a grand and that damn things breaks every run.



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 09:58 AM

Well this is your best bet dude http://www.rcmodelz....-Baja-Buggy.php

 

That's the best starting point baja really



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:05 AM

Cheers sir

 

To the untrained eye ie me that doesnt look much different to my mate Bob's old HPI Baja and that thing has got to be about 10 years old now



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:17 AM

They aren't that different, the KM build quality has improved and are now considered good vfm.

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:21 AM

They aren't that different, the KM build quality has improved and are now considered good vfm.

 

I think he means the Yamma :)



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:23 AM

Oops

I shall go boil myself in oil as punishment.
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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:27 AM

Do it twice over to be sure.



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:30 AM

I've had a couple of 'close encounters' with Yama buggies. Really need to be breaded and deep fried.....

 

On the one hand, they are cheap to buy and spares are really cheap too. Not as cheap as Nitrotek's customer service though....

 

Upgrades are not really available. A few guys had a go at making some alloy parts, but I don;t know if the things were/are still available. They come with a cheap engine/carb which is frankly awful. The carb makes the car almost unusable.

I had a local member bring one round that refused to run/idle, and swapping a used Walbro on transformed it. There is masses of slop in most of the moving parts, and the suspension really isn;t able to cope with the car at all.

 

Used mildly, on flat surfaces, they will be OK ... but start abusing them, and the things don't last long. Jump it and it has a life expectancy about the same as an ice-cube in a deep fat fryer.

 

Fit a tuned pipe, Walbro carb, decent filter ... and upgrade the running gear, and servos....and shocks...and I reckon you could make a half decent car. Trouble is...by the time you did all of that, you could have spent less and bought a better car.



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 10:58 AM

I somehow knew there would be a catch

 

Cheers for the info

 

I am guessing parts supply would be non existent

plus you cant run it at the track so you'd be as flummoxed as an oil boiler with no oil  :tease:



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Posted 28 November 2013 - 11:08 AM

baja jumps first.

 

yama jumps after

 

 






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