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Old 01-16-2017, 01:09 PM   #286
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Hello everyone - new to this thread, but not RC. I should be getting my Baja Rey this week and pretty stoked! I've read through the entire post on the Baja Rey here and have already ordered a new servo, glitch buster. I was curious if anyone with the time and experience with this truck would be posting a complete set-up and modifications guide? I know when I had my Slash 4x4 the "Slayden" set up guide was very useful to getting the truck dialed in. I also like some of the stage 1-3 upgrade guides that Axial does. Anyway, can't wait to get my hands on this thing and shake her down!
Good to read that more getting truck. Seemed to be seeking decent then slowed.
Can't say I've ever heard of the "Slayden" set up thing. Most common issues so far have been. Center diff/front diff not filled correctly. I haven't touched front yet, center was only about 1/2 filled. Rear pinion bearing, running 3s seems to cause an issue. Haven't hsd it. Just got around to trying 3s, I liked the truck on 2s. And careful getting wet. Receiver in bad spot. Plus it's open, not in sealed housing. I've had mine shutdown. Or kick on and off and on and off from water.
Otherwise most seem to like truck. Even in stock form.
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:15 PM   #287
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Good to read that more getting truck. Seemed to be seeking decent then slowed.
Can't say I've ever heard of the "Slayden" set up thing. Most common issues so far have been. Center diff/front diff not filled correctly. I haven't touched front yet, center was only about 1/2 filled. Rear pinion bearing, running 3s seems to cause an issue. Haven't hsd it. Just got around to trying 3s, I liked the truck on 2s. And careful getting wet. Receiver in bad spot. Plus it's open, not in sealed housing. I've had mine shutdown. Or kick on and off and on and off from water.
Otherwise most seem to like truck. Even in stock form.
Thanks for the info. It sounds like a lot of people are running a full blown water proof grease in the diffs, and silicone in the center diff from what i've read here. I already ordered a glitch buster and hi-torque servo also as that seemed to be another weakness. It was between this and the Axial Score and from everything I read, the Losi was better out of the box. Hoping I made the right choice! As far as the Slayden set sup, he was/is a Traxxas guy that campaigned the Slash 4x4 heavily. He did an awesome step by step, staged upgrade and tuning guide that was extremely helpful in getting the truck dialed. Not sure if there will end up being a race series for these "trophy type trucks" or not, but it would be cool. Tends to help drive a lot of aftermarket stuff
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Old 01-16-2017, 03:45 PM   #288
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Thanks for the info. It sounds like a lot of people are running a full blown water proof grease in the diffs, and silicone in the center diff from what i've read here. I already ordered a glitch buster and hi-torque servo also as that seemed to be another weakness. It was between this and the Axial Score and from everything I read, the Losi was better out of the box. Hoping I made the right choice! As far as the Slayden set sup, he was/is a Traxxas guy that campaigned the Slash 4x4 heavily. He did an awesome step by step, staged upgrade and tuning guide that was extremely helpful in getting the truck dialed. Not sure if there will end up being a race series for these "trophy type trucks" or not, but it would be cool. Tends to help drive a lot of aftermarket stuff
Ok. By time I got into hobby the Slash and racing had gone seperate directions. I know one owner here gave it a try, just to see how it would do against the standard 4x4. As for getting dialed in. The surfaces I run on are always changing. Never really same for long. Never been to s track. So can't really say
As for an actual class. Well maybe a track might. If it had enuff owners. But more then that. Well I just can't see it. Same for the aftermarket. I'm not expecting much.
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So anyway I put new tires on my Baja Rey yesterday. Note the matching spare tire.

i love this look. what tires are those?
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Old 01-17-2017, 04:26 PM   #290
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Pro-Line BFG Baja KR2s.
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Pro-Line BFG Baja KR2s.
Can you tell me what wheels they are?
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Is there a consensus on diff and shock oil weights that make a good initial setup?
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Old 01-18-2017, 01:10 PM   #293
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Stoked! Got the truck today. Took it for a quick rip straight outta the box on 2S. I was pretty impressed overall. Dicked around a bit with the AVC dial on the RTR remote. I'll definitely be picking up a new transmitter - probably the DX4C. I'm reluctant to run 3s through it until I do the Fast Eddy bearing upgrade. I did lube up the rear diff real well prior to the first run, but anticipation got the best of me before I could do the center and front. It looks like a lot of digging to get to them! I used Phil Wood waterproof grease on the rear diff, and plan on the same for the front. Any recommendations on the center diff? Sounds like a silicone lube is best? Also - any "gotchas" I should be looking out for when tearing down to get to the center and front diffs?
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Is there a consensus on diff and shock oil weights that make a good initial setup?
Leave the shocks alone. For the diffs, 30k in the middle and grease in the front. Make sure to wash the silicone crap off the ring and pinion gears and regrease them with proper grease.

The wheels are Pro-Line F-11 ProTrac beadlocks.

Fast Eddy bearings aren't an upgrade. They're just generic cheap bearings.
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@fyrstormer - what bearings do you recommend? Everything I've been reading on forums says the FastEddies cure the bearing issues this RTR suffers from.
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:30 AM   #296
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@fyrstormer - what bearings do you recommend? Everything I've been reading on forums says the FastEddies cure the bearing issues this RTR suffers from.
Can't say I've read that either. Easy way to avoid the problem seems to be just stay on 2s. It's 3s that causing the bearing failure.
He's got a custom 1 of a kind on his now. From post #203

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I saw that Dlux Fab mod earlier in the post - pretty sweet. I've also been checking out the Metal Concepts 3rd member truss kit. They are taking pre-orders now and it comes with the bearings. I did fab up some metal side panels last night that I think turned out pretty cool. Bit more of a scale look which i'm going for on this truck. I also ordered some other scale goods - fire extinguishers, jack, window nets, mud-flaps and some Axial exhaust tips from the Trophy. I should be getting my RC GEARHEAD LED light bars this week too! Yeehaw!
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I saw that Dlux Fab mod earlier in the post - pretty sweet. I've also been checking out the Metal Concepts 3rd member truss kit. They are taking pre-orders now and it comes with the bearings. I did fab up some metal side panels last night that I think turned out pretty cool. Bit more of a scale look which i'm going for on this truck. I also ordered some other scale goods - fire extinguishers, jack, window nets, mud-flaps and some Axial exhaust tips from the Trophy. I should be getting my RC GEARHEAD LED light bars this week too! Yeehaw!
That will be intersting to see how the metal panels work. Or will they effect it with the added weight.
I've had no rear bearing issue. But I've stayed mostly on 2s. I've never gotten into the the scale look stuff. Just never saw point. But they do look good when done right.
Not familiar with Metal concepts. Have to look into them.
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I haven't had any issues since shimming and replacing with Boca Yellow bearings... but the metal concepts truss looks cool... have got on pre-order.
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I haven't had any issues since shimming and replacing with Boca Yellow bearings... but the metal concepts truss looks cool... have got on pre-order.
Ok. I just looked into that Metal concepts. Might be willing to give that a try. Price seems reasonable.

Ok so picture is just prototype. But I like how it should look. When you pre ordered, did you get any idea of when it would be avaliable? I'm right on edge of ordering. But really dont want to find out part won't be out for few months.

Decided last to take chance. I went ahead and pre ordered from Metal Concepts.

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