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And while the suspension worked fine going up most jump faces, it was too soft for big landings. Grass: With a shortened test schedule, we got in a limited amount of time grass driving. A = Outstanding/Best in Class, B = Above Average, C = Average, D = Below Average, F = Horrific. We are huge fans of the Super Baja Rey and can highly recommend it to people looking to get some serious scale realism with their next hardcore bash machine. The Losi tended to ignore all but the worst of kickers and ruts on jumps faces, mostly thanks to its large size, and its suspension did an admirable job of soaking up landings. Where are the body clips? With powerful performance and incredible scale looks, the SBR 2.0 takes it to the next level! The Losi Baja Rey Ford Raptor 1/10 RTR 4WD Brushless Desert Truck is the most authentic looking Desert Truck on the market with the performance a race rig and the durability of a basher. However, we did find out what we needed to know. Is the Baja Rey the ultimate scale desert truck? The Losi SBR has been (by huge margin) the most unbelievably durable, able to take a beating, instantly exciting "out-of-box" RC's of any scale. Once the body is off we found the truck very easy to work on. What’s Needed To Complete: The Super Baja Rey comes as a RTR and is fully assembled. With powerful performance and incredible scale looks, the SBR 2.0 takes it to the next level! However, because what we do is test cars, we had to find the Super Baja Rey’s limit. Upgrades. It comes equipped with a Dynamite® 3800Kv brushless power system, as well as a long-travel suspension, so you tear across all types of terrain at speeds of 45mph or more! Well, within a few days of finishing that review, the Losi Ford Raptor Baja Rey 4WD Desert Truck showed up on our doorstep for review. Build Quality: Out of the box we could find no faults with our test sample. DIECAST MASTERS AMERICA WESTERN STAR 49X RTR DUMP TRUCK REVI…, Review - Losi LMT 1/10 Scale 4WD Son Uva Digger Monster Truc…, Mario Kart LIVE Home Circuit Unboxing and Review, Losi Mini-B Unboxing and First Bash Video, Reviews Done Quick – ARRMA Big Rock 4×4 VSX. The Losi Super Baja Rey 2.0 with Spektrum Smart is the new standard in 1/6th-scale desert trucks. The folks over at Losi have combined scale looks with a tough 4wd truck on their new Baja Rey Desert Truck. Test Venues: Just one, Badlands Off Road Park just outside Attic, Indiana. BigSquid Rating: B The Losi Baja Rey does exactly what it was designed to do- have loads of scale realism while being a blast to drive. Time for a roof jump! Submit Review. It’s able to handle up to 8S of LiPo power and has a peak current of 1050 amps, and cooling … Overall, the Super Baja Rey cornered in a very scale manner. We don’t have to tell you just how hot scale products are right now, they are burning up the sales floor. Ya, we think the Losi guys were really thinking of us bashers while designing the Super Baja Rey. A = Outstanding/Best in Class, B = Above Average, C = Average, D = Below Average, F = Horrific. Well, it isn’t nimble like an 1/8th scale buggy, it is a big hulking machine. Toyan FS-L400 Four-cylinder Four-stroke Water Cooled Ni... FTX RC BuzzSaw 1/12 All Terrain Tracked Vehicle. Losi Baja Rey Ford Raptor 1/10 RTR 4WD Brushless Desert Truck (Black Rhino) w/2.4GHz Radio & AVC. Switching over to 6S really brought the Super Baja Rey alive. If so, Losi has launched its second-generation 1/6-scale desert truck, the Super Baja Rey 2.0.This super-scale off-road truck is big on size and on scale details. This exciting new radio control truck boasts a lot of the same features as the Super Rock rey, just in 1/10 form. Losi Baja Rey Buggy Version. Handling: C Just like other scale trucks with soft suspension and a solid rear axle, the Baja Rey isn’t the best handling truck on the market. © 2004-2021 Big Squid RC, Inc., all rights reserved. Losi introduced the Rock Rey back in December of 2016 and they started hitting the streets in February 2017. Losi Baja Rey Review. Two New Brushless 1/8-scale Motors from Hobbywing: XeRu... Unboxing Video Kyosho 1969 Chevy El Camino SS 396. Basically the truck landing on its lid from 15 feet high in the air, to terra firma, at 40 mph. I have a 1/5th scale HP Baja 5b w/ 30.5cc, 2-speed CVT, a Traxxas Ultimate Desert Racer w/a VLX-8s ESC and lots of mods, and then most recently this bind & drive Losi Super Baja Rey. Yes, you can drive the truck with the stock servo but installing an aftermarket unit will help the truck turn much better. $599.99. Also of note, because the Baja Rey has so much rip on tap, when the nose starts to dip a generous stab of the throttle would typically level it out. However, you will find that parts are readily available on-line. Heck, the rotors even spin with the wheels while the calipers remain stationary! The Baja Rey comes with an EC3 that is not easy to switch out. You simply remove 3 screws on the bottom of the chassis and the motor is right there. When you look over the truck and see just how overbuilt some areas are, you gotta appreciate they are looking out for the hardcore bashing crowd. The Losi Super Baja Rey is not only big, coming in at 1/6th scale, but it is also designed to look exactly like a full sized short course race truck. If you crave a realistic, 1/10-scale desert truck experience, complete with the ridiculous power and awesome off-road capabilities the full-scale versions are famous for, look no further than this. Otherwise, other 1/10th 4wd short course trucks (SCTE, Slash 4×4, SC10 4×4, etc) could also be considered competition. Review by William L. on 5 Dec 2020 review stating Losi Baja rey As always I love Towerhobbies for the great selection and fast shipping. Where the Mojave was a 1/7th scale truck, this is a bigger truck, and in typical Losi fashion, appointed with better quality parts than the Arrma (don’t get me wrong, Arrma makes a fabulous vehicle, tuned to the bashers, but Losi is on a whole different level). The new solid axle 1/10 scale desert runner will have you smiling from ear to ear. We only tested the Baja Rey is what we would call “hot” temps, meaning we only drove the truck in ambient temps above 80 degrees F. We mention this because the motor in our test unit ran quite warm, above 140 F on a typical run, so you won’t want to gear your Baja Rey any taller, and if you happen to pop in a 3S pack you will seriously want to gear down. Overview. While on the servo topic, the stock servo saver was wayyyy too weak. From Losi:Based on the Losi® Rey® platform, the 1/10th 2.2 Rock Rey rock racer takes no prisoners. From the LED lighting to the driver figures, there are scale touches everywhere, thus making the Super Baja Rey a fantastic looking truck. It embodies everything drivers love about the desert and rock racing culture, and features a new cage and bodywork that looks just like the full-scale vehicles. Taking the Super Rock Rey chassis, adding about an inch to the wheelbase and morphing it with the front end from the Super Baja Rey gets you the all new and improved Super Baja Rey 2.0! The newest addition to my RC Vehicles is the Losi Baja Rey. Charging was done by a Dynamite multi-port charger. Available in Stores. DIECAST MASTERS AMERICA WESTERN STAR 49X RTR DUMP TRUCK REVI…, Review - Losi LMT 1/10 Scale 4WD Son Uva Digger Monster Truc…, Mario Kart LIVE Home Circuit Unboxing and Review, Losi Mini-B Unboxing and First Bash Video, Reviews Done Quick – ARRMA Big Rock 4×4 VSX. We didn’t have any problems fitting a Dynamite 2S 5000 pack, but some packs did not fit well (or at all). Our review time was quite short (more on this in the misc area) and we spent it all in a hardcore off-road environment. That, in our eyes, is a solid value. Workability: C It takes 12 screws to take the body/cage off the Baja Rey. Tires: The stock tires did a solid job for us, even though most of driving was in soft to loamy dirt and sand. Email Address. The DX2E also sports Horizon’s electronic stability control called AVC. The tires and foams are good, the stock wheels need replaced ASAP. We don’t think so. There is a locking door that is accessed in front of one of the rear wheels. The Losi Super Baja Rey 2.0 8S Brushless 1/6 RTR Electric Desert Truck sets the standard in large scale desert trucks. What’s Needed To Complete: The Baja Rey comes fully pre-built and RTR. On 4S the truck had decent power through the bottom and mid-range, but tended to sign off early up top. But of course if one roof jump isn’t enough to really break it, a second was in order, so that’s what we did. Very much like it’s smaller 1/10th scale sibling. Taking the Super Rock Rey chassis, adding about an inch to the wheelbase and morphing it with the front end from the Super Baja Rey gets you the all new and improved Super Baja Rey 2.0! For us to really get the truck out of shape we had to attack large rock sections (with rocks the size of your shoe) or hit giant whoops made by full sized ATVs at warp 6. We hucked it off, and it was able to drive away. The way we tested the Super Baja Rey was much different than our normal test routine. Yes, we were extra hard on the Losi, but that was because we HAD to be. Also, there is also a lot of actual rubber on the tires which allowed them to last forever. Yes, the Super Baja Rey is an absolute blast to drive. Car Show Rating: A We consider the Baja Rey to be the best looking truck in its class. Hey, how does the AVC work on the Losi? Posted by Cubby in Car & Truck Reviews, Featured Posts on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 10:49 am. They sport a nice scale inspired tread design and the foams were right in the ballpark for general off-road driving. What’s it really like to drive the Super Baja Rey? Time To Bash: B It didn’t take us long to get the Losi up and running. Fun Factor: A Wanna have some fun? Plan on either buying all EC3 equipped packs or soldering up an adapter. They are direct replacements for the Rey, and will fit the stock parts. Two New Brushless 1/8-scale Motors from Hobbywing: XeRu... Unboxing Video Kyosho 1969 Chevy El Camino SS 396. We didn’t find any loose or stripped screws, the gear mesh was spot on, and the tires were well glued (among many things we checked). They flex like crazy, or at least more than we’ve ever seen a wheel flex before, which causes them to be continually tweaked. Overview. Which brings us to the stock battery connector. Available in Stores. The big Losi also sports serious power thanks to a large Dynamite brushless power system. Big Squid RC, Basher Approved, and the Big Squid Logo are registered trademarks of Big Squid RC, Inc. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. The Losi ® Super Baja Rey 2.0 with Spektrum ™ Smart is the new standard in 1/6th-scale desert trucks. Can you crash it hard without breaking a bunch of parts? On the second jump we tried to launch off the peak of the third story roof. The Super has a lot of weight over the front, this helps keep the front tires glued to the ground while cornering. We got in lots of time at multiple local parks and used our local Costco parking lot to test it out on pavement. Just fine actually, and we tended to dial in about 50% while bashing on loose surfaces. Velocity RC Cars #30 (available March 2018) will feature the full review of the new Losi Super Baja Rey.This big 1/6-scale electric desert runner can reach speeds of 60+ mph with a pinion swap and delivers some good looks and performance to boot. No, the Losi isn’t as easy to wrench on as a truck with a “traditional” layout, but we didn’t find it difficult either. Test Drivers: For the Baja Rey review we had our normal test crew of Iron Mikeee, Robby G., T-Money, The RC Kid, and yours truly. Turning: The Baja Rey is a tale of two trucks. Is it worth your hard earned cash? Losi billet shock mounts – $59.99 Losi billet lower trailing arms – $27.99 Hot Racing oil less shocks – $23.99 Proline Racing Sand Paws Rear – $35.99 Proline Racing Mohawks Front – $27.99 Proline Racing Slingshots Spares – $42.95 Metal Concepts A-Arms upper and lower front black anodized – $99.99 It comes equipped with a Dynamite® 3800Kv brushless power system, as well as a long-travel suspension, so you tear across all types of terrain at speeds of 45mph or more! It has decent ergonomics, but we would really like to see it come with a foam covered wheel. LOL. The internal foam is quite soft just like the actual rubber compound. Back Order. Then I saw the announcement for the version 2 of the Losi Super Baja Rey. Unlike some vehicles, the Super Baja Rey isn’t overgeared on 6S, meaning that temps were in a normal range where it could easily be driven for an extended period. Because of BigSquidRC getting an exclusive first test on the truck, we had one day to drive it, film it, take video of it, and to break it. Baja Rey 1/10-Scale Desert Truck. Just like on the smaller 1/10th Baja Rey, the Super uses the same style of battery tray. The Mono ball is very tight to start with but will cycle fine. Time To Bash: B After charging up a pack it took us very little time to start bashing with the Baja Rey. While that isn’t an optimal set-up, it worked OK for us. There just wasn’t anything that screamed that it needed to be replaced immediately to us. There are a couple of trends that we’ve been seeing in recent years. The Losi ® Super Baja Rey 2.0 with Spektrum ™ Smart is the new standard in 1/6th-scale desert trucks. Hey, how does the body come off? Don’t you just love scale touches? Power: The stock brushless power system did a fine job in our test truck, but we found we liked it a whole lot more on 6S than on 4. 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