Kraken Sidewinder SX5 Sand Rail HPI Baja Conversion Kit

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This is the Kraken Sidewinder SX-5 Sand Rail Conversion Kit, intended for use with the HPI Baja family of 1/5 scale vehicles. The Sidewinder X5 roll cage is a legend amongst HPI Baja enthusiasts made famous by Otaka0706. With it's striking Shelby racing stripes, it has garnered a great deal of attention on the internet. Seen by few and envious by many, the SX5 Sidewinder is an exquisite kit and a sight to behold! With it's distinct racing lines and aggressive front end looks, the SX5 brings True Scale Sand Rail realism to any HPI Baja. Sold as a kit, it leaves you with unlimited imagination and possibilities to make the design truly yours. The Sidewinder X5 is a legend reborn and made possible only by Kraken RC!



  • True scale Sand Rail conversion kit
  • Easy and quick roll cage installation
  • Direct bolt on to your HPI Baja 5b, 5SC and 5T
  • Heavy duty clear Lexan panels for unlimited customization
  • Super Tough polymer
  • Modular cages for easy and fast replacements


  • 3 Modular Roll Cages* - DuraCage Technology
  • Heavy Duty Clear Body Kit** - 1.8mm Lexan Panels (Polycarbonate)
  • Hardware Kit
  • Mounting Kit
  • Instruction Manual
  • Kraken RC Decal Sheet

*Assembly of roll cage is required. Polycarbonate panels require trimming with Lexan scissors and Xacto Knife.
**Lexan panels are covered with overspray protective film.


  • Compatible Tune Pipes:
    • DDM Dominator side pipe - Side Pipe Bracket for VRC Pro Side Pipes is required (KRC70008)
    • DDM Dominator rear pipe - Cooling tape or pipe wrap are are required to avoid melting on the rear skid plate.
    • HPI Racing rear tuned pipe
    • Stock Can Muffler
    • VRC Pro Side mount (Side) - Side Pipe Bracket for VRC Pro Side Pipes is required (KRC70008)
  • Compatible Engines:
    • SX-5 kit fits most standard engines including aftermarket modded ones with any of the pipes listed above. TWIN, RCMAX46 and SKOPOD engines are not supported due to larger pipe requirements.
  • Compatible CL1TSK Accessories:
    • KRC70002 (Light Rack Kit)
    • KRC70004 (Rear Spoiler Light Rack Kit)
    • KRC70003 (Tire Rack Bracket)
      KRC70001 (Scale Front Bumper - Not Supported!)

Note: Kit comes unpainted with clear Lexan panels with overspray film. Shown painted for illustrative purposes only. HPI Baja is not included and picture above is depicted with optional accessories and painted. Kraken RC is not sponsored or affiliated with any sponsors depicted.

This product was added to our catalog on April 17, 2015.