RPM moved the rear hub carrier forward by 1/8 over stock geometry. While this does little to change the overall wheelbase of the vehicle, what it does do is alter the angle of the drive shaft as it exits the differential. This reduces the tendency of the Baja to squat under acceleration. This happens when the torque of the motor is opposed by the force of friction created by traction at the rear tires causing chassis squat, consequently causing a loss of grip. By sliding the rear hub carrier forward, you use the torque of the motor to effectively push the rear wheels into the ground, using both the weight of the Baja and the torque of the motor to improve acceleration performance. Up top, RPM rear upper A-arms have had a shape change for added lateral stability the stock Y shape tends to allow the upper pivot ball to move forward and backward while the RPM D shape holds the upper pivot ball in place more solidly, providing a more consistent feel to the performance of the Baja.
Tech Notes: RPM Rear A-arms for the Baja 5B & 5T are sold in sets consisting of one upper and one lower A-arm. Two sets will be needed to complete one vehicle. RPM Baja rear A-arms start with the basic geometry of the stock arms so they are direct replacement parts no additional parts will be needed. However, RPM made a number of modifications to the arms from there to improve performance and durability. Key durability features are as follows:
- The shock mount on the lower A-arm has been moved forward by a full to eliminate the severe rubbing issue of the wheel at the shock mount that would cause stock arms to break.
- By moving the shock mount forward, RPM was able to increase the material around the shock mount to protect the lower shock rod end, preventing it from being the lowest hanging component of the A-arm assembly.
- RPM incorporated a third inner hinge pin boss at the inside hinge pin of the lower A-arm and tied in structural ribs that help disperse impact energy and rotational forces from engine torque over all three hinge pin bosses.
- Similar corner webs to those found on RPM's front A-arms have been designed into the rear upper and lower A-arms as well to help improve strength and durability.
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