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!

Note: Prototype as shown. Kit comes unpainted with clear Lexan panels with overspray film. Coupon is not applicable for this item.




  • 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

What’s in the box:

  • 3 Modular Roll Cages* - DuraCage™ Technology
  • Heavy Duty Clear Body Kit** - 1.8mm Lexan Panels (Polycarbonate)
  • Hardware Kit (not shown)
  • 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 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)/ DDM part #fd214.

Compatible Engines:

SX-5 kit fits most standard engines including aftermarket modded ones with any of the pipes listed above. TWINRCMAX46 and SKOPOD engines are not supported due to larger pipe requirements.

Compatible CL1TSK Accessories:

  • KRC70002 (Light Rack Kit)
  • KRC70004 ( Rear Spoiler Light Rack Kit)
  • KRC 70003 (Tire Rack Bracket)

Note: KRC 70001 (Scale Front Bumper - Not Supported)

SX5 Manual - Download Here

Please note that you are purchasing a kit that requires trimming and painting. Pictures on this page are actual project using this kit and is meant for illustration only. HPI Baja and related accessories shown on this page are not included.

Kraken Sidewinder SX5 Sand Rail HPI Baja Conversion Kit - KRC70030