Scale RC Forum Forum Members’ Builds Off-Road builds Element RC Enduro

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    Pete Attryde
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    In a fit of boredom a couple of weeks ago I treated myself to an Element RC Enduro RTR.

    With the North Wales,Cheshire,Northwest,Rc Scale & Crawler Facebook Group Funduro weekend coming up I resisted the urge to modify it right out of the box, although I did make a new set of bumpers for it as the stock ones are absolutely the worst I have ever seen.

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    I also fitted some RC4WD hex adapters and hexes as I didn’t think the palstic one would last very long.

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    Oh I also did a really dodgy paint job on the out side of the shell as I managed to spill MEK on it and damaged the surface.

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    Anyway took to Bracken rocks for the funduro, and had an absolute blast, straight out of the box it would go pretty much where ever I pointed it.

    I spent the day running with Jonny and his also stock Enduro. We were filmed for a while by Joss for his RC adventures Youtube channel, part 1 of the video can be found here:-

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    After the funduro I wanted to personalize it a bit so I bent up some tube and stuck it together to make another set of bumpers, wheel arch guards and rock sliders.

    This is the result.

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    More in a mo 🙂

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    #105643
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    Pete Attryde
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    Today saw me making a trip over to nr Ilkley to meet up with a couple of people for a run out, however the Ilkley Half marathon had other plans and some couldn’t make it as the roads were closed from about 10am to 1-30pm.

    Again running with Jonny and his still stock Enduro we took a run up the moors, the mods I have made to mine haven’t hurt the performance at all (even if I did break a rear shock off the cantilever suspension) and I could make all the lines I wanted.

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    The more I run this, the more I am glad that I bought it.

    The next step will be to get a replacement shell and do a good paint job on it and fit a half interior and some inner fenders up front.

    More as it happens.

    Thanks as ever for looking.

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    jonny191
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    Great performing little truck these are.

    #105651
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    Retrocosm
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    Great write up Pete and I really like your tube work.  I keep hearing great things about these and am sorely tempted, I really like the way it looks without the rear bed.

    I know the overdrive ratio can be changed, did you leave that stock as well?

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    Pete Attryde
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    Great write up Pete and I really like your tube work. I keep hearing great things about these and am sorely tempted, I really like the way it looks without the rear bed. I know the overdrive ratio can be changed, did you leave that stock as well?

    Cheers Charlie.

    For the Funduro I ran the stock overdrive, Jonny ran the higher overdrive in his and we felt that his had the slight edge on some climbs. I have since changed mine to the higher ratio and haven’t noticed any down sides.

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    #105723
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    Pete Attryde
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    Added some LEDs and Light buckets to this, this weekend.

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    I have a half interior on it’s way from China once that and a driver figure and some inner fenders are installed I shall be calling this done and enjoying driving it.

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    #105768
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    Pete Attryde
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    This weekend saw the interior going in and a driver added.

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    So I just need to finish making the inner fenders for the front and the mods will be done for now.

    Thanks as ever for looking.

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    #105791
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    LeafSprung
    • Looking For Mud

    Excellent truck, great tube work and the battered paint adds to the overall effect.   I’m saving my pennies for one!

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