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Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet! More articles by Tony Phalen

Tamiya CC-02 Mercedes Benz G500 Trail Truck | CompetitionX

Tamiya CC-02 Mercedes Benz G500 Trail Truck | CompetitionX

After a good, long run, the venerable Tamiya CC-01 is being replaced with a version 2 – the CC-02. Now I’ve got some insider info about this truck (der) and have to say it’s certainly …

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Element RC Enduro Trailwalker RTR | CompetitionX

Element RC Enduro Trailwalker RTR | CompetitionX

Element RC has added another RTR to their lineup – the Trailwalker. The Trailwalker is similar to the Senduro, having all the cool features included with that truck: • CMS (Chassis Mounted Servo) • Adjustable …

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Tamiya TRF420 Chassis Kit | CompetitionX

Tamiya TRF420 Chassis Kit | CompetitionX

The secret is out – Tamiya has announced their next-gen super touring car, the TRF420. We’ve got some first photos of the new TC, albeit a bit pixelated, but expect some proper ones here in …

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Element RC Enduro Trail Truck Build | CompetitionX

Element RC Enduro Trail Truck Build | CompetitionX

Originally published on CompetitionX The rumor of a trail truck from Team Associated was strong, however what surprised the world was that it was released under a new brand name – Element RC. Not only …

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Element RC Enduro Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Body Mounts | CompetitionX

Element RC Enduro Trail Truck Build - Part 8 - Body Mounts | CompetitionX

The final step in the Element RC Enduro Builder’s Kit are the body mounts. Element RC supplies a single (short) body post solution up front, however two options for the rear. You can use a …

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Element RC Enduro Trail Truck Build – Part 7 – Shocks | CompetitionX

Element RC Enduro Trail Truck Build - Part 7 - Shocks | CompetitionX

Element RC has included a stellar set of aluminum shocks with the Enduro Builder’s Kit. Seems like a very Factory Team option; aluminum bodies with blue aluminum caps, collars, bottom caps and spring retainers. Silky …

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Element RC Enduro Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Drive Shafts | CompetitionX

Element RC Enduro Trail Truck Build - Part 6 - Drive Shafts | CompetitionX

The drive shafts included with the Enduro Builder’s Kit use a combination of plastic females and an aluminum insert. The splines are large, making for a very stout driveline. The aluminum insert virtually eliminates ‘flex …

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Element RC Enduro Trail Truck Build – Part 5 – Links | CompetitionX

Element RC Enduro Trail Truck Build - Part 5 - Links | CompetitionX

The Enduro comes with some pretty serious, chrome-plated steel links under it. Element RC also includes different lengths for you to adjust the wheelbase; simply build using the correct lengths for 11.8″, 12.0″ or 12.3″ …

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Element RC Enduro Trail Truck Build – Part 4 – Axles | CompetitionX

Element RC Enduro Trail Truck Build - Part 3 - Axles | CompetitionX

The Enduro uses a nicely molded pair of front and rear axles. Both incorporate steel lockers and oddly small input pinions, both having some major helical cuts to them. You’ll also get a taste of …

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Element RC Enduro Trail Truck Build – Part 3 – Transmission | CompetitionX

Element RC Enduro Trail Truck Build - Part 2 - Transmission | CompetitionX

The transmission on the Enduro is actually quite unique. Dubbed the Stealth X, this transmission offers a couple different build options (specifically direction and Overdrive) depending on how you want the truck to perform. I’m …

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