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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

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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Element RC Enduro Trail Truck Build – Part 2 – Chassis | CompetitionX

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

Like almost every other trail truck on the market, the Enduro is built on a dual ladder-frame chassis. Multiple cross-braces ties the two sides together to form a strong platform for the rest of the …

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Element RC Enduro Trail Truck Build – Part 1 – Pre-Build | CompetitionX

Element RC Enduro Trail Truck Build - Part 1 - Pre-Build | CompetitionX

If you’re like me, you’re ready to dive head-first into the build of the Element RC Enduro Builder’s Kit. If you’re REALLY like me, you’ll probably just want to tear into Bag 1 and just …

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Tamiya Sale – TRF419X, TRF419XR and TRF419XR Conversion Kits | CompetitionX

Tamiya Sale - TRF419X, TRF419XR and TRF419XR Conversion Kits | CompetitionX

Tamiya’s line of touring cars are among the best on the market. I say this mainly because I built my TRF419XR right out the box and it was amazing! No tweaking, no extra parts or …

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RPM Front A-Arms for the Losi Rock Rey | CompetitionX

RPM Front A-Arms for the Losi Rock Rey | CompetitionX

RPM RC Products are all about durability – these new front suspension arms for the Losi Rock Rey are a perfect example of that. Molded using their engineering-grade blend of plastics, the new arms are …

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New ProLine Paint Colors | CompetitionX

New ProLine Paint Colors | CompetitionX

If you’re a painter, you’ll be happy to hear that ProLine has added 5 new colors to their paint lineup. These paints have become quite popular, both to their ease of use and being readily …

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Factory Team Enduro Senduro Option Parts | CompetitionX

Element RC Aluminum Fairleads | CompetitionX

Element RC is offering up some Factory Team option parts for their Enduro Senduro trail truck. The first of these are optional aluminum fairleads. These parts replace the plastic part that the winch line runs …

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