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Old 07-01-2019, 11:54 PM
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Default Soze adds an Enduro Sendero RTR to the fleet.

I don't RTR often, but the Enduro looked like one that was worth RTR'ing. I plan on getting the kit as well, but this will be my RTR progress for the Enduro.

Follow my Enduro RTR on YouTube - www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io3CWi9AYJw&list=PLnWfHyV3LtMDHXMQN3J9yJVR NBbs7gOPZ

Kit/RTR:

Element RC Enduro Sendero RTR


Parts:

SSD RC 25T Clamping Metal Servo Horn (eBay)
Pro-Line BF Goodrich Krawler TA KX Tires
Pro-Line 1.9" Dual Stage Foam
1.9 Beadlock wheels
GMADE BOM Rear Cage Kit
GMADE BOM 324mm Rear Links
Boom Racing Shock Keys
Axial WB8 Driveshafts
Element Enduro Yellow Springs
SSD RC Enduro Brass Knuckles SSD00357
SSD RC Enduro Rear Axle Weight SSD00354


Electronics:

Hobbywing WP-1080 Brushed Crawler Esc (ebay)
FlySky FS-R6B 6ch Receiver
FlySky GT3C Transmitter
DS3218 20kg Servo (ebay)
HobbyStar 3700mAh 3S

Tools:

Versachem Brake Caliper Grease
Noleen SF3 Grease (available on eBay)
Permatex Anti Seize Lubricant (ebay)
Associated 1656 FT 1/4 in Driver Handle
Tamiya Side Cutter
DEWALT DCF610S2R 12V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Hex Chuck Screwdriver Kit
MIP Metric Speed Tip Set MIP9512
Bob Smith Industries Blue Thread Locker
ProTek RC Shock Pliers (available on eBay)
Duratrax Shock stand
Multistar Rubber R/C Work mat



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Old 07-01-2019, 11:57 PM
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A look at a brand new fresh RTR

































Here's the one bummer out of the box. The manual and decal sheet weren't packed well... and...



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Steering angle is great out of the box






Swapped over to a Hobbywing 1080 Esc and FlySky GT3C Radio. Running a HobbyStar 3700mah 3S battery.




Here's the stock ESC with the integrated plugs for the LED lights!

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First night out with the truck to meet the Element RC team at CDM Rocks.






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This was a crawl session I had last Friday when I took my floating holiday.








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So after noticing some shaft play in the stock servo, I decided to swap out to the DS3218 20kg servo along with a SSD RC 25T clamping metal servo horn. I'll eventually get a stronger servo, but the 20kg will do for now.






The stock Enduro bumper is huge one the Enduro. The stock bumper on a SCX10.2 Cherokee is pretty big as well on a SCX10.2.
Stock JCR Offroad bumper from the SCX10.2 Cherokee kit is much smaller when mounted on the Enduro, than the stock Enduro bumper. I'll stick with this for a while until the bumper I want eventually shows up for sale.







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Time for the 11.83% overdrive gears (26T/54T) to go in. Stock is 5.7% (27T/53T) overdrive.

11.83% Gear set. 26T/54T gears.




You'll first need to disconnect the driveshafts from the transmission.

Next, you'll need to remove the screws from the skidplate. Pay Attention! The skid uses 4 screws. 2 long ones, and 2 short ones. The longer ones are used towards the middle of the skid plate. The shorter ones closer to the frame rails. When you put it back, make sure you put it back properly or else you'll be gouging your gears.




Transmission is out of the truck




A look at the tiny skid




5 screws to remove to get to the gears.




The gears as they are inside. You'll be replacing the 2 gears closest to the spur gear. Leave the 3 gear row alone!




11.83% 26T small gear vs 5.7% 27T small gear




5.7% 53T big gear vs 11.83% 54T big gear




54T gear greased up and put back in




26T greased up and ready to go




All the gears put back. (In hindsight, maybe I should've wiped off the old grease and re-greased all the gears)




Transmission buttoned up and ready to go!




Make sure your driveshafts are in phase when you put them back.






11.83% Overdrive ready!

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I was checking that rig out. It's a nicely equipped rtr for sure.
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Wow bta steering you normally see that on full out comp rigs
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Sure looks like a nice truck. Gonna get me one too. Is the Hobbywing 1080 a improvement?
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Originally Posted by Cesco View Post
Sure looks like a nice truck. Gonna get me one too. Is the Hobbywing 1080 a improvement?
Yep. I pretty much stick the 1080 in all my brushed trucks.
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Work has been crazy lately, and I haven't really had much time to finish up what I had in mind, but I'm getting close.

Here's what I've been cooking up. I wanted to run a rear cage. Vaterra K10 cage didn't quite fit, Pro-Line cage works, but it's not exactly my favorite, but the BOM cage on the other hand, is one of my favorite rear cages.

For this, I picked up the GMADE BOM Rear Cage Kit. It comes with the complete rear cage, fuel cell, and FRONT bumper too! (more on that later).




Here's the cage all bolted up to the body.




Now here's where I ran into some issues. The Enduro cab is longer than the BOM cab, so it pushes the rear cage back further.
The cage is about the same length as the stock Enduro bed, but the cage has sides that would interfere with the rear tires unless you lengthened the wheelbase.

So I just happened to have the GMADE BOM 324mm extended links. I may switch these out to other links eventually, but the length of these seems to work for what I want.




Another issue with running this cage is that it will not allow for having the shock hoops as it was created with a cantilever suspension in mind, so I had to use Boom Racing shock keys and change the orientation of the shocks.

I also had to use the Enduro yellow 2.47 lbs/in. springs to stiffen up the rear suspension due to the orientation of the shocks.




Along with the issues of needing to extend the wheelbase, I discovered that the driveshaft was too short, so I needed to extend that as well. I bought another Enduro driveshaft set thinking that using another long end would be enough.
Alas, it didn't work. The metal insert of the Enduro driveshaft at the furthest of each end would leave the other end just barely attached by around 5mm or so. If I wanted to use these, I'd need to modify the metal insert to have a ring int he middle like the Axial WB8 shafts to prevent the insert from sliding completely in one direction or another.




So... I resorted to using extra Axial WB8 shafts that I had lying around. You can see that the insert has that ring stopper to prevent the insert from going to the extremes of each end.




Here it is all mounted up and ready to go. I like the way it looks, I just hope it performs well. Still not completely finished though.








So the rear cage hinge pegs are too short. They are barely held in and will easily fall out. For the time being, I just zip tied it so that it can't back out any further, but I plan to drill the ends and attach extensions cut from the sprue using set screws to make the peg longer.




The bonus in this rear cage kit is that it comes with the BOM front bumper that actually fits with this body pretty well!








I guess you could call this an "Enduro Bomero"?
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Interesting. I am looking at combining the bed with a cage myself. I like how the spare wheel is kinda low and towards the middle of the chassis.

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I did a quick test over the weekend with the rear BOM cage setup. Overall, I like it and discovered where I want to tune it. I've already done some changes, but I'll post this first for chronological order.

Youtube vid of the run:





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So after my last session out, I kind of wanted to get the rear suspension at a more ideal angle.


I moved the lower shock mount location from the lower shock mount position to the same position as the lower links.




Here you can see where the original lower shock mount position is versus the new location.




A nice bonus to this change is that I have somewhere to mount a swaybar link should I decide to use one.

I also finally finished painting up the fuel cell from the GMADE BOM cage kit. I also did some touchup paint on the Enduro body as well as stuck some of their nice sticker on.



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