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Old 12-13-2019, 06:41 AM   #101
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Well, it has been way too long since I spent some time with the Enduro! I've been collecting upgrades for it for the last couple months. So I figured it was time to bust open the packages and get busy installing them!

Here's what I've got to install so far:

- Beef Tubes Hard Axles front & rear
- SSD Pro Aluminum Black C-Hubs
- SSD HD Aluminum Clear Diff. Covers
- SSD Aluminum Black Link/Shock Mounts
- SSD Brass Knuckles
- STRC CNC Machined Aluminum Servo Mount Tray
- Samix Front Shock Tower w/Panhard Mount
- Samix Rear Shock Tower

*Pay no attention to the oily shop floor! I'll get it cleaned up later!

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My plan is to get these installed tonight. I'll get the pics of all the pieces installed soon!
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:10 AM   #102
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Man, that is some great parts. That'll really enhance what you've already upgraded. I hope to be able to at least do some of that to mine. Looking forward to the pics after installation.
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Old 12-13-2019, 09:14 AM   #103
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Nice parts haul and pics!

Clean that darn floor up LOL
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Old 12-13-2019, 09:35 AM   #104
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Awesome man! Those parts need to get on there quick! I probably should've picked up those beeftube axles during BF. Oh well, maybe next time.
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Old 12-13-2019, 02:27 PM   #105
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Man, that is some great parts. That'll really enhance what you've already upgraded. I hope to be able to at least do some of that to mine. Looking forward to the pics after installation.
Yeah, these should be the last of the major upgrades. But, there never seems to be end to throwing more money at them though!


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Nice parts haul and pics!

Clean that darn floor up LOL
Thanks TB!

Yeah, by looking at the floor, you would think I don't pull much maintenance of my rigs! But I swear I do!


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Awesome man! Those parts need to get on there quick! I probably should've picked up those beeftube axles during BF. Oh well, maybe next time.
I agree! I'm not sure what is taking so long!

I think at least the BT front axle is a must since the chub will clamp on to it better than the stock.
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Old 12-14-2019, 06:54 AM   #106
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All new upgrades were installed last night. Everything went together smoothly without any modifications except for the rear axle shaft in the BT rear axle.

In order to reinstall the stock axle shaft into the BT rear axle, you must file down the inner most flange on the axle shaft. I chucked the shaft up into my drill press and filed the flange down until it was able to slide into the axle. Beef Tubes recommends to leave a little bit of the flange on the axle. Just take off enough to slide into the axle without it rubbing inside the brass insert.

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Here is the completed BT rear axle with the SSD alum diff covers. These SSD diff covers fit nice and look great!

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Here is the completed BT front axle with the SSD diff cover.

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I got in a hurry and forgot to get the weight of the stock complete axle. So here is the weight of the complete upgraded front axle with all upgrades installed.

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Here is a shot of the very purdy SSD brass knuckle. The finish on these are outstanding!

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And here is the SSD Pro aluminum c-hub.

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Here we have the Samix front shock tower with panhard mount. I've used Samix towers in the past on my SCX10.2 and my TRX-4 and absolutely love their products. They are very "beefy" and look amazing!

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And the Samix rear shock tower.

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Here is a look at the SSD aluminum link/shock mount. I will eventually move the bottom shock mount to the where the link attaches. For now I used the shock mount to just to see how it handles.

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And here is the STRC servo mount brace. Adding this really stiffened up the front of the chassis.

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I had to modify the wheel wells a bit so that they would clear the shocks. I ended up laying the front shocks back and the rear shocks forward.

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Here is a look at the front wheel well with the shock laid back.

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And here is the rear wheel well with the shock laid forward.

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Here is a look at the front end with the tires and body mounted.

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And a side shot completed. I swapped out the shiny wheels with a set of matte clear wheels that I recently took of my VS4-10 Origin.

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I almost forgot. I picked this up on eBay awhile back. It is a 3D printed piece that holds the JST plugs that come out of the ESC for the lights.

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I decided to shot it with some black paint so that it would blend in with the slider. It mounts to the existing holes in the slider that are right in front of the ESC.

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I picked up a set of VS4-10 PRO bumpers. Later today I'm going to get the rear bumper installed. As of right now, I am not running a rear bumper, so the PRO rear bumper should help protect the rear of the body. I'll get some pics up later.

Thanks for looking!
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Old 12-15-2019, 03:14 AM   #107
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Added the Trailwalker roll bar. It wasnít a direct bolt in. I had to raise it up with spacers and longer screws.




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Old 12-23-2019, 03:05 PM   #108
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Dude, I love how you frame your scale pictures! Keep up the great work!
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Old 12-23-2019, 08:50 PM   #109
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Dude, I love how you frame your scale pictures! Keep up the great work!


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Old 12-24-2019, 10:22 AM   #110
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That little plug holder is sweet. Diff cover looks sharp too.

Lots of upgrades in BMow! That’s exciting.

This may be in my head, and could be inconsequential, but it looks like your front left and rear right shock towers are flip flopped and should be swapped? Nice cuts on the inner fenders, cleaner than what I hacked up.
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Brian, did laying the front back change response?
Iíve always laid my rears back, not the fronts.


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Old 12-24-2019, 12:10 PM   #112
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Nice updates! I'm at a point where, I've amassed upgrades, but I don't know if I should save them for the builder's kit or keep adding to my current RTR.
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Old 12-26-2019, 06:21 AM   #113
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That little plug holder is sweet. Diff cover looks sharp too.

Lots of upgrades in BMow! Thatís exciting.

This may be in my head, and could be inconsequential, but it looks like your front left and rear right shock towers are flip flopped and should be swapped? Nice cuts on the inner fenders, cleaner than what I hacked up.
Yeah, that little plug holder is cool. Cheap, simple and keeps the plugs from flopping around.

Ha Ha! Well you made me go back and look at the shock towers. Your right, the shock towers are flip-flopped. I guess that is a sign that old age is creeping up on me! After comparing the front to rear, it looks like the right-front is identical to the left-rear. I will have to swap these though because my OCD will drive me looney!


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Brian, did laying the front back change response?
Iíve always laid my rears back, not the fronts.

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I haven't driven it yet, but I have laid the front shocks back on my other rigs and found that the suspension cycles a little better and it adds a little more travel.


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Nice updates! I'm at a point where, I've amassed upgrades, but I don't know if I should save them for the builder's kit or keep adding to my current RTR.
Thanks soze!

If it your me, I add the upgrades to the KIT so you can compare the changes to the RTR.
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:37 PM   #114
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Glad I jumped over here to check out your thread. It looks like the rear inner fenders are long enough to still allow complete flex even when the WB is stretched to 12.8".

Are the AE FT bleeder shock caps aluminum or plastic? I can't tell from the pic.
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:17 PM   #115
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Glad I jumped over here to check out your thread. It looks like the rear inner fenders are long enough to still allow complete flex even when the WB is stretched to 12.8".

Are the AE FT bleeder shock caps aluminum or plastic? I can't tell from the pic.
Hey, thanks for looking!

At full compression on the rear, there is about a 1/2" of space between the rear of the tire to the wheel well. You may be able to stretch it to 12.8 without any problems (depending on tire size).

The bleeder caps are plastic. I haven't yet installed them. Since all four shocks are sealed tight without any leaks, I'm going to wait till the next shock oil change to install the bleeder caps.
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The Olí Enduro is looking purty fancy there! 👍🏼
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The Olí Enduro is looking purty fancy there! 👍🏼
Hey, thanks Dez!

I'm hoping the weather get better soon so I can get the Enduro out so it doesn't look so purty!
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Hey, thanks for looking!

At full compression on the rear, there is about a 1/2" of space between the rear of the tire to the wheel well. You may be able to stretch it to 12.8 without any problems (depending on tire size).

The bleeder caps are plastic. I haven't yet installed them. Since all four shocks are sealed tight without any leaks, I'm going to wait till the next shock oil change to install the bleeder caps.
Thanks B. Happen to have the number for the fenders handy? I need to add them to my order this week when I pick up the rest of the parts I need to (hopefully) finish my build.

Bummer that those caps are plastic. Maybe on this rig they'll be more durable, but on my past trucks, I had issues breaking the plastic caps on AE shocks. Always switched over to the aluminum caps.
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Thanks B. Happen to have the number for the fenders handy? I need to add them to my order this week when I pick up the rest of the parts I need to (hopefully) finish my build.

Bummer that those caps are plastic. Maybe on this rig they'll be more durable, but on my past trucks, I had issues breaking the plastic caps on AE shocks. Always switched over to the aluminum caps.
The Sendero Inner Fender part # is #42132.

Yeah, I'm not a fan of plastic shock caps either, but I'll give them a try. I also always switch to alum when I can.
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The Sendero Inner Fender part # is #42132.

Yeah, I'm not a fan of plastic shock caps either, but I'll give them a try. I also always switch to alum when I can.
I wonder if the HR aluminum bleeder caps will fit...
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