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Old 06-04-2023, 09:24 PM   #21
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Yup, those element pin tires are doing the body any favors. They are more suited for bogging, something the FJ Cruiser is not so much
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Old 06-04-2023, 10:33 PM   #22
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That new ifs setup looks much better already

Hard pass on the body.


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Old 06-04-2023, 11:01 PM   #23
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Tons of dislike on the body. Think it's mostly because it's not a common FJ, 99% of people didn't know they existed, that 1% that do, 99% have never seen one in real life.

Im seriously digging the body myself. More I look at it the more I'm itching to get one ordered.

Don't care for the plastic steering links though. My only complaint but it's price point is stupid low so replacing plastic with proper bits (that I probably already have) is no problem.

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Old 06-05-2023, 10:20 AM   #24
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Interesting, the last pic is labelled "Officially Licensed Camburg L/T Suspension System" - that's a 1:1 off-road suspension engineering company...

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I missed that! I didn't realize that was a 1:1 suspension company. Well, that just may be even better good news for the new IFS2! After visiting their website and seeing what they are about, it looks like they know a thing or two about off-roading!

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Tons of dislike on the body. Think it's mostly because it's not a common FJ, 99% of people didn't know they existed, that 1% that do, 99% have never seen one in real life.

Im seriously digging the body myself. More I look at it the more I'm itching to get one ordered.

Don't care for the plastic steering links though. My only complaint but it's price point is stupid low so replacing plastic with proper bits (that I probably already have) is no problem.

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I agree. Can't wait to pick one of these up! With the price being so affordable, it may be hard to find these when they are released to the world!

It's funny, the FJ has been discontinued for awhile now, but here recently I've been seeing more and more of them in my area. Now the wife wants me to find her a 1:1 FJ or 4Runner since she just paid off her Honda! She couldn't have picked a more hard to find and pricey pair of vehicles than these!
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Old 06-05-2023, 11:31 AM   #25
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Old 06-05-2023, 12:13 PM   #26
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Ugh I was good on saving money since too since I've got a few unbuilt rigs in the way.
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Old 06-05-2023, 12:32 PM   #27
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that's a nice looking IFS. The only thing I don't like is the steering system. It reminds me of the Twin Hammers steering rack setup that worked great until the first time you got it dirty.
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Old 06-05-2023, 12:40 PM   #28
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Looks great from here, and thats a good price point these days.


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Old 06-05-2023, 01:12 PM   #29
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Looks like a lot of plastic under there. For $299 though, not bad.

Element did confirm the IFS system will come out as a separate kit eventually. I assume once sales of the RTR drop down a little.
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Old 06-05-2023, 08:59 PM   #30
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Old 06-06-2023, 08:38 AM   #31
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The steering system does look interesting. I can see some aftermarket opportunity there with maybe some sort of bearing setup and some aluminum instead of that brass pin. I do wonder if dirt will be a problem, but it looks like a pretty tight package. I'm not sure I can resist at least getting the IFS2 by itself, but for $299 for the whole truck seems pretty good to me.

Edit: The clearance difference shown in the video is pretty substantial; wow. I have a Knightrunner I'd like to have the IFS2 on. Not to mention that garage box contains pretty much every 80s reference imaginable except may be Air Wolf.

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Old 06-06-2023, 10:02 AM   #32
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i think they got themselves a winner at that price point and elements reputation in the market right now ... they have a great line up and this one is gonna be heard to get them in stock for a while .. i can see their first batch to sell pretty quick.
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Old 06-06-2023, 05:32 PM   #33
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Looks neat. I wonder if there's any adjustment you can make. Too bad you cannot widen it like the gen-1. At least ot doesn't look to be.
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Ugh I was good on saving money since too since I've got a few unbuilt rigs in the way.

I'm with ya on that.



Need Vs Want.



I already have the IFS 4Runner
But better is good to have too.
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Old 06-06-2023, 07:41 PM   #35
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I'm with ya on that.



Need Vs Want.



I already have the IFS 4Runner
But better is good to have too.
Yes the Trailrunner with IFS I do not own yet but I will buy it at the 299 price right now. I know I can probably wait it out until there's even a better deal on those but I figure I might as well have a IFS 4runner build also. I've never bought 2 rigs at once.

So the plan WAS, an IERC Merge X Evo kit with F10 portals, with a HPI Venture body. But now that this is releasing, the Utron body will go on instead and I can save the HPI body. I think with this pickup body, it'll have a much more aggressive rock crawler appeal. Still haven't lined up a transmission for that build...

Then the remaining Enduro SE kit will get a random Toyota body, spare or possibly a loaner rig.
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A few more pics of the new Utron Trail Truck to share.

A nice comparison of the IFS V1 and the new IFS2.

The more I see this new rig, the more excited I get to picking one up when they become available!

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Old 06-07-2023, 09:14 AM   #37
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Seeing the differences in the IFS in one picture is cool, but don't let your eyes fool yourself (everyone reading) in the ground clearance aspect as the Utron is wearing the taller 4.7 tires.
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Seeing the differences in the IFS in one picture is cool, but don't let your eyes fool yourself (everyone reading) in the ground clearance aspect as the Utron is wearing the taller 4.7 tires.

I believe if I read correctly, the Utron is wearing the new smaller 1.9x4.19 Pinseeker tires. The Knightrunner does have the smaller 1.55x3.85 General Grabbers on it.


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I believe if I read correctly, the Utron is wearing the new smaller 1.9x4.19 Pinseeker tires. The Knightrunner does have the smaller 1.55x3.85 General Grabbers on it.


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Beat me to it. But it is a valid point, 4.19s vs 3.85s.

Still is a big improvement


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