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Old 08-22-2019, 06:36 PM   #41
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Well after putting the SSD lower link mounts on. I decided to try the cat again.
NOPE!!! I broke both portal gears and split the rear axle case and rear portal cover. I'm done. Time for it to go.
I can't drive it like I drive my Axial rigs.
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:24 AM   #42
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Mines still going strong. Stock motor is starting to make some noise, but its been submerged more times than I should probably admit. I did replace the servo with the 25kg hex fly offering from redcat. Seems to work just fine. I've got about 20 hours of runtime on it at this point.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:31 AM   #43
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Well after putting the SSD lower link mounts on. I decided to try the cat again.
NOPE!!! I broke both portal gears and split the rear axle case and rear portal cover. I'm done. Time for it to go.
I can't drive it like I drive my Axial rigs.
oh come on man were the carnage pics

lol
also fair to say when i went brushless with my wraith i ate axles and gears also with the wraith only using that as a comparison cause it was a rtr also my othe4 axials are custom builds anyway the wraith cost me $1000 or more to get to the point that it dident break on every run ive had the redcat for 5 months and have less than $100 in to it and hundr3ads of runs on it i run it every bit as hard as the wraith but its not brushless i wouldent even go there with out metal axle housings and steel gears and some good strong front shafts

i wish there were potmetal axles for the g8 weres extra peeed whan you need them lol

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Old 08-25-2019, 04:36 AM   #44
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Sorry my bro is the picture hound. It is a great truck since it is their first in house design. I was going to turn the battery sideways right behind the gearbox to help on some of our really steep hill climbs but it got traded yesterday at a meet.
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Old 08-31-2019, 01:32 PM   #45
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My stock servo failed after about a month. It started to jitter and not respond, then a few days later it was done. I filed a warranty claim and Redcat sent out a new one the next day with no questions asked. I'm running the replacement now but will probably replace with a nicer servo if it fails again.
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:36 AM   #46
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Had a rear axle blow on me yesterday. 5 Minutes into the trail. What a way to ruin a weekend hike. Got a Treal full metal axle coming my way now because for some reason the official redcat axle is more expensive. Treal is much higher quality.

Besides that, I haven't broken anything except my servo and a wheel. That's with 50+ hours and 40 or so miles.





Yes, I tried epoxying it It works until I touched a tree branch then it blew up again LOL.

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