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Old 07-26-2020, 07:45 AM   #1
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I am building a gen 8 from parts on eBay (I know Iíll be spending more in the long run) I wanted a builders kit but redcat is pre assembled.Anyway, on to my question. I can get portal axles from a Gen 8 for about $90 or from a Gen 8 Axe edition for about $120. Can anyone tell me what the difference between the 2 are? What makes the Axe Portals $30 more?


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Old 07-26-2020, 05:15 PM   #2
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Iím not 100% but the Axe edition has steel gears in the transmission/transfer case. Upgraded drive shafts. Heavy duty front CV axles made from steel vs sintered gears. And finally HD axle housings. Not sure if the portals housings are any stronger.


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Old 07-28-2020, 12:42 PM   #3
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The Axe has different axle housings. They're much better than the originals. Much more durable. Double-shear shock mounts & just beefier all around.
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Old 08-04-2020, 08:16 AM   #4
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I am building a gen 8 from parts on eBay (I know Iíll be spending more in the long run) I wanted a builders kit but redcat is pre assembled.Anyway, on to my question. I can get portal axles from a Gen 8 for about $90 or from a Gen 8 Axe edition for about $120. Can anyone tell me what the difference between the 2 are? What makes the Axe Portals $30 more?


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Not sure but I have known many guys who have been buying the Gen7 portal upgrade kit for their Gen8 they say they are the upgrade version at a much better price


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Old 10-11-2020, 11:14 PM   #5
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Ultra cheap option for axles, if they are available are new old stock prototype axles for $40. Run them till something breaks, and upgrade to the current style gears. The heavy duty axle kit is a $15-20 part.
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