Redcat Racing have introduced the new Gen8 P-A-C-K pre-assembled chassis kit for those who want to run the Gen8 chassis with their own choice of electronics, wheels, tires, and body. The Gen8 PACK already includes many of the features custom builders look for, and is ready to be transformed into a high performance, one of a kind, custom rig. The Gen8 PACK uses the same chassis as the Gen8 International Scout II RTR vehicle and it also shares the same stock chassis components such as C-channel frame rails, low centre of gravity battery tray, centrally mounted divorced transfer case, lockable slipper clutch, portal axles with metal gear covers, MOD-1 gears, machined aluminium spools, front CVAs, 32 rubber-sealed ball bearings, threaded aluminium shocks, 47 degree steering blocks with proper Ackerman, Panhard bar, LED-ready bumpers, winch-ready front bumper, and frame mounted floor pans. The Gen8 uses portal axles with 47 degree of steering to help the vehicle manoeuvre in tight spaces.
The additional ground clearance offered by the portal axles allow the Gen8 to roll over obstacles, that might normally hang up other vehicles with traditional axles. The Gen8’s portal axles are outfitted with Mod1 gears for increased durability. Machined aluminium spools are used to ensure that both the left and right tires have equal pulling power. Aluminium Panhard bars are used to keep the portal axles from shifting side to side. This setup has proven to be a very effective combination, both on the trail, and on the rocks. The Gen8 chassis uses a divorced transfer case. There are several advantages to this setup, such as evenly distributing the weight of the drive train along the centreline of the vehicle, while allowing for a very low centre of gravity. The Gen8 was designed and developed by Redcat Racing in Phoenix, Arizona. This highly tested kit has already proven to be a contender and the Gen8 PACK includes the same tuning options found on the Gen8 International Scout II RTR vehicle. Tuning options include: nine upper shock positions, threaded shock collars for quick suspension tuning, adjustable front toe angle, adjustable frame mounted bumpers to fine tune approach and departure angles, adjustable slipper clutch with lockout option, adjustable lower suspension link angle, and an adjustable wheelbase, from 312mm to 336mm.
– Gen8 PACK: Fully assembled
– Chassis: 1.5mm thick steel C-channel frame rails
– Drive System: 4-wheel-drive, front mounted motor (motor not included)
– Transmission: Single speed with lockable slipper clutch
– Transfer Case: Divorced, centrally mounted
– Gear Ratio: 71.85:1 to 28.12:1 (9t-23t compatible)
– Length: 571mm stock (541-601mm adjustable)
– Wheelbase: 324mm sStock (312-336mm adjustable)
– Suspension: 4-link rear and 3-link front with Panhard Bar
– Shocks: 95mm adjustable coilover threaded aluminium Body
– Axles: Portal axles with 6mm solid rear axle shafts and CVA front axle
Source: Redcat Racing [redcatracing.com]