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Old 09-24-2011, 08:15 PM
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Default Earthquake 8E -> Backdraft Hubs- Weak Axles??

So I work for a store in Oregon. We are a strong Redcat dealer and heavily support the Redcat brand, selling all kinds of parts and products.


I had a customer purchase the Earthquake 8E and invest a LOTof time and especially money into the truck. Recently we made changes to the susppension and hubs, converting them to the Backdraft 8E axles and hubs. We wanted to give it more of a truggy stance, and Redcate even offers the BS17MM-Kit, which converts the stock axles to 17mm.

Has anyone bent axles?




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Old 09-24-2011, 08:24 PM
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Default RE: Earthquake 8E -> Backdraft Hubs- Weak Axles??

i broke the stub axles on my earthquake 8e. 3 of them actually. only happened when i ran on pavement and would crash hard.

the large tires on the earthquake(and their offset) puts more strain than the aftershock or backdraft tires do.
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I've bent dogbones, but not axles.
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Hey MOmo, I live in Vancouver WA, where is your store?  I order online now, a local dealer would be nice.  I just converted my EQ8E into a SCT8E and I like it alot more now. I switched to 17mm right after I got my EQ8E and never looked back ! 
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I've bent the front dog bones on my Earthquake 8E but haven't bent the axles yet.

Also where in Oregon is your store?

I live in Bend, but travel periodically and would love to talk with some others face to face about issues with the Earthquake 8E.

I think I've purchased almost every spare part they make for it (almost).

Most recently my issue is I upgraded my cast aluminum hubs to the anondized hubs, the biggest issue I'm having is one of the lower screws is stripped, and I've lost the little metal shim or buffer (not sure the proper term) that goes into the A-arm that the screw goes through.

A - suggestions on rescuing the hub? I thought about going to a machine shop and getting it retapped for a slightly larger size
B - where do I get that shim?

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Thanks for the insight.


My store is located in Clackamas Mall. We've been a Redcat dealer for quite a while. I carry quite a few models, and order weekly so its a sure bet if they have it, i can get it.



Its just frustrating that these axles are so weak. I would have expected that the larger wheels wouldn't have made THAT much a difference. has anyone TRIED going truggy on an Earthquake 8E?




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I bent an axle running in to a mailbox. Straightened it out to use while a replacement shipped. I ended up getting the car a bit sideways and slid in to a bit of raised concrete, breaking the axle completely.
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Old 10-04-2011, 12:12 AM
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So this customer might be selling his Earthquake 8E as a roller complete with hopups.

Is anyone interested in an upgraded 8e?


He decided to go a different route.




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i have done the same to my EQ 3.5 nitro upgraded to the 17mm kit i have broke and bent axles but i found out i had the toe in or out causing the problem once i got that fixxed havent bent or broke a one
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anyone know of hardened steel diff gears for a aftershock?thanx
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How much dose he want for the 8E ? 

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Old 10-23-2011, 08:04 PM
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Cust. has made another purchase and would like to sell this vehicle.

Quite a few spares, no electronics. Upgraded with aluminum parts, stock replacement parts etc. The truck is in really good shape. despite my comments It is a great beginner rig. I'll also throw in a EQ converted AS roller minus electronics and battery mounts.

This is a pretty good setup. Close to running roller and a complete backup car.


Looking for $275 plus shippiing




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