Originally Posted by nitrosportsandrunner
did you go brushless? Ive seen some VXL powered GPs. A few upgrades are needed for the added power, but still pretty cool.
I had a VXL in mine for about 10 mins. I destroyed the rear drive shaft twice in that time finally replacing it with one of the Axles shafts from a Stampede. It was great for about 3 mins until the rear gears destroyed themselves. After that I pulled the VXL and stuck an S-600 in it and run it on 2S. With a 26T pinion it's still runs around 18-20 mph and I haven't hurt the drivetrain again since.
My current problem is the Links. While the truck has been run pretty hard I didn't expect break 3 of the 4 links holding the front axle in place climbing a dirt pile. All 3 snapped the plastic end where the links meet the chassis. I have upgraded links on order from Crawford but their shipping takes forever so the trucks been down almost 3 weeks waiting for parts that showed "in stock". Oh well life goes on.
Mods to my truck so far are the S-600, Traxxas XL5 ESC. Locked out the rear steer and running a Tactic 2.4, 2 channel, Traxxas Revo 32P spur. Homemade additional chassis braces. Homemade trans brace. Moved the Battery to the under side of the tray. E-Maxx Shocks, Traxxas Stampede Slider shafts to replace the drive shafts, Emaxx Foam in the tires with air holes in the rims, Replaced the rear axle and diff with a locked diff and I cut off the upper "cab" portion of the chassis so the body could be lowered.
At this point I'm not really sure I can call the truck a Redcat as it's more Traxxas than anything else.
If the lower links ever arrive the truck should be almost bullet proof. I do have a set of Wraith axles and a locked VXL transmission sitting here should either of the stock parts give me a headache.
All this might sound like I'm complaining but I'mm really not. I've owned worse trucks that cost a whole lot more (Wheelie King) and we're nearly as much fun. The good news is used GP's can be found on Ebay for sometimes under $50 as people get tired of the relatively minor issues.