Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Results 1 to 12 of 12

  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Mayfield, KY
    Posts
    126
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    Redcat Dual Lipo Truggy

    Ever been sitting around bored then looked over and seen a Backdraft 3.5 buggy and a Earthquake 8e truck and thought man I would like a dual lipo truggy? LOL! Well I did and here is the end result pure genius. The Backdraft, Aftershock and the Earthquake all use the same chassis so with a little bit of time you can convert from one to the other. If you own a Earthquake 8e the only parts you would need to buy to complete this conversion is a wing mount and a wing for the Backdraft 8e. Any questions just ask. Adding some other things I did to make this happen. I lowered the body posts in the front and rear. I swithced over all hubs from the Backdraft 3.5 to the Earthquake 8e since the Backdraft uses 17mm hubs and the Earthquake uses smaller plastic ones I believe they are 14mm. I had to cut a hole for the wing mount to come through the body since it is longer than the buggy body it may have weakened it some but once I put the wing on it covered the hole I cut and the wing sits low to the body so it keeps it secure. Also removed the stock wing off the Earthquake 8e body it's flimsy and after popping a few wheelies when it was still in stock form it was about to break off anyways. Speaking of which once the conversion was finished I took it out yesterday and no more wheelies this was my main concern that I did not want it to wheelie anymore so I can use it to race this season. Some advantages to doing this mod: You get a better wing that is independent of the body, wheelies are gone, control is much tighter, lower center of gravity, faster acceleration and the Earthquake comes stock with turnbuckles that go from the hub to the chassis adding even further durability and it comes stock with front and rear sway bars making this truggy track ready!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	qo40579.jpg 
Views:	4 
Size:	201.3 KB 
ID:	1380919   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ni24457.jpg 
Views:	4 
Size:	194.3 KB 
ID:	1380920   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	lq38172.jpg 
Views:	7 
Size:	193.7 KB 
ID:	1380921   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	yr47617.jpg 
Views:	7 
Size:	177.4 KB 
ID:	1380922   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	sd44829.jpg 
Views:	7 
Size:	205.6 KB 
ID:	1380923  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	aq98826.jpg 
Views:	4 
Size:	189.6 KB 
ID:	1380924   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	mo16014.jpg 
Views:	4 
Size:	198.6 KB 
ID:	1380925   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	jh26896.jpg 
Views:	5 
Size:	174.8 KB 
ID:	1380926   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	kj81383.jpg 
Views:	6 
Size:	223.1 KB 
ID:	1380927  
    Authorized Redcat Racing Dealer

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Debary, FL
    Posts
    700
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Redcat Dual Lipo Truggy

    That thing looks pretty mean!! Nice job!
    Mick Nesevitch

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Guthrie, KY
    Posts
    217
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Redcat Dual Lipo Truggy

    So what you saying is you put a truck body on a backdraft and adjusted a few things?

  4. #4

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Mayfield, KY
    Posts
    126
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Redcat Dual Lipo Truggy


    ORIGINAL: tylerjackson

    So what you saying is you put a truck body on a backdraft and adjusted a few things?
    Pretty much the backdraft uses 17mm hexes and the earthquake 8e uses 14mm so had to switch those.
    Authorized Redcat Racing Dealer

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    girard, PA
    Posts
    421
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Redcat Dual Lipo Truggy

    the backdraft stock tires and wheels are ugly same as stock wing, i only use mine for burnouts and i use my aftermarket tires for everything else.
    they look sweet and hook up great
    i replaced my wing to it was cheaper than a new stock and its integy.

    i also  made a bunch of other changes


    RcxZone.Com Orders over $250 Get Free Shipping Parts Orders Have $6.50 Flat Rate. Our Prices Will Not Be Beat. Contact Us With Questions. We Will Beat Any Advertised Price!
    EMAIL:: RcxZone14@gmail.com PHONE:: See Website

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Debary, FL
    Posts
    700
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Redcat Dual Lipo Truggy

    Once the weather warms up ya might want to cut a hole in the windshield to get some extra air on the head?!?! Also give ya access to the fuel tank (if it's on the sameside) for quick/easy refills.. Nice lookin buggy!
    Mick Nesevitch

  7. #7
    UrcHobby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Bellmore, NY
    Posts
    337
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Redcat Dual Lipo Truggy

    Looks Really nice with the white rims and wing. BD 3.5, Great Buggy it can not be beat for the price.
    Urc Hobby Redcat Racing, HPI, Traxxas, XTM Racing, Venom, RC4WD, Integy, DDM Racing & PRP Dealer LI New York

  8. #8
    raceingnub25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Spotsylvania, VA
    Posts
    23
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Redcat Dual Lipo Truggy

    So i own a earthquake 8E and i wanna do this i have the tires and so all i need to buy is the wing  mount if i read it rite and once i have the wing mount what attaches to what
    Losi 8ight T 2.0 driver
    \"Landing simply means stop flying nothing more then that\"

  9. #9
    edgeverse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Sebring, FL
    Posts
    182
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Redcat Dual Lipo Truggy

    you remove the rear bumper and replace it with the backdraft 8e rollcag post set,
    then your wing mount will attach to that then your wing goes right on
    I converted my earthquake 8e into a backdraft 8e and love it.

    (look at the rear shot and you will see the rollcage body posts)

    3D Comics/3D Art
    edgeversemedia.com

  10. #10
    raceingnub25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Spotsylvania, VA
    Posts
    23
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Redcat Dual Lipo Truggy

    Thanks i just put it on and im going raceing with it tomorrow should be fun and i love having the wing on it
    Losi 8ight T 2.0 driver
    \"Landing simply means stop flying nothing more then that\"

  11. #11
    edgeverse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Sebring, FL
    Posts
    182
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Redcat Dual Lipo Truggy

    Here are some shots ofy my Backdraft 8e. (formerly an Earthquake 8e)


    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Tr51179.jpg 
Views:	3 
Size:	206.9 KB 
ID:	1663715   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Pk29782.jpg 
Views:	2 
Size:	170.2 KB 
ID:	1663716   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Wb76622.jpg 
Views:	4 
Size:	228.6 KB 
ID:	1663717   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Ys49658.jpg 
Views:	3 
Size:	219.3 KB 
ID:	1663718   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Mx22063.jpg 
Views:	2 
Size:	203.7 KB 
ID:	1663719  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Ul79080.jpg 
Views:	4 
Size:	180.9 KB 
ID:	1663720  
    3D Comics/3D Art
    edgeversemedia.com

  12. #12
    raceingnub25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Spotsylvania, VA
    Posts
    23
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Redcat Dual Lipo Truggy

    Wow that looks really nice i might have to try that with mine if i get board of it as a truggy
    Losi 8ight T 2.0 driver
    \"Landing simply means stop flying nothing more then that\"


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:33 AM.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.