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Redcat Releases the Gen8 P-A-C-K (Pre-Assembled Chassis Kit)

Redcat releases a new chassis kit for custom builders.

Phoenix, AZ, February 15, 2019 --( Available late February for only $199.99

With custom builders making up a large percentage of the RC crawler community, Redcat wanted to offer something this community could really get excited about. Redcat is now offering the 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 that makes the Gen8 International® Scout II RTR vehicle so great. It is designed and developed by Redcat Racing, in house, in the United States. The new Gen8 PACK also shares the same stock chassis components as the Gen8 International® Scout II RTR vehicle, such as: C-channel frame rails, low center of gravity battery tray, centrally mounted divorced transfer case, lockable slipper clutch, portal axles with metal gear covers, MOD-1 gears, machined aluminum spools, front CVAs, 32 rubber-sealed ball bearings, threaded aluminum shocks, 47º steering blocks with proper Ackerman, Panhard bar, LED-ready bumpers, winch-ready front bumper, and frame mounted floor pans.

Custom builders will be excited to know they can purchase the Gen8 PACK and install a motor, speed controller, radio system, steering servo, battery, wheels, tires, and body of their choice; all of which are not included with the PACK. This is a great way for drivers to create custom rigs of their own, using the new Gen8 chassis as a base. For builders looking for customization ideas, Redcat has released an ever growing collection of free 3D printable parts files specifically for the Gen8, and are available for download at There are already many performance parts available for the PACK and many more are sure to come.

Redcat understands that there are still those who would rather purchase an RTR kit, and personalize the vehicle slowly, at their own pace. The Redcat Racing Gen8 International® Scout II RTR vehicle will remain available for purchase. The RTR version includes the same chassis and is ready-to-run right out of the box. All that is needed to complete the Gen8 International® Scout II RTR vehicle are batteries and a charger. With these 2 product offerings, Redcat has effectively catered to the custom builder community, while still remaining loyal to the ready to run enthusiast.

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 - 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 Stock (312-336mm Adjustable)
Suspension: 4-Link Rear and 3-Link Front with Panhard Bar
Shocks: 95mm Adjustable Coilover Threaded Aluminum Body
Axles: Portal Axles with 6mm Solid Rear Axle Shafts and CVA Front Axle

Needed to complete:
Electronic Speed Control (ESC)
Radio Transmitter & Receiver
High Torque Steering Servo
Wheels & Tires
Battery and Charger
AA Batteries for Transmitter

About Redcat Racing
Established in 2005, Redcat Racing ( has become premier name for Fast - Affordable - Fun ready to run, gas, nitro and electric powered remote controlled surface vehicles. All Redcat Racing vehicles come fully assembled and ready to run right out to the box making it simple for anyone to get started in the R/C hobby. Redcat Racing has a complete line of parts and accessories as well as a wide selection of vehicle sizes ranging from 1/24 scale to 1/5 scale, ensuring that there is a Fast-Affordable-Fun vehicle for everyone. Visit for more information and to find a dealer near you.

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