N2R High Clearance Skid for Redcat Gen8 v2

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This is v2 of our popular N2R High Clearance Skid for the Gen8.  Our skid eliminates the bulbous mass under the stock skid, adding over 5mm of ground clearance without raising the transmission or other components.  Your Gen8 will glide over roots and rocks with ease, and v2 has been strengthened with a beefier front upper link design and more durable material.

Package includes 1 skid and 4x M3 locknuts

Installation tips

  • If you are not planning to replace the stock driveshafts, we do NOT recommend trying to remove them when installing the skid.  Stock driveshafts are secured with red thread-lock that is extremely difficult to remove, and it is NOT necessary to remove the driveshafts to replace the skid.
  • Start by removing the stock battery tray and transfer case from the stock skid.  Then disconnect all 7 links from the stock skid, followed by the remaining 8 screws that secure the skid to the chassis.
  • Chassis rails will flex enough to allow you to remove the stock skid and install the N2R skid without having to detach bumper mounts or cross-members.
  • IMPORTANT - When installing rear upper links, insert one M3 washer between each rear upper link rod end and the skid (see picture).
  • After installing the N2R skid, you will need to use the included 4x M3 locknuts to secure the screws that pass through the front and back of the stock sliders into the forward-most and rear-most holes in the stock skid.

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  • 5
    Gen 8 skid

    Posted by Brian Samuel on Mar 26th 2019

    First time getting one of there products. It's a awesome product amazing difference in performance with not getting hung up on that hump. Will definitely look into more of there products for my trx4 and scx10.

  • 4
    skid plate

    Posted by jim carroll on Mar 25th 2019

    great product fits great

  • 5
    N2R High clearance skid for Gen8

    Posted by Tyler on Mar 25th 2019

    Super happy with this piece. Awesome looking and fits perfectly. I love that it's internally threaded so you don't have to mess with locknuts. This is honestly the single best upgrade for the Gen8 along with tires. Getting rid of the hump on the belly helps a ton!! It glides over obstacles now.

  • 5
    Excellent quality, strength & fit

    Posted by Steve Leitch on Mar 25th 2019

    Solves the Redcat Gen 8 skid plate "Baby bump"

  • 3
    skid seems very durable but the fit and finish is off

    Posted by robert moore on Mar 24th 2019

    The reason i did not rate this higher wad because i had to go in with a dremel and sand down where the rear lower links mount to make them fit i also had to sand down where the rear driveshaft comes thru the plate because it was rubbing

  • 5
    BowHouse skidplate for Redcat Gen8Scout2

    Posted by James Housas on Mar 22nd 2019

    A well made, solid, well engineered and needed addition to any Gen8 ... it's tough and will help you over objects your scout couldn't get over before.

  • 5
    Redcat gen 8 skid plate

    Posted by Gary Wood on Mar 17th 2019

    I am very impressed in the quality and fit of this part It was the perfect upgrade for the gen 8 and I would highly recommend it to anyone Bowhouse you rock

  • 5
    A must have for the gen8. It completely eliminates the belly hump on the gen8 making it a more efficient crawling machine.

    Posted by Joseph Correia on Mar 16th 2019

    Well worth the money.!!

  • 4
    High clearance skid for the Gen-8

    Posted by Albert L on Mar 15th 2019

    Seems to be well make. And like it so far time will tell how it holds up as of now I would buy again