Ratca manufactures. Redcat does not have plastic axles or drive shafts. Redcats are steel and you do not have to pay extra for that. I have people who own both Redcat and Traxxas cars and repair both the same amount of the time. We have been told they are glad we are in the area. Redcat parts are readily available for the models we carry. 1/10 scale brushed start at $130.00 We have the NEW GEN 8 SCOUT In stock but you better get moving they will not be here long !!!