Last week, I wrote about how I added some Injora aluminum wheels to my Gen8 AXE. These wheels not only look great but added around 42 grams to each corner of my truck helping lower the center of gravity and improve the truck's climbing ability
This week, I decided to add a little more stability to my truck by upgrading the wheel hexes to some Treal 8mm brass units. Here's a closer look at this fast and easy upgrade and how these parts compare to stock...
The stock Gen8 aluminum wheel hexes and pins weigh in at 7 grams
The Treal brass upgrades come in at 26 grams or just under an additional 5 grams per corner. Not a lot but, when added to the aluminum wheels, I've now added around 47 grams to each corner.
The stock Gen8 aluminum wheel hexes are 6mm wide
The Treal brass units measure in at 8mm wide. Again, not a huge change over stock but the additional 2mm width per side (4mm total) should help with side hilling stability
This was a super fast and easy upgrade for my AXE. I like how the small amount of additional width helps the wheels fill out the wheel well a little better. In my opinion, the stock setup is just a touch too narrow. The small amount of added weight and width should help keep the truck a little more planted when crawling.
'till next time, have fun and stay safe