I had a little time to work on my Gen8 AXE today and decided to add some more Treal brass upgrades. This time I went with the lower link mounts. Not only will this add a small amount of weight down low (improving stability), they'll also add strength to my truck and look great too.
Although I've never personally broken a lower link mount on my truck, I do sell them from time-to-time so I know other guys are breaking them. By swapping out my link mounts to these nice brass units, I've added strength to my own truck and will now have a second set of stock parts in my trail bag if my son ever breaks one of his on his V2.
Here's a quick look at these brass lower link mounts vs the stock mounts:
The stock plastic mounts and hardware weigh 14 grams.
The Treal brass link mounts and hardware weigh 45 grams - an increase of 31 grams over the stock plastic pieces. This isn't a massive increase in weight but, they'll also add strength and heck, they look cool too.
This is a super easy project but it will require a few tools. Here's what you'll need:
You may want to also pick up some 3x22mm button head screws. The Treal mounts are slightly thicker than the stock plastic mounts so the stock 3x20mm screws do not pass all of the way through the nyloc nuts. If you add a little thread lock to the tip of the stock screw before re-installing the nut, you'll probably be fine but using slightly longer screws will help ensure the nut does not fall off some day
'till next time