After a fun trail run with my son yesterday, I accidentally put his green V2 body on my Gen8 AXE and the black wheels completely changed how his truck looked (my AXE looked kinda cool with his chrome wheels too). This got us talking about some of the customizing he'd like to do to his truck including changing the wheels.
Although I'm not quite ready to give him the wheels off of my AXE, here are some quick shots of how the truck looked with different wheels...maybe it will inspire you to make some changes to your truck as well
Here's my son's Gen8 V2 after our run yesterday. The truck is completely stock including the chrome wheels. The truck looks great and works flawlessly in stock form.
Here's the truck with the black wheels from my AXE (actually, this is my AXE with his green body). You can see how the look of the truck changes with the addition of the black wheels. The black AXE wheels give it a more rugged look and would probably look even meaner with the beadlocks painted black like I did on my Gen7 project a while back
Here's how his Gen8 V2 looks with some Gen7 wheels. It's not the best photo but you can see the spoked wheels and also how the Gen8 hub covers still fit
Here's a closer look at the Gen7 wheels installed on my son's Gen8
Just for fun, here's how an Injora aluminum wheel looks. I plan to write a post on these wheels in the future when I install them on my AXE so stay tuned for that one
Wheels and tires are often a personal preference thing. You may like chrome wheels better than black, I may like the Gen8 AXE wheels better than the Gen7 wheels but, that's what's awesome about this hobby - you can do whatever you like.
'till next, have fun
Here are some quick links if you want to check out some of your options:
And here are some amazon links to tools that I recommend: