Here's a quick tip to help you improve the performance of your Gen8 that can be completed in just a few minutes and it's completely free! Push in your bumpers
Pushing the rear bumper in will allow your truck to climb a steeper incline before the bumper scrapes on the ground and potentially stops your truck.
Pushing in your front bumper will help when you are coming down a steep incline and reach the bottom. Your front bumper will be less likely to dig in to the ground.
To complete this modification, simply take the two screws out of the bumper mounting posts, push the bumper in then secure the bumper again with the same two screws. You may also have to trim a very small bit off of your body to clear the bumper once it's pushed in.
Here's a quick look at my son's Gen8 V2 with the rear bumper in the stock location
And here is his rear bumper pushed in by just one mounting hole. To improve the performance of your truck even more, you can push your bumper in further or remove it completely. You may also want to remove the receiver hitch. We like how the truck looks with the bumper still sticking out a little plus, the bumper will still protect the body so for now, we're just pushing it in by one mounting hole.
I didn't push his front bumper in because he wants to add a winch to the bumper at some point and I'll likely need the bumper to remain in the stock location for the winch to fit
Hopefully this helps a little, have fun
By the way, here are some other Gen8 posts that you may like:
Gen8 V2 Project Part 1 - Wheels
Gen8 V2 Project Part 2 - Magnet Body Mounts
Gen8 AXE Project Part 1 - Injora Aluminum Wheels
Gen8 AXE Project Part 2 - Brass Wheel Hexes