Wider, Smoother Axles
The Gen2 has a lot more metal in it than expected for the price. Metal ring and pinion gears are tucked into the axle housings, and steel universal joints outfit the fat telescoping shafts that join the axles to the transmission. Aluminum C-hubs are fitted up front, with steel Cv-style joints contributing to smooth power delivery. The Gen2 uses the same axles as the ECX Doomsday, which boost the truck’s width from 177mm to 196mm—that’s more than half an inch, which is a big jump for a 1/12-scale truck. The axles also have smoother housings to help slide over obstacles.
The Gen2 axles boost width by 19mm, and have fewer edges to grab obstacles compared to the first-gen parts.