Review AKA 1/8 17mm wheel adapters for SC10
Words and photos: Sylvain Lafrance
The short course trucks are among the most popular vehicles on the market. AKA had the great idea to offer us what we were asking for. Their new 17mm wheels adapters let us install any 1/8 scale buggy wheels on our SC trucks, what a good idea! How does a short course truck handle with buggy tires? Keep on reading to find out.
Installing and Testing:
It took me a maximum of five minutes to install the AKA 1/8 wheel adapters. AKA included everything I needed for the installation. The installation is quiet simple, remove the stock wheels and install the adapters. Two small bearings are included for the front adapters. The adapters are held on the axle shaft by a long nut that goes right into the center of the adapter. A L-shaped hex key is also included for screwing all the components securely in place. 17mm SureGrip nuts are provided with the kit.
Once the AKA 1/8 adapters were installed, my short course truck had exactly the same width and the turning radius. The adapters are made from 7075 aluminum and hard anodized for a long-lasting finish.
Few words on the tires, for this review, AKA sent me four pre-mounted City Block buggy tires in green (soft) compound. The tires have hooked very well on all the different track surfaces where I’ve ran my short course truck. From loose to hard packed surfaces, they offered high traction. I felt my truck more planted on the track and more nimble. After many packs, the tires are still in top shape.
I really like the AKA 1/8 wheel adapters. They will let me run my SC10 with all the tires and wheels (including SC8 wheels) I usually use for my 1/8 buggy. Another extra, they let me switch the front and rear tires. No matter you are a basher or a racer, the AKA 1/8 17mm wheel adapters are a most.
33005 – SC10 1:8 Wheel Adapters (Complete Kit) Retail – $39.99
Includes: (2) Front Adapters, (2) Rear Adapters, (4) SureGrip 17mm nuts, (2) Front Adapter Nuts, (2) Rear Adapter Nuts, (2) Front Bearings, (1) 2.5mm wrench
33006 – SC10 1:8 Wheel Adapters (Front Only Kit) Retail – $21.99
Includes: (2) Front Adapters, (2) SureGrip 17mm Nuts, (2) Front Bearings, (2) Front Adapter Nuts
33007 – SC10 1:8 Wheel Adapters (Rear Only Kit) Retail – $18.99
Includes: (2) Rear Adapters, (2) SureGrip 17mm Nuts, (2) Rear Adapter Nuts,
33008 – SC10 1:8 Wheel Adapter Maintenance Set Retail – $7.99
Includes: (2) Front Bearings, (2) Front Adapter Nuts, (2) Rear Adapter Nuts
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