Upgrading and customizing small-scale crawlers such as the Axial SCX24 can be both fun and costly. Depending on what you’re looking to add to your 1/24-scale crawler, you can quickly exceed the price of the base vehicle itself. Thankfully, there are brands like Injora which offer budget-friendly, performance-focused upgrades that will let you customize to your heart’s content (without blowing up your hobby budget).
The team at Injora sent me a set of their 1.0″ Aluminum Beadlock Wheels with Pre-mounted Crawler Tires to test out on my SCX24 fleet. At $23.99 for a set of four, this appears to be an amazing and easy upgrade for the cost.
- 4 Five-spoke, 1.0″ Beadlock Wheels with Pre-mounted Tires ($23.99)
- 4 Wheel hexes
The style of these wheels had me hooked as soon as I saw them. The five-spoke design looks great on a variety of vehicle styles, from the modern Jeep JLU to the rock-ready Deadbolt. I selected wheels with a black finish, but you can also get these wheels in a silver/raw aluminum finish. The wheel halves are held together with rear-mounted screws, allowing the wheel face to be clean and clear of any hardware clutter.
The wheels were pre-mounted to a set of aggressively-styled tires that have a similar tread design to Pro-Line’s Hyrax Crawler Tire. When paired with the 5-spoke wheels, they not only look and feel amazing, but they pack an impressive performance-punch as well.
Since the stock performance of the Axial SCX24 is already top-notch, finding upgrades that meet or exceed that performance can be a daunting task. Thankfully, Injora has brought its “A” game with this wheel and tire combo. While the wheels are heavier than the stock plastic rims, they aren’t as hefty as a brass-backed set.
Despite their lighter weight, these wheels manage to plant the SCX24 enough to maintain its stellar performance. In terms of traction, the tires, while not super soft or sticky, offer impressive crawling and trailing performance on a variety of surfaces.
The Final Verdict
Whether your goal is improved performance or simply refreshing the appearance of your 1/24-scale crawler, you’d have to search high and low to find a better combo than Injora’s 5-spoke 1.0″ Beadlock Wheels and Pre-mounted Tires. With impressive style, hard-to-beat crawling chops, and a budget-friendly price, I highly recommend this wheel and tire combo for your Axial SCX24, Element RC Enduro 24, Carisma MSA-1E, or any other small-scale trail rig.