HexChex™ - ISO Polymer Upgrade
We have upgraded materials for 2014 making HexChex™ softer to manipulate by hand and improving the overall usability and functionality of the product. Used throughout the automotive industry this new material is an ISO standard for many critical components due to its outstanding mechanical properties, dimensional stability, low moisture absorption, excellent thermal, UV and chemical resistance.
This means better, more consistent performance over the life of the part and a melt point just outside the normal temperature range of a truck wheel under heavy breaking. This high temperature material will retain its mechanical properties right up to it's melt point. This melting effect can be used to detect hub problems but shouldn't be relied on for this purpose*
We developed this simple tool to allow the mechanism to release easily. It is a small white clip that attaches to the bridge and directs force down onto the ratchet. When pressed with your thumb, the Release Tool completely disengages the ratchet, allowing a good grip on the part with both hands. This makes it easier to open when the mechanism is clogged up with dirt and adjustment is required or if you are pulling Hexchex apart for cleaning.