The Gullwing Shadow is 7.5" from one end of the axel to the other. the truck main body is roughly 4.75"
The 8" is again from one of the axel to the other with the main truck body being 5.5"
Gullwing Shadow trucks feature the traditional kingpin style and are best used for skating parks or cruising. The knurled kingpin stays securely in place while riding and the straight pivot provides even turning geometry. The 356 Aluminum and Chromoly axle have become the ‘gold-standard’ of the truck industry and have proven themselves through years of use and abuse. This heat-treated aluminum cannot be die-cast, and is responsible for the strength and familiar grind characteristics you should expect from a quality truck. Shadow trucks also feature extra aluminum on the grinding surface, which provides extended life.
Additional benefits come from the integrated speed ring on both the hanger and axle nut. The rings provide improved alignment to your bearings, for better speed roll and longevity. They also reduce friction, by only touching the inner race of the bearing and because they are integrated, you can’t lose them! Shadow trucks feature a 6-hole baseplate for old school or new school mounting and come with 92A barrel/cone bushings.