JConcepts New Release – Rippits

by Rich on April 1, 2015

3107_800pxThe combined rib | tread front tire from JConcepts is revolutionary and with 2wd, front tires are more critical than ever. With JConcepts, the options are powerful. The Rippits feature vertical bars that were introduced on the Whippits rear tire but designed and positioned more favorable for a front tire. By moving the bars vertical the front tracking and stability is very noticeable. The Rippits allow the driver to clear a corner, release the turn and power forward with confidence on grippy conditions.

The positioning of the bars in close proximity provides a smooth transition side to side and grips high-speed corners with force. The tread spacing still cuts through the dust on the outside line of the track giving plenty of “catch” allowing the driver to search out the quicker laps. The highly blended outside bar makes the transition from 180 degree corners to high-speed sweepers that much more forgiving. The overall surface area of the tire grips harder in areas of the track where the most traction exist translating into quick lap-times. Rippits will excel on tracks that have taken on rubber or have been pre-treated with fluids or chemicals to induce extra grip or consistency.
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JConcepts New Release – Whippits

by Rich on April 1, 2015

JCO3106The outdoor racing scene has a new off-road tire, the Whippits. Built on the 60mm bead size carcass, the Whippits are fresh from the JConcepts design team. Starting with a sit-down meeting with racing legend Brian “Dirt” Kinwald, Jason Ruona went to work creating a beefier bar tire capable of conquering the outdoor blue groove, black groove and sugar type surfaces. The Whippits feature the 45 degree edging Kinwald asked for with light detail separating the pins as a noticeable top and bottom layer.

The outside of the tire features a directional inspiration from the 1/8th buggy tire, the Metrix, to support the lateral load while still providing forward drive mid to corner exit. The long Whippit bars in the center provide massive straight-line tracking and stability and the heavier nature of the pin itself resists excess center wear. Small Pressure Point type pins have been added in a subtle way to handle light dust and increase surface area where needed. Whippits will excel on tracks that have taken on rubber or have been pre-treated with fluids or chemicals to induce extra grip or consistency.
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Thunder RC Winterchamps

by Rich on March 31, 2015

WP_20150329_034Paul Sinclair updates us on his latest win with his X Factory vehicles equipped with JConcepts tires and accessories…

“There were 120+ entries at this year’s Thunder RC Winterchamps in Nashville, Tennessee. I competed with my X Factory X – 6 Cubed and SCX-61 in 2wd mod buggy and 2wd mod SC, respectively. JConcepts tires hooked up both vehicles as I turned the fastest laps of the weekend on my way to TQ position.
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Turnpike Tussle Series

by Rich on March 30, 2015

image3Matt Stoltz Sweeps Mod Buggy Classes at the Turnpike Tussle Series with JConcepts.

Kickin’ Dirt Raceway in Somerset, PA was the location for the Turnpike Tussle series, held on 3 weekends throughout February and March of 2015. The series brought in drivers from all parts of the region along with an interesting concept for R/C racing: single day races with extremely limited practice time and a fresh track layout for each event with no “drop races.” Consistent top performances would be the key to success in the series that drew over 105 entries on average per event. JConcepts driver Matt Stoltz was able to take the points championships in both Modified 2wd Buggy and in Modified 4wd buggy.
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Team Talk – Cole Tollard

by Rich on March 30, 2015

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JConcepts’ weekly “Team Talk”

We spend some time talking with JConcepts Team Drivers to learn a little more about them, their racing background, race day rituals and more.

This week we speak with Cole Tollard, a young racer from Wisconsin…

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3109_800pxJConcepts releases the Smoothies tires in super soft green compound.

JConcepts remains committed to 1/10th off-road racing by releasing the Smoothies. In some conditions in off-road racing, there is no denying that a slick tire is the fastest way around the track. Throughout the racing calendar year, there are several tracks where slicks in either gold or green compound are the go-to tire. In damp weather, indoor clay surfaces become so tacky that the lower the tread or to the point of zero tread is an advantage. For years drivers have sanded, ground and hand sculpted tires in search of that elusive slick carcass for racing.
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2015 Cactus Classic – The Smoothies

by Rich on March 26, 2015

Maifield_Champ2015 began a new era for the 29th annual Cactus Classic. The long-standing location in downtown Scottsdale, AZ relocated to central Phoenix and is now a part of a huge complex that contains go karts, an arcade, slot cars, hobby shop and a cafe. The new Hobbytown/SRS has a large indoor track that contains tons of clay which was kept damp throughout the event and gave drivers high-grip conditions which was perfect for the new JConcepts Smoothies.
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JCO2370M_altThe polycarbonate car-stand, introduced first, by JConcepts, during the 2007 racing season has established itself as a benchmark in the R/C community. Each year these stands are treated to abusive pit areas and racers throughout the world while also being used by several key events as trophies or featured as grab-bag items.

For 2015, JConcepts unveiled the latest car stand specifically for the prestigious Reedy Race of Champions. The design team focused on several aspects to debut a new treat during the large event. First, size was a focus and a lower stance was built into the design to accommodate 1/10th vehicles more specifically. The hex shaped design was inspired from the popular locking wheel nuts and Finnisher style wing buttons used within the JConcepts accessory line-up. Side pockets were incorporated as catch-all compartments for body clips, wheel nuts or any small item that is routinely changed during a race event. Cushion pads are positioned at the hex tips to provide support all the way to the edges on any platform vehicle while the large center pads prevent normal slippage.
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JCO3369WJConcepts introduces an industry standard wheel for the 1/8th truck racing category. At the heart of the design is the 4.0” height bead which is has become standard for the 1/8th truck class. Leaving no detail untouched, the flat bead configuration provides elements that combine light-weight with performance. Utilizing a new tire mounting bead, the 4.0” design eliminates the need for excess rubber and insert material, dropping overall weight, while simplifying the mounting / gluing contact patch and location. Available in bright white and fluorescent yellow the Bullet 4.0” wheel is manufactured in a durable material which is able to withstand the heavy rigors of 1/8th truck racing.

​The Bullet wheels also incorporate a user friendly wheel face shaped to promote a smoother gluing, wiping and drying experience. The 4.0” wheels are also branded with the JC logo for brand identification and authenticity.
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JConcepts New Release – Mono Wheels 22-4

by Rich on March 25, 2015

JCO3327WHardcore racers can now breathe a sigh of relief, JConcepts now has 2.2” front Mono wheels for the TLR 22-4 buggy. The 22-4 buggy from TLR has been an immediate hit on and off the race track and JConcepts is quick to release direct fit wheels specifically for this new buggy. JConcepts replacement wheels are designed in the popular dish style and available in bright white and fluorescent yellow. When the TLR 22-4 strikes, JConcepts delivers.

​The new Mono wheels are the maximum size allowed under ROAR rules and make a statement with their large appearance, flat dish shaped design and superior inner rib design. The wheels incorporate an outer glue catch that resists excess glue from running down the wheel face during the gluing process. JConcepts wheels are manufactured using advanced techniques to ensure trueness and durability and are branded with the small JC logo for brand identification and authenticity.
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