JCO3236JConcepts has upped the ante with the release of the new 60mm Dirt-Tech closed cell inserts. Gray in color, the new inserts are designed in conjunction with tire insert guru, Brian “Dirt” Kinwald to bring the ultimate touch and feel while providing utmost durability. The 2wd | 4wd rear and 4wd front insert has alternating shallow and deep cuts on the outside which touch off against the tire inner carcass providing a cushy response and feel. The 2wd front insert has 3 relatively deep cuts spaced across the width giving a subtle feel to front tires for precise steering control. The inside has horizontal channels cut in a 360 pattern to soak up the large impacts and help create forward bite and increase acceleration.
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2014 Shiverville Worlds Report

by Rich on October 23, 2014

IMG_7038The JConcepts crew made the trip up to Shiverville Raceway in High Springs, FL for the 1st annual Shiverville Worlds. Brian Lewis, Landon Lewis along with the entire Shiverville family and crew prepped an amazingly smooth track surface for the 2-day race format. The flowing yet technical layout provided close and fair racing all weekend.

In the 2wd modified class JConcepts / Team Associated drivers Jason Ruona and Paul Wynn TQed all 3 rounds of qualifying and positioned themselves 1 and 2 on the starting grid for Sunday’s double A-main events.
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JCO3109JConcepts 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 gold 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.

Now, with JConcepts, racers have the slick option straight out of the package. Released as a 60mm bead mounting diameter, the JConcepts Smoothies mount straight to the latest generation wheels for that all important reactive feel. The carefully profiled tire carcass rolls through the turns with efficiency while the maximum smooth surface area grips the specialty surfaces like no other. The Smoothies include Dirt-Tech 60mm inserts which have made an immediate presence on the racing scene since their release. The identifiable gray color with custom sculpted features, are blended into the newly developed insert material which provide racers a durable option capable of being used in medium to extremely high-traction conditions.
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The JBRL Electric Series – Final Results

by Rich on October 22, 2014

image1JConcepts Team Drivers take the overall win in Mod 2wd and 4wd Buggy.

The 2014 JBRL season has come to a close, with 9 rounds of racing over 8 months covering the finest tracks in southern California. The competition was fierce with everyone gunning for a title in their respected classes. The series had an all time high of 400 entries at the first round with averaging 200+ each round.

The final round took us to the famous Hot Rod Hobbies in Santa Clarita, California. With 170 entries made for 22 heats and a very nice day. JConcepts drivers, Kevin Motter, Jimmy Barnett and Tyler Hicks were in attendance and all were in points contention. During the first round of qualifying Kevin struggled in both buggy and short course. In the second round of qualifying Kevin strapped it up taking the TQ in short course and only missing TQ in buggy by 5 tenths of a second, so the main events looked like good ones! The main events were run under the lights, during the short course main Kevin lead it from the start and pulled off a win. In the buggy main Kevin made a mistake that put him back to sixth, but he put out a blistering pace battling back to second. With those results Kevin won the tie breaker in buggy by just one point over Cody Turner and missed the short course championship by 3 points.
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JCO2318A high-end item used for many years on the performance side of R/C racing is the chassis protective sheet. For years, drivers have hand-cut and custom fit their chassis with a clear material to protect the new chassis look and also providing a smooth or slick surface to decrease friction between chassis and dirt surfaces. JConcepts has hit the easy and glamour button at the same time and is now offering a precut and graphically pleasing chassis protective sheet for the iconic RC10 chassis layout. The large footprint covers the complete chassis, nose-piece and extends up the rear of the chassis wrapping around the screws for the most coverage possible. With 2 pieces included per package, the durable and low-resistance material fits each chassis layout like a glove and adds protection and style in one easy package.
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JConcepts New Release – Silencer D413 Body

by Rich on October 15, 2014

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JConcepts, out to Silence the competition, debuts new Silencer body design for Hot Bodies D413 vehicle.

The JConcepts design team has spent many hours in development with leading team drivers to develop a new high-speed style body, specifically for the latest circuits. One of the most recognizable items, the Silencer body style, has now been designed for perfect fit and finish on the Hot Bodies D413 buggy.
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2368The Centro CT4.2 conversion kit has been an instant hit with racers wanting to convert the race winning T4.2 into a mid-motor truck. The 4mm Carbon Fiber shock tower has all the necessary adjustments including the standard outer (CT4.2) camber link positions and the newly added inboard camber link holes to accommodate a narrow pivot rear suspension. The shock tower has the JConcepts touch, including a strong design and genuine carbon fiber material. The strength is added where appropriate and to allow big bore shock and transmission clearance where necessary. Tower requires the use of the JConcepts #2320 rear bulkhead.
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One of the best upgrades you can make to the TLR 22 line of vehicles is to convert the front axle to a more user friendly Titanium design. A critical point of the conversion revolves around the front axle and surrounding geometry, the crew at JConcepts has provided a great alternative. JConcepts has conveniently built the front axle and hex into a single piece allowing the use of a traditional 4mm lock-nut instead of the stock screw type design. A low-profile, aluminum 4mm locknut has been included which features an inner serrated surface which grips the wheel when tightened for locking security. Titanium material lowers the weight and increases the bling factor by 10-fold. This design can easily be installed on the 22 buggy line of vehicles including the newly released TLR 22 2.0.
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5th Annual Top Gun Challenge

by Rich on October 8, 2014

10423965_824490737571925_8315408524885832602_nDaniel Brown takes the Top Gun honors in Mod Truck with JConcepts.

This past weekend Norcal Hobbies in San Jose California wrapped up the 5th Annual Top Gun Race. This race attracts top drivers from Northern California, all attempting to earn the title of “Top Gun” of their respective class. Along with bragging rights, top drivers in each class earns themselves an authentic Fighter Jet Helmet.

The program consisted of 4 rounds of qualifying and triple A-mains on Sunday. JConcepts Team Driver Daniel Brown was unable to attend the first day of qualifying and arrived early on Sunday to get the layout figured out and make sure his cars were dialed in. After an hour of practice Daniel’s cars were feeling good and he had the layout decently figured out. The track was built by Kevin Jelich and it certainly lived up to his reputation; perfectly timed jump sections and tons of flow. Traction was medium to high and had quite a bit of grip for such a new layout.
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Norcal Hobbies Sunday Race Series

by Rich on October 8, 2014

8Daniel Brown completes the Norcal Hobbies Sunday Race Series with an overall win in 2wd Mod Buggy and Truck with JConcepts.

This past month, Norcal Hobbies wrapped up their Sunday Race Series. This series consisted of 5 race days with one track change in between and your best 4 results count.
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