2015 JConcepts Dirt Invert

by Rich on May 22, 2015

Dirt_Invert_Instagram_2015The JConcepts Dirt Invert hosted by Warehouse 3, in Peoria, Arizona is a unique race event. The format is simple, racers start the first A-main where they qualified and the mains after will be started in the inverse order of how you finished the main previous. Points from all 3 mains will be totaled together and used to determine the overall winner. Performance in each main is so very important. Speed and strategy is a must and the driver must keep it cool to score the best finish possible in each main. The invert format was developed and endorsed by IFMAR World Champion Brian “Dirt” Kinwald.
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Team Talk – JR Mitch

by Rich on May 21, 2015

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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 TLR/JConcepts driver JR Mitch…
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JCO3375BThe Vengeance wheel gives Trail | Scale drivers a new option with this 8 spoke wheel with center cap.

In the scale world, nothing beats a new set of wheels on a vehicle to improve performance or to just refresh the current look. The Vengeance wheel from JConcepts is a perfect complement to the array of builds, projects and vehicles currently on the market. The 1.9” wheel is just versatile enough to support the genre, but specific enough to have the detail for a show worthy rig.

The 8 spoke wheel design is rather smooth, incorporating a triangle type cut-out about the center for heavy street appeal. The design leaves the natural color of the wheel showing inside the spokes which adds a touch of mystery and depth. In-between the spoke design rests the dividing sections which break up the pattern adding a bit of bite to the overall design. The entire face of the wheel has been plated with a silver coating which gives scaler’s a little more luxurious look to match-up to the variety of 1:1 inspired bodies on the market such as the JConcepts Ford Atlas #0286.
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JCO2356-1The rear wing mount of the Team Associated B5M vehicle is under a serious load during crashes and inevitable direct landings. JConcepts has beefed up the wing mount area with the introduction of the aluminum mounts specifically designed for B5M vehicle. CNC-machined aluminum, available in blue and black color, these mounts are designed in a creative but functional way to add rigidity to a high-impact area. A direct bolt-on part to the popular AE vehicle adds security, high-end looks and peace of mind for the hard-core basher and racer.

Securing the wing to the mounts is made easy with the included Finnisher style aluminum wing buttons which accept a 3mm flat head screw (not included). The use of these parts in conjunction with the (not included) #2357 aluminum wing shim adds durability and a direct clamp to the assembly. The added boss on the wing mounts aligns the pre-cut #0145 B5M Hi-Clearance wing perfectly for a show quality look, fit and finish.

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JCO0278_1The 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 Kyosho ZX6 buggy.

A brand-new, ground up design, the Silencer, has new elements created for the high speed tracks. A profiled, Finnisher stance cockpit and forward raised side-pod gives the Silencer an immediate fighting appearance. A smooth, high-speed transition around the cab, keeps the Silencer heading in the right direction. A slight recess just behind the cab with channeling out the rear provides rear-end stability. The Silencer side-pods have a clipped rear-end, narrowing the rear by angling in just in front of the rear tires. The rear side-pods angle sharply toward the shock tower and wing, enhancing the force placed on the rear pods during high-speed acceleration.
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2015 Nevada State Championships

by Rich on May 19, 2015

image1The 2015 Nevada State Championships were held this past weekend at the RC Tracks of Las Vegas. JConcepts Team driver Tim Wilson was on hand to compete in Expert Buggy and Expert Truggy.

After 3 solid rounds of qualifying Tim would make the 45 Min A-Main in Truggy, He would start 3rd on the grid. After only a few laps Tim found himself in the lead, it would stay that way for the remainder of the 45 min main. Tim ran JConcepts Subcultures in Blue compound in the long main and had this to say. “I ran the blue JConcepts subcultures which hooked up awesome and wore out a lot less than my competitor’s tires”
In Buggy Tim would start 15th in the A-Main, after a great run he would finish 2nd. In the main Tim ran JConcepts Metrix tires in Blue compound.

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JCO3373BThe Hustle wheel gives Trail | Scale drivers an optional wheel with glamour appearance.

Style is important when it comes to outfitting a trailing or scaling rig and one of the quickest ways to upgrade the styling is with the addition of the JConcepts Hustle wheel. The Hustle wheel takes into account the durability needs but the styling of the design itself, sets this wheel off. A 6-spoke design rotates about the center of the wheel with a deep recess in the center which allows plenty of footing for wheel locknuts.
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Dirt Racing Products T-Shirt

by Rich on May 15, 2015

8010_800pxA product line isn’t complete without the addition of apparel. Dirt Racing Products releases a vibrant t-shirt showing off the logo in yellow and backed with a distressed gray print . With Brian Kinwald’s name topping the logo you can be sure the look, fit and finish is authentic. Trusted by the Icon, the new t-shirt will have you looking good at and away from the track.
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JCO3371The Hustle wheel gives Slash racers a high-performance optional wheel with glamour appearance.

Style is important when it comes to outfitting a Short Course truck and one of the quickest ways to upgrade the styling of the Slash or Slash 4×4 is with the addition of the JConcepts Hustle wheel. The Hustle wheel takes into account the durability needs of the Slash racer, but it’s the style and design which truly sets this wheel off. A 6-spoke design rotates about the center of the wheel with a deep recess in the center which allows plenty of footing for wheel locknuts. The base features the black wheel appearance and 6 molded mock locknuts which bring a realistic look.

In-between the spread 6 spokes rests small grooves which break up the pattern adding a split personality to the overall design. The entire face of the wheel has been plated with a silver coating which gives racers a little more luxurious look to match-up to the variety of 1:1 inspired bodies on the market such as the JConcepts Ford Atlas #0285. The molded black color of the wheel shows through in the extra depth of the spokes which was specifically designed into the wheel.
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JCO2440T_altOne of the best upgrades you can make to any R/C vehicle is to reduce weight. JConcepts has been on top of weight saving items since the beginning and are now making those items available to the Team Associated T5M vehicle. A critical point of the axle weight revolves around the front axle itself along with surrounding geometry, hexes and pins. Within the steering block the space is very tight and especially between the 2 front bearings where the front axles rests. The cleverly designed JConcepts axle is quite simple, straight-forward and eliminates ~25% weight over a stock steel axle.
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