Mikimodel X-Grip traction compound

Mikimodel X-Grip traction compound

Italian company Mikimodel introduce the new X-Grip tyre traction compound. Available in a standard and also a strong variant the standard sauce is best used on high-grip tracks where smooth and controlled overall grip is needed. The strong version though is to get the most traction out of the tyre which is especially helpful on medium to low-grip asphalt tracks.

Source: Mikimodel [mikimodel.net]

Friday, April 24, 2015

Panther Ocelot buggy tyre & Z-series compounds

Panther Ocelot buggy tyre & Z-series compounds

US company Panther introduce the Ocelot 1/8th buggy tyre as well as their all-new Z-series rubber compound. The Ocelot tread is made up from numerous small-size square pins with outer angled blocks for smoother cornering. The tyre is meant to perform very well on most outdoor tracks and is available in the new Z-series rubber compound that offers extended wear characteristics compared to Panther’s standard rubber.

Source: Panther [panthertires.com]

Friday, April 24, 2015

JConcepts Reflex 1/8th buggy tyre

JConcepts Reflex 1/8th buggy tyre

New from JConcepts’ comes the Reflex tyre featuring a tread designed to bridge a gap between the popular Hybrid and other options such as Crossbow and Stacker. The Reflex has square angled pins that are stacked vertically to flex and fold evenly across the tyre. Typically a stacked tread will wear less and provide more forward bite while the aligned space helps rotation in the turns and gives a snappy release to square up quickly. During the IFMAR World Championships, the Reflex tyre was at full potential when the weather soaked the track and drivers searched for grip. Ryan Maifield bolted on a set of green compound Reflex to his buggy and quickly showed the capability of the tread by taking one of the fastest times on the weathered surface. Back in California at the Sidewinder Nitro Explosion and then again at The Battle of the Sikest race Maifield used the Reflex tyre to success on a maintained and lightly watered surface. The tyre is available in a range of rubber compounds, including the Dirt-Tech closed cell inserts and also as pre-mounts.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

Monday, April 20, 2015

Pro-Line Suppressor 1/8th off-road tyres

Pro-Line Suppressor 1/8th off-road tyres

Pro-Line introduce the Suppressor 1/8th off-road tyre for 1/8th buggies and truggies. The company’s latest race tyre was designed specifically for medium packed to loose outdoor tracks. The tread design takes inspiration from tyres like the Hole Shot, Lock Down and Tazer. The tyre features a smooth transition from the sidewall to the tread to prevent catching the sharp edges in the track, which can cause violent roll overs and lost time. The long centre bars on the Suppressor will provide massive forward bite and have a Hole Shot style relief cut for added side to side tread flex. Below the centre tread is reinforcement webbing that mimics the outside pattern for a cohesive Suppressor look. The buggy tyre will become available in X3, X4, M3 and M4 compounds with the VTR truggy variant coming in X3 and M3 rubber.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Procircuit 1/8th PCX buggy wheels & closed cell inserts

Procircuit 1/8th PSX buggy wheels & closed cell inserts

Modelix introduce new Procircuit wheels and closed cell inserts for 1/8th scale buggies. Starting with the wheels, the PCX rims are of a new lightweight design, scrubbing around 20 percent of weight compared to the previous wheels for a lower rotation mass and faster acceleration. Made from a different material the rims also flex more which improves traction in low-grip conditions as well as jump landing. Radial ribs help to keep the foam insert in place while a new glue catch makes for easier and tidier tyre gluing. The wheels are available in sets of four in white or fluorescent yellow colour.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

JConcepts Scorpios all-terrain SC tyre

JConcepts Scorpios all-terrain SC tyre

JConcepts unveils an all new SCT all-terrain tyre. The Scorpios, with a scale looking tread and tough realistic profile resemble a full scale tyre with the padded arrangement of the knit tread making the tyre ideal for transitioning from the hard road to dirt and then into rocky and uneven terrain. Once power is applied to the vehicle, the tread spacing opens up which allows for some deep digging making it a great working tyre in dirt and muddy conditions. Each tread block has finely cut edges with a healthy radius where the block meets the tyre body. Each block features slight cuts on top to open up and create some sling space while the outer most lug extends down the sidewall to stiffen the upper carcass and increase the pinch grip. The flexibility of the compound combined with the close arrangement gives the tyre a grippy feel but still maintains that all important look. The height provides plenty of ground clearance for an abundance of terrain and internal grid ribbing help maintain its upright structure during hard loads and on power bursts. The tyres include a closed cell insert capable of standing up the super soft compound but flexible enough for sharp terrain and they come in green compound as tyre and insert only or pre-glued on Traxxas Slash compatible Hustle wheels.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

JConcepts LiL Chasers 1/10th SC tyre

JConcepts LiL Chasers 1/10th SC tyre

JConcepts’ new LiL Chasers for 1/10th short course trucks rely on a tread scaled down from the original Chasers. Small, rectangular lugs which are angular in multiple directions give the SCT tyre the ultimate bite for outdoor racing. The tyres have a lower, closer lug arrangement which gives responsiveness and bites in medium, high and low grip conditions. The wet and dry condition tyre has small recessed cuts in the top of the tread for extra edges and increased formability over terrain. The centre overlapping bar treatment increases durability in the highest wear region of the tyre. The super soft green compound will allow the tyre to grip in the most demanding conditions while offering great durability. The tyres include the Dirt-Tech insert and they come as tyre including insert or pre-mounted on SCTE-compatible 12mm hex Hazard wheels.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

Friday, April 10, 2015

WRC 1/10th touring car rubber tyres

WRC 1/10th touring car rubber tyres

Italian company WRC have new 1/10th touring car tyres available for carpet and asphalt applications. While the carpet tyres come in a single compound the asphalt-specific tyres come in a soft and hard rubber mixture to adapt the car to different track conditions. All tyres come pre-glued on a white disc rim and in a handy storage and transportation box.

Source: WRC [wrc-racing.com]

Friday, April 10, 2015

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