JConcepts brought several new products to show and use at this week’s 26th Pro-Line Cactus Classic. First up is the Pressure Points truck tire that makes use of the tread recently introduced with the Pressure Points short course tire. The latest low-height tread option is specifically designed to tame high-speed courses with either wet or blue groove traction conditions. The tread starts as an angular, low pin design as a carryover from the Bar Codes front tire and sports small points combined with Y elements to achieve a maximum in penetration and tack. The inner side-wall has built-in ribbing which limits carcass collapse and increases support on the outside during hard cornering and driving.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Cactus Classis sponsors Pro-Line brought many new products to this week’s 26th running of the annual event in the form of new buggy and truck tyres, short course wheels and a new 2012 BullDog body for Tamiya’s 4WD buggy.
Friday, March 23, 2012
DE Racing have released a much anticipated wide track Trinidad wheel for the Team Associated SC10 RS and 4×4. These wheels feature a performance improving +3mm per side offset for maximum corner speed and stability while still maintaining ROAR legal widths for both your 2wd and 4×4 SC10′s.
Source: DE Racing [deracing.net]
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
AKA Cyclone SC wheels are designed to fit the Losi Ten SCTE 4×4. All wheels are made from the same proprietary nylon blend as the the 1:8 AKA wheels. The wheel design is modeled after the full-size wheels used on the trucks to keep that scale look that makes the SC class so cool. Behind the scenes the wheel is all about being light weight and strong. Each spoke of the wheel is hollowed out to save weight, while there are outer ribs to help support the barrel of the wheel for more consistent handling. The wheel is designed to work with our standard buggy inserts which are included with each pair of AKA SC tires.
Source: AKA [raceaka.com]
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Italian company Capricorn have released this rim reamer tool for 1/8th and 1/10th scale wheels. The tool is simple to use, fitting into the back side of a rim and using the axle hole as a central rotation point, it allows your to change the thickness of the wheel by shaving the material away. A rim with thinner material is softer and so provides more traction.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Italian company Vertigo performance tyres have released a new rim made with a light polymer with graphite polymer inside. The new rims guarantees top performance during a complete race, without the structural deformation normally caused by hot temperatures. Also with this new material Vertigo have improved the structural design of the wheel to improve upon some minor structural deformation.
Source: Vertigo [vertigotyres.com]
Friday, January 27, 2012
Balancing the tires on a 1:8 buggy or truggy is key to getting the most out of your vehicle. AKA’s hand held 1:8 Off-Road wheel balancer is the perfect tool for the job. This wheel balancer was designed by Mark Pavidis with performance, portability and function in mind. It’s compact design does not require any platform or stand that can take up precious room in your pit bag. It’s the size of a standard size wrench so it will fit right in your tool box. It’s made from billet aluminum and is hollow so it looks trick and it’s light. The integrated bearings have been lubricated with a light oil and are sealed to make sure it is very easy to find the heavy side of your tires every time. The wheel mounts to the balancer with a simple press fit adapter to make switching from tire to tire quick and easy. Will balance both 1:8 Buggy or 1:8 Truggy tires or any wheel and tire combo with a 17mm hex.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
DE Racing have announced the release of their “Borrego” buggy wheels for the front of Team Durango’s DEX410 “V3″ 4wd buggy. They include all the same features from the rest of our buggy line in addition to a 14mm mounting hex and offset specific to the DEX410 “V3″. They are available in black, silver, white and yellow.
Source: DE Racing [deracing.net]
Tuesday, January 24, 2012