JConcepts Early May Releases

May 02, 2011 No Comments by

JConcepts has released a ton of new gear for your 1/8 ride.  There is a new Punisher body for the Mugen MBX-6 ECO 1/8 electric buggy, a new tunable 1/8 buggy wing, Subcultures treads for your 1/8 truggy and a new elevated bead design wheel for your 1/8 truggy to go along with these new tires.

Mugen MBX-6 ECO Punisher Body

The Punisher body by JConcepts for the Mugen MBX-6 ECO is the meanest, nastiest thing out for 1/8th E-buggy racing. Throw everything you know out the window, the Punisher separates itself from the rest of the bodies on the market with its distinctive styling.

The radical new Punisher body stares you down like a trained fighter. The slight cab-forward treatment is amongst the most aggressive in class giving the Punisher top notch performance. Blended wing / body design gives additional down-force to the side-pods and windshield which increases drivability, corner speed and jump control. The rear base of the cab area represents the latest offering for 1/8th buggy racing featuring a super low profile design. The lower rear deck area provides less directional loading at the rear of the vehicle for quick rotation in the tightest corners.

Features:

  • Original – JConcepts Punisher design
  • Blended wing / body design
  • Clear polycarbonate with protective film
  • Window masks and decal sheet

Illuzion – Mugen MBX-6 ECO – Punisher body
Part # – 0221
Retail price – $29.00
(Fits Mugen MBX-6 ECO)

Subcultures Elevated Bead 1/8 Truck Tires

Subcultures, the popular three tier design from JConcepts, are the latest in 1/8th truck tire development. The JConcepts design team started from the ground-up with an all new tire design. Leaving no detail untouched, the elevated (angular) bead configuration provide elements that combine light-weight with performance. In general, 1/8th truck tires are heavy and minimizing rubber and insert material was the focus. Utilizing the tire sidewall as the mounting bead, the Elevated design eliminated the need for excess rubber and insert material, dropping weight, while simplifying the mounting / gluing contact patch and location. One continuous tire body profile with Subcultures tread, together with the light-weight Force-1 insert has revolutionized 1/8th truck tires once again.

It’s a whole new world down within the tread as the Subcultures are the first 1/8th truck tire with three-tier lug technology. The precisely spaced pyramid shaped tread provides the initial feel and control for hard packed, loose and loamy conditions while the step base give the necessary height for wet and soft conditions. At the very base of the Subcultures is a mesh of tread which provides grip at a time when most tires are left bald. Now available in sticky super soft green compound, the Subcultures are a specialty tire that when matched to the appropriate track can provide the performance and all around tire that racers dream of.

The Subcultures are a part of the JConcepts special breed of tire, designed for maximum performance when new or used as the design allows even wear all the way down to the tire body. Subcultures, in green compound, while in new condition excel on hard slick surfaces that are either dry, wet or when traction is hard to come-by. Worn Subcultures on the second or third tier of lugs, excel on surfaces where a groove has formed with minimal dust buildup.

Features:

  • Available in Soft (Blue) and Super Soft (Green) compounds
  • Compact, continuous tire body, Elevated bead technology with crisp tread and separation
  • Aggressive 3-tier design
  • Include light-weight Force-1 inserts

Subcultures – (medium) yellow compound
Elevated bead 1/8th Truck tire
Part # – 3046-00
Retail price – $32.00
(fits only – JConcepts Elevated wheel (3334)

Subcultures – (soft) blue compound
Elevated bead 1/8th Truck tire
Part # – 3046-01
Retail price – $34.00
(fits only – JConcepts Elevated wheel (3334)

Subcultures – (super soft) green compound
Elevated bead 1/8th Truck tire
Part # – 3046-02
Retail price – $35.00
(fits only – JConcepts Elevated wheel (3334)

Subcultures – green compound – Elevated, white wheel, 1/8th truck tire – (pre-mounted)
Part # – 3046-12
Retail price – $50.00
(fits standard offset 1/8th trucks)

Subcultures – green compound – Elevated, yellow wheel, 1/8th truck tire – (pre-mounted)
Part # – 3046-22
Retail price – $50.00
(fits standard offset 1/8th trucks)

Elevated 1/8 Truck Wheels

At the heart of the revolutionary tire bead for 1/8th truck racing is the Elevated 1/8th truck wheel. The JConcepts design team started from the ground-up with an all new wheel design. Leaving no detail untouched, the elevated (angular) bead configuration provide elements that combine light-weight with performance. Utilizing the tire sidewall as the mounting bead, the Elevated wheel design eliminated 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 Elevated bead wheel is manufactured in a durable material which is able to withstand the heavy rigors of 1/8th truck racing.

The Elevated wheels also incorporate a user friendly wheel face shaped to promote a smoother gluing, wiping and drying experience. Elevated wheels are also branded with the JC logo for brand identification and authenticity.

Features:

  • Available in bright white and fluorescent yellow colors
  • 4 wheels included per package
  • Elevated bead technology
  • Durable material and design

Elevated – 1/8th truck wheel
Standard offset (white) – 4pc.
Part # – 3334
Retail price – $25.00
(fits only – JConcepts Elevated tires)

Elevated – 1/8th truck wheel
Standard offset (yellow) – 4pc.
Part # – 3334Y
Retail price – $25.00
(fits only – JConcepts Elevated tires)

Punisher 1/8 Buggy Wing

The racer has asked and JConcepts delivered with the all new Punisher rear wing. The Punisher wing features a flat deck, high-wicker design giving increased rear down-force. This trend busting design includes 4 different interchangeable side-dams for increased tuning options and vehicle compatibility which makes the Punisher wing a lock-down favorite for all 1/8th vehicle makes and models. Extensive ribbing and support create additional flow channels underneath the deck surface with a larger outer rib closest to the side-dam. The underside of the deck also comes with a raised grid area which makes aligning to different model vehicles easier. The JConcepts lowered surface decal placement comes standard on all side-dams and is the perfect footing for standard or aftermarket decals.

Side-dam options:

  • 97mm high stability side-dams, recommended for large, high speed, flowing tracks where tracking stability is a major function of performance.
  • 92mm high stability side-dams, recommended for large, high speed tracks with tighter or many 180 degree corners.
  • High rotation side-dams, recommended for medium size, high speed tracks which require more steering or vehicle braking rotation.
  • High profile side-dams, recommended for large, high speed tracks with low or medium grip conditions.

Wing features:

  • Flat deck, high-wicker design
  • 97mm high stability, 92mm high stability, high rotation and high profile side-dam options
  • Six, 3x12mm screws for side-dam attachment
  • Raised grid area for mounting ease
  • Detailed wing deck and side-dam decal sheets

Punisher – 1/8th wing, side dams and decal (Black)
Part # – 0120B
Retail price – $24.00
(fits 1/8th buggy and truck)

All bodies are sold clear and are shown painted for advertising purposes only. Tires, wheels and bodies are sold separately, unless otherwise specified. JConcepts reserves the right to update or make changes to product, packaging or contents. (wing also sold separately)

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