New Gear Debuts At The 2012 IFMAR 1/8 Off-Road World Championships

Dec 04, 2012 No Comments by

One of the best things about the Worlds is the amount of new gear that manufacturer’s debut at they try to capture that elusive title. You can find anything ranging from from new bodies to tire glue. Here are a few of the items we have seen thus far.

Pro-Line

Pro-Line has announced a new HD BullDog body. After competing in the Worlds Warm Up Race they determined that they needed a body that offered more downforce in the rear and Pro-Line driver Ty Tessman will be using it in this week’s competition.


They are also debuting a Diamond Back tire. This tire features a progressive tread design which means it is more dense in the middle of the tire, and then spreads out to the outer edges. This tire should excel in dusty conditions and increase side bite too. They have also updated their popular Bow-Tie tread pattern for the all new Bow-Tie 2.0.

They are also using their new X Compound. Offered in both X2 and X3, this new compound is made for long wear which is perfect for nitro A Mains.

Finally, they are using their new Pro-Bond tire glue. This glue has been triple distilled for fast drying and a clear finish. It includes two pro-tip applicators for easier tire gluing.

Team Losing Racing


It looks like TLR might be using a revamped 8ight buggy at the Worlds. It appears Adam Drake’s ride is using 16mm big bore shocks, updated front and rear shock towers, and maybe even a longer chassis.

JConcepts

JConcepts has several new items in the works. They used their Stacker and Crossbows tires at the warm up race, and building off of that experience for the Worlds they have created the new Metrix tire. This tire is a combination of Bar Codes and Crossbows tires and it features a stacked tread in the center and some connected Y bars on the outside to increase forward bite.

Also debuting is their new Silencer body. This cab forward body has increased downforce in the rear, a recessed area for the engine head, and the cab has been changed to closely match the front shock tower width of the RC8.2.

The Finnisher wing comes with an optional bolt on gurney flap that is slipped through the bottom side of the wing. It also has indents for six different car brands so a driver can drill holes to match their car’s wing mounts.

Also spotted was JConcepts driver Jeremy Kortz with an Agama prototype Finnisher body.

Sources: Neo Buggy, JConcepts, Pro-Line, LiveRC, TLR

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