JConcepts have released two new popular 1:8 truck tyres in pre-mounted configuration. First up the the Black Jackets that made their successful debut at the Dirt Nitro Challenge and Neobuggy events during the 2012 racing season. The Black Jackets feature very small square pins, provide additional grip on loose conditions with a light amount of dust and debris across the surface. The tread spacing near the outside rows are slightly open allowing maximum flexibility to adhere to smooth and slick surfaces providing a reasonable flex contact patch. The crisp centre bar construction provides a wall-like pattern of tread which provides additional forward bite and also resists some high-expansion wear associated with typical small pin tires.
The second tyre is the Stackers, a culmination of successful DNA from the highly popular Hybrids and Crowbars tread patterns. The Stackers reveal a heavy centre lug design which are supported at the lower base with extra rib features and tiny fillets which provide a heavy forward gripping force. Directional slashes cut into the tread soften the lugs to absorb bumps and also increase the lug flexibility to accommodate loose conditions.
The outer rows are a medium to hefty size lug with alternating positioning to drive forward and side-bite while the Stacked rows actively react with one another to lower the overall wear of the tyre. The side-lugs are finished off with a hard angle to ease the transition from forward to side-bite while maintaining a linear feel without edginess in the turns. The Stacker inner ribbing features a repeated X-type ribbing which reduces the amount of tyre expansion under power while still being soft and cushy for bumps and rutted sections.
Both the Black Jackets and Stackers include JConcepts Force-1 inserts and come either pre-mounted on a white or yellow Elevated wheel.
#3068-12 Black Jackets (green compound) on Elevated white wheel (pre-mounted)
#3068-22 Black Jackets (green compound) on Elevated yellow wheel (pre-mounted)
#3069-12 Stackers (green compound) on Elevated white wheel (pre-mounted)
#3069-22 Stackers (green compound) on Elevated yellow wheel (pre-mounted)