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JConcepts Hazard Wheels for Traxxas Slash
The JConcepts crew has recently announced new Hazard series wheels and pre-mounts for the Traxxas Slash and Slash 4×4. The Hazard wheels are a scale looking ten spoke design that utilize a 12 mm hex and come in yellow, white, and 909 inspired black. Retail price for the wheels are $9 a pair.

You can also get black Hazard wheels pre-mounted with JConcepts Subcultures and 3D tires in green compound. Retail price for those are $36 a pair. Hit up THIS link for more information.

Looking for more Traxxas Slash news here on BigSquidRC? THIS is the link you want.

JConcepts Monroe Battery Brace
During extreme use a battery pack can be subject to a lot of g-forces, around the BigSquidRC offices we see battery packs get thrown out of trucks all the time. A good battery brace can help prevent this from happening. JConcepts has two new Monroe battery braces that are stronger and offer more coverage than stock. One brace is designed for the Traxxas Slash and Slash 4×4, while the other fits the Traxxas Stampede 4×4. Some of the features are-

* Made from 2.5mm Carbon Fiber
* Allows battery movement forwards and back
* Uses stock clips and parts for attachment
* Comes with protective foam padding
* Pumps up the bling factor of your truck

Pricing is right around $20 and you can get more information at THIS link on the official JConcepts website.

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Apparently some people have spoken and JConcepts has heard these “people” loud and clear.  Due to “numerous requests” they are now offering up a number of their popular tires premounted on the Hazard +3mm offset wheel.  You’ll find the Goose Bumps, Subcultures, Double Dees, Bar Codes and Pressure Points, all in green compound, mounted on black Hazard +3mm wheels.  These premounts are a direct fit for the Associated SC10 RS and SC10 4×4.  They’ll also fit other kits such as the XXX-SCT, XXX-SCB and SC10 FT with optional 12mm hex adapters.

Some of these are available now, others will be soon at a cost of about $30 per pair.  Check out the JConcepts website for more info.

JConcepts has a few new releases today.  This one is for the fans of the ol’ bow-tie, it’s a short course version of the new 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500.  The body is made to fit all of the following trucks: Slash, Slash 4×4, SC10, SC10 4×4, XXX-SCT and TEN-SCTE.  It’s one of JConcepts’ Hi-Flow bodies, so it has a ton of little vents that can be cut or reamed out to reduce the parachute effect that is so prevalent on SCTs.  You’ll also find the requisite decals, window masks and other stuff associated with new bodies.

The 2012 Chevy Silverado 1500 is available now with a MSRP of $42.00.  Check out the JConcepts website for more info.  And click past the break for what could possibly be the longest video about a RC car body ever produced.

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JConcepts Rulux wheels are a perfect upgrade for your Traxxas vehicle. Available in black or white, and available in front and rear offsets, they will undoubtedly add a bit of style to your ride whilst still maintaining the original 2.8″ wheel size, meaning you can fit stock traxxas tyres with ease. JConcepts also let us know that SC10/sc10 4×4 Hazard wheels are now also available in white!

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Head over to the JConcepts website for more details.

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Have a SC10 4×4? Have a messy chassis? JConcepts may have a solution to your problems. An answer to your prayers. Some meat for your potatoes. Or any other cliche you can think of. Their new over-tray for the afformentioned SC10 4×4 is made out of some crystal clear polycarbonate so its durable and ready for custom paint. It fits snugly over the 4×4′s chassis while still providing plenty of room for electronics. It also includes louvers which can be cut out for increased airflow to keep you stuff from baking.

JConcepts’ over-tray for the SC10 4×4 is available now for the low, low, INSANELY LOW price of only $17.00. Check out the JConcepts website for more info.

Team Associated have now released an electric version of their RC8.2 FT kit – the RC8.2E Factory Team. It includes a ton of shiny aluminum bling, including Big Bore hard-anodized threaded shocks with Ti-Ni coated shafts, 7075 driveshafts, 7075 steering knuckles, suspension mounts and a cool sliding motor mount for easy adjustment. To top it all off, a slick JConcepts Punisher body and Illuzion wing are included in the kit!

 

Check out the Associated Website for the full spec.

JConcepts have released an updated version of their Punisher body to accommodate for the slightly longer chassis of the RC8.2 FT. It features the sexy distinctive forward cab design which not only provides extra downforce, but keeps your engine cooler too!

Check out the JConcepts website for full details!

jconcepts finnisher body

We just heard from JConcepts they now have the Illuzion B4.1 Finnisher Worlds Body. It fits the Associated B4.1 and B4 models with the +8mm extended chassis.
It has a increased windshield to help with air flow in the jumps and the spaces between the body and chassis have been tightened up to help keep the air from getting all up in your grill.
The body will also come with 2 of the latest 6.5″ wide Hi-Clearance rear wings.

Head over to the JConcepts website for more info.

In the beginning of May, Brian posted his review on the Traxxas Stampede 4×4. We actually have a couple of these trucks floating around the office and they really are a great vehicle. However, Brian made mention of a major design flaw (aesthetics wise) in his review that seems to be a common theme; the way the body sits on the truck. The stock body posts are very tall, making the body sit extremely high on the vehicle. In most people’s opinions, too high. Brian also pointed out that the fenders don’t line up with tires. The body looks almost silly sitting on the truck, like it doesn’t fit. While, you can’t exactly fix the fender alignment issue, there is an option for lowering the body. JConcepts has created a Lowered Body Mount Kit for the Stampede 4×4, and here is 5 minutes…on it!

The kit comes in around $18 bucks. It includes 4 semi-gloss black aluminum body posts. I’ve been known to grind body posts off like I held them on a belt sander, so these being alloy are a huge plus. The JConcepts posts measure just .19 inches while the stock Traxxas post measure just over .75 inches from bottom to the base where the body will rest. They are a direct replacement for the stock posts, and include the little groves cut into the bottom to help them line up on the body mount bar. They also have holes drilled through in a 4-way design instead of a 2-way design like the stock posts. This just means you can orient them however you want on the body mount bar and can change the placement of your body clips with ease.

Installation was a snap. Just remove the stock posts, put a little threadlocker on the stock hex screws, and reinstall the new JConcepts posts in the same places you removed the stock posts from. It’s good to do these one at a time, that way you can be sure you line everything up correctly. Nothing ticks you off more than getting everything tightened down just to find out that your posts no longer align with the holes in your body… Am I speaking from experience? What do you think… :)

Now for the real test… The before and after shots!

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Some of this relies on personal preference, but I believe the JConcepts Lowered Body Mount Kit drastically improves the overall appearance of the Traxxas Stampede 4×4. It doesn’t quite slam the body down so low that it looks like a buggy, but it doesn’t leave it sitting up so high that it looks like your ‘Pede 4×4 has the wrong body posts on it either. It’s a little hard to tell in the pictures, but from some angles it almost looks just the tiniest bit Revo…ish. Either way, unless you want the serious jacked-up monster truck look, these body posts are a great investment for anyone who has a Stampede 4×4.

In case you were wondering, since the photo shoot, my ‘Pede 4×4 has been out and about quite a bit. I’m happy to report that the body posts are still intact and in perfect working order despite the miscalculated backflip attempts, full speed roof slides on tarmac, and several run-ins with first-time drivers and hard things like trees, fence posts, and a car tire or two. All in all, the JConcepts Lowered Body Mount Kit is just one word…TENTACLES! Make sure you head over to the JConcepts website or visit your LHS to pick up a set of these babies!

Got something you want to hear about in 5 minutes or less? Do you have some feedback on something I’ve said already? Are you just lonely? Shoot me an e-mail at evan(at)bigsquidrc.com (replace the (at) with @) and let me know! I’d be glad to hear from you. Bash heavy!

From JConcepts we have another Punisher body… Wait… That doesn’t look right…  Could it be?  Has JConcepts released a body that ISN”T a Punisher cab forward body?!  They have!  They have released a body that isn’t a Punisher body!  Well, I do believe it’s time for a celebration.  Maybe that’s overstating it a bit.  But anywho, this new body from JConcepts is another in the Hi-Flow line, this time for Durango’s high-end DNX408 nitro buggy.  As with all JConcepts bodies, it’ll come with a full complement of decals, masks, and overspray film.

Keep an eye on the JConcepts website for more info.

JConcepts has a new 1/8 scale truggy tire based on the Subculture tread, their multi-tiered design that a lot of people swear by.  The interesting thing about this new tire isn’t the tread though, it’s the tire bead, or rather the lack of one.  JConcepts has taken the bead and thrown it out the window, instead opting for a sort of extended sidewall design that curls further under the tire and provides a large contact patch for gluing.  They call this the Elevated Bead, and as you might expect, it’s not compatible with traditional wheels, you’ll have to use one of JConcepts’ new Elevated wheels to go along with them.  JConcepts says this new bead design not only reduces the weight of the tire by removing excess rubber, it also allows the use of slimmer and lighter inserts.

The new Subculture tires will be available in JConcepts’ yellow (medium), blue (soft), and green (super-soft) compounds with a retail price of $32.00, $34.00, and $35.00 respectively per pair.  The Elevated wheels will be available in yellow and white colors with a retail price of $25.00.  And premounts featuring the Subculture tire and Elevated wheels in various combinations will also be available for $50.00.

Keep an eye on the JConcepts website for more info.

One of these days the world is going to run out of 1/8 scale buggy platforms, and when that day comes, what is JConcepts going to do?  Until then, they’re going to make sure that every buggy has a Punisher body available for it.  This new release is for Mugen’s high-end brushless MBX-6 ECO buggy.  Like all the other versions of the Punisher, JConcepts says that the cab forward design and blended wing/body style helps increase drivability, corner speed, and jump control.  The low-profile rear deck provides less directional loading at the rear allowing for quick rotation in tight corners.  The body is formed out of clear polycarbonate, ready for paint, with window masks, overspray film, and decals included.

When it hits store shelves you can expect to pay around $29.00 for this iteration of the Punisher.  Keep an eye on JConcepts’ website for more info.