Designed in conjunction with Brian Kinwald, the new Dirt-Tech Closed Cell Inserts from JConcepts are made to improve feel and durable when used in your tenth scale race machine. The Dirt-Techs are grey in color to make them easily identifiable and are made from a medium/firm closed cell foam. Precise contouring and alternating shallow and deep cuts help give your vehicle an improved feel while driving.
The Dirt-Techs comes in three different sizes, #3230 for 4wd front, #3231 for 2wd buggy front, and #3232 for 10th scale buggy rear. All three are priced at $11 and you can get complete information at This Link over on the JConcepts website.
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Do you have a classic monster truck that is in need of new tires? The folks over at RC4WD have announced their new Twisted spiked tires for the Tamiya Clodbuster. This all new design uses large spikes to provide good traction on a wide variety of surfaces.
* Weight- 2.57oz each
* Comes in X2 SS Compound
* Outer Diameter- 5.96″
* Width: 4.21″
* Designed to fit Clod sized wheels
The part number is #Z-T0118, they have a street price of $34 per pair, and they are available right now. To get more information simply hit up This Link which takes you over to the official RC4WD website.
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RC4WD Twisted Monster Truck Tire Gallery
Bigger is always better, now RC4WD has increased the size of their very popular Mud Slingers. The Mud Slinger 2 XL 1.9″ Tires still have a great scale authentic look, but are now taller to help get that rig of yours through the deepest of mud holes while out on the trail.
* Fits 1.9″ wheels
* Outer diameter- 4.21″
* Weight- 2.57oz
* Comes in super sticky X2 SS compound
The part number for the Mud Slinger 2 XLs is #Z-T0121, they have a street price of $24 per pair, and you can get complete information at This Link.
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RC4WD Mud Slinger 2 Gallery
Do you hate spending time gluing up tires as much as we do? If so, the crew over at Pro-Line have announced pre-mounted Interco Super Swampers for short course trucks. These save time by coming pre-glued and are mounted on the proper offset F-11 wheels for a perfect fit on the Pro-Line PRO-2, Losi SCTE, and Associated SC10 4×4.
The part number is #10103-11, they have a street price of $36 per pair, and you can get complete information by clicking Right Here.
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Pro-Line Pre-Mounted Super Swamper Gallery
Changing to better tires is commonly known as the best “Bang for the Buck” upgrade that you can do to any rc car. While the Vaterra Halix comes with decent tires, we are shooting for top-of-the-line with our project truck so better units were a must.
We consider Pro-Line Trenchers the best all around bashing tires that money can buy, so that’s exactly what we installed on our project truck. To be specific we went with part number #1170-12, Trenchers that came pre-mounted on Desperado 2.8″ wheels. Those particular units are the perfect size for the Halix, come in a long wearing M2 compound, have the proper size hex, and are only .1 oz heavier (6.1 oz stock, 6.2 oz for each Trencher/Desperado) than the stock units.
If you are noob to the hobby, changing out wheels & tires is the easiest mod you can perform. On the Halix all it takes is removing the four wheels nuts with the 4 way wrench that was included with the truck, mounting up the new kicks, and putting the four nuts back on, a process that takes under 5 minutes. A couple of tips for the noobs – make sure the hex on the axle is properly inserted into the wheel, and make sure the wheels nuts are re-installed very tightly to prevent them from working loose.
After installing the Trenchers our Halix had much more traction on dirt and grass surfaces. The big lugs on the Trenchers just love to chew up and spit out loamy dirt, and the Trenchers are equally good at finding traction on grass. The difference was night and day, and we highly recommend this upgrade for your Halix.
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Vaterra Halix w/ Pro-Line Trenchers
Our friends over at Pro-Line have released a few “sneak peak” pictures of their new Big Joe II 2.2″ tires. The Big Joe II 2.2s are made to fit trucks like the HPI Savage XS Flux and the 16th scale Traxxas Summit. These should make a nice option for all you mini monster truck drivers looking for more traction. More information will be released soon, until then hit up This Link to check out the official Pro-Line website.
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Big Joe II 2.2 Gallery
The latest in scale authentic tires from RC4WD are Dick Cepek Fun Country 1.9s. These not only give you the ultra scale look that is so hot now days, but they also come in a super soft/sticky compound to give loads of traction while out on the trail.
* Fully licensed by Dick Cepek
* Outer diameter- 3.95″
* Width- 1.41″
* Fits 1.9″ wheels
* Weight- 1.9oz
* Comes in X2 SS compound
The part number is #Z-T0116, street price is $25 per pair, and you can get more information over on the official RC4WD Website.
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MIP has a new product that allows you to bond your closed cell foam tire inserts to the wheel called Stickeez. Using Stickeez has a couple of upsides- a more consistent feel while driving, and they help keep your wheels from becoming out of balance after every run.
* Helps sidewall of SC tires
* Reusable, semi-permanent
* Easy to install
* Made in the USA
The Stickeez have a part number of #5115, an MSRP of $7, and you can get complete information at This Link on MIP’s website
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Pro-Line has brought back the Striker tread design for a new rally tire. The Striker SC mounts right up to 2.2″/3.0″ SCT wheels and its low profile design should work well on pavement or hard packed dirt. Inside the tire you will see Pro-Line’s Pro-Core Technology, rubber ribbing that eliminates the need for a foam insert and gives just the right amount of tire flex.
The part number for the Striker SC is #10104-00, they have a street price of $22 per pair, and you can get more information at This Link over on the official Pro-Line website.
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Pro-Line Striker SC Gallery
Pro-Line has announced some new tires for your short course truck, Interco TSL SX Super Swamper SCs. The new Pro-Line tires feature the scale look of the Super Swamper, which not only give them a realistic look, but should also give loads of traction when driven in true off-road conditions like mud, gravel, etc. These come in Pro-Line’s long wearing M2 compound and are made right here in the USA.
The part number for the Pro-Line Super Swamper SCs is #10103-00, they have a street price of $22 per pair, and you can get more information at This Link on the official Pro-Line website.
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Pro-Line Super Swamper SC Gallery
We just got our hands on a sneak peak shot of what looks like Pro-Line IROK Swamper Short Course Tires. Interesting to see this sort of tread on a SC tire, but from a bashing point a view, bring them on! I imagine we could find some good terrain to make use of these for sure! Who else see’s these and wants to find some mud?
It’s not posted on their site yet, but don’t let that stop you from heading over to the Pro-Line Website to check out all their other products.
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The RC4WD crew has been putting out some amazing looking products for years now. Their latest product, Compass 1.9 Scale Tires, have just been announced and should make a nice option for your scale/trail rig. Some of their specifications include-
* Weight- 3.1oz each
* Uses a reinforced sidewall
* Comes in advanced X2 SS compound
* Outer diameter- 4.78″
* Inner diameter- 1.88″
The part number is #Z-T0113, they have a street price of $25, and they are available right now. Hit up This Link for more information.
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For all you guys that bash short course trucks, JConcepts is putting out a G-Loc SCT. G-Locs use a reinforced carcass and internal x-bracing to help prevent tire ballooning during speed runs. Durable closed cell inserts come standard while the deep G-Loc tread should help you find traction on slick surfaces.
The SCT G-Locs come in yellow compound with a part number of #3074-00 and a price of $26 a pair. For more information hit up This Link.
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