Product Release Rewind – Mid-year Bodies and Wings Edition
Over the last 7 months, we’ve released a lot of accessories, tires, bodies, and upgrades that range from powerful monster trucks to the super fast race cars. There’s so much, in fact, we decided to break up the product rewind into 2 parts to make it easier to keep up with all the quality accessories and upgrades we’ve been throwing down.
Let’s start off with wings and scoops. Click on the pic or the links below to learn more.
The popularity of the new Yokomo YZ4-SF after winning the IFMAR World Championships in China jumped massively. It’s always great to see new cars enter the market as they spark a lot of interest and push the envelope of car development and design. Naturally, JConcepts has added the popular Aero wing package for the YZ4-SF that includes the wide and narrow front tower-mount wing and front lower wing to further fine tune the car’s steering and jumping characteristics. Click to learn more.
The JConcepts Front Lower Wing for the EB410 4wd has been a popular choice for those who want to enhance steering feel without going through a lot of front tower-mounted wings because of hard crashes. Tucked down in between the front shocks, the lower front wing scoops in air and gives the front wing effect while being protected. Also packaged with the lower front wing is a paintable front nose cone that’s completely optional and gives a different look to your EB410.
Debuted at the 2017 IFMAR World Championships in China, JConcepts unleashed the Aero Front Lower Wing for the Team Associated B64 series cars and guess what? It ended up on Ryan Maifield’s Yokomo and he used it to win a world title and the rest is history. This popular front scoop has been on just about every AE team driver’s B64 and it’s time it has made it onto yours.
The JConcepts Strike 3 (aka S3) body blends classic lines with stunning looks to create a body that is built on winning heritage for the Mugen MBX-8 and MBX-7. Side pod chamfering, front windshield angles, and upward flowing rear end all provide the S3 with a sure-footed, predictable feeling that some of our team drivers just love.
Our King Sling body project took many months to complete. We put in a lot of long hours making it as close to the real thing as possible and we’re stoked on how it turned out. Working with Dennis Anderson, we were able to pull off a body that’s unique and beautiful just like the real thing.
Our next project for Mega Trucks was to complete the father and son team, also known as the Anderson Boyz’s Bog Hog. Combining the brute power and durability of a monster truck with the madness of a mud racer, the Bog Hog is a beast, and JConcepts has worked together with designers and builders to replicate this body shell to fit on a host of popular chassis including the Axial SMT10.
Slouched at the starting line, engine headers glowing and flowing, the flag goes down and Bog Hog roars. The atmosphere surrounding Mega Trucks excite even the most mild-mannered racers. From the shop in Poplar Branch, North Carolina, Dennis Anderson has created another classic Mega Truck. Following in the footsteps of King Sling, Bog Hog is another animal forged in iron.
Sometimes it’s necessary to enter a new market with a shocking new product or discovery. JConcepts enters the R/C Drag racing community with a highly sought-after original. The 1966 Chevrolet II Nova is a classic, and with this vintage styling, a lot of thought was put into the design to incorporate the detail into this legacy superstar. This 1966 Chevy II Nova shows off an extensive sharp-edged restyle based in part on the Super Nova concept vehicle. In general, proportions are squared up and features including a bold grille and semi-fastback roofline highlight the shape. “Humped” fenders in an angular rear-end were reminiscent of other Chevrolets from the era of style.
The JConcepts design team has spent many hours in development with leading team drivers to develop a high-speed style body, specifically for the latest circuits. One of the most recognizable items, the Silencer body style, has now been designed as the original manufacturer kit body for the Yokomo YZ4-SF buggy.
A brand-new, ground up design, the Silencer, has new elements created for the high speed tracks. A profiled cockpit and cubicle side-pod gives the Silencer an immediate fighting appearance. A smooth, high-speed transition around the cab keeps the Silencer heading in the right direction. A slight recess just behind the cab with channeling out the rear provides rear-end stability. The Silencer side-pods have a clipped rear-end, narrowing the rear by angling in just in front of the rear tires. The rear side-pods angle sharply toward the shock tower and wing, enhancing the force placed on the rear pods during high-speed acceleration.
JConcepts is bringing back the #0235 Finnisher style body for the newly released T4.3 Qualifier Series vehicle by Team Associated.
JConcepts accommodates a great truck with the release of the Finnisher body for the T4.3 Qualifier Series vehicle by Team Associated. The #0235 body has been updated to include pre-dimpled locations for one of the hottest RTR trucks on the circuit. The slight cab forward, raked windshield and aggressive stance highlight a performance-oriented core. A revised front hood scoop allows plenty of clearance for the unique geometry while smoothing out the front downforce area. Front chin spoiler, headlight, and grill protect the front-end from unwanted up-drafts during flight while the supplied decals stand-out like an 18 wheeler.
When racing or bashing on a loamy or top-soil dirt surface, the inside of the MT410 chassis can become loaded with dirt or debris which creates extra weight. With the JConcepts overtray for the MT410, these worries are minimized with the simple and functional item. Fitting nicely under the body; the JConcepts part hugs the outside dimension of the chassis protecting the inside from unwanted and large amounts of excess debris build-up during dirty conditions.
In the early 1990’s, several teams stepped up in the Monster Truck racing game to put Chevrolet back on top. With improved suspension systems and a longer wheelbase chassis aided by computer designs, the need for a specialty body was created. The “Snoop Nose” fiberglass body was used by the Chevy boys which featured an extended wheelbase, larger wheel well openings, and of course, a low-slung front clip which gives it that “snoop” appearance.
Popular Monster Trucks who rocked the “Snoop Nose”
· Carolina Crusher
· Monster Patrol
One body style reigned supreme in the early days of monster truck racing. From the first official side-by-side competition, the built Ford tough, 1984 Ford F-250 was a force to be reckoned with. Distinguished by its squarer look, sharper lines, and flatter panels, this style truck was designed with improved efficiency in mind; something that only became more important over the life-span of the product.
Considered to be the last of the “classic” Ford trucks, the 1984 model screams 80’s style and features a Ford oval (by decal) placed in the center of the grille. The square body trucks from this generation are just plain mean and with the single cab design, long bed and flat body panels, tradition was an important part to the JConcepts design team. The Ford bloodline runs deep with the hard body lines running horizontally top and bottom which helps to create a rigid panel. The front windshield is large and in charge and offers the scale driver a clear view of the road ahead.
Cleverly named, F2, the unique design quickly raised some eyebrows during competition and proved effective on the ground and in the air. Designed with aspects learned from the original Finnisher bodies, the F2 provides an even more aggressive look with included details which remain crucial to performance. The F2 body is a drop fit for the popular Tekno EB410 buggy.
Now, the popular F2 body is a drop fit for the popular Yokomo YZ4-SF buggy. With the evolution of race tracks, complicated circuits combining more aggressive jumps and extremely high-speed corners, JConcepts incorporated many features which provide several benefits in the most critical situations. Increased windshield angle provides a steady force upfront during mid-flight wind gusts on large jumps. Forward cab placement changes performance / visible bias which help steering rotation in low traction corners.
The P2 body by JConcepts for the Yokomo YZ2 line of vehicles is the meanest, nastiest thing out for 1/10th buggy racing. Throw everything you know out the window, the Punisher 2 separates itself from the rest of the bodies on the market with its distinctive styling. The S2 and F2 body designs have created their own path of success on dirt, carpet, and Astroturf with class-leading success, now the P2 will carve its own.
Now, the F2 body is a drop fit for the popular TLR 22 4.0 buggy. The side-pods have been simplified and JC chamfered to remove unwanted changes in height to neutralize the at-speed handling. The rear of the pods have a dual step, scoop treatment which give a first in class look to the F2 body. The rear of the cab has the Finnisher step feature which allows the placement of a secondary side window and also several louver options off the rear.
JConcepts is here to support the emergence of stadium truck with a Finnisher body which drop fits on to the TLR 22-T 4.0 racing truck. The #0367 body incorporates pre-dimpled locations for the hottest new truck on the circuit. The slight cab forward, raked windshield and aggressive stance highlight a performance-oriented core. A revised front hood scoop allows plenty of clearance for the unique 22-T geometry while smoothing out the front downforce area. Front chin spoiler, headlight, and grill protect the front-end from unwanted up-drafts during flight while the supplied decals stand-out like an 18 wheeler.
Body development is never quite finished, but in the case of the new 1/8th truck body by JConcepts, the Finnisher is a polished product. The winner of the 2016 ROAR National Championship, the Finnisher body in the hands of Ryan Maifield is a proven racing commodity. JConcepts is here to support the 1/8th truck class with a Finnisher body which is a drop fit on to the Tekno NT48.3 racing truck.
One of the most popular pit items at the race track is a car stand. JConcepts, the original manufacturer of the polycarbonate car stand has teamed up with Ryan Maifield for a signature edition item. Formed in durable material and a matte black finish, the RM Momentum car stand is handy, light-weight and stylish.
The stand has a rectangular build with a sturdy base which fits a large variety of 1/10th and 1/8th scale vehicles. The shape is ergonomic allowing drivers to pick-up the stand using one hand while the vehicle is still in place. Cut-out sections on the stand help rigidity and help build a muscular physique.