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This is a set of two JConcepts G-Locs 2.8 Tires, in Yellow compound. The G-Locs 2.8” is a super low-profile, aggressive tread street tire that is purpose built for aggressive speed-runs and specifically for vehicles capable of high-voltage or high-horsepower fun. Deep tread-depth and style provides the healthy footing for maximum durability and ground pounding asphalt traction. Thick, reinforced tire carcass, with internal overlapping X-braced ribbing provides unparalleled support, reducing unwanted tire expansion, for gained high-speed control. G-Locs, are manufactured using the exclusive ROAR National Championship winning yellow compound for the best gripping performance.
The 2.8" G-Locs provide elements that combine light-weight, performance and durability with the inclusion of Profiled closed cell inserts. The highly successful insert material made it's fame on the 1/8th off-road racing circuit and now into the JConcepts 2.8" line. Feel at ease while doing high-speed runs with the durability and performance of the closed cell material which provides durability and feel when others run short.
The low-profile diameter tire body profile with hefty G-Locs tread, together with the durable Profiled closed cell inserts has revolutionized speed tires for the most popular assortment of vehicles on the market. Your 2.8” equipped vehicle has never been more fun than when paired with a 3s Lipo or buzzing nitro engine and G-Loc tires. Wheelie popping speed combined with G-Locs traction and stability is a combination that is second to none. JConcepts is World Proven Innovation and Design.
NOTE: These wheels fit 2.8" Traxxas bead style wheels.
Deep G-Loc tread-depth and style
Thick, reinforced tire carcass
Overlapping X-braced ribbing
Exclusive, winning, yellow compound
Thin-wall, Profiled closed cell inserts
This product was added to our catalog on January 10, 2012.
They're rated 'Yellow'; the hardest compound JC makes. So naturally, they aren't going to grip like the softer compounds. The good part about the lower traction on pavement is that you can whip the rear-end around at speed & the tires let it 'drift' around 180° without flipping the car over like it does with softer, higher traction compounds. Especially on the newer "textured concrete" streets. (Experience talking). I put them on the suggested JC 2.8 Rulux Wheels (VERY Minimal Ballooning). Zero mechanical clearance problems on Slash 2WD or 4WD with 2.8 Rulux Wheels. They widen the stance 5/8", but are still tucked under the fenders when using the JC Scalpel body they were designed for. (They do stick out a 1/4" from under the fenders on the stock Slash body). I keep a 'hash mark' charge record on the side of my Li-Po's, so I know I have put 80 fully charged 2C 5000mAh Li-Po's thru these tires on Gravel, blacktop & textured concrete streets before they were completely bald & ballooning. My Stats: 2WD Slash. Rear-end heavy. With a FLM full aluminum tranny/FLM sealed aluminum diff and all steel gears. SC10 4x4 13mm Rear Shocks. A Sidewinder3 4600kV 4-pole motor applying the torque thru a 23t Pinion/83t Spur = 32MPH. JC's Tire Compound Ratings: (Yellow=Medium)(White=Medium/Soft)(Orange=Soft - Black/Blue Groove Conditions)(Blue=Soft - All Conditions)(Gold=Clay Soft)(Green=Super Soft) They will lower your top speed because they're 1/4" shorter that stock Traxxas tires. Most SC tires average 4" tall - G-Locs are low profile at 3.75" tall. I have not paced my Slash with regular, full sized SC tires, so I can't tell you the MPH difference that 1/4" makes. Experience tells me that it should be about 2 or 3 MPH. I'll check that out when I get the chance and will add that data to this review.
My M2 Badlands grip better on concrete and asphalt. And regardless of the cute little video they do balloon. They do look cool, and the low profile is nice, but the performance is missing. Used on an over-weight, over-powered 2WD Slash.