Smoothies 60mm Rear Buggy Tires (2) (Gold) by JConcepts
This is a pair of two JConcepts Smoothies 60mm Rear Buggy Tires. JConcepts remains committed to 1/10th off-road racing by releasing the Smoothies. In some conditions in off-road racing, there is no denying that a slick tire is the fastest way around the track. Throughout the racing calendar year, there are several tracks where slicks in gold compound are the go-to tire. In damp weather, indoor clay surfaces become so tacky that the lower the tread or to the point of zero tread is an advantage. For years drivers have sanded, ground and hand sculpted tires in search of that elusive slick carcass for racing.
Now, with JConcepts, racers have the slick option straight out of the package. Released as a 60mm bead mounting diameter, the JConcepts Smoothies mount straight to the latest generation 60mm/2.4" wheels for that all important reactive feel. The carefully profiled tire carcass rolls through the turns with efficiency while the maximum smooth surface area grips the specialty surfaces like no other. The Smoothies include Dirt-Tech 60mm inserts which have made an immediate presence on the racing scene since their release. The identifiable gray color with custom sculpted features, are blended into the newly developed insert material which provide racers a durable option capable of being used in medium to extremely high-traction conditions.
After completely mounting the tires to wheels, it is recommended to scuff the slick tires with sandpaper or scouring pad to have a slightly dull or rough finish to begin practice or racing.
- JConcepts design and function
- Designed in conjunction with Brian Kinwald and Jason Ruona
- 60mm or 2.4” bead mounting size
- Carefully shaped carcass = rolling speed
- Includes 60mm Dirt-Tech (gray) inserts
JConcepts Tire Compound Applications:
- Green (Super Soft): For conditions with minimum traction. Works well on slippery, wet tracks.
- Gold (Indoor Soft): Developed for indoor Clay surfaces.
This product was added to our catalog on December 11, 2014.
Biggest difference seems to be the rims and sidewalls of the tire. This gives the car less of a twitchy feel and more predictable feel.
The front tires are a huge improvement. Panthers are round and the JConcepts are flat and have more area to be used to turn. The back tires are the same roundness and just about the same area of tread. Just barely seems a bit wider.
They seem to like a break-in period. Even washing them with simple green and saucing them they still needed about 2 heat races on them to come to life. After that time. No comparison the Smoothies are the best slicks out there..
Good job Jconcepts.. Now I just wish the slow boat from China would hurry..
I have a couple sets and love them. Just need them for 2WD truck and SC.
( These fronts will work on 4WD buggy front, same as Panthers. ))