GOLDEN YEARS TIRES
When you think about the early days of Monster Trucks, the most distinguishing object about the vehicle were the giant tires. The Golden Years of monster trucks brought out all the best components of a builder, driver and innovator into one package. However, if it were not for the big, round and bubbly tires, the segment might have been lost forever.
The Golden Years by JConcepts are another reminder of the commitment the team has to the beginnings of an industry. An RC builder or modeler always has a new idea or ideal truck from the past they would like to emulate, and now, with the Golden Years, finishing off the early-era replica can be complete. For JConcepts, the slate was once again swiped clean when designing the new tire. With learned behavior from other tires in the line-up, it was clear a few things would be added for new performance and scale appearance.
The full-cleat tire just looks so vintage, and JConcepts explored new heights and lug creation techniques to ensure the new tire had the depth of a champion. The chevron pattern might look run of the mill, however, a lot of work has been placed into these beauties to allow the trucks to grip surfaces ranging from carpet, Astroturf and, of course, dirt.
The size of the tire has been altered to have a 1/10th scale large appearance that make vintage monsters, well, monsters. The round profile is there too, with included foam inserts and the design built into the carcass, your truck can have the bubbly look of the 1980’s. Sidewall lettering is very detailed on the Golden Years, allowing drivers to travel back in time, shine them up and display for the fans.
The Golden Years combo are available in gold compound. The items are supplied with open cell, large profile inserts to cushion those hard landings and fill-up the carcass. As always, the tires are backed with JConcepts customer support and racing lineage.
The Tribute wheel by JConcepts packs an assortment of options into a design and style that mimics the golden age of Monster Truck racing. With a list of design considerations, the team went to work on a simple and durable one-piece wheel design that was first stout and second versatile. It was important to incorporate an adaptor which could alter the off-set but also maintain a certain look made popular in the hard-core side-by-side racing days. The stepped design reduces weight but also adds rigidity for the ultimate bash and play wheel.
The Tribute wheel includes three off-set wheel adaptors. 11mm width for a stock Clod Buster or retro type Monster Truck width, 18mm for increased stability on standard wheelbase trucks and 25mm for the ultimate in footing for long wheelbase race trucks. The adaptors are installed with 6 x 2.5 x 12mm screws and centers precisely on the wheel for positive engagement. The wheels include open and closed planetary caps which attach with 6 x 2.5 x 8mm screws. The planetary caps support a scale look as well as a quick change racer function to suit individual needs.
The wheel set includes a slim, open cell insert, which can be installed as a cushion but also provides an equal platform for the tire insert to rest against. Also included is a pair of steel, serrated, 4mm thin pattern lock-nuts for greater security. The Tribute wheels are available in white, black and silver colors to match any color scheme or realistic build. The overall width of the wheels is true to scale which allows a more compact design and included reinforcement ribs on the inside help reduce hub flex.
The Tribute wheels are already a winner, taking the R/C Monster Truck Challenge World Finals as well as the NR/CTPA World Championships in amazing debut performances. Step up with the ultimate in looks, performance and versatility with the Tribute wheels by JConcepts – World Proven Innovation and Design.
Wheel is 2.6" in diameter and is 3.6" wide.