The pavement pounder with scale looks is what the Hunk tire brings to the proverbial table on the RC scale scene. The 4.75” overall size places the tire in the Class 2 dimensional requirements and the interlocking design has good looks and bravado to go along with it. Industry standard bead mounting diameter of 1.9” fits a huge assortment of wheels on the market so the Hunk can be teamed with just about any combination imaginable.
A great all-terrain tire usually begins in the center of the tire, this determines rolling efficiency and grip characteristics. The center of the tire features an intertwined large feature lug that are U-shaped and have certain critical places removed for grippy edges in slimier conditions. Under hard loading situations the tire will flatten out and that is where the performance value of the outer tire tread begins to function under pressure.
Alternating husky rows of outer tread breaks through a variety of terrain and produces a paddle like affect. Hard edges and angles measure up to the center structure of the tire giving gap consistency throughout the design. As the tread terminates into the tire body, slight angular and height changes help with deflection and will help contour to tight driving quarters. A radial sidewall rib has been added for stability and small openings added for grabbing space.
The sidewall lettering is detailed with old western JConcepts lettering, sized, and placed with appropriation. The Hunk has visible part number, overall tire sizing and low sidewall rib and hatch marks near the bead area. The flexibility of the green compound combined with the lug arrangement gives the tire a grippy feel but still maintains the all-important scale and performance look. The overall height provides plenty of ground clearance for class 1 vehicles over an abundance of terrain. The tires include a medium open cell foam insert capable of standing up to the super soft compound but flexible enough for sharp terrain.
For a detailed review of the Hunk Tires, check out Mojave Valley RC Adventures HERE.
• Truck inspired carcass, interlocking blocks of center padding
• 120mm | 4.75” overall size without insert
• Husky outer tread lugs, paddle affect traction
• Super Soft, Green compound
• Sidewall angular lugs, open grabbing space
• Lower, radial sidewall rib, hatch mark presence
• Ole Western JConcepts and tire lettering
• Includes medium, open cell insert