Two new items from JConcepts here at the World Championships in Perth, Australia with the first being the new prototype Silencer 1.5 body shell. Still a prototype and only in use by the brand’s Mugen & HB team drivers, the new design incorporates the cab section from the popular Finnisher body merged with the rear end from the Silencer. The addition of a more forward mounted mid car aero scoop completes the package providing additional downforce.
Also making its debut here in Australia is the Blocker. Taking its design cues from the company’s successful Stalker tires, JConcepts have managed to add an additional 8 rows of 13 pins for improved wear. Impossible to distinguish between the two tires without placing them side by side, feedback from Ryan Maifield and David Ronnefalk has been positive with both reporting very smooth steering feel and awesome wear.
Korean tire manufacturer are here in Perth with their new ‘Whips’ buggy tires for their team driver and customers to use. Designed on new V6 carcass which features a more rounded contact surface and sidewall for better handling in bumpy conditions. Sporting two different type pins, the mid size pins are best suited for low grip or slippery surface track while the more spaced out square pins provide better forward and side bite. Available now in gold, yellow, silver, blue and red compounds.
Pro-Line have brought with them their new S4 super soft long wear compound to Australia. With the S compound set to replace the American company’s X compound line up, the S4 completes the new S lineup and will be made available for all their different 1/8th offroad thread patterns.
Chassis – Team Associated RC8 B3.1 Engine – LRP ZZ.21c Davide Ongaro Edition Fuel – RunnerTime Tires – AKA Double Down Radio/Servo – Sanwa/Sanwa Body – JConcepts Silencer
Remarks – Top Seed for qualifying here in Perth, Davide’s car is loaded with a range of optionals from various companies. The car has 5mm rear shock standoffs from Italian brand Fastrace who have also supplied the carbon battery box he is running. The rear chassis brace mount comes from Ruddog, Team Associated’s German distributor, while Davide has used a titanium screw set from T-Works. The car also features JConcepts upgraded turnbuckles and pivot ball adjustment spacers.