For this month’s product view, I decided to change it up a bit and introduce everyone to the 1/8th side of JConcepts and the hybrid 1/8th scale buggy tire. I’ve been out of the gas seen for sometime now, but I still find the time to get out and run my TLR 8 3.0.
The Hybrids are all the rage and the combination of the most popular JConcepts tires available. A mid-lug design with unique inner Crowbar center lug DNA, the Hybrid is built for speed and ultimate high-speed control and handling. Supported lug control and X-braced sidewall lug detail is designed to go the distance in long qualifiers, final main events, and beyond.
Continuous testing showed a smaller pin height being an advantage in many conditions and particularly when sharp angles and edges arise in the track surface. At the base of the design, the new mid-height lug presents the compound to the racing surface while the center lug DNA picks up the heavy lifting for forward-bite. Hybrids include the Profiled (closed cell) insert design featuring the unique, highly durable material, bright blue color and revolved cuts which provide extra full support, stability, and cushion.
Hybrids excel on indoor and outdoor hard-packed surfaces with either dry or wet conditions. Drivers will feel the immediate impact of the exclusive design and proprietary rubber compound as they rip around the track at blistering speeds. The Hybrids are a contender straight out of the package, an all-out design for racing, pure JConcepts.
I took a set of blue hybrids to SS raceway here in Tampa, FL and did some running on the coda coded track. I ran for about a total of 45 minutes with pin still left over. One of the many things to say is that over this whole time of running, that the hybrids stay fast and very easy to drive. This will help every racer in a long main event stay fast for the win.
Super Soft (Green)
Mega Soft (black)
Compact tire body, mid-lug design
Aggressive, supported lug control with X-braced sidewalls
Includes Profiled – (closed cell) inserts
JConcepts compound and temperature range chart:
00 – Yellow (medium feel)
• 91 degree and above
01 – Blue (soft feel)
• 76-90 degrees
02 – Green (Super Soft feel)
• 75-60 degrees
04 – Orange (Groove condition soft)
• 80-100 degrees
07 – Black (Mega Soft feel)
• 59 degrees and under