The best and easiest way to improve your truck handling and look is to swap the stock tires and body for something new. This is exactly what I’ve done with the freshly released JConcepts Goose Bumps tires, Rulux wheels and Illuzion Truth body specially designed for the Team Associated SC10 short course truck.
First, the Rulux wheels are extremely light. The mounting and gluing processes were an easy task. The tires fit perfectly to the black one-piece Rulux wheels (also available in white) . Like with others SC tires on the market, the inner diameter is 3.0” while the outer diameter is 2.2”. The Goose Bumps tires are compatible with the Team Associated SC10, Traxxas Slash and Slayer, HPI Blitz and Losi Strike short course trucks.
JConcepts has added extra ribs on the outside sidewall reducing flex during hard cornering which increases cornering speed. JConcepts use a unique tread design made of vertical and horizontal bars with med-size pins at each ends of those bars. Extra pins are located at different strategic positions on the tread. A mix of squares and pins are located in the center part of the tread. The Goose Bumps are offered in super-soft “sticky” green compound.
When the glue has been completely dry, I installed the new rollers on my SC10 and with a freshly charged LiPo pack I headed right to my backyard for the test. In the first seconds, I immediately noticed how faster the truck was accelerating with the lightweight Goose Bumps/Rulux combo. The tires and wheels are light; the reduced rotating mass greatly helps accelerations. Next, let’s go in the dirt! The bars and pins work nicely in dirt and even better when the surface was lightly packed. I have tested the Goose Bumps at two differents locations. My first stop was in my backyard where I quickly ran to test the tires on to different surfaces, like grass, loose sand and more packed dirt (from my old personal RC track). The next stop was on the track, where the surface goes from extra loose to hard packed, the Goose Bumps worked great. Everywhere I’ve tested the Goose Bumps, they have always gave me incredible forward and side tractions. They helped me to keep the rear end planted on the track and reduced oversteering. They are better tires than the stock ones. After few packs, the Goose Bumps showed no sigificant sign of wear.
The Illuzion Truth body is extremely well detailed and fits perfectly on my SC10. JConcepts managed to offer a robust and nice looking body and kept the original SC look intact. The fenders have extra clearance to prevent tire rubbing issues. The body comes clear; a protective film, window masks and decals are included with the body.
The JConcepts Goose Bumps tires have increased the traction and accelerations while the Illuzion Truth body added a nice killer look to my SC10 short course truck. They are both excellent upgrades for anyone looking to increase the performances and handling of their short course truck.
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