JConcepts Golden Years 2.2" Monster Truck Tires 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 tire. With learned behavior from other tires in the line-up, it was clear a few things would be added for performance and scale appearance.
The full-cleat tire just looks so vintage, and JConcepts explored new heights and lug creation techniques to ensure the 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 are available in soft, blue compound and indoor racing, 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.
At the races –
The Golden Years tires have already had success at the races. Recently, at the King of the Monster Trucks in Fenton, Missouri, Jason Ruona took the Classic Retro class using the tire in blue compound on the vintage track layout. In the Outlaw Retro class, the polished concrete was tricky, but, Matt Stoltz reached for a set of the tires in gold compound put down a TQ run in qualifying. Matt traveled all the way to the final round, going head-to-head against Jason Ruona running the same combination. In the end, Ruona got the overall victory in the finals leading to a 1-2 finish in a debut weekend.
- Fits 2.6" x 3.6" Monster Truck Wheel
- Round, vintage carcass and cleat design
- Grippy, full-height tread for deep digging
- Detailed sidewall lettering
- Available in popular blue and gold compounds
- Backed by JConcepts support and lineage
- Monster truck royalty
- Tire dimensions* - 6.30” x 4.00”
*These dimensions are based on the drawings and give an idea of comparison to each other. Actual tire dimensions may vary due to compound, inserts and molding techniques. Softer tires (-01 / blue compound) will always be affected more by inserts and their height will be greater once mounted.
This product was added to our catalog on February 14, 2019
Monday, Feb 24 2020 (about a year ago)
JConcepts Golden Years 2.6" Monster Truck Tires (2) (Gold)
Coolest tires available is terms of scale and compound in my opinion.