This is the JConcepts Illuzion "Hi Flow" SCT One Size Fits Most Short Course Truck Body. One of the most critical aspects of tuning a Short Course truck is the performance of the body and the Hi-Flow, taken from the JConcepts hierarchy of successful buggy designs, is the latest in Short Course body development. The Hi-Flow incorporates the latest technology into a single high-performance body. Already a champion, the Hi-Flow earned the top qualifying position and 1st place at the 2011 ROAR Off-Road Nationals in the Pro 2 Modified class in the hands of Ryan Maifield. In dominating fashion, Maifield had no problems taking the TQ in the first 3 rounds of qualifying and 1st place in A-main #1 and 2 giving the overall win to JConcepts.
The Hi-Flow is a smash hit, starting with the most fashionable racing look, body panel attack angles and even greater air escape packages, the Hi-Flow oozes of class leading performance. The air escape package consists of user friendly trim-out areas which have been strategically placed to ensure a clean race-able look that minimizes the trouble-some parachute effect. The large Hi-Flow areas are depressed into the body which allows the user to simply score the bottom pocket and pop-out for instant results. The Hi-Flow hood-scoop, used predominantly as an under / over air release feature, blends beautifully into the sculpted extra-clearance fenders while releasing the front end of inner pressure.
The top, rear, fender corners have been wedged reducing dead space, allowing more pass-through area minimizing unwanted air collection. The roof of the body has been dramatically “rock-a-bye” shaped to promote a continuous roll in the event of roof crashes. Large side windows with black-out side window decal treatment gives the Hi-Flow futuristic character. Performance enhanced number and name plates provide straight-line stability while retaining a fashionably styled look that is unmistakable JConcepts.
NOTE: Painted body shown in photos is for illustrative purposes only. The body you will receive is clear and unpainted.
- Fits most all 1/10th SCT’s – 6 direct and over 9 different trucks overall
- Original JConcepts short course Hi-Flow styling
- Hi-Flow regions to minimize parachute affect
- Racing inspired body, cab and window design
- Futuristic, large-side windows with black-out side window decals
- Aggressive headlight and grill treatment
- Performance enhanced number and name plates with mounting hardware
- Front and rear fender flares for maximum clearance
- Clear polycarbonate with protective film
- Window masks and detailed decal sheet
This product was added to our catalog on September 30, 2011
I think it was caused during manufacturing. I didn't see anything on the box or the bag it came in. I bought a JConcepts F2 4WD body and noticed similar imperfections and bad cut lines on it as well.
Hoped it would be less noticeable after paint, but it wasn't. Maybe J.R. needs to spend less time following around his drivers with a camera, and more time doing quality control and answering customer emails, cause he didn't answer mine.
I will say that it took a lot of time to paint and prepare it for use, especially if you plan on removing all the 'hi-flow' cut-outs designed into the body for removing the 'parachuting' effect of SCT bodies when coming down from jumps. I've only removed the rear cut-outs in the slanted 'fast back' part of the body and the two small slots at the top rear of the cab. I've not removed the windows or any cutouts in the front of the body. After about two packs through it - It seems to be flying very well. My local track is a 1/8th scale track that has a bunch of smaller jumps and table-tops, plus one medium-length double (10'~12') jump in its current configuration. The body also seems to help my truck land on its wheels after a rollover (or 5). I only had to flip it once after more than a few mishaps.
My 410.3 setup: I'm using the optional Tekno 'air dam' Lexan pieces (Part# TKR5504) that mount on top of the nerf bars in conjunction with this body. I'm using the first holes from the top in the front body posts, and the second holes from the top in the rear body mount posts, with the more aggressive slant.
You can use the first holes from the top body mounting posts (Tekno SCT410.3), but I started noticing a decent amount of rear tire rub when the rear shocks were fully compressed. I was worried about the tire rub torching my fresh paint job, so I raised the rear mounts by one hole on the post(s).
In general, I'm very happy with it and how my paint job turned out.
If you're new to painting SCT bodies like I was, and you like putting down multiple coats of paint as I do. Be prepared to need more paint and liquid mask than usual. I've painted a handful of buggy bodies in the past, and in hindsight, they probably need 1/3 less material(s) than the SCT bodies. I'm seriously considering paying someone to paint & cut the next body that I'm just about to order... Doing the hi-flow cutouts and cutting/mounting the four winglets took a lot of time.