JQ Products "THE Updated Car" 1/8 Competition PRO Buggy Kit

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Recently JQ Products' Random Decisions department has been hard at work, finalizing THE Update. Their goal was not just to make another car, or an average racing machine. JQ Products wants to make THE Car, THE Best 1/8th Scale Buggy out there. This update includes all the running changes that have been made during the year, along with new plastics, that have been designed to be more durable.

THE Features:

  • Narrow Layout: THE Car features one of the narrowest chassis ever seen on a 1/8 buggy. A narrow car is more nimble and fast compared to a wider one.
  • Central Engine Placement: The key to building a narrow car.
  • Revolutionary Adjustable Weight Distribution: Engine and Center Differential move 8mm forwards or back. The most useful tuning aid that can be changed based on track and driving style. Directly affects lap times in a big way.
  • Laydown Brake System: In order to make the weight distribution change easily, and make removal of the center differential easy, the lay down brake design was the way to go.
  • Simple Throttle/Brake Linkage: The simplest design on the market, because simple is always better.
  • Left/Right Weight Balance: Optimized left to right balance, because we turn both ways on our tracks.
  • Lightweight: Out of the box, THE Car weighs about 3240g. Because no matter what anyone says, a lighter car is faster, wears less, consumes less fuel and is easier on tires.
  • Servo Saver: THE Car features a "fail safe" servo saver that does not require thread lock. It will not work loose.
  • Radio Tray: The first un-complicated radio tray. The design allows for fast and easy servo changes, while leaving the tray in the car. Everything on the tray can be changed with the tray installed, and linkage intact.
  • Rear End Geometry: Distinctive rear end geometry design allows for great on power traction, acceleration and corner speed.
  • Rear Roll Center: New style roll-center adjustments on the rear.
  • EU/US Compatibility: Designed for European and American tracks and drivers. Designed to perform well on Euro style tracks and driving styles, where maximum corner speed is required, as well as US style tracks with big jumps and rough surfaces.
  • Shocks: 14.5mm threaded, hard-anodized shocks with 3.5mm shock shafts. Because bigger isnít better, better is better! A variety of shock sizes were tested, and these were found to be the best for THE Car.
  • Shock Towers: THE Car is equipped with 5mm CNC aluminum Shock Towers as standard equipment and features the JQ Products trademark branding.
  • Arm Holders/Suspension Blocks: Hard Anodized CNC aluminum Arm Holders are included as standard equipment. They use inserts to tune the toe-in, anti-squat and kick-up.
  • Steering: Optimized steering geometry allows for maximum, yet linear steering, as well as reduced bump-steer. Steering = Corner speed = Fast Lap times = Wins. Itís all about steering.
  • Chassis Braces: THE Car uses molded composite front and rear chassis braces.
  • Clutch: THE Car includes a 3-shoe clutch system, with aluminum clutch shoes.
  • Chassis: THE Car includes a lightened aluminum 4mm hard-anodized chassis with ballast locations as standard equipment. Because THE Car is underweight when lightweight options are installed.
  • Steering Knuckles: CNC aluminum Steering Knuckles are included as standard equipment. Plastic or cast pot metal knuckles are for RTR's, even if they donít break.
  • Fuel Tank: THE Car uses a clunk style fuel tank because we all crash, and it feeds fuel to the engine while upside down.

THE Specifications:
Vehicle: 1:8 Nitro 4WD
Width: 307mm
Wheelbase: 320-325mm
Weight: 3240g*
Internal Gear Ratio: 3.90:1

*THE Note: Weight measured with OS Speed, 2060 pipe, ProLine Rims, closed cell foam, Holeshot tires, LRP 1600 LiFe Receiver Pack.

Items Needed for Completion:

  • .21 Nitro Engine
  • Tuned Exhaust System
  • 2 Channel Radio System and 8 AA Batteries
  • High Torque Steering & Brake Servos (2)
  • Receiver Battery
  • Tires, Wheels & Tire Glue
  • Silicone Shock Fluid
  • Silicone Differential Fluid
  • Glow Driver
  • Starter Box & Batteries
  • Nitro Fuel & Fuel Bottle
  • Paint for Polycarbonate Body
  • Charger for Receiver Pack & Starter Box Batteries

This product was added to our catalog on December 2, 2011.

jesse walters
Saturday, Jan 7 2012 (about 4 years ago)
JQ Products "THE Updated Car" 1/8 Competition PRO Buggy Kit
from a racers point of veiw that video is very helpful in showing how strong the car is
kyle howard
Verified Owner
Monday, May 7 2012 (about 4 years ago)
JQ Products "THE Updated Car" 1/8 Competition PRO Buggy Kit
ok first off this car is insane on the track its an animal tons of steering and forward bite . the harder you drive it the better it handles the tuning on this buggy is the best ever u can tune this buggy for any track anf THE advice in the manual will get you there . only bad think i have to say is the brake disc are not very good would like to see holes drilled for better cooling brake fade is a problem but look at the serpent pro brakes cross drilled and waved on the ends slap these in and problem solved i have raced with the rc8.2 and the hara and the losi buggy and the jq is by far the best on the market for the price. this is def a pro race kit. set this buggy up right and its game on. gonna run jq for a long time u cant beat this buggy
Johann DF
Tuesday, Apr 3 2012 (about 4 years ago)
JQ Products "THE Updated Car" 1/8 Competition PRO Buggy Kit
This Car is amazingly durable! Hands down! My son drove it the other week and The Car went spinning like a wheel on its side flipping more than 10x and when it landed on its wheel, my son hit the throttle and it just went on and on! Bought tons of parts and the only thing I have replaced after a year are bent arms and broken steering posts. That's after almost a year! Now I do not have a choice but to buy the rest of the parts that's missing to build me another The Car.
sebastian hidalgo
Verified Owner
Thursday, Mar 29 2012 (about 4 years ago)
JQ Products "THE Updated Car" 1/8 Competition PRO Buggy Kit
got my kit on monday and just got done with it today. thought it was going to be more inovative but aprears good nonetheless. going to brake in the the engine tomorrow and drive it on sunday. hope its durable and drivable.
Juan Jose (Suite# INTECH-A) Morales
Saturday, Feb 4 2012 (about 4 years ago)
JQ Products "THE Updated Car" 1/8 Competition PRO Buggy Kit
Tengo Manejando mi Jq por alrededor de un año , vengo de jammin X1 y X2 debo decir que este carro no nada que envidiarle en durabilidad a lo jammin , en cuanto a manejo el carro es rapido salta excelente sin esfuerzo , se arma facil y lo mas importante al momento de hacer hacer mecanica el carro es facil de hacer comparado a otras marcas , mi carro lo compre en rcxtremeracing venezuela distribuidor de la marca no se arrempetiran de tenerlo.
Ricardo Cruz
Thursday, Dec 8 2011 (about 4 years ago)
JQ Products "THE Updated Car" 1/8 Competition PRO Buggy Kit
Amainhobbies cmon you should review the video, apperantely its not good adertising for sale!