May 8, 2012

The NEW Car – Yellow Edition

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Written by: Derek Buono

JQ Products has been ripping up the 1/8th scale buggy world for almost two years now with great success but they feel it is time for a new release, given all the knowledge they’ve obtained while racing and testing their chassis. At a first glance, it may not look like much has changed, but due to the fact that many parts have actually changed, since the initial release, JQ decided that the best way to move forward was to release a new car.

THECar was ready for some serious updates. Many of the plastics and the hingepins had already been changed due to problems with durability. The next step was to improve the handling. During the end of last year, the team tested a lot of ideas, and were able to improve the handling enough, that it was time to release a new car, the Yellow Edition. From now on every new car will be accompanied with a colour. This is because THECar, will always be THECar. But for clarity’s sake, for example when ordering spare parts, it is good to have some way of differentiating between different versions.

NEW narrower, symmetrical and more flexible chassis. For more traction, and better when landing jumps, or driving over bumps.

NEW sideguards to match the new chassis.

NEW Bodyshell to match the new chassis.

NEW Improved smoother shocks, with soft bladders and CNC shock caps. These improve every aspect of the handling. THECar is easier to drive.

NEW Shock springs, Soft, Medium and Hard. THECar includes Med and Hard as standard.

NEW 3 shoe clutch shoes, for increased performance. Now it actually works 🙂

NEW larger capacity fuel tank with O-ring cap seal for improved sealing.

Smooth Gearing, (43/13) and (45/13) included as standard.

Extra set of stiffer swaybars included, 2.4 and 2.5.

New buggy will ship worldwide in May!

About the Author

Derek Buono
Derek Buono– Started in the industry as an assistant editor at RC Car Action where he spent 2 years before being recruited by Xtreme RC Cars Magazine. For the past 10 years Derek lead Xtreme RC Cars and helped double the circulation, improved editorial quality and helped lead the market in design and creativity.



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