This is a pair of JConcepts Pin Downs 1/10 scale front buggy tires in a medium-soft pink compound. JConcepts has reinvented the pin style tire with their all new Pin Downs tires! The Pin Downs were designed with a directional pin spiked tread to improve performance and stability. The directionality of the pins was arranged to help broken-in type pins to grip the surface in a single direction, while the pins are more upright when mounted in the opposite direction. The carcass of the tire has been marked with a special texture to help you properly orient it for mounting. The bottoms of the pins feature wide radiuses to allow the pins to wear down more consistently and not tear or rip off the carcass prematurely.
The tire carcass itself has been redesigned to reduce weight while still providing strong sidewall support. The pink compound comes marked with two pink dots on the tire to represent JConcepts new tire compound, a medium soft material with outstanding wear characteristics. The tires come with gray open cell inserts for a ready-to-mount-set straight out of the package. The Pin Downs perform at their best on carpet and astroturf tracks where small pin tires are usually favored.
JConcepts has undergone a considerable amount of testing these new tires and compound with their star drivers. Jason Ruona, Spencer Rivkin, Kody Numedahl, JR Mitch, Joona Haatanen, Alex Kosciuszek, and Malin Karlsen all administered their own tests for speed, durability, and consistency, which the new tires passed with flying colors. The fierce new off-road carpet and astroturf tires are now available to the public for the first time ever.
It's common practice in carpet and astroturf racing to trim tire pins to reduce the amount of grip 4WD front tires generate. Drivers usually start with trimming the outer pins and work their way inwards until the car has the proper balance for the track. Precision tuning the key to success and the Pin Downs tires make it incredibly easy!