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AKA City Block Pre-Mounted 1/8 Buggy Tires on Yellow EVO Wheels and Red Inserts - Soft Compound - 1 Pair

AKA14002SRY AKA City Block Pre-Mounted 1/8 Buggy Tires on Yellow EVO Wheels and Red Inserts - Soft Compound - 1 Pair
AKA14002SRY AKA City Block Pre-Mounted 1/8 Buggy Tires on Yellow EVO Wheels and Red Inserts - Soft Compound - 1 Pair


 
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Pre-Mounted AKA City Block 1/8 Buggy Tires on EVO Wheels with Red Inserts


The AKA City Block Tire:

The City Block tire is designed for hard to medium-packed surfaces. The two-stage tread features square mini-pins on top of rectangular blocks. The square mini pins are designed for superior grip on a hard-packed, high-traction racing surface. The rectangular blocks underneath the mini pins provide greater tread depth, which is also makes this versatile tire ideal for those times when you drift into the loose dirt.

The City Block is a very unique and versatile type tire. This tire works in a large variety of conditions from loose to high traction. Because of this unique design, the City Block is the work horse tire of the AKA line and works well in the majority of track conditions.

Notes from the team:
The City Blocks on the front and rear will really lock the car in. Some team drivers will run the City Blocks in the front and the I Beams in the rear. This will free up the rear of the car and allow you to get thru the corners quicker.


The AKA 1:8 Buggy Grooved and Shaped Insert Soft
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Used on Cody King's Kyosho Inferno MP9TKi2 to bring home the big win!!!

The AKA 1:8 Buggy Grooved and Shaped Soft foam Insert is designed to improve handling on tracks with sharp edges and large jump falls. Helps absorb impacts from large vertical bumps but keeps the tires sidewall and profile shape even under hard cornering This gives you more constant handling performance in bumpy and rough sections on any track.

The winning combo in this year's IFMAR Fuel 1:8th scale world championship along with AKA's Impact tires and EVO wheels!

Features:

  • Grooved outer surface fits AKA tires perfectly
  • Cuts in the inner section allow more bump absorption
  • Keeps Tire's shape under high lateral G-Loads
  • World championship winning design wins the 2010 IFMAR worlds

In more detail:

Gil Losi Jr and Mark Pavidis didnt want to use a softer material or hollow out the inner circumference of the insert so they have incorporated lateral grooves to the internal diameter of AKA's closed cell inserts. The lateral grooves allow the insert to flex vertically to absorb the large impacts while still maintaining lateral stability and overall durability AKA inserts are known for. The result is a more predictable handling car in the harshest track conditions. A stiff wheel combined with a laterally stable, vertically compliant insert equals faster lap times as Cody King proved when he used these inserts along with the new Evo wheel to take home the win at the 2010 IFMAR world championships.

 

The AKA 1/8th Evo Competition Buggy Wheels:

IFMAR Worlds 2010 World Championship Design! Used on Cody King's Kyosho Inferno MP9TKi2 to bring home the big win!!!

Note: These Wheels DO NOT INCLUDE the AKA34003 Stiffening insert or dish! You Must Purchase separate.

The AKA 1:8 Evo Competition Buggy Wheels in Yellow improves handling by furthering Mark Pavidis and Gil Losi's design ideas that has revolutionized off road tires forever using stiffer foams and tire sidewalls.

Removing the unpredictability of older wheel designs that flex and deform this new wheel is designed to be much stiffer and hold its shape under grueling conditions. This helps the suspension on the car work the way it was designed to and give you much more consistent performing setups.
The winning combo in this year's IFMAR Fuel 1:8th scale world championship along with AKA's Impact tires!

Features:

  • Stronger and stiffer design
  • Lighter than the previous wheels
  • Handels the G-Forces produced by modern buggy chassis without de-forming
  • World championship winning design wins the 2010 IFMAR worlds
  • Smooth inner surface helps prevent dirt buid up inside the wheel
  • Use with or without stiffener for more setup choices
In more detail:
Now that AKA's closed cell foams have become a part of everyone's product line it became apparent to us that all the current wheels are too soft compared to the now stiffer inserts and the ever increasing G forces of modern 1:8 buggy chassis. The goal was to achieve a stiffer wheel without sacrificing weight or durability. Mark and Gil were able to reach this goal by first changing the face of the wheel from convex to concave. This design change helps the EVO wheel deal with the ever increasing G-loads of a modern 1:8 buggy without distortion of the face of the wheel. Next they were able to kill two birds with one stone by developing an optional internal dish which serves two purposes. The first and most important purpose is to further stiffen the wheel and especially help the inner most bead of the wheel hold it's shape. The second purpose of this dish is to block dirt from being trapped within the inner ribbing of the wheel and throwing the wheel out of balance. These design innovations allowed the wheel to be stiffer without going to stiffer and therefore more brittle plastic or increasing wall thickness which gives up clearance and adds weight at the outer edge of the wheel. The advantage of the stiffer EVO wheel shows up immediately on rough tracks, high bite tracks, tracks with large jumps and tracks with high speed sections.

 


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