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AKA Gridiron II 1:8 Buggy Pre-Mounted Tires on Yellow EVO Wheels and Red Inserts - Medium Compound - 1 Pair

AKA14013MRY AKA Gridiron II 1:8 Buggy Pre-Mounted Tires on Yellow EVO Wheels and Red Inserts - Medium Compound - 1 Pair
AKA14013MRY AKA Gridiron II 1:8 Buggy Pre-Mounted Tires on Yellow EVO Wheels and Red Inserts - Medium Compound - 1 Pair


 
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AKA Grid Iron Logo II

Pre-Mounted AKA Gridiron II 1/8 Buggy Tires on EVO Wheels with Red Inserts

The Gridiron II Tire:
The Gridiron II has been redesigned using the World Championship carcass borrowed from the Impact tire. Waffle ribbing has been added to help control tire expansion and the side pins are angled for better performance on rougher tracks. The tire is 5% lighter than the original, improving acceleration and all-around performance.
The AKA Gridiron Tire II is best suited to hard-packed and clay surfaces. The low tread depth means excellent traction in the racing line, which translates into faster lap times. It has a low-profile tread with small, staggered square spikes arranged symmetrically across and around the tire to provide a superior balance of forward and side bite. Long, staggered center lugs add a little extra forward bite, and greatly increase tread life by reducing wear.
The Gridiron II tire was designed for tracks that are hard packed and or tracks with little dust. This tire design is a great outdoor or indoor alternative. The square outer pins and bar center pins allow for great traction and long tire life compared to other small pin tires.


Notes from the team:
The Gridiron II tire is a team favorite and is used on the front and the rear of the car in hard packed conditions. This tire combines the forward bite to launch you out of the corners yet still provides a stable feel while cornering.



The AKA 1:8 Buggy Grooved and Shaped Insert Soft:

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 didn't 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
  • Handles 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 build 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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