Drag racing continues its rise in the radio control scene and the street eliminator cars are hot commodities. As racers manage to successfully tune in for more performance, they also ask for more tuning options. The Starfish Mambos wheel by JConcepts is a 5 spoke option delivered in time for the most hardcore street racers wanting to run the wider rear tire option. The Starfish wheel is designed with a high 3D impression and made from durable proprietary materials. The wide-stance design has a thickness throughout the spoke area but is completely recessed on the inside for weight reduction and engineering returns.
During the early part of the 2020 racing season, the JConcepts designers went to work on new drag racing designs and arrived at a new rear tire and wheel combination. The new combinations were mocked up and blasted down the scale track at top speeds during testing, and, just like that, the items were being called upon for production. The rear wheel design which is based on the 2.2 x 3.0” size combination extends to the outer edges giving the wheel a larger look on the inside but the scale drag racing size and look on the outside.
The inner structure connects to the outer ring with reinforcement ribs to help stabilize the wheel. The wheels fit a vast number of vehicles for anyone looking to undertake a Street Eliminator project and accept a 12mm hex drive. Popular vehicles which use the Starfish Mambo wheels include, the Traxxas Slash, Bandit, Rustler as well as the popular line-up of Team Associated short course trucks and now, the purpose built DR10.
The matte black and stealth look give the wheels serious street appearance and look ultra-low under any race car. JConcepts branding and wheel name line the mock beadlock outer boundary of the wheel giving additional detail and name recognition. The new wheels match perfectly with JConcepts Mambos tires (#3117) for the wide-body Street Eliminator look.
- Original 1:1 inspired Starfish 12mm hex design
- Wide “Mambos” design, 2.2 x 3.0” configuration
- Durable design, finish, and material
- Integrated spoke and inner ribbing
- Available in Black with matte face appearance
- Hassle free and lightweight 1-piece design
- Devastatingly handsome