By Aaron Waldron
New from JConcepts:
Torch - 1.9" aluminum beadlock wheel set, w/ brass weights - (black ) - 2pc.
Part # - 3378B
Retail price - $130.00
Map price - $110.50
(Fits - all 1.9" scale | trail tires)
Nothing beats a new set of wheels on a vehicle to improve performance or to just refresh the current look. The 1.9" beadlock, Torch aluminum wheel set for the Scale | Trail vehicles by JConcepts is a perfect complement to the array of builds for one of the hottest segments on the market. The 1.9" wheel is extremely versatile for the competitor, but authentic enough to have the detail for a show worthy rig.
The 6 spoke wheel is a straight-forward design, incorporating a triangle type spoke around the center for heavy street appeal. The basic color is black, however, the natural color of the aluminum wheel has been exposed in the spokes which adds a touch of mystery and depth. Around the hub section, a flared boss surrounds the screw mounting area and has been silver highlighted to bring out the luster of an all metal wheel design.
The advantage of the Torch wheel set rests in the details. The beadlock wheel has a bolt-in 12mm hex adaptor which features a shim option to increase width by 1mm on each side by adding in the aluminum spacer between wheel and adaptor. The versatility doesn't stop there; JConcepts has included C-shaped brass weights into the package to give drivers a direct option to weigh-down the tires on their rig. The interlocking weights simply slide into the center channel on the wheel and with the included set screw and L-wrench can be secured together quickly and most importantly, easily.
Each package contains two wheels, four aluminum beadlocks, two 12mm aluminum hex adaptors, two 1mm offset shims, two multi-piece brass weights and steel hardware for complete assembly. The assembly begins by securing the hex adaptor (optional shim) to the wheel with six, 2.5x8mm SHCS. Next, slide the brass C-channel piece together on the center of the wheel until they meet. Rotate the pieces so they align with the threaded holes in the wheel and using the included L-wrench, thread in the small set screws so they lock the brass weights to the wheel. Finally, prepare and install the tire of choice on the wheel and place the beads into the recessed portion of the wheel on each side, lock into place by adding the beadlock on each side and securing with twelve, 2x8mm SHCS.
Note - Always use a very light amount of thread locking compound to screws / hardware to maintain security. It is helpful when mounting tires to the wheels, always secure one side of the tire before attempting the other.
- 1:1 inspired JConcepts beadlock design
- Black in color with silver highlighting and touch
- Direct bolt-on fit for Scale | Trail vehicles
- Bolt-in aluminum 12mm hex adaptors
- Adjustable 1mm offset shim
- Brass, interlocking weights
- Metric, hardware included
- 1 wheel assembled w/brass = 140gms
- Glamour appearance