Drivers routinely search for the ultimate aero package on the 1/8th off-road scene and JConcepts is directly on top of the latest trends with the release of the F2I rear wing. F2I relates to Finnisher related items morphing into a 2nd generation and this new wing fits the bill perfectly. Adding the “I” relates to it being IFMAR competition legal in terms of its side-dams being large enough to comply with rules and procedure on the world-wide racing scene.
Aerodynamics are quite the buzz and the design of the wing is rather traditional with a flat base. Across the width, the 5 individual dividers add straight-line stability and connects the upper and lower deck. Drop louvers on each side split the deck-height funneling air flow through the core and up to the gurney. The industry first design featuring a built-in gurney eliminates the need to add additional pieces, hardware or items which are clumsy.
As with all JConcepts injection molded wings, the side dams are recessed for decals to rest without being exposed directly across its plane. The offset decal plane also provides some stability to the highly impacted area and removes a slight about of weight. To make mounting easier, JConcepts has added a handy grid area underneath to help position the wing side to side and fore and aft for the utmost versatility.
At the races the F2I wing debuted at The Dirt Nitro Challenge in Perris, California. The new wing sat on the TQ vehicles of Dakotah Phend (1/8th E-Buggy and 1/8th Truck) and on the all-important 1/8th Nitro buggy TQ’s vehicle, Seth VanDalen. When the dust settled, it was Ryan Maifield taking the victory in the 1/8th Truck class making the F2I wing a winner at its first event.
- JConcepts flat base, split deck design
- 5 center dividers across wing width
- Industry first built-in gurney
- Recessed, IFMAR legal side-dams
- Light-weight design and materials
- Molded grid located on the bottom to guide user attachment