The RC Driver team reviewed the JQ Products THE Car for our July 2011 Issue. For the full review, including how the car performed in our test drive, what accessories and tools you’ll need (or want) to get the most out of your vehicle, detailed shots of the car’s coolest features and our reviewer’s overall impressions, click here to purchase this issue.
AT A GLANCE
Who Makes It: JQ Products
Who It’s For: Entry to Advanced
How Much: $520
Part Number: JQP-B-377
Vehicle Type: 1/8 Nitro Buggy Kit
Company Link: www.jq-products.com
• In order to achieve a very narrow, yet stable car, JQ designed a center mounted engine to achieve this.
• The center diff and engine have the capability of moving forward or back up to 8mm for precision weight distribution.
• Front and rear shock towers are made up of a strong CNC aluminum, which is anodized a glossy black.
• Lay down brake design was incorporated to make changing The Car’s weight distribution, and removing the center diff very easy.
• The Car features a “thread-lock free” servo saver, which will not back off during a race.
Want to know more about how the JQ Products THE Car performs? Check out the full article in the July 2011 Issue of RC Driver.
Tools & Accessories Included
• .21 Nitro Engine
• Exhaust System
• Radio System
• Throttle & Steering Servos
• Receiver Battery
• Tires, Wheels & Tire Glue
• Silicone Shock Fluid
• Silicone Differential Fluid
• Starter Box/Glow Ignitor
• Nitro Fuel & Fuel Bottle
• Paint for Polycarbonate Body
SPECS & TUNING OPTIONS
JQ Products THE Car
Width: 12.09” (307mm)
Wheelbase: 12.6”-12.8” (320mm-325mm
Weight: 7lbs, 2oz. (3240g)
Shock position: Multiple moutning locations on towers and arms
Camber: Front and rear turnbuckles
Toe: Adjustable turnbuckles
Roll: Multiple camber link locations on towers
Ride height: Threaded shocks
Weight distribution: Via moving the engine and center diff
Gear ratio: optional clutch bells
Oil Filled Differentials: Front, center and rear
MAINTENANCE & TUNING TIPS
• The swaybar links can rub the suspension arms and have even been reported to crack. Before installing the swaybar links into the arm, use a Dremel to chamfer the edges to prevent breakage.
• The plastics on the car are pretty hard. Before building the kit, I recommend boiling most of the plastic parts, especially the arms. Boiling the parts in hot water will help soften them.
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