Dotek by JConcepts is a wide-body, treaded tire built specifically for RC Drag Racing and bashing. At the heart of this design is the 2.2 x 3.0" configuration, but stretched out to create a larger contact patch. Forward traction is the name of the game, and the goal of the larger area, in theory, gives a racer a slight advantage in the "hook and go" department.
The Dotek tread pattern adds versatility to the design for dusty areas, and concrete. The directional nature, marked by L and R on the tire, features low-profile tread to provide additional hook-up on un-prepped areas where dirt and debris are found. Radial reinforcement around the center of the tire provides additional "beef" to the design.
One of the tricky aspects to drag racing rear tires is tire expansion, and controlling this aspect of power and acceleration. The JConcepts design team thickened the entire carcass, added inner sidewall ribbing, and an industry first waffle inner weight reduction pattern. The waffle pattern accomplishes 2 things; weight reduction, and resistance to expansion, splitting the difference between a heavily restricted belted tire and a tire with no inner structure.
Dialing in the tire is a racers job, but starting with a great base setup is key, and the Dotek have all the elements of a successful design. Another exciting feature designed into the sidewall is the ability to use a beadlock style wheel such as the Starfish wide beadlock wheel (#3415B). The rear tire has a wide-body footprint, so the driver can feel the straight-line forward stability with very light rolling resistance. The 2.2 x 3.0" size makes it traditional in feel but because of its width, requires Mambos sized wheels such as the (#3408B, 3409B and beadlock 3415B).
The rear tire is designed as a low-profile shape to fit inside close quarters of a body shell while maintaining the crisp response of a race tire. Dotek have raised lettering which can be detailed for shows or displays or simply left black for a stealth look. The JConcepts tires include the carcass forming closed-cell, black in color, Dirt-Tech inserts known for their durability, performance, and consistency.
Notes from the team –
The Dotek tires are rated for a maximum of Street Eliminator 2S power only. They are not guaranteed against any running damage from extreme power situations from anything above and beyond the rating. The tires are not belted, only reinforced with internal rubber ribbing.
Green compound = super soft feel, high expansion rate and recommended for cooler weather conditions. Ideally, the surface temperature range should be 80 degrees or below for green compound.
Popular 2.2 x 3.0" bead diameter with Mambos width
Single contour thickened carcass
Inside and Outside inner sidewall carcass ribbing
Wide-body footprint for tracking stability
Low-profile, treaded pattern for low-prep dirt and debris surfaces
Center carcass waffle design
Authentic tire lettering with JConcepts logo
Includes Dirt-Tech closed cell inserts