By Tyler Hooks
Press Release from JConcepts:
When the racing season arrives, it’s nice to be prepared with new items to fine tune the racing package. JConcepts has arrived with a fresh lid for the Mugen MBX8 Eco vehicle used in competition by top pilot Ryan Maifield. The S15 packs a lot of performance in to a stylish package consistent with vehicle upgrades and performance aero enhancements recently made on the racing circuit.
The S15 blends performance features on the popular Silencer body with new features such as mid-body winglets and rear stabilizer kick-up. The roof of the body remains strong with the upper fin in position for stability and tracking ability. The rear drop-down area remains clean and a deep-rooted position allows maximum side exposure to air and escape. The front and rear body mount area is cleanly designed and allows for a drop-fit on the Mugen MBX8 Eco and older MBX7 Eco kit variants.
What started out as a simple task was anything but. For the precise fit, the design has undergone changes to match the Mugen chassis side-guards and body mount positioning. The S15 stance cockpit allows ample battery and motor access, a smoother high-speed windshield transition which tackles even the most high-speed conditions. The hard-edged chamfering provides the classic JConcepts look while also delivering aero benefits and perfect decal positioning. Each S15 body receives window mask, decal sheet and is backed with JConcepts customer support and racing heritage.
Performance driven, battle tested – JConcepts is, World Proven Innovation and Design.
• JConcepts S15 styling
• Forward cab bias, dual channeling rear escape
• Mid-body Winglets and rear stabilizer kick-up
• Cockpit “shark fin” for added stability
• Clear polycarbonate with protective film
• Includes window mask and decal sheet
About the Silencer body design –
The Silencer body line from JConcepts is the gold standard when it comes to 1/8th off-road buggy performance. Originally crafted for the 2012 IFMAR World Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Silencer has undergone routine changes throughout the years without sacrificing performance or reliability. Over the years, the S1, as it is named, has been made available for the latest cars from Team Associated, Mugen, TLR and HB Racing.
In the hands of Ryan Maifield, JConcepts has developed the Silencer body line and now the latest design, the S15, is a champion at the toughest event in the world, The Dirt Nitro Challenge. The original Silencer is a back-to-back IFMAR World Champion utilized by David Ronnefalk (2016) and Davide Ongaro (2018). Rest assured, the Silencer and S15 designs have the credentials of a champion and the team support to back it up.
S15 - Mugen MBX8 Eco body
Part # - 0338
UPC Code – 845937018649
Retail price – $34.00
Map price – $28.90
(Fits – Mugen MBX8 Eco)