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    Design flaw?

    anyone know why was the xo-1 built with the foam cushion placed behind the front splitter?....if you make a mistake and hit something, the plastic instead of the foam will take the hit. I get the aerodynamic argument but if the foam cushion is just jutting out a little, the foam would lessen the blow to the car and the aerodynamics should be preserved....as it stands now, the foam has no function except to take up space.

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    The foam isn't for the little bumps, it's for the real hard hits. The foam kinda backs up the plastic and will absorb a lot of the energy in a really hard hit.

    It doesn't do anything when your car gets ran over though
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    Same in 1-1 cars. The splitter is ahead of the bumper. It cannot do its job if it's not the first thing in the airstream, and unfortunately the first thing into the curb too.

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    With the way it's built the front splitter is a sacrificial part anyway. It's easy to change and fairly inexpensive if it does fail.

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    If the splitter is hitting things, then you need to move from "design flaw" to "driver flaw."
    Last edited by ksb51rl; 10-17-2013 at 11:56 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    If the splitter is hitting things, then you need to move from "design flaw" to "driver flaw."
    And or a better area to drive in with fewer curbs to hit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyextreme View Post
    The foam isn't for the little bumps, it's for the real hard hits. The foam kinda backs up the plastic and will absorb a lot of the energy in a really hard hit.

    It doesn't do anything when your car gets ran over though
    LOLůvery true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyextreme View Post
    The foam isn't for the little bumps, it's for the real hard hits. The foam kinda backs up the plastic and will absorb a lot of the energy in a really hard hit.

    It doesn't do anything when your car gets ran over though
    Sure it does! Add a little soap and water and use the foam to scrub up the mess!
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    Foam? Real hard hits? Take a look at 2:55...



    Once you crashed it, go and buy another new XO-1...
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielhr77 View Post
    Foam? Real hard hits? Take a look at 2:55...

    Once you crashed it, go and buy another new XO-1...
    This is obviously the absolute worst case scenario and I agree, the car would probably be a complete loss, or at least darn near. Before XO came out I never thought I could say that about a vehicle involved in a crash under it's own power...

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielhr77 View Post
    Foam? Real hard hits? Take a look at 2:55...



    Once you crashed it, go and buy another new XO-1...
    Seriously.... that was the end of all doubts if whether or not, a foam is there to save the car from crashes... thanks for sharing .

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