I was just thinking that Traxxas should hold a high speed run event for XO-1 owners to show what they have. As much sponsoring of different motorsports as Traxxas does, why wouldn't they have their own event to showcase the XO-1 or any other Traxxas vehicle for that matter? They could have speed traps and what not to allow people to set "official" speed records. Maybe have 4 or 5 events held at different locations throughout the country? Then they could hold one event for say the top ten fastest to compete for fastest XO-1 in the country. Since they have lowered the price of the XO-1, more people are getting involved with it and I think this would be an awesome idea. Traxxas... are you listening?
I'd be up for that!
And I'm sure they could get other companies to jump on board. Max amps maybe? Killerbodyrc? I think this should happen!
This would be cool. Have different runs, like stock setup and modified. It would be fun just to be able to race someone. LOL It takes more than just a setup, a good finger and control. I'm all up for this!!!!!!!!!
Yep different classes would be cool. You could have stock, modified, 4s, 6s, 8s and up. 2wd, 4wd, etc. Man how cool would this be!
I definately would be down for that would love to bring my XO-1 out!!!
Most def would be apart of that.
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Anybody in good with traxxas and wanna call them?
I'm out.......too far off the grid. Fly me down there and I'll do 100mph chase demos all day long. lol
XO-1, Roadrunner Slash
Cmon judge. You can make it.
im in for a south florida meet.
The more people we get to post the better chance we have of this happening. Post up!
Good luck getting Traxxas to even acknowledge you. I have the 6th largest automotive youtube channel in the world, I've emailed and called Traxxas 4 or 5 times about doing some kind of promo like this with the XO-1 and they won't even return my calls or emails. I would prefer they tell me to go screw myself than just ignore me.
I know I haven't posted much but this is me:
Hmmm... maybe traxxas would be willing to have some sort of xo-1 event at an nhra race. They'll already be there and the nhra runs all across the country. Seems like the perfect scenario. Nice straight prepped surface for the cars. Lots of spectators for plenty of exposure.
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@ HTC ...they will let you on royal purple raceway like that ??? that crash looks similar to a john force crash in 1999 lol. did you get your draglink?
My friend rented the track that day, plus those guys know me and it's not a problem getting to run on the track. I got the link Sunday, I'm actually about to walk out the door to test the car, should go over 100 this time because I just put a XL2 esc on it along with a 60c 6s lipo.
Let us know how it goes.
Not over 100 today, it kept flipping over. I finally pushed my luck too far and it flipped and slid on it's top into a curb at about 85mph. Time to start ordering parts...
Cmon guys, let's keep this thread going and maybe traxxas will listen.
I'm wondering if there's any video uploaded where someone has demonstrated running the xo-1 out of the box to its maximum potential without mods and without it flipping over? As long as I don't see such a video, I'm doubtful this car is capable of 100+mph 'OUT OF THE BOX' or its 'RTR' capability.
I don't know why so many people are flipping the car below 80. Both of mine have been mid 80s and no flipping.
I believe its all in the condition of the surface people are running on.
XO-1, Roadrunner Slash
The car will do over 100 out of the box no problem. I thought that was fairly settled by now. Not the most drivable thing in the world, but it will do it. As far as the high speed event goes, I doubt Traxxas will have anything to do with that. It won't stop my testing though. I have high speed events as often as possible.
The Annihilator....fastest XO-1 on planet Earth.
Sway bars won't help with high speed runs. They are designed to improve handling when turning. Don't understand why people are spending money on them for high speed runs.
Had the sway bars before the XO-1 . Thought I'd throw the front one on since it fits xo-1 anyways. I wanted to see if it would help mitigate the liberal amount of torque steer the car has.
XO-1, Roadrunner Slash
I ordered sway bars with my XO, but not to help with high speed runs. It's my hope they will help keep it from flipping over when turning at any speed. Such as the inadvertent over steer or when turning at the end of a run when it's so far you can't see it well, when avoiding something, or regaining control for whatever reason.
Simply trying to minimize flipping in general.
I will run the car w/o first, then install them to see if I can notice "any" difference.
Ok so back on topic. Anyone in the Southeast wanna have our own event?
I'm up for any event you guys want to have...I live in SC but I bash with a group of hardcore rc grudge racers out of charlotte nc. We race every sunday and we have been trying to get zmax for our rc and full car grudge event. However, the place we run would also make a great place to race.
Where in SC are you? I'm in Lexington.
I'm in Greenville.