Thursday , 18 July 2024

Video: Tamiya’s XM-01 Pro on the Road Course!

We’ve had alot of questions about driving the Tamiya XM-01 Pro on a road course – is it a viable onroad race car.

So, to test, we took our XM-01 Pro to Cal Raceway and did some laps. The only changes we made were to lower it (using the extra holes in the front caster blocks and rear hubs) and a set of Type A tires – the rest was all right from the Rally track.

We also did a little testing with a shorty LiPo pack. A custom battery strap (thanks Ken) allowed us to strap in the smaller LiPo – a second gen strap is in the works to allow us to position the battery for better weight distribution.

In this video, we show off the XM-01 Pro rounding 4 laps at Cal. It handles great but it really could use a set of anti-roll bars to be on point! Still, a great run with tons of potential.

Enjoy the video!

Tamiya XM-01 M-Chassis Rally Kit:
Hitec DB777WP Servo:
Tamiya Torque-Tuned Mabuchi Motor:
Tamiya THW-1060 ESC:
Gens Ace Redline 2S LiHV Shorty Battery Pack:
Tamiya Kit Rally Spec Tires
Tamiya Ford Escort Body:

Futaba 4PM Radio:
Junsi iCharger 456DUO:
ProTek 2S HV Stick Pack LiPo Battery:
Hitec LiPo Battery Checker:
SkyRC GNSS Speed Meter:

Specials at Amain Hobbies:
Deals at Horizon Hobbies:



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About Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 30 years. He has participated in every kind of surface racing events - 1/18 scale trucks, 1/10 scale TC, Rock Racers, Rally - if it had wheels, he's raced it! He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; collaborating with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and is sharing that knowledge on CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet!

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