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Old 09-29-2016, 09:51 PM   #21
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I raced one of the first AP1's in NASA's HC and SCCA's short lived Honda Cup.
With limited power, the only way not to bind up that chassis was to make the suspension super stiff which made it slide even more, but at least more predictably. It was like driving a welded diff car.
Plus the aero sucks. After 130, you hit a (aerodynamic) wall.
The front upper suspension is mounted to the body, and not the subframe, which is idiotic if you ask me.
The rear diff is pretty weak unless you baby it and have it cryo-ed.
The wheel hubs like to let go in places like T3 at Sonoma.

After I got taken out and flipped mine 7 times end over end at Big Willow, I was kind of glad that project was over.

But it's a great car.
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