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Joel FairsteinJoel Fairstein 04/22/2016 at 02:430 Comments

The suspension design has so far been the most challenging task. I've designed a front double-wishbone suspension with a triple-laminated cross member. Rear suspension will be narrowed to accommodate the width of the hub motors. The shock tower boxes will be fabricated from 3/16" steel and attached to each side of the crossmember. The brakes are Wilwood drag-racing brakes to save weight. The QA1 coilover shocks have ride height and rebound damping adjustments. This baby should really handle! The next challenge will be to rigidly integrate the suspension to the rest of the frame.


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