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Old 02-13-2009, 04:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hi,

Please keep in mind that the frame in the above picture with the Aptera folks standing on it -- is after that particular frame has been subjected to the roof crush test procedure!

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Old 02-13-2009, 04:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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"You unbolt the control arm and install a new one."

Sure- provided the damage is limited to that. LOL
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Quiet and not too bad looking. Roads I travel though will tear up that lightweight suspension and shred the lower edges of each wheel skirt. Seems like the designers forgot what real roads are like.
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Hi,

I'm pretty sure that they can manage to rework the suspension geometry and damping to keep the skirts from touching, and they could rework the skirt fabrication to better absorb abuse.
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Just think of the skirt touching as "lapping", It's all good
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eventually it will grind its way down to a good road clearance.
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What's the NASCAR saying? Rubbin' is Racin' ?
The rear wheel skirt in that part of the clip looks different than in some of the other portions of the videos.
I liked the part where the dude whacks the roof with a 3 lb sledge!

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