Project Racer Part 11: Grip Addiction; We Install Progress Sway Bars
By Annie Sam
|A really old photo back in my HPDE days at Buttonwillow.
Modificum Racerium – a chronically debilitating disease which is characterized by the irrationally obsessive addiction to car modification and speed. “More!” we keep chanting, as we illogically pass up hot meals for cup o noodle in order to quell this addiction by buying more upgrades for our soon to be NASA PTD car.
It’s been exactly one year since we began our Project NASA PTD NX and Project Racer, and though we’ve come a long way since then, we’re nowhere near finished. But what is “finished”? “Finished” we had learned, was just an optical illusion, a line which kept vanishing towards the horizon every time you attempted to advance towards it. But now, one year later and many, many pennies poorer, we’ve advanced quite a bit, and we’ve learned that “finished” doesn’t exist. So happy birthday, little NX, you’re becoming a fine young buck.
Anyway, back to our story at hand.
Spending the last several months getting more track time has helped us learn that our little NX, fun as it was, had so much more potential to be a grip monster. Like a druggie chasing the dragon, we fiended for more suspension upgrades, more mechanical grip, so we trotted on down to The Progress Group to pick us up some toys.
|My old crusty stock anti sway bars with beat 15 year old rubber bushings needed to get out of there.