are always compromises in designing a race car. We want the motor
as low as possible for better handling. We would like the differentials
as low as possible for the same reason, but that would mean that
the drive shaft angle from differential to motor would not be straight
(the motor has a wider diameter than the diff). This also means
that the half shaft angle from differential to wheel would be extreme.
More angle creates friction in the driveline and costs power.
decide on some modifications to the motor to allow us to mount it
lower. We also decide to build a new rear suspension support to
allow the diffs to be mounted higher.