WAY2COOLParticipantNovember 5, 2022 at 9:24 pmPost count: 506
This could be a real game changer for EVs
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Them brakes are sooooo cool!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Proud and Stubborn 👍🏻FranzParticipantNovember 7, 2022 at 10:44 amPost count: 5403
That is pretty cool Ben. Interesting idea to use a charging generator as a shock.
Seems like its still in development. I image the damping force could be changed by the amount of electricity it’s trying to generate….I.E.change on the fly shock tune? I could see this on some brand new Ford or something.
If the charging power could be modulated. It would be like a electronic triple bypass shock. You could set different damping zones, tuned by changing the program.
Not much different that regenerative braking I suppose.
On the down-side it’s probably a heavy unit with copper windings and stuff.FranzParticipantNovember 8, 2022 at 9:45 amPost count: 5403
Glenn and I had a phone call with Michael Bream from EVwest last week. Michael said he just got some JP3 LG chem super cells that are pairs wired in parallel.
They are easier for us to install/wire together this way.
I think we should pull the trigger on them.WillyModeratorNovember 8, 2022 at 4:22 pmPost count: 1814
Woah, Ben. Really cool. With how hot those fox shocks get when you drive them hard, I bet there’s a lot of energy going to waste in that movement.John JonesModeratorNovember 8, 2022 at 4:50 pmPost count: 13325
We bought batteries today!!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😍
Proud and Stubborn 👍🏻WillyModeratorNovember 8, 2022 at 5:00 pmPost count: 1814
Woohoo! I can’t wait to see you guys push this one forward some more. I still think this is the cleanest and sturdiest EV swapped VW ever built. I’m sure you’ll be able to blow it up and get tons of attention if you wanted to. Then again, I think Michael has a 3 or 4 year waitlist right now….FranzParticipantNovember 8, 2022 at 9:00 pmPost count: 5403
Assembling the front suspension today. 2” narrowed puma beam w/needle bearings, and narrowed original torsion springs to match.
The front brake calipers are taking a bit of work to get clean.FranzParticipantNovember 9, 2022 at 8:25 pmPost count: 5403
Front calipers cleaned up. A little damage to the anodizing on this one from wheel cleaner or something. It’ll work for mock-up and we can decide how to detail later.
Porsche 930 cv joint boots + flanges arrived from Kartek. I put them together with moly grease and installed.
Ready to put on the ground. I’m going to check out tires tomorrow.John JonesModeratorNovember 10, 2022 at 7:27 amPost count: 13325
Super car!!!!! Super badd ass..
Proud and Stubborn 👍🏻FranzParticipantNovember 10, 2022 at 1:07 pmPost count: 5403
I found some used tires 225/55/16 rear and 205/50 front. They pretty good, but I think we should go with 215/55 and 185/55.
She looks nice 👍 I think the front could be a hair narrower. The 185/55 tires should help.Ragtop RonParticipantNovember 10, 2022 at 2:43 pmPost count: 390
Damn, that looks good! Such a cool build!WAY2COOLParticipantNovember 10, 2022 at 4:12 pmPost count: 506
Super cool build….SEMA next year ??
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