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  • Franz
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    The caliper’s cleaned up nice. Grey anodized mono-block 4 piston Brembo’s from Porsche Boxster 👍 New Bosch brake pads. Plumbed and welded tabs for hoses and 17” hard brake lines.

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    BBWB
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    Just saw this on a YouTube video. Pretty cool idea. Don’t know if it would be effective on a street Beetle. Here’s a link.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    WAY2COOL
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    WOW !!

    This could be a real game changer for EVs

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    John Jones
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    Them brakes are sooooo cool!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    Franz
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    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.

    Franz
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    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.

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    Willy
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    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 Jones
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    We bought batteries today!!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻😍

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    Willy
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    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….

    Franz
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    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.

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    Franz
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    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.
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    Porsche 930 cv joint boots + flanges arrived from Kartek. I put them together with moly grease and installed.

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    Ready to put on the ground. I’m going to check out tires tomorrow.

    tlambert
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    Nice Franz.  Looking good

    Tim

    John Jones
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    Super car!!!!!   Super badd ass..

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    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    Franz
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    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.

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    Ragtop Ron
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    Damn, that looks good! Such a cool build!

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