Originally Posted by kakheath
Hi guys. This is my first post on the forum. I'm planning an RX8 conversion as well. I just bought the car on Friday (Jan13). I've been thinking of using Headway batteries with 2 WarP 9's. I'm gonna start off with a basic setup and then in a year expand to the final design. First phase will use only 1 WarP 9 with the trans and 70% of the batteries. Later probably next summer I'll remove the trans and go direct drive and add the second motor and additional batteries. Thanks for sharing your builds. I love reading about your progress. Good luck to you both.
Great to hear of another RX8 conversion, I look forward to sharing ideas
What are your range/ power expectations?
Spyder and I both seem to be making long range conversions, looks like yours will be a bit of a power beast
Why two warp 9s and not a warp11 (or 2
)? (or kostov?)
Space between the gearbox and the crossmember is tight (~18" from memory) bare this in mind when selecting a motor and adapter.
Why headway cells? There is a surprising amount of room for batteries when you get everything out.
Perhaps you should create a build thread so we avoid hijacking Spyder's thread?
Mods, how about a subforum for RX8 conversions?