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  1. thinking of converting AWD Volvo XC90 without using transmission

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    Hi, I am a new member and this is my first post...please bear with me and go easy on my ambition here.... I want to convert my faithful, but beaten up, 2005 Volvo XC90 AWD SUV to electric. And I don't want to keep the transmission...want to connect directly to the drive shaft if I can. My aim is...
  2. AWD possible?

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    Hey everyone, I've bee slowly putting together parts my BMW conversion, but before I get too deep, I have an important question. The car is a 325xi, and the X means it's all wheel drive. The car is from 2002, and I noticed the manual talking about torque vectoring and features of the AWD system...
  3. 2001 BMW 330xi, motor question.

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    Hey all. I am looking to convert an '01 BMW 330xi 5spd, the X meaning it is an all wheel drive car. I have my eyes on the Motenergy M102 10in motor, 26 KW (35 HP) continuous, and 63 KW (84 HP) peak, and potentially over 100nm torque at 500a, 144v. The car as it sits is probably a shade over...
  4. 2011 Nissan Rogue AWD hybrid idea

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    My Rogue's rear differential recently crapped out. As I was replacing it, I started thinking, "What if I remove this drive shaft and replace the drive coupling with an electric motor?" I found two RV batteries. They are heavy but 250 Ah might do the work of the AWD function at least. If I can...
  5. All Wheel Drive Modification Easier with EV

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    I am considering extending the build timeline of my Electric Camino project in order to make it an All-wheel-drive similar to the Gymkhana 7 Mustang. The unique advantages of using an electric motor are that they develop immediate torque, and power can be taken off either end. My thought is...
  6. Subaru Forester for possible conversion

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    I found a 1999 Subaru Forester on Craig's List for $1000/BO. It might be a good vehicle for a conversion, and possibly even as a "hybrid" using an electric motor for the rear and keep the ICE for the front. There was one thread with fairly good information...