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  1. EV Performance
    Hello everyone, I’m new here, and I’d like to share an idea. I do have a lot of knowledge on internal combustion engines, but I still lack on electric alternatives. The vehicle in question is a 2009 Saturn Vue Redline, weights around 4000lb and has a 260hp 3.6l engine that goes from 0-60 in 6.8...
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    scrap'd: de-ICE'd saturn sl 2000 saturn sl 2000 Thanks for the support
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi everybody, I'm John from Southwest Ohio. I have a Saturn SL2 donor car ready to start the conversion process on. This will be a budget project, a proof-of-concept for me as a newcomer to EVs. So far, I'm still in the pricing and learning phase. If anyone has ever worked on a Saturn, or been a...
  4. All EV Conversions and Builds
    Helllo DIYers! Good to be here amongst fellow tinkerers! ive been aware of your community a few years now and have been reading up more recently, and after my first 2 DIY electric bike adventures, it's time to get serious. I've got a 2000 Saturn SL (curb weight 2,332lbs) in what should be...
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    I have bought my donor car. It's a 2002 Saturn SL1 with 220,000 miles and a rough engine, however it still runs. The price was $900 which was OK I think? I have been looking for ages on Craigslist for the right car and toyed with all sort of cars. In the end I went with what was available and...
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    Well i finally made enough progress that i can justify making a build thread. Main info: 1996 Saturn, ~140,000 miles Engine spun a bearing, repair costs over $1000(paid $1000 for the car at 92kmiles) car also has a bad wheel bearing, that will need fixed. Motor: Yale/Hyster 24/36 volt to be...
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    I'm waiting for my EV America order (ADC 9" motor, Curtis 1231C controller, etc.) and working out how to mount the motor on my 96 Saturn SC2. If you have a Saturn (or just more experience than I do, which isn't hard), I'd appreciate your advice. To get the engine out, I dropped the whole...
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    Hey, everyone! I'm new to this forum and new to DIY conversion, but I've been keeping an eye on electric vehicles and other alternatives for a long time. Now that we're "comfortable" with $3.50/gallon here in NWA (Northwest Arkansas) I've decided it would be economically feasible to build one...
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