drgreive, Thanks for your reply! Duh I guess the bottom line is the deciding factor when selecting parts for any project or else we would all be rolling on Flux Capacitors by now! My budget is around $10k up front for the main stuff and then small projects every month there after until it is how I want it. I already have the donor Beetle and I plan to do all the work myself (except for the paint job WAY down the road) as I am not afraid to get dirty (or rusty) I am a decent welder (my welds are strong...working on pretty) and I am in my second year of school for electrical engineering. In fact if I can pull this off in the next nine months it is going to be my final project (Capstone) for school. If not I will just have to dazzle them with a lame ass Solar panel (I build and install them on the side) or something,...snore. I need a good amount of range AND speed. The road to my school is 70MPh and if you are going to go 75MPH you had better be doing it in the SLOW lane! (damn N.C. NASCAR fans will run you off the road!) Plus I believe that a fast EV (or hybrid) will convert more people than a slow one. No one has ever took a 10MPH ride on a golf cart and got off and said "Hot damn what a ride, I need an EV!" I have come to realize that with this budget Lithium is out, maybe on my next build. I also realize that even with 16 lead acid battery's at that speed my range is gona be jack squat. Soooo, I was thinking of putting a 3,000 watt small, quiet, Honda generator up front so I can make the 80 mile round trip to school. I think it will just about keep up, not sure tho. This SEEMS to be the most practical way to accomplish my range and speed needs on my budget (cheat and use a little gas!) What do you think? Gottdi, what is the difference between the Warp 11 and the TransWarp 11? They seem to be set up to run in place of your trans and I want to bolt it to my trans and still use the clutch and gears. Got to have speed AND range so it seems like that means Lithium, or a generator and small amounts of Dino-juice, so unless you guys have a cheaper source for Lithium then I have found it is looking like the latter. Again ANY tips, sources, advice, do's, don'ts, things to research, will be GREATLY APPRECIATED! Thanks!