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Hello! I've wanted to convert my Brat for a while, I'm pretty mechanically inclined, but little to no experience with electrical. I've done some reading, and I'm not going to start the conversion for a while yet. I want most, if not all the parts in my garage so I don't get to many stand stills waiting for parts. This sub seems to favor getting an old Leaf to cannibalize, but I've also seen posts about how the batteries don't last long. Is that something I could get a couple of and install them in parallel? I also want it to be fairly sporty (it weighs maybe 1000 pounds right now, so I wouldn't need much) is the leaf motor pretty spunky? I've also seen kits online that include everything you need to mount an electric motor to the existing transmission, which is something I would like to keep. Would the leaf motor or my drivetrain have issues with the conversion since it's an AWD car? Thanks in advance for any tips you guys might have for me!