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A very noobish question, but need help with starting conversion

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Hi all, have been planning on doing a conversion for some time now and talked to the folks at EVwest who advised me against converting anything with OBD2 (so like pre- 1996 only I think). They even had bad thoughts on converting cars with OBD1. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

Also, (now) planning on converting a Jeep Cherokee 1992 ) with OBD1. Weight is about 3100 lbs. and at EVwest they kind of acted like this is too heavy for a Hyper 9 IS. My battery calc and gear ratio numbers seem to indicate that this will work, but these guys have real world experience so it's got me kind of worried. Any thoughts on this as well (real world)?
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EVWest has a lot of mixed reviews. I have an OBDII SUV that I converted using a lowish power motor. You are right gearing is key. OBDII by itself doesn't pose any problems but once you get into the mid-2000s and newer, the vehicle CANBUS can get in the way.

Older cars are simpler in many ways so that's why they could be steering you in that direction.
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