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Hi All, I've been making slow progress on the Porsche 996 Tesla swap. I received the Tesla Model S rear SDU last week and am starting to play around with mounting it. I also learned quite a bit talking to Kevin Erickson (who owns a swapped Plymouth Satellite and won some awards at Holley High Voltage) about batteries and controllers. After talking with him, I am leaning toward Nissan Leaf modules for this project and cooling them with air by spacing the modules with gaps in between and using a big fan and drawing air through the battery box. Kevin said the bigger issue when wanting to pull power from any pack is that they need to be warm (but not too warm). I also really like the idea of air cooling them to keep it simple and light. He just switched from the ZeroEV controller to EV Controls and loves it. Here's an update video with some of our conversation. Thanks again to this community for the support and help you are providing!