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Has anyone separated a Tesla Model S LDU and connected an output shaft to the second drive gear to get a 3.12:1 ratio output then directly connect to a rear differential? I'm trying to create low-cost alternative to the "crate motor".
 

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I'm guessing that Roadstercycle might have used the original input shaft in his Tesla LDU drive shaft conversion, but in a new case; the output shaft is presumably custom, rather than an adaptation of the original intermediate shaft.

I recall someone doing this with a Leaf drive unit - taking the output from the intermediate shaft for less reduction and no differential - but I didn't see any details. The Tesla and Leaf transaxles are the same in basic design, but vary in details.
 
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