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    Electric samurai build

    Here’s a video of my current science project.... also check out my channel for other
    videos of it on the trail.

    https://youtu.be/dMmHW-rWR5s

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    That's awesome. Curious how much the batteries weigh and what's the range on and off road.

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    I have 3 of 4 batteries from a Chevy volt. 80lbs a piece. About 40 miles around town and 20 miles on the rubicon. I carry a Honda 2000 for emergencies. I am going to get more batteries and lose the rear seat... the car weighs the same as stock.
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    I have toyed on this concept. Central motor or one motor at each hub...

    There is a guy on jeepforum with a build thread. Lives in canada...

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    Maybe i missed it in the vid, but what are you using for a motor controller?

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    Last year I converted & installed a electric sail boat drive system in a 35' Sloop. 72v DC with A/C drive motor.

    Before that I converted a 84 Mazda B2000 2wd pick up. I used 2 forklift motors connected directly to the differential via belt drive. Totally eliminated the transmission, & driveshaft. 100mile range top average around 80. At a car show a spectator offers me a large stack of cash for it so I sold it. Wish I never done that.

    Great EV conversation you did on your Suki. Came out really good.

    Out of curiosity, did you use Kita Services for anything?
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    The controller is a Curtis 1238-65.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Trooper View Post
    Last year I converted & installed a electric sail boat drive system in a 35' Sloop. 72v DC with A/C drive motor.

    Before that I converted a 84 Mazda B2000 2wd pick up. I used 2 forklift motors connected directly to the differential via belt drive. Totally eliminated the transmission, & driveshaft. 100mile range top average around 80. At a car show a spectator offers me a large stack of cash for it so I sold it. Wish I never done that.

    Great EV conversation you did on your Suki. Came out really good.

    Out of curiosity, did you use Kita Services for anything?
    Thanks for the good words! I am not sure who Keta is but I think I have seen them on the web. I just figure this stuff out on my own for fun. I think it is pretty neat to play with something that is new and different. I’ve been asked if I’m trying to save mother earth, I just tell them I tow it with a diesel pick up. Haha I just like the technology

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    this is sick!

    any videos of some silent wheeling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by genera_lee View Post
    this is sick!

    any videos of some silent wheeling?
    https://youtu.be/yiW9F_kYPlY

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    hey thats awesome. it's cool hearing just the tires and suspension. reminds me of lots of the current mountain bike promo videos that are shot and edited with only "raw" sound in them so all you hear is the tires gripping or sliding and the suspension actuating instead of sometimes terrible music.

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    Freakin' sweet. I'll enjoy seeing more of these as the technology becomes more accessible and affordable. The range of batteries always seemed to be the limiting factor, but electric motors not wearing clutches with instant torque seems well suited for crawling.
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    I saw it up at Sierra Trek but didn't have an opportunity to meet you. Super cool, way to think outside the box!

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    That's awesome. I could get used to how silent that is.
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    That's an awesome build! The range is quite impressive.

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