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post May 22 2020, 02:54 PM
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Aside from the conversation about available distance w/o a charge, the one thing that has struck me for every EV conversion I have seen is that the ride height never seems right. They all look like they have lost a bunch of weight and no one replaced the shocks or springs. They all seem to ride way to high.


It took some effort to get the bug's ride height right. We found a way to add more batteries to the back. The engine was heavier than the electric motor and batteries.
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post May 22 2020, 02:57 PM
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QUOTE(drem914 @ May 22 2020, 10:27 AM) *

Aside from the conversation about available distance w/o a charge, the one thing that has struck me for every EV conversion I have seen is that the ride height never seems right. They all look like they have lost a bunch of weight and no one replaced the shocks or springs. They all seem to ride way to high.

I think it's the opposite. They usually weigh hundreds of pounds more with all the lead batteries.


Lead batteries are not used any more. The lithium batteries are about a quarter of the weight for the same amount of power.
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post May 22 2020, 03:13 PM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ May 22 2020, 08:02 AM) *

QUOTE(drem914 @ May 22 2020, 10:27 AM) *

Aside from the conversation about available distance w/o a charge, the one thing that has struck me for every EV conversion I have seen is that the ride height never seems right. They all look like they have lost a bunch of weight and no one replaced the shocks or springs. They all seem to ride way to high.

I think it's the opposite. They usually weigh hundreds of pounds more with all the lead batteries.


Lead batteries are not used any more. The lithium batteries are about a quarter of the weight for the same amount of power.

I agree but I've only seen 914's with lead batteries. I have not seen any of the newer builds. Granted, I'm in Delaware and not exactly the tech hot spot of the country. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post May 23 2020, 07:28 AM
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the other thing that got me was they were taking off the targa vinyl and planning on reusing it and some worn seals!!! why!! they were saying it was hard to source replacement seals and the vinyl (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)
do they not know about 914rubber??? Someone call them and tell them! if you are spending that kind of $$ on AC etc etc surely you can spend a few hundred $$ on new vinyl and seals!!!

They were keeping the vinyl as a template for cutting new
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post May 23 2020, 07:55 PM
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the other thing that got me was they were taking off the targa vinyl and planning on reusing it and some worn seals!!! why!! they were saying it was hard to source replacement seals and the vinyl (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif)
do they not know about 914rubber??? Someone call them and tell them! if you are spending that kind of $$ on AC etc etc surely you can spend a few hundred $$ on new vinyl and seals!!!

They were keeping the vinyl as a template for cutting new

ah well, still, it’s old and out of shape, just order it from 914rubber
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