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Old 08-13-2017, 08:20 PM   #206 (permalink)
Stubby79
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Trying to decide if I want the SLA's in the spare tire well, or underneath where the gas tank was. The chargers will go in whichever is free for them.

If the chargers are in the spare tire well, I'll have to add some forced cooling. If they're in place of the gas tank, I have to depend on their waterproofing to be effective, and I can't see the lights on them.

If the batteries are in the spare tire well, there will be more rearward bias than if they are in place of the gas tank. There's a lot of frontal bias with the second set half of the traction pack being in front of the front wheels; will having more rearward bias offset this, or will it be too much and screw up the handling/stability in corners?

Well, I don't have time/energy to install anything in place of the gas tank today anyway...I think I'll finish turning the trunk in to a "work-in-progress" area that holds all the SLA batteries and the chargers. (And I'll see about covering it from prying eyes and fingers)
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