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Old 11-28-2007, 12:25 AM   This thread is in the EcoModder Project Library | #1 (permalink)
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Crazy aeromodded Metro - chopped & teardropped

CoyoteX alterted me to this over at teamswift.net

Amazing lowered chop job. And it's an EV to boot.

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Old 11-28-2007, 12:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe the whole drive train is in the back. The car's rear track width isn't stock either (it's narrower).

Those wheels. I think they're from an Olds Cutlass: they're the same as on my neighbour's car in the background of this shot...

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Old 12-09-2007, 10:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So what has the drivetrain changed to and what type of rearend is it. If I remember correctly those wheels have an extra hole for another lugnut. So whats the game lol?
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Apparently 8 permanent magnet ETek motors: Here's the drivetrain:



Though I only count three... Hmm.

There are 8 cogs on the driveshaft however.
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That's awesome - I love the look of the rear end too My only caveat - that looks like a lot of unsprung weight o.0 Is there some suspension in there that I can't see?
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I don't see any suspension. Only the tires.
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suspension

That car looks awesome! I guarantee it rides like **** though. No suspension in the back unless the entire trunion back there moves. I would think that is a really poor design to have the batteries and motors move with the suspension. I love the way the car looks though - makes it look like a lambo.
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It does kind of look like a lambo. Weird.

Consider what it was built for (drag strips). Are drag strips bumpy?
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Only three of the Eteks are installed - you can see the gears are paired; one of the aft Eteks isn't installed which is why 2nd left set of gears has nothing on it. The other four Eteks go in front of the gears with a chain going to the other gear.

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