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Old 08-04-2010, 04:54 PM   #42 (permalink)
brucey
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Why is the BAS system crap? It's cheap, adapted to any car, requires no major modifications, and shows a 27% increase on the EPA cycle. Yes it's not as efficient as Toyota's synergy system, but that was built from the ground up with 1 goal in mind. The BAS is more of an adaptation that still shows a worthwhile increase. With a secondary/bigger battery charged with the grid, I think there would be a major increase in mileage. Which is basically what I'm doing here.

Also, the system apparently uses a small fry 36Volt electric motor, not much bigger than a regular alternator. The motor I got for mine is big enough for a motorcycle, so I think it should be able to pull it's own weight on the road.

But yes Plan B is still attaching it to the rear differential.
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