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Old 07-29-2012, 02:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cfg83 View Post

But (maybe) in a stealthier package than Poulsen?!?!?
I like this design a lot more then the Poulsen because it's replacing existing parts, like the brake drum, and brake backer plate, with the motor instead of just adding more parts/weight on to the vehicle, why add a 2nd torque arm like the Poulsen has when the brake system is already designed to handle that load, I imagine that a system like this is 100 pounds lighter then a Poulsen hub motor and that lower weight is all unsprung weight, so while I don't agree with hub motors being the best solution this one seems to be a really good retrofit design that could have a low cost, it would be an added cost, but I bet if the brake drum was aluminum instead of cast iron and had a pressed in iron liner like Honda Insight brake drums have that the rotating weight could be kept on par with the stock weight, the the only added weight would be the magnetic coils on the brake backer.
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