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Old 01-05-2013, 01:18 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by nbleak21 View Post
I've always wanted a mechanical spring regen mechanism! Haha glad I'm not the only one who's thought of it!

Also, I've considered converting my CR-V to front wheel drive, rear wheel E-assist, but unsure of the effectiveness, and best means of execution to make it as fluid as possible.
I've already considered a hydraulic regen, using rotors mounted at the wheel hubs in a similar arrangement to the Yamaha 2-Trac system which was used in some of their dirt bikes.

But your willing to get an electric drive to the rear axle of your CR-V seems to be perfectly viable. There was recently a similar project in India, involving an electric motor which was been specially-developed to be mounted in the original spot where a driveshaft would be. I just don't remember where I found it
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