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Old 07-10-2020, 12:54 AM   #203 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Maybe if you were going to eliminate the Prius differential, could connect the transmission output shaft directly to the transfer case. By the way have you ever considered fitting the entire setup of a Rav4 with the e-AWD system? Besides the engine being closer in displacement to the stock one of the van, being able to eliminate a driveshaft might increase even more the available space for a larger amount of batteries.
I havnt really looked into the Rav4 system yet, mainly due to cost. The cheapest rav4 hybrid i can find online in the country at the moment is nearly $40,000. meanwhile i picked up my Prius for $2350

Also ease of conversion, swapping in the prius drivetrain in the manner im imagining would keep all of the standard van driveshafts, mounts, suspension, diffs etc etc, whereas a Rav4 driveline would require all new suspension, subframes, mounts, fuel tank relocation, etc etc

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