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Old 09-13-2020, 06:36 AM   #16 (permalink)
pete c
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Considering hub motors would be totally out of question, this seems to be the best way to keep the floor the lowest possible. On a sidenote, if 4WD was a must, I'd take a look at the single-arm rear suspension of some shaft-driven motorcycle as a possible inspiration for a RWD setup with 2 independent motors and a fully independent suspension.
I've thought the same thing about incorporating some sort of motorcycle swingarm suspension. Use a fully enclosed belt drive for low maintenance.

Add air bags so that it squats even further when stopped. Give it a 2 piece tailgate. The bottom would drop to a ramp. The top swings up. This would allow easy entry for wheeled items.
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