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Old 09-12-2021, 02:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
I didn't mean ground clearance. Take a look at some random RWD platform and you'll see the amount of space it takes for the transmission, and a transfer case whenever it applies. Besides providing more room for a motor, it would also be easier to fit the battery packs in a way that would eventually lead to a better weight bias.
Sure there is a lot more room under a truck with a ladder frame than on a unibody. However, there appears to be space under the Ridgeline for a mid-mounted motor driving a stock rear end.

As Ecky said, it is would be far simpler to use stock Ridgeline rear suspension parts and only need to fabricate one motor mount than to completely fabricate a rear suspension to use a RAV4 motor.

jojogunn already said he is thinking of putting the battery is the rear trunk which seems like a very logical place for the battery, charger, and controller.
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