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Old 10-01-2008, 03:02 AM   #21 (permalink)
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why wouldn't that metro be street legal anymore?

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Old 10-01-2008, 03:10 AM   #22 (permalink)
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why wouldn't that metro be street legal anymore?

read the reply above yours..
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Old 10-01-2008, 08:02 PM   #23 (permalink)
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ah, well lets say safety glass, seatbelts, and a rear suspension are added. Would it be street legal then?
Oh, maybe there's a hight/weight limit for a vehicle to be legal?
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:56 AM   #24 (permalink)
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This thread encouraged me to show my Civic chop idea so, thanks MetroMPG.
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:01 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Cd just sent me a link to a YouTube vid showing the chopped Metro doing a dragstrip run.

Here it is:

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Old 01-04-2009, 06:09 PM   #26 (permalink)
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14.9 :/ I was expecing at least a 12..

seems like dam near a minute of that video was unnecessary lol

anyone else think it looks camaro like with the front end like that?

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Thanks for posting that Metro !
I found out some more about the guy that races the car.
His name is Dave Cloud, and he converts cars in the Seattle area.
Here is a site with a car that he converted.
What surprised me was this paragraph :

Quote " On Saturday, May 10, 2008, the volt runner ran away with the honors at the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association's Marathon Rally in Everett. On a single battery charge, she covered 101.4 miles at 55 mph using lead acid golf cart batteries. "

Very, very impressive !

The link : Home

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Old 01-07-2009, 04:33 PM   #28 (permalink)
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That's one hundred one miles at 55 MPH - on a single charge !!

( Well I thought that was impressive .)
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:00 PM   #29 (permalink)
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That IS impressive!

I think they had some extra-special batteries in it for that trip. But I believe the usuall range is still around 60-some! That's still a great range!
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:54 PM   #30 (permalink)
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" Using lead acid golf cart batteries "

I did read that more than the norm were needed, but still, very impressive !

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