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Old 09-05-2019, 09:34 AM   #711 (permalink)
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if any one really really wants to do a hybrid swap i suggest getting one from a 2mode Hybrid

available in Hemi and LS2 (LS2 based aluminium block) flavors...

both V8 engines you will get about 25-30 mpg or so in a car

it's pretty much a drop in upgrade. for any RWD .. might need a STRONGER drive shaft though

these 2modes use a 4" drive shaft .. due to the massive amount of torque..


other wise you will end up twisting up your nuts and bolts
I originally considered using the system out of a hybrid Tahoe, but it wouldn't have given me nearly the 50+ mpg that the Prius system will.

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Old 10-16-2019, 09:29 PM   #712 (permalink)
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Plans are approved. Getting closer to groundbreaking. Wow, the hoops you need to jump through to get a house built here!
A little groundbreaking ceremony yesterday evening. The backhoe starts digging tomorrow morning!

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Old 10-18-2019, 05:32 AM   #713 (permalink)
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I originally considered using the system out of a hybrid Tahoe, but it wouldn't have given me nearly the 50+ mpg that the Prius system will.



The best I have gotten was 31MPG in MY city 26.7 highway and 28.8MPG combined (over 200 miles, 40 miles city/164 miles highway),

that is stock hypermiling with a 11 year old worn out battery

I don't think you will be leaving V4 mode often on that car (it weights 2,000 pounds less )


41-43MPH is the optimal fuel efficiency spot ( CVT mode) 45MPH+ it's on gear #4 and you lose quite a bit

that is how i'm able to get BIG numbers 100% stock (the engine is just idling at that speed )



I estimated you would get about 46-50MPG on that 6.0L V8 OR you will twist the chassis.up. with all that torque basically has 3x the power of a Prius.




the theoretical max on a flat level grade NO extra wind and other favorable conditions etc.. is 38-42MPG 36mpg 100% stock is more likely IRL



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I originally considered using the system out of a hybrid Tahoe, but it wouldn't have given me nearly the 50+ mpg that the Prius system will.
the coefficient drag on that firebird is horrible i suspect the 0-60 time will 15 to 20 seconds which means you can't use it on the highway(will not be able to merge safely)


2014 Toyota Prius C
0-60 MPH 10.9 sec
0.24 drag coefficient


on the tahoe it's nice the the 08 and 09 are not electronic governor locked 0-60 is 6.8 seconds
(My09 is electronic governor locked to 8.9 seconds)



GM started locking them after the unintended acceleration issue with toyota.....

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The house is underway! The garage opening to the right will be for the Firebrid. I can't wait to finish that car!

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Couldn't resist putting the Firebrid in the new garage.

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awesome! I would kill to have that much garage space

what is "endless pool" ?
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awesome! I would kill to have that much garage space

what is "endless pool" ?
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