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Old 07-09-2020, 09:52 PM   #201 (permalink)
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I wonder about the possibility of putting a Prius drivetrain in the back of various small coupes (like a Mustang II) or transverse mid engine 2 seaters like a Fiero, Fiat/Bertone X1/9, or to keep it in the Toyata family an MR2.

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Old 07-09-2020, 10:45 PM   #202 (permalink)
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I still agree a big hybrid van would be nice, but I don't have a need for 4WD
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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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Chevy AstroVan w/4WD
I still agree a big hybrid van would be nice, but I don't have a need for 4WD
Through the road hybrid? Stock FWD with an electric rear axle.



I've got a Lexus drivetrain sitting on the bench. Next step is sorting the axles in my Baja Bug.
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Old 07-10-2020, 04:05 AM   #205 (permalink)
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1988 to 1991 Buick Reatta would be a good looking hybrid.
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Old 07-11-2020, 02:34 AM   #206 (permalink)
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If you're looking for the Prius Guts to stuff into something else, there's a wrecked 2005 on Facebook Marketplace in Vancouver, WA for $1200. Hit in the right front. Headlight obliterated, fender peeled back, side of hood severely bent. Listed 3 weeks ago.
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I would like to see the guts of my car perform in a car like the Prius. Or even better, in a first generation Insight. Why not in a high-end luxury car like the new Mercedes A with with a Cd of 0.22 ...
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Old 07-11-2020, 06:00 PM   #208 (permalink)
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I havnt really looked into the Rav4 system yet, mainly due to cost.
It's a matter of time until the price decreases, or maybe you could take a look at whatever cheap JDM hybrid stuff you may get an easier access there.


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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
No conversion is absolutely easy at all, plus there were at least one Chevrolet Art-Déco truck rebuilt around a 1st-gen Prius front end and a Pontiac Firebird being rebuilt around the floorpan of a Prius v. Not sure how hard it might be to get a similar conversion registered in Australia though.
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Old 07-27-2020, 07:40 PM   #209 (permalink)
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It seems like vehicle size and weight have almost kept up with the advances in automotive technology; what could an old Civic HX, for example, achieve with modern hybrid components?

Just curious!
Nissan altima wait nissan did do that 2008 model


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