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Old 10-08-2008, 07:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Probably a bit off but my one suburban has a rearend differential from a completely different brand/model of vehicle.

It should be possible to put a rearend from a junkyard special "moderately" cheaply but you would need to figure out how to bracket it up and get it lined up.

There should be vehicles with less complex rearends that are approximately the right width for you particular application.

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I love this pickup truck video..

Okay, back to my Honda CRV:
Instead of hooking a motor up to the rear wheels, I'm wondering if I could hook up to the front wheels, using the output/input from the transfer case.?.

Get a nice motor, controller and four big 12V batteries..
Controller Kelly PM Regen 36-48 Volt 500 amp $387.00
Motor Mars ME-0708 PM Pancake 12-48 VDC Brushed $549.95

Here's a video of the axial shaft plate spinning (from the transfer case).

Direct connect:
The ICE-assist mode I'm thinking of, is to apply E-power to the transfer case manually as needed. (Going up a hill etc, or at 55 on a flat road).

When the ICE is off-line (clutch in or in neutral) the Mars motor would be
working alone. (Maybe good for going slightly down hill at 30 MPH).

My question is, when the battery is depleted and I'm on the ICE,
and that Mars motor is down there spinning at 2300 RPM, (not in regen),
is it going to be a problem? is it going to load down the engine very much?
Even if not current is being drawn off it??

Converting to a mild Hybrid has to be more difficult than this..?. Right?


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