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i know it has been done i have seen some info online but does anyone think it would be 1. cool and 2 cost effective to convert a hf crx to an electric crx? i personally think the idea is pretty neat, but i want to know what everyone else things. keeping in mind of course that the body and most everything else would be kept as stock and true to factory as possible
 

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I voted cool idea,but you sure you can live with the "tinkering" quirks that most projects like that bring?

If tinkering is no problem than go forward and show us what you have done.
Theres no sin in being different only a sin in living "ricey". :lol:
 

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I voted lame, way too much money and do you understand the wiring that would be involved? Not even Rywire would take that on, well, not for any reasonable amount of money anyway....

Get an insight, or tweek the d15 for super econo, and undercarriage body mods etc...
 

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FooFighter said:
Are you talking like full electric or some sort of hybrid?
full electric i think it would be a fun project to take on.. altho probably a bit hard to do on my daily driver.. and im sure the wiring is insane for this stuff but the concept is simple enough and i know there are alot of products out there but then again i come up against the cost which from what i have seen so far is fairly.. high.. i dont know tho thought i would bring up the idea at least
 

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Very easy to do. I'm doing on to a ferio right now haha. We are just waiting on the next growing season to purchase the 4000$ engine, and the 3500$ of laptop batteries. But the 4000$ check from the government when we are done for having an emission free car makes it a bit easier. When we are done making it, we are gonna try regenative braking. The things you need to remember is, you still need working heat, without coolant (electric heater in the area the heater core will be) and a vacuum pump to make vacuum for the brake booster. You won't need to lighten it up at all, electric engines create amazing torque and over 130hp. You will wanna go AC, not DC, if you plan on going for mileage. If you want cheap, go DC.

That's as much info as I'll give you now :p . Do your research before thinking about it! It's a good 10 grand conversion, and you will still have a slow, very limited car. I'm doing it so I can have it on my professional resume.
 

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I voted lame for the practicality cheap rexer reasons posted above, but in all fairness I think its a great idea..I would do a hybrid insight to ef swap if I had the no how for wiring and the money to waste..... :)
 

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Oh, I forgot to mention, the controller for the AC engines need to be programmed for the specific engine, and well...it also needs to be fabricated from scratch. Having an electrical engineer as a good friend helps (or 2 like me). It's a good 500-1500$ peice all by itself. But if done right, with the full pages of math, you can have max torque and HP to never break the tires loose, giving you full launch potential for the 1/4 mile, pretty sweet. You can also do it on a dyno, but it will not be accurate at all.

The wiring is simplier then all the stupid sensors a regular engine needs, infact, it's alot simpler, the controller is alot harder tho, and the programing behind it would make most people wanna die...
 

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mattminerDOTcom said:
Wow, it's fast (high power engine) but it's got a weak ass charge (DC for one, and only 28 regular batteries). If he converted to lithium ion batteries (laptop) it woudl be a more useful car then 100km charge. Would weigh less too. But non the less, good conversion and a nice looking CRX.
 

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yeah i will deffinately do alot of research before i attempt anything myself. unfortunately i do not know any electronic engineers but i think if i posted up the project on craigslist i might be able to find some people who would be interested in helping.. we have several schools for that stuff locally so might even be able to get som professional interest.
 
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