Replacing torsion bars
OwnerAdrian DeLeon
Owner's Other EV1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet
LocationCoos Bay, Oregon United States map
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Vehicle1993 Toyota Truck
Standard pickup with manual steering, sliding rear window.
MotorNetgain Warp 11 Series Wound DC
Had case machined for countersunk shoe bolts. They were interfering with the motor mount.
Drivetrain5 spd manual
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla 1K-HV
300V, HEPI pedal
Minor corrosion near cooling connectors from a small acid spill
Batteries38 Thunder Sky 160AHr, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
Upgraded from Trojan T-125. 120V, 160 AHr nominal.
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-20
Heater2x 120V, 1500W ceramic heater.
Tyco EV200 contactors for on/off control
DC/DC ConverterZivan NG1-DCDC
InstrumentationVolts, Amps, EV Display
Top Speed60 MPH (96 KPH)
Local speed limits are only 45MPH.
AccelerationMild. The Warp 11" seems to want a higher voltage pack.
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
Lots of hills here. Easy 40 mile range.
Watt Hours/MileTypical commute is 13.5 miles with a few hills.

50A @ 30MPH
75-100A @ 45MPH
EV Miles
Current:21,000 Miles (33,789 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults, 3 if good friends
Curb Weight4,350 Pounds (1,977 Kilograms)
TiresNankang 185R14C
1874lb rating @ 65 PSI
Conversion TimeAbout 8 months
Conversion Cost$13,000
Additional FeaturesNew upholstery, carpet & headliner installed with conversion.
Pneumatic bed lift for easy battery access.
Battery boxes made from 1/4" ABS
Heavy duty torsion bars
Custom heavy duty leaf springs
2x Albright 250A contactors
3x Airpax circuit breakers in series, handles tied
MES-DEA vacuum pump
Alpine stereo w/iPod interface
Clutch will slip on hard acceleration from a stop in 3rd gear. A new clutch disk was installed during conversion, must be the Warp 11!

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