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Converting an Acura RSX?

by Chris
(NJ)

This Acura RSX might be an electric car!

This Acura RSX might be an electric car!

I've got a 2003 Acura RSX Type-S. It has a 6 speed manual transmission and a very large hatch. I think it would make the perfect EV donor.

First, does anyone think this would be a good donor?

Second, is it possible to convert a front wheel drive car to a rear wheel drive EV? I know I would need to find different axles and the stock 6 speed isn't designed to work with the rear axle, but I'm curious if it's possible. Is it even necessary? Front wheel drive wouldn't be a problem I suppose, it would just be nice to make it a rear wheel drive.


Hi, Chris -
First: Yes, seems like a good idea. It's reasonably light at 2700 lbs. curb weight, and has good sturdy suspension AND room to put batteries in that hatchback space.

Second: Why?
Front wheel drive was invented for a reason - that reason being "it controls the car better than rear wheel drive". (Ever driven a 'vette? Great upper body workout at any speed over 50 mph!) No, thanks.

Regards,
Lynne


P.S. Check out Gavin's front wheel drive conversion at Kiwiev.com.

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I HAVE A TYPE S ALSO IM MAKING IT GO OVER 200 MPH WITH GAS FRONT ELECTRIC REAR
by: SERGIO TOTI

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YOU HAVE TO CUSTOMIZE AN AXEL FOR THE REAR .
YOU CAN BUY ALLREADY MADE DIFFERENTIALS..VERY EXPENSIVE OR YOU CAN RECYCLE ONE AND PUT IT BACK THERE .
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I must do this!
by: Anonymous

That's exactly why I love driving RWD cars. =)

But it's definitely not necessary. I can't wait till I can actually do this!

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