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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    There is some interesting development happening with open source hacking of Toyota hybrid drivetrains and Nissan Leaf stuff. Guys are able to pull 300hp out of a hacked Leaf drivetrain.

    Lexus rwd used a transmission that has a 2spd gear box along with two electric motors in it. The "generator" motor can be used in conjunction with the traction drive motor for 250+ hp and gobs of torque. Basically rip out the stock transmission and bolt in the Lexus unit, fill the now empty engine bay with batteries and electrical goodies. There is an open source VCU that will allow you to reprogram all the needed CAN bus signals to trick the car into thinking it's normal.

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    http://www.speedhunters.com/2020/08/...-bmw-8-series/

    The guy behind this E81 is unlocking the potential for some pretty clean DIY EV conversions.

    This would be a secondary vehicle for us, something we only need 160 ish km per charge.
    Interesting. This reddit thread talks about the Lexus conversion into a 330. It's a few years old so probably more recent info available elsewhere.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/cars/commen...sions_it_just/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazderati View Post
    Interesting. This reddit thread talks about the Lexus conversion into a 330. It's a few years old so probably more recent info available elsewhere.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/cars/commen...sions_it_just/
    Not to take away from the EV discussion, but this was a couple posts down from that and it was too good not to share.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazderati View Post
    Interesting. This reddit thread talks about the Lexus conversion into a 330. It's a few years old so probably more recent info available elsewhere.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/cars/commen...sions_it_just/
    Yes that's exactly the set-up I want to copy. This is been refined to near plug n play level and more development work underway. The Lexus transmission is a pretty slick item and you can find them in wreckers now dirt cheap. There is also an AWD version of the transmission that Lexus used with a Torsen that's 40:60 front rear biases and capable of 50:50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    Yes that's exactly the set-up I want to copy. This is been refined to near plug n play level and more development work underway. The Lexus transmission is a pretty slick item and you can find them in wreckers now dirt cheap. There is also an AWD version of the transmission that Lexus used with a Torsen that's 40:60 front rear biases and capable of 50:50.
    Do you know which Lexus models used the compatible hybrid transmissions? Saw reference to the GS450h but that is a rare bird and I don't think it was ever AWD.

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    RX400h NX300h are just a few. Lots of AWD lexus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazderati View Post
    Do you know which Lexus models used the compatible hybrid transmissions? Saw reference to the GS450h but that is a rare bird and I don't think it was ever AWD.
    The AWD is a rare rare breed. I think the transfer case can be pulled off a non-hybrid version and put onto the hybrid trans. I need to do more research on this.

    Info on the specific center diff.
    https://toyota-club.net/files/faq/20...en_4wd_eng.htm

    Any of the rwd hybrid versions on this list will use the hybrid trans.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Lexus_vehicles

    I am still in the "watch for a clean E46 Touring" stage. I bought a nice clean E83 X3 with rare 6spd manual trans cheap a year back cheap so I could swap if first as a test bed. I would think I'd be able to sell the 3.0l and 6spd ZF box to cover part of conversion costs. Lots more research to do also on figuring out battery, I think finding a wrecked i3 would be good as the BMW battery is supposed to be a good item.

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    Gotcha. I was thinking the Lexus hybrid 2-speed was a specific transmission or family of transmissions but it sounds like you're saying most of them will work. There is a YouTube channel called Weber Auto or something similar where the guy dives deep into automatic transmissions. More educational than entertainment but a wealth of knowledge and great visualization. He's done a few videos on Toyota hybrids. It would be cool to see well-engineered electric swap kits become commonplace.

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    Yeah, I like that.

    What happened to that color anyway, did manufacturers stop making it after the 90s?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post



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    ^^^^^ yup, those are some fucked up wheels on an otherwise beautiful car.
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    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

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    That E30 Touring is on BAT with no reserve. You can buy and swap to any rims you like.

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...20i-touring-2/

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    That E30 Touring is on BAT with no reserve. You can buy and swap to any rims you like.

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...20i-touring-2/
    Ha, my 2006 V70R will smoke that 320 in every dept but a nice paint job. Inga FTMFW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

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    I should hope the 2006 V70R walks all over the old 1990 3 Series tech.

    Now let's level up that fight and see how it does in it's own class...E61 M5 Touring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    That E30 Touring is on BAT with no reserve. You can buy and swap to any rims you like.

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/19...20i-touring-2/
    BAT is out of control. Basic boxes going for 6 figures these days. Massive tech money getting spent on that site

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    I should hope the 2006 V70R walks all over the old 1990 3 Series tech.

    Now let's level up that fight and see how it does in it's own class...E61 M5 Touring.

    https://drivetribe.com/p/5-reasons-w...TcuMgcBtdwGVIQ

    Agreed on the unfair 1990 matchup, but, rims aside, that bmw body style just does something for me. Meow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ski View Post
    ^^^^^ yup, those are some fucked up wheels on an otherwise beautiful car.
    I had a buddy who had a mid-90's 320 but not a wagon. It was kind of a dog, but fun to rally around SF. Crank sunroof is a nice feature.

    OEM wheels were better eh?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jackattack View Post
    I had a buddy who had a mid-90's 320 but not a wagon. It was kind of a dog, but fun to rally around SF. Crank sunroof is a nice feature.

    OEM wheels were better eh?

    My mom had a mid 90s 325e. Stick. Pretty fun car. 125mph at like 17yrs old was fast.

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    I forgot all about the E61 M5 Touring wagon. Did a quick auto trader search and 0 popped up, so likely another sic wagon never imported to the USA.
    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ski View Post
    I forgot all about the E61 M5 Touring wagon. Did a quick auto trader search and 0 popped up, so likely another sic wagon never imported to the USA.
    Another reason to love Canada, we can import cars 15 years old. The 2007 can be brought in next year.

    There appears to be 12 of them up on mobile.de

    https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/s...r=false&vc=Car

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    Bmw v10? Check the rod bearings and the smg actuators. Put $10-15k aside in a special account, just in case... Also, having had an e61 wagon, my opinion is that they are pieces of shit. Nice pieces of shit, but still pieces of shit. Couldn't get rid of it fast enough.

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    Well, with that said Inga for the MFW with 205k miles on the clock and still runs great.
    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    I think you'd have an easier time understanding people if you remembered that 80% of them are fucking morons.
    That is why I like dogs, more than most people.

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