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by Nashco
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Take out the backseats?
Replies: 11
Views: 7334

Re: Take out the backseats?

http://mychevysparkev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3656&p=14221#p14221 Taking out the back seats and all the junk in the trunk that isn't required (tire pump, level 1 charger, foam support, carpet, etc.) will cut about 70 pounds. It does result in noticeably better acceleration and increased road ...
by Nashco
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Megatron build
Replies: 67
Views: 34134

Re: Megatron build

Take a look at the calipers and imagine the area that is contacting being 2mm smaller. My calipers had some gnarly casting flash, probably about 2mm worth.

Bryce
by Nashco
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Does charging the car also keep the 12v battery topped off?
Replies: 7
Views: 4872

Re: Does charging the car also keep the 12v battery topped o

If you are driving once a week you have no worries about your 12V battery. It is living an extremely nice life compared to the 12V battery on an ICE car and will last you a very long time. On the other hand, if you aren't driving during the week, it is best to plug your car in to charge at the end o...
by Nashco
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Motor
Replies: 5
Views: 3631

Re: Motor

Search for a "battery" for a 2014 Chevrolet Spark at car-part.com and you'll see high voltage batteries for Spark EVs for sale. Call those junkyards (there's only a few) and they should be able to sell you the electric motor+transmission assembly and any other parts you need from that area of damage...
by Nashco
Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: wiring schematic
Replies: 4
Views: 4037

Re: wiring schematic

The typical approach is to use an off-the-shelf 12V inverter connected to the 12V lead acid battery. With the car turned on, the DC-DC converter charges the 12V system from the high voltage battery. For more common cars, you can buy bolt-in kits for exactly this purpose: http://www.evextend.com/Emer...
by Nashco
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: wiring schematic
Replies: 4
Views: 4037

Re: wiring schematic

Wire schematics are in the service manual. You can find more info about purchasing the service manual here:

http://www.mychevysparkev.com/forum/vie ... f=9&t=3933

Bryce
by Nashco
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: bike carrier
Replies: 64
Views: 41972

Re: bike carrier

Next to my buddy Matt's twin from a different mother... http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss130/sTeeve42/2014%20Chevrolet%20Spark%20EV/Rhino%20Rack/2016-11-19%2014.09.07_zps4kd3gogz.jpg Sorry if I missed it in another thread, but I'm digging the light and wheel tire changes also. Can you share the...
by Nashco
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Back up camera?
Replies: 153
Views: 122760

Re: Back up camera?

A video showing how this works and where tapped in and modified things would go a really long way. This sounds like it's executed similar to the HappyTV I tried (earlier in this thread), but less elegant and not plug-and-play.

Bryce
by Nashco
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Spark EV - An affordable electric racecar (my build thread)
Replies: 82
Views: 65856

Re: Spark EV - An affordable electric racecar (my build thre

I would guess about 13-15mm of spacers would be needed to install rear Spark EV wheels on the front, but that would leave no thread engagement and lead to certain destruction. As I said, you would have to install longer wheel studs and that means 8 studs plus two bearings plus time and hassle...all ...
by Nashco
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Spark EV - An affordable electric racecar (my build thread)
Replies: 82
Views: 65856

Re: Spark EV - An affordable electric racecar (my build thre

Click here for a cheaper set of the same wheels that are currently on ebay. Note that I didn't say they were cheap! I suspect you could go a little bit taller than stock tire sizes if you go narrower without any issues. You might have minor rubbing on the inner wheel wells if you don't go narrow en...

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