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by Nashco
Wed May 04, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Gripe about the headlight
Replies: 18
Views: 9239

Re: Gripe about the headlight

You could never measure the range effect. It's 110 watts. Are you being serious? You just described how measurable it is! 110 watts over a full charge is about one MILE of range reduction. Have you ever run out of charge one mile or less from a charger? If not, when it happens, you'll wish you hadn...
by Nashco
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Jack points and tire rotation
Replies: 16
Views: 11550

Re: Jack points and tire rotation

I've had my car up on jack stands many, many times. I use the largest jacks and jack stands I can fit. This is the type of equipment I use: A. A large hydraulic jack (2-3 ton) with a large pad like this style: http://images.oreillyauto.com/parts/img/large/hnw/hw93642.jpg B. Jack stands (2-3 ton) wit...
by Nashco
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Just got into an accident...
Replies: 24
Views: 22673

Re: Just got into an accident...

Looks like chevy has a casting issue that can't take the added weight in the back plus shear, thats kinda scary if we go putting these things thru turns at higher speed with sticky tires. Not an issue. I've raced mine and driven it with a modified suspension more than anybody else in the world with...
by Nashco
Fri Mar 11, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Buying a Used Spark EV - Do I really need fast charging?
Replies: 19
Views: 7226

Re: Buying a Used Spark EV - Do I really need fast charging?

Having had a variety of fast charging and non-fast charging cars, I wouldn't own a car without a DC charging option. It gives so much more flexibility, not just for road trips, but for opportunity charging and emergency charging. If it was a limited time lease (like my B250e) then lacking a fast cha...
by Nashco
Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:30 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 chuck the oem stuff permanently in hopes that lost rotating weight would make up lost range with a less sticky treadware tire and maybe some tuner lugs. Wonder if the weight savings with your race set up but not so sticky tire would still get same or better range then stock wheels & tires? ...
by Nashco
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:44 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

Hey do you know if Rota Slipstreams have any difference in the spoke thickness or curve compared to the Desmond Regamaster Evo Brights you used that would affect fitment on the Spark EV ? And I see the Rotas in 15x6.5 with 40mm backspacing thats about .19 of an inch less, would this work out better...
by Nashco
Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: RV park charging / required adapter(s)
Replies: 14
Views: 5605

Re: RV park charging / required adapter(s)

If your car has a DC charger inlet, then I think it's a no brainer to drive it. Sure, there are a couple of spots that you'll have to charge at Level 2 chargers, but generally speaking I-5 now has SAE chargers all the way up. If you are strategic, you can schedule some overnight stays where the L2 c...
by Nashco
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: Cooling Systems in the nose of the Spark EV?
Replies: 6
Views: 6310

Re: Cooling Systems in the nose of the Spark EV?

You can buy the service manuals from helminc.com and find out more in one sitting there than you will in a year of internet hunting.

Bryce
by Nashco
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: CAN bus hacking thread
Replies: 47
Views: 32983

Re: CAN bus hacking thread

Tragically, "Solder" recently died of a heart attack with no warning - he was only 35. kevin Wow, that's a real bummer! I had enjoyed hacking away with Ben in the background, he was a really sharp guy and I appreciated his passion for sharing knowledge to help the community rather than just helping...
by Nashco
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Back up camera?
Replies: 153
Views: 122759

Re: Back up camera?

I'm still interested as a back up plan to help all mylink users interested in making their car safer if the GM calibration number mentioned above turns out to not be feasible. I suspect your solution isn't Spark EV specific and would work on a *lot* of GM vehicles that use this same head unit but we...

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