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Thread: Electric Supercar

  1. #41
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    Tesla front and back? One thing to think about is the weight of the batteries. Not sure the amount your planning on using but it will effect the overall suspension.

  2. #42
    Just the back. The overall weight of the car will be roughly the same as what the suspension was designed for (maybe +10%). I figured vehicle dynamics, cornering, turn-in, etc. would be fine with the front kit suspension. The rear, I had some of the same concerns about the amount of torque the different motor would have and that it would wreak havoc on the rear suspension. I figured I would keep the entire rear subframe from the Tesla (including control arms, spindles, rotors, etc.). This way as long as I join the subframe securely to the kit frame we should be good. With the different vehicle dynamics (Tesla vs. Kit) I have been thinking about swapping out the air struts with coilovers but haven't crossed that decision yet.

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