HSD hack, gone overboard

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by hill, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. hill

    hill High Fiber Member

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    Presto Has his homepage set to PC

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    That is mad hardcore.
     
  3. zenMachine

    zenMachine Just another Onionhead

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    Wow. That's one heck of a roundabout way to get some fender skirts for a Prius!!! :D
     
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    douglas001001 smug doug

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    If it works, how easy would it be to put this in any old car?

    Cost comparison to other EV conversion projects?
     
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    Hmm... Isn't it overly complicated to hack the HSD into a pure-electric vehicle?

    Wouldn't it be easier to just use one big motor, rather than two motors geared together by immobilizing the HSD ring carrier?

    With one big motor, that guy wouldn't even have to bother modifying a power-split device. Just the motor hooked up directly to the driveline.
     
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    Yeh, it is easy to make the mechanical hack. The firmware hack going to be very difficult if not impossible to eliminate the ICE control codes in the ECU and the motor control ECU.

     
  7. andyprius

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    Amazing, this was all in 07,I wonder where he is now? Another unfinished project?
     
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