[Oeva-list] EV suspenssion
tony at notebene.net
Tue Jan 22 16:58:41 PST 2008
I went to Les Schwab (in Hillsboro @ hwy 26) and they helped me find Air
Shocks that would fit my Renault R5. It took him a week or so of research
and having the desired ride height measurements but it made a huge
difference in the ride.
I couldn't be happier.
> Well, I DID IT. My electric Saturn took its first road trip on Sunday.
> Wow, what a project. But everything worked quite well. A few minor
> things to resolve (like what did I do to the speedometer cable?) Plus
> getting used to driving one of these.
> The big thing I have left is the suspension. Now that it is off the
> jack stands for the first time in a year, the rear with 8 8V batteries
> is riding about 2" lower than before. And the front with the other 7 is
> about 1.5" lower. I figure that I've added about 550 lbs to the rear
> and about 350 to the front (after loosing the ICE).
> Any suggestions and what I need to do? I've tried talking to normal
> tire places about solutions and they look at me like I'm crazy.
> Mike Drewry
> 1993 Saturn SL2 Conversion
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