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Engine swap for the Pumpkin

Discussion in 'Offroad Projects' started by Rick, April 1, 2016.

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  1. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    I found a Toyota Prius that had been rear ended. I am going to swap in the electric motor and batteries to create the first Electric Explorer rock crawler :exporange:thumbsup: No more dino fluid changes, or having to fill up with petroleum byproduct.
     
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  3. tdavis

    tdavis Linux Guru, Jack of All Trades Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    Prius, Prius C, or Prius V?

    Personally, I think taking a Telsa Model S with dual motors, and lifting it for 44's would be wild!
     
  4. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    The Prius "Ex".

    Yes, a Tesla on 44s would be great :D

    Take it up to the Rubicon, turn on the "Auto drive" and let'er rip ;)
     
  5. Brian1

    Brian1 Elite Explorer

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    Its good to see some outside the box thinking! I'm about to wrap up my turbo LS swap in my Explorer but the little details and plumbing are taking so long. I've been keeping it under wraps and will have a writeup soon!
     
  6. Blee1099

    Blee1099 Evil Asian EF Vendor Moderator Emeritus

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    Thats it I'm taking the body off my work van and transplanting it to a 2nd gen explorer.
     
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    FR-425 Used to be a road here. Elite Explorer

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    gas, gas, gas. I typed petroleum byproduct using a three letter word for fart.
     
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    corkey Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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    RangerX Elite Ranger Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Cutting edge thinking, but I predict you'll change your mind by tomorrow.
     
  11. FROADER

    FROADER Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Looking forward to it!


    :D
     
  12. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    I sure hope so :D:exporange
     
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    Good t see Rick still has his sense of humor.

    Perhaps the site should get renamed Prius Explorations. The Aztec Explorations thing really did not catch on.
     
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    I was hoping to see a 20R swap personally.
     
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    That's my most memorable April's first on here. It had me all screwed up for a strong 10 minutes that day.

    On a side note I was really hoping to see a V8 swap when I clicked on the thread :(
     
  16. corkey

    corkey Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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    okay, i get it,, i had a bad april fools, but this helped,,,
     
  17. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    429CJ-3X2 Elite Explorer

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    I like the "Serious Equestrians", but it wouldn't work. That's an Amish buggy, and since the Old Order Amish don't have electricity, they have no internet.
     
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    thats pretty cool, a few years back I helped a guy out with trans control on an electric motor, he re-spun an electric forklift motor for his car and used a 2003 crown vic ecu to control a 4r70w, was pretty interesting

    good luck with the setup, be sure to post pics and a time slip when you take it to the track lol
     

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