Under the hood
OwnerMike H
Owner's Other EVs2018 Chevrolet Bolt
2013 Brammo Empulse R
LocationSierra Vista, Arizona United States map
Vehicle1992 Chevrolet S-10
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain5 speed transmission
ControllerCurtis 1231C-8601
Batteries100 Gen 1 Nissan Leaf modules, 8.20 Volt,
20S 5P configuration
System Voltage164 Volts
Charger Thunderstruck TSM2500 144V
Programmed for max charge of 160 volts
Heater144 volt resistive heater mounted where the
heater core used to be.
DC/DC Converter
144V to 13.5V
InstrumentationWestach volt and amp gauges, JLD404 digital
Top SpeedHad it to 55 mph so far.
AccelerationMuch improved with lithium battery upgrade.
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
So far I haven't had an opportunity to drive
it farther than 60 miles.
Seating Capacity2 adults
Conversion TimeBought as a turn key EV conversion in 2018.
I started the lithium upgrade in 2019 and
completed it in 2020. Current upgrade to
20S 5P completed in 2022.
Conversion CostTruck $3000
Upgrade to lithium including all related
components $4700
New ZQ8 wheels and new tires $3000 (traded a
Additional FeaturesClass 3 hitch receiver
ZQ8 wheels and BF Goodrich tires
Dec '18: Purchased truck as turn key EV.
Apr '20: Completed lead to lithium battery upgrade and took
first drive with lithium.
Oct '21: Changed rear diff gear from 3.55 to 2.41 for better
top end and drivability. Also lowered the truck.
Mar '22: Completed upgrade from 18S 3P to 20S 5P.

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