OwnerRay Walters
Owner's Other EVsBarbie's Stump Puller
Kawasaki ATV
LocationTaos, New Mexico United States map
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VehicleSuzuki Samurai
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain4 wheel drive, 5 speed with 2 speed transfer case
ControllerDC Power Systems DCP-600 Raptor
Batteries18 Trojan T-875, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
150 Ah (20 hr rate)
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC20
dual 120/240 VAC input
HeaterCeramic element installed stock heating system
DC/DC ConverterDC Power Systems
30 Amp 144 Volt to 12 Volt
InstrumentationE-meter, KTA tach drive to Sun Tachometer, Raptor LEDs in dash
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Acceleration0 to 30 MPH in about 4 seconds
Range35 Miles (56 Kilometers)
at 35 mph, 20 miles at 55 mph
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight2,800 Pounds (1,272 Kilograms)
TiresBFG All Terrain Radials, 235/75-15 at 50 psi
Conversion Time1 year
Conversion Cost$14,000, not counting my labor
Additional FeaturesCompletely New Suspension System: greater load carrying capacity, smoother ride, 2-3" lift, 4-6" more travel.
Battery box in rear with relocation of rear seating and seat belts.
Shrockwerks Front Bumper allows adding 2 more batteries or an electric winch.
Battery box vent fan.
Vacuum pump for power brakes with quiet switch.
Retractable charging cord comes out the old fuel filler space.
Convertible top.
Relocated mirrors to allow removal of doors.
that was still street ready. The combination of high torque at 0 rpm, long travel suspension, four wheel drive, and ideal weight distribution allow this vehicle to go amazing places in a very controlled low impact manner. Going into the wild with features like no noise, no pollution, and less erosion caused by wheel spin, this rig is ideal for ranchers, park rangers, hunters, and environmentalists. Unlike other 4x4s, the range actually increases off-road at low speeds. Even though the tires are luggy and oversized, the range is unchanged, since they can be run at higher pressures.

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