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Engine Swap?

Discussion in 'Elio Drivetrain' started by Mark Black, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. Mark Black

    Mark Black Elio Enthusiast

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    Taking bets on how long it will be before somebody decides to turn this economy car into a toy and install a Hayabusa motor in one of these Elios'. Didn't take too long for the Smart Car.
     
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  2. Mark Black

    Mark Black Elio Enthusiast

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    After thinking about it, this idea may not go over to well seeing as the Elio is front wheel drive.
     
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  3. RickDeckard

    RickDeckard Elio Aficionado

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    There are several guys talking about this in the Elio Motors Owners Association on FB... plus there are a couple of companies that I heard of that will be making a turbo kit for the IAV engine ... lots of room in the engine compartment since it is a big crumple zone
     
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  4. Paul Heitzman

    Paul Heitzman Elio Fan

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    OOOORRRRR, you could put a big battery in the back seat area and put a huge electric motor on the rear wheel. Use the 55hp generator up front........Hybrid!
     
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  5. RickDeckard

    RickDeckard Elio Aficionado

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    what ever smokes your tires
     
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  6. Okuma Steve

    Okuma Steve Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    That's a fantastic saying, never heard that one before!

    Maybe we could have a "Future Mod Ideas" forum or something?
     
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  7. Robert McWhirter

    Robert McWhirter Elio Addict

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    Chainsaw engines! Lol
     
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  8. NRB

    NRB Elio Addict

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    Reliability, economy, and ease of maintenance are top needs in this vehicle. Forget the high speed and 0 to 60 in 3 nano seconds. If you want that , go buy a Cobra Mustang!!
     
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  9. RickDeckard

    RickDeckard Elio Aficionado

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    At base price of $6800 and a big interest with the aftermarket people ... I am sure people will do all kinds of modifications to their Elio's out there that will appeal to everyone's fantasies of a sweet little vehicle from mild to wild
     
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  10. paddy's wagon

    paddy's wagon Elio Enthusiast

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    This is an OBDII computer controlled engine that has been detuned. Retuning would prolly add 15 more HP and a lot more fun factor. Adding a small turbo would be nice. A kit could be fabricated later if the demand is there.
     
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