EV 1986 Suzuki Samurai AWARD WINNING ! Electric Vehicle, rock climber OFF ROAD!
Price: US $18,800.00 Item location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
- Make: Suzuki
- Model: Samurai
- Year: 1986
- Mileage: 46000
- VIN: js4jc51v6g4110943
- Fuel: Electric
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1986 Suzuki SamuraiThis is a one of kind award winning EV 1986 Suzuki Samurai.It is currently in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We recently moved from California.Clean NC title in hand.
We built this vehicle a few years ago and have worked on many Samurais over the years.
Complete videos of the entire build and vehicle in action are available on youtube:
This vehicle was rebuilt from the ground up. We took two Samurais and selected the best parts from each vehicle, carefully cleaned and repainted each part and reassembled the entire vehicle.
The vehicle currently has no batteries. During our move from California to North Carolina, the batteries expanded and need to be replaced. All other parts of the vehicle are working and in great condition as you can see from the photos, videos, and the list below.
We had (3) Chevy volt modules in the vehicle. So you may wish to replace with those or choose something different. You may wish to add a battery management system on this vehicle. We are selling AS IS.
This vehicle was built to climb rocks and be a lightweight powerful climber. It off roads like a champ and its a blast in the mountains. See the videos.
Feel free to contact me for more information but here below are the main details thank you.
Specific details about this vehicle:
Throttle and brake controls:
Always have it in gear and clutch out when pushing the gas pedal. The motor does not have a idle speed so there is no reason to slip the clutch to take off or change gears. The risk is the the motor will spin possibly over rev and also burn the clutch.
The car has re regenerative braking with the switch to â€œonâ€. When you push the brake with this switch on, it will use the engine to slow you down and make a little electricity to go back in the batteries. This is fine as long as you realize there are some limitations on the use of it. In 4wd low range, it will absolutely be to much braking and will throw you forward in you seat HARD! And I never use it in first gear in high range. Also in slippery conditions like rain and snow with 2wd, it will only brake the rear tires which can cause you to skid and lose control.
It you turn the switch off and and just the knob, you can adjust the automatic braking. This is where it automatically adds braking when you take your foot off the gas. I usually adjust their know in the 8 or 9 Oâ€™clock position. This will feel like how a normal car slows down when you let off the gas and the engine slows you down.
The 4wheel drive transfer case is a lower geared 4:16 to one. It is very low. It also has a split H pattern that allows you to use 2wd high and low and 4wd high and low. This is the Petroworks design. It takes a while to learn how this works. There are videos on YouTube on this.
The front axle has chromoly axles from Trail Tough and a Lock Right automatic locker.
The rear axle is a air locker. There is a compressor switch on the dash and a button to lock the rear axle. The air compressor also has an air chuck to air your tires up.
There is a heater with two elements. Each has a button under the steering wheel. Run both for high, on for low. You also need to have the stock temp control on hot. The heater takes a lot of power! And always use the fan to keep the heater fluid moving.
The brakes are a vacuum pump that comes on often so you have power brakes. The first inch of braking is only electrical brakes and then the normal brakes work.
I run about 12lbs off road for traction and over 30 for the road to save electricity.
The motor is a HPEV AC-31 with a Curtis controller. The defroster switch on dash left of steering wheel is a cooling fan. Usually not needed unless used at highway speeds. The actual factorySamuraitemp gauge works. I keep it under about the 10:00 position.
The charger is a 2500 watt. It takes 6-8 hours on 120v and a 3 on 220. You
The 12v system is a Clean Power 32 amp charger behind glove box.
The gauge is a Clean Power multi gauge.
The system was originally built using 3 Chevy volt modules. For a total of 13kwh. The 96 volts system is not grounded to the chassis. THIS VEHICLE REQUIRES BATTERIES, IT NO LONGER HAS GOOD BATTS. Everything else is solid.
The Winch is a Warn m6000. It is a very good winch.The rear bumper was not made for towing, but it does have a hitch for pulling it out when stuck. It was made mostly to protect from rocks.
The car has a trailer hook up wire under the hood to be towed behind another car. I pulled it behind my camper.