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Old 10-22-2012, 10:56 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:01 PM   #32 (permalink)
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WOW! Eli - Thanks a lot! I installed the BBB and it is a wonder! Great assist and regen, it wants to stay at 75%SOC. The little regen I let it do brought it right back up to 75%. Just did a short trip, 20 miles R/T, flat, massive wind one way, great tail wind the opposite, 80 ambient. Had low fan on for 1/2 time, and High for rest. Pack started out at 67deg was at 82deg at end of trip. Did lots of little powerful assists when changing gears and used the regen when downshifting (have to double clutch at 20mph for 3rd to 2nd).
VERY NICE! No IMA lights any more, no more 1st and 2nd wimpy getting up to speed. AutoStop!!! (very quiet at lights, can really hear the fan...)

I really recommend the BBB to anybody that is experiencing IMA's. I grid charged (thanks Mike) for about 6 months and really wish I had bought the BBB back then.

Took about 45 min to take out, then 1 hr to take Mikes Grid charges stuff off the old pack and put it on the new pack then 45 min to reinstall. ZOOOM!

Now I have to make a chiller for the pack. (Thats why I pointed to your cooler Peltier module Eli). I have the alum cross bar, the alum back panel and the cover fabric with the net holder out and the empty area there is immense. On the left side of the photo the empty area goes back about 12" behind the front wall of the IPU area and is 5+" wide. Look at the space the existing black plastic duct work takes up. The intake is 3x5.5, 16.5 sq in, the out is 2x10, 20 sq in.
But all that is for another thread.

Thanks Ron and Eli.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:06 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Been off roading lately?

Nice dust layer hee hee
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:35 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Yup

I live at the end of a mile long dirt road and it has been pretty dry and dusty here... One part of the road is over a dry wash, (when it rains hard, it floods and I've had to wait for a hour or more for it lower so I can cross it) and since it is so dry it is just sand and everytime I go thru it, my wheels sink a little deeper.

When I see a flat space in the center where my underpanels hit the sand and flatten it out, I know it is time to drag the road and smooth everything out.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:13 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Rush:
I told you so.

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Old 11-11-2012, 05:50 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I would also like to add a kudo's to Bumblebee Batteries. Thank you Eli for taking care of my uncle. He is very very very happy about his new battery you sent. Thanks

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:19 PM   #37 (permalink)
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After living with pulling the fuse for the last 15,000 miles, I finally broke down and researched buying a replacement battery. I went with Bumblebee and couldn't be happier with the results. The battery arrived in a timely fashion extremely well packed. I replaced the battery solo on a Saturday morning and it really isn't hard. You just have to take you time and not let all the warning stickers scare you (when the last time you saw sticker after sticker saying "High Voltage, You Will be killed or hurt.")

Here's a link showing photos of the procedure:
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Anyway, I am completely happy with Bumblebee and the battery I received. The battery has been performing very well. I couldn't be happier. My 2000 Insight just hit 180,000 miles, and with the new battery it feels like a new car.

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Old 11-16-2012, 01:10 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Eli, what number battery do I have?
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:37 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Don't forget about Hybrid ReVolt!

We sell new 8AH MATCHED and BALANCED batteries for $1999.99 (plus shipping) and include a two year / unlimited mile warranty. We don't just stuff cases with new cells, we use our years of experience rebuilding batteries to offer perfectly matched new batteries. As most of you know, our Honda's don't take very good care of their pack. So if you expect any new pack to last, it must be matched and balanced.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:55 PM   #40 (permalink)
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After some arm twisting from some local guys, I will be offering packs with the MaxIMA batteries which I will get from Eli.

I will not ship the packs, but will sell and Install them here.

I will also sell single new sticks, an will be looking at selling used sticks that have been tested at the cell level, and will have a printed report on each showing the test results and capacity remaining.

The sticks will be 100% tested and matched before assembling them into a pack.
Too early for any further details, hope to start early next year.
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