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So I need help deciding which I should do. I have read a lot about everyone's experience with LTO conversions using the Fit batteries. But I dont really see anyone saying how much the LTO conversion has cost them. I have a quote for $1880 for an 8amp hr pack new that I can pick up whenever. So I guess Im just looking for more LTO info so i can compare and asking for your guys' experience. LTO is exciting and i like pushing what we can do. Would love some feedback. Thanks. Pic of my car for fun.
 

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But i do have time and skills to do so. Not looking for a drop in lithium option. Thats no fun.
 

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You should follow this thread very carefully:


This is the easiest and least expensive conversion to make. The 2 block packs are currently $300 from Greentec, and two are required, so that cost is $600 plus. The "plus" part will depend considerably on how many accessories you chose to install at the same time. Peter would be the a better source for those estimates, but certainly $300 or so minimum just to make it play, and several hundred more if you max out your monitoring and control capabilities. It is actually too early on the 2pack/4block conversion as he is just now getting to the testing phase. According to the above thread, it works, but road testing remains.

If you decide on the 3pack/6block conversion, as several of the earlier conversions were, the amount of mechanical fabrication time increases somewhat and the cost goes up some. My own 3pack conversion cost me about $1200-$1500 at current LTO pricing. I currently have no manual control of assist levels, no current hack assist increases, and no cell level monitoring, so there is a lot of "frosting" which I could put on the "cake."
 

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If you have the time and skills then peruse the mirriad of alternate battery threads on here from the last ten years.

Your choices include...

Lithium in many guises and configurations. .
Supercaps.
Parallel Nimh
Prius Cells.
Alternate Nimh.

Lots of reading to do..

However the LTO Lithium Solution works in several configurations.. :)
 

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Thank you everyone for the comments.
I really like the look of the 3 pack. Nice and tight.
But comparing the 2 pack with 3pack, ya price and capacity, but would you still be able to get a decent hack assist?
Doesn't look like too many reasons to go with the 8 amp hr packs other than drop in...
 

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Nevermind, I see in the Low Voltage LTO thread that he states a 40% hack could be used to get back to higher assist levels
 

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3 packs is more expensive, but gives the potential for more power and lower currents in general use.
However it's tricky and awkward to fit safely without moving electrical stuff..

2 packs is 1/3rd cheaper, has less power potential, but IMHO is easier and safer to fit as the main components are securely retained in the oem positions.
 

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See I'm not shy from fabrication in order to securely fit 3 packs. but coming from dead IMA to a even just a 2 pack.... the potential power gains of the 3 pack over the 2 pack seems nominal. I guess no one has yet to have a 3 pack and a 2 pack side by side to compare yet either. Either way sign me up.
 
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