Going gas-only is a given. I'm prepared for the rougher idle, decrease of city economy (80% of my driving is highway), and looking forward to less weight, less complexity, and more room. With that in mind, I'm open to suggestions.5) My Option Remove everything. Add a 3phase to single phase rectifier to the IMA motor output leads,
bolt it to a nice piece of aluminium behind seats somewhere. Luckily we have a lot of that
3 Phase Diode Bridge Rectifier 35A 1000V SQL35A E4S8 | eBay
Feed this into one of these Meanwell power supplies...
HRP-600-12 - 645W 12V 53A Enclosed Switching Power Supply with PFC Function
Adjust the output to 13.8v and have nice bright lights and upto 53A of power for your 12V DC side.
I did expect it to be underpowered, but not so strangely geared. Anyway, the "conversion" is involuntary; my battery was dead, and all I did was unplug the BCM so the 12V system could get charged. I wouldn't've disabled a functional IMA, at least not after reading warnings of the various problems.Well, you removed a key component of the power unit.(IMA) and then expect it to perform like it is still there? I HATE gas only and would not have Insights if this was as good as it gets. I think it is dangerous (your 2nd gear observation). OTOH, a properly operating Insight is a pleasure to drive. To each his own.....