One update on range and performance. If I'm in the right conditions, some traffic, being somewhat conscious of range, I can still average 4.5m/kwh and get over 80 miles out of a charge which is what the car was doing long term before I modified it. However the faster I drive, the more the range diminishes, I'd imagine the relative effects from the extra rolling resistance, like aero drag, are much greater with speed.
Has anyone tried this chip? I might check it out
I agree, I drive spiritedly, but try to focus on balance so don't get into a ton of heavy braking scenarios. That said, if I've ever had a panic brake situation, I haven't had an issue and the extra grip from the tires definitely helps on both braking and acceleration.
The thing to remember when you go to bigger brakes (and wheels) is your adding unsprung rotational mass, which is the worst weight you can add for performance and likely has an even bigger impact on EV Range. You might get better braking, but you'll lose acceleration. If you can accomplish the brake feel you are looking for with pads, skip the big rotors and calipers.
Man, now that I know the 2019 has more power and the're taking $10k+ off the sticker price, I might have to switch gears and get a new one for this build!Deschodt wrote: ↑Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:53 amI am now on Egolf #2 (2019) with the same issues and wishes (but more power, noticeably more, yeah 2019)...
...Have we got all the numbers posted here in a convenient format ? Stock wheel alone, stock + ecopia ?
Your 17x8 et35 Advanti DST Storm wheel alone, plus tire ?
The other poster 16" ?
Did you guys notice range loss only ? or did you maintain the same weight per corner (wheel + tire) and therefore presumably maintain the same acceleration (or, egads, improve?) ?
Cost of said combo ?
I haven't weighed new and old wheel/tire combos, but I want to say the Advantis are somewhere around 18.5lbs, not the lightest in that size, but light for the money. Tires are listed as 21lbs. Seat of the pants I'd say acceleration is better.
Total cost shipped from tirerack was $1,241.07, but I have a wholesale account so add maybe 10-15% to that for retail.