Are Electric Motor Swaps the Future of Tuning? | WheelHouse


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  • Donut Media
    Donut Media   3 months back

    Be honest, would you ever consider doing an electric-swap build? I think an electric NA Miata would be pretty sick.

    • john
      john  5 days back

      What’s the price on this swap?

    • Ali D.P.
      Ali D.P.  2 weeks back

      @QuinnRickersonTV well there's the Taycan Turbo S so 😂

    • Emanuel Garza
      Emanuel Garza  3 weeks back

      Hell yes !!!!!

    • TheLittleAcura aka A-SPEC!
      TheLittleAcura aka A-SPEC!  3 weeks back

      @Jay Stepp Instant torque AND the possibility of torque vectoring...

    • Arin B.
      Arin B.  3 weeks back

      Depends on the cat

  • Jake Rosendahl
    Jake Rosendahl  8 hours back

    The guy that made the white zombie works at the same company as me. It's NWHS and we service crown forklifts. He literally took old Brushed Crown PE motors and put them in his car. At this point everything else is custom or conversion specific kits, lithium cells, custom charger.

    With newer scrap trucks coming in, I'm sometimes tempted to take an AC motor out of a Crown FC or SC. The only problem is I'd need a new motor controller and build a lithium pack. The Crown controller does not like it when everything else is disconnected, and it's speed and power limited.

    • PirateStyle2013
      PirateStyle2013  13 hours back

      Wheelhouse just gets better and better.

      • Basslined R/C
        Basslined R/C  1 days back

        Basically a giant RC car

        • Sterling O'Deaghaidh
          Sterling O'Deaghaidh  1 days back

          my question is that say I put this in my 99 F150, would I have to say goodbye to the HVAC and cruize as well as other creature comforts?

          • CampbellRocksAgain
            CampbellRocksAgain  1 days back

            I read a blog about a Danish guy wanting to electrify a Volvo. Couldn't be done legally in Europe

            • Amor B
              Amor B  1 days back

              me an 16-year-old just done with my normal bike conversion into a 60km/h e-bike wondering hmmmmm maybe start on an e-car >:]

              • Tolmes Holmes
                Tolmes Holmes  1 days back

                UGH i wanna do this to my 240sx

                • Send Nukes
                  Send Nukes  1 weeks back

                  Don’t let Richard Hammond know that there’s a new Rimac

                  • Joe R
                    Joe R  1 weeks back

                    So, $4k for 120hp and 175 ft/lb motor. So...$4k for similar performance to an early 80's V6 Grand Prix.

                    • Andrei Yang
                      Andrei Yang  1 weeks back

                      Ring knowingly sold products that weren't digitally secure, their employees look at your footage for fun and without your permission, somewhat like the NSA, and people are getting their doorbells hacked with the criminals constantly ringing and beeping it and demanding Bitcoin, with customer support being unwilling or incapable of helping. Luckily you can physically just turn it off or take out the battery. They're backed by Amazon, hence why they haven't been taken off the market yet and the news has been suppressed. Don't buy one.

                      Also, great video for getting people that have no understanding of Electric cars to get the basics down, and sort of easing people into the idea rather than claiming instantly it's better and turning people on the fence off the idea.

                      • Bramanta Nararya
                        Bramanta Nararya  1 weeks back

                        as long as it is manual i would do it

                        • Subie King
                          Subie King  1 weeks back

                          Short answer. No

                          • KELLOGR 27
                            KELLOGR 27  1 weeks back

                            I would electric swap a Peel P50 and do weight reduction by going to the gym

                            • dfpguitar
                              dfpguitar  2 weeks back

                              You dont need to spend a lot on an EV if you salvage from scrapped vehicles.

                              Something for the drag strip doesnt even need windows or an interior.

                              • Jonah Mauldin
                                Jonah Mauldin  2 weeks back

                                But the vroom vroom noises bro? 😞

                                • Empress Peach
                                  Empress Peach  2 weeks back

                                  I mean we are talking about ripping out everything that made the car that car. The engine is gone, the suspension is gone... literally it's just the frame.

                                  • Edry Eng
                                    Edry Eng  2 weeks back

                                    would u guys do a video about honda city GM6?

                                    • Overlord Kilo
                                      Overlord Kilo  3 weeks back

                                      The dream would be an electric Merc 6x6

                                      • Red Rooster
                                        Red Rooster  3 weeks back

                                        This video gave me hope for the future, Hope that I desperately needed. Thanks Donut. Thank you Nolan.

                                        • Eric
                                          Eric  4 weeks back

                                          I am lucky to get 100 miles per tank in my 20r 1975 toyota pickup. Time to swap it electric. F the ls I've been building if ime gonna get less mileage

                                          • Standardbred Adventures

                                            There isn't heaps of charging points in Australia.

                                            • LANNY RUDNER
                                              LANNY RUDNER  4 weeks back

                                              I converted a 1992 NA Miata to electric. I think it's pretty cool. The head of Donut knows about my conversion.

                                              • Aerial QS
                                                Aerial QS  4 weeks back

                                                James: farrrarri.

                                                • dennis berube
                                                  dennis berube  1 months back

                                                  The Quickest and Fastest drag race motors since 1992 have come out of my shop.
                                                  1ST to the 10s,9s,8s,7s and only motor in the 6s and 200 plus mph.In a bike and now fitted in the Don Garlits SW38/Holley dragster.
                                                  IN STOCK NOW A 5 SECOND MOTOR in Phoenix.
                                                  Dennis Berube
                                                  [email protected]

                                                  • Brendan Walsh
                                                    Brendan Walsh  1 months back

                                                    Are electric swapped cars the furture of tuning??.... I rly rly hope not

                                                    • Broseph Est.19XX
                                                      Broseph Est.19XX  1 months back

                                                      Honestly I like electric, it'd be a cool daily but what got me into cars was engines. Just all of the intricate parts with tight tolerances come together and changes a hunk of metal into a screaming monster is insanely awesome. The sound, smell and feeling cannot be replaced in my eyes.

                                                      • lorton190
                                                        lorton190  1 months back

                                                        i know electric cars will bring a massive influx to car culture

                                                        • Sir Rivet
                                                          Sir Rivet  1 months back

                                                          Yeah I can install an electric plug in my garage but, I don’t uh have a garage. Also there’s only one charging station in my town of 60’000 people. And this is is not a city you can walk.

                                                          • Adam Dominguez
                                                            Adam Dominguez  1 months back

                                                            Electric swaps are the future...but Ill hold out on my IC Motor... its the flaws that make them special, smells, vibrations, heat (other words the Inefficiency)...Ill just know Ill be slower than these👆🏽

                                                            • Bike Trials Bucharest
                                                              Bike Trials Bucharest  1 months back

                                                              But, what happens if you money shift it? The classic 1-2-3-2. There are no valves to float, or anything to lag behind and damage something.

                                                              • marios Ram
                                                                marios Ram  1 months back

                                                                let normal people buy electrics, so we petrolheads have more fuel left on the planet to use 😄😄😉😉

                                                                • Benjo Sianogorski
                                                                  Benjo Sianogorski  1 months back


                                                                  • MotorManiac
                                                                    MotorManiac  2 months back

                                                                    Yo! Don’t EVER swap the Demon’s 840hp v8 with an electric

                                                                    • Samuel Witmer
                                                                      Samuel Witmer  2 months back

                                                                      so hold up your saying this whole time we could have had electric cars with just regular transmissions? wouldn't that be a way better way to go than 4 small motors?

                                                                      • Immortalcheese
                                                                        Immortalcheese  2 months back

                                                                        in 20 years i'll probably electric swap my WRX, keeping the manual transmission

                                                                        • bigboi rimerez
                                                                          bigboi rimerez  2 months back

                                                                          maybe if more electric cars had engines like a formula e car and they made noise people would not complain as much, because i want to hear feedback when i drive not just silence.

                                                                          • taco meat
                                                                            taco meat  2 months back

                                                                            I wouldnt electric swap but id be down to own a CR-Z

                                                                            • Hauptmann Joachim Totenkopf

                                                                              the link for the "Ring" Doorbell product you guys gave doesn't work. just tried it now & it gave me a "404 Error" page... I've been trying it all morning, checking, making sure I spelled everything correctly, & still no luck :/

                                                                              • ЛАДАРРО
                                                                                ЛАДАРРО  2 months back

                                                                                I hate the stupid emission regulations, that push every automaker into making shitty hybrids. I like the fastness of EV's, but the charging costs(here in finland) and i like the sound and simplicity of petrol cars. Fuck you EU

                                                                                • Thunder 17
                                                                                  Thunder 17  2 months back

                                                                                  hybrid my type good acceleration good top speed

                                                                                  • NeedForSpeed2004
                                                                                    NeedForSpeed2004  2 months back

                                                                                    Seems like NOS no longer sponsors the channel after they gave James a heart attack

                                                                                    • Amano Yuuji
                                                                                      Amano Yuuji  2 months back

                                                                                      Now imagine if ElectricGTE gets a 2020 Supra and swap it with an electri motor

                                                                                      • Gabriel Leloup
                                                                                        Gabriel Leloup  2 months back

                                                                                        What about a big ass speaker on electronic car that make the sound of a motor 😂

                                                                                        • videman21 O.g.
                                                                                          videman21 O.g.  2 months back

                                                                                          I'm gonna make an '86 corolla electric in the next couple I'm fooken ready

                                                                                          • A_Man11
                                                                                            A_Man11  2 months back

                                                                                            i actually work for a guy who does this its pretty cool just very difficult to get people who want to get it swapped

                                                                                            • PaaPs
                                                                                              PaaPs  2 months back

                                                                                              vanity plate in the us is only 50$???? In my country it's 1.5k euro...

                                                                                              • twistedyogert
                                                                                                twistedyogert  2 months back

                                                                                                I wonder if an electric conversion would eventually be cheaper than buying a new electric car.