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Buddy sent me this photo of a modified V90 and it took me a while to figure out just what the heck that was. Figured it would entertain you guys as well.

 

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Looks like an electric booster motor?

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Single exhaust. Then can't figure out the middle part, a different type of hitch with a weird cover?

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The middle part seems to be able to lift and drop, see the telescopic arms.
Is not connected to the wheels. It has like a wire on the right and like a valve on the left. Can't see the front but the larger diameter seems to be open on the lower side towards front.
Is it one of those mechanical sirens like WW2 ?
Or a lowering water or dust catcher when driving, for whatever reasons.

Seriously, looks like a rubber wheel and he can lower it and lift the car on 3 wheels, or just touch ground to generate electrical power?
(is this the guy who was asking for 200kW alternator a while ago?)


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That could be a different load leveling system for heavy power scooters.

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Looks like the whole car is on air ride bags, so I'm guessing that's a wheel to keep from dragging the rear end / exhaust when low riding.
 

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Looks like an electric booster motor?


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Nope.

Single exhaust. Then can't figure out the middle part, a different type of hitch with a weird cover?

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Not a hitch.

The middle part seems to be able to lift and drop, see the telescopic arms.
Is not connected to the wheels. It has like a wire on the right and like a valve on the left. Can't see the front but the larger diameter seems to be open on the lower side towards front.
Is it one of those mechanical sirens like WW2 ?
Or a lowering water or dust catcher when driving, for whatever reasons.

Seriously, looks like a rubber wheel and he can lower it and lift the car on 3 wheels, or just touch ground to generate electrical power?
(is this the guy who was asking for 200kW alternator a while ago?)


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You're correct that the "thing" can lift and drop.

That could be a different load leveling system for heavy power scooters.

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:) Nope

Looks like the whole car is on air ride bags, so I'm guessing that's a wheel to keep from dragging the rear end / exhaust when low riding.
It is on air bags but that's not why that wheel is there. Quite the opposite actually - it is on air bags BECAUSE the rubber wheel is there.
 

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Rubber wheel? Is that for popping a wheely at the race track?!?!

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Emergency power when the engine flames out.;)
 

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So what's the answer?

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Increase/Lower ride height?
 

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Only what I can see from the picture, but it looks like they have taken out the entire rear subframe and tossed it. There is nothing SPA I can see there, looks like a straight axle in fact! Also looks like the floor pan was cut and a box welded on top of it to clear the friction tester hardware. Not your average suspension mods ha.

I remember seeing a a bizarre looking Saab friction tester some years ago in a car mag. I knew they existed but certainly a niche type of vehicle.
 

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Only what I can see from the picture, but it looks like they have taken out the entire rear subframe and tossed it. There is nothing SPA I can see there, looks like a straight axle in fact! Also looks like the floor pan was cut and a box welded on top of it to clear the friction tester hardware. Not your average suspension mods ha.

I remember seeing a a bizarre looking Saab friction tester some years ago in a car mag. I knew they existed but certainly a niche type of vehicle.
I think you may be right! I'll ask my friend if he can take a better shot if he sees the car again. Side note, they ride in comfort lol. It's a fully loaded inscription with ventilated Napa leather seats.
 
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