New to the forum and very excited to have recently purchased a CPO 2015 BMW i3 REx. I love everything about the car except I wish I had a little more leg-room being 6'5 and nearly ALL leg (35-inch inseam).
I have been searching high and low for options to extend the seat rails on the i3 but have not had any success until today. I have been communicating with folks from extendmyseat.com. You can click this link to check out their website: http://extendmyseat.com/
For those that don't know, they are a company run BY tall people FOR tall people that design custom fabricated, laser cut, seat extension kits that are completely DIY that allow you to easily and simply add 4-6 inches of legroom to your driver's side seat (depending on available space behind it). You can check out an installation video here to see how simple and straightforward installation is: https://youtu.be/MS2PagEAZRY
DIY install kits sell for $249 and are available for certain makes, models and years based on customer demand since the folks at ExtendMySeat have to custom design and fabricate a mold for each make, model and year.
That is the good news. The bad news is, if you go to their website and look for their available models, the i3 is not listed. Nor are any BMW vehicles.
Now the potentially great news! I reached out to the owner of the company to see whether they would be willing to fabricate something for the i3. The owner reached back out to me and offered me this:Thanks for the email. Unfortunately we do not have a solution for your i3. We do need the car for a week to complete the engineering. We havent seen any demand for this vehicle yet but if we do or could arrange for 10+ units we could rent one and create a solution.
So, my fellow Tall i3 drivers - I KNOW you are out there somewhere. If we can get at least 10 of us to commit to buying a $249 priced kit from extendmyseat.com the owner will be willing to rent an i3 and do exact measurements required to custom create a solution for us.
Please (pretty please) contact ExtendMySeat.com at this link: http://extendmyseat.wufoo.com/forms/q7x3z9/
and leave a comment letting them know you are interested in a kit for the i3 and you'd be willing to purchase one for $249.
Please respond to this thread so we can keep an accurate head count of interest and so I can reference that to the owner to show that our interest/demand is real.
For the record, I have no affiliation with ExtendMySeat.com and do not stand to benefit financially from them in any way. If anything, I may be willing to go in for more than 1 kit depending on demand just to facilitate a solution for the i3!
Having had custom seat rail extensions made for 4 of 6 vehicles I have owned in my lifetime, I can tell you that $249 for a custom and quality kit it is extremely reasonable. My past rail extension modifications were priced anywhere from $600 to $1,200 depending on the vehicle.
Hope to hear from many of you soon!
Thanks for your attention. Let's make this happen!