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by PBNB
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Towing a trailer
Replies: 0
Views: 513

Towing a trailer

Here is an interesting way to get more range and tow a trailer at the same time :)

https://www.dethleffs.de/reiseziel-zukunft/caravan/

Scroll down until you see the i3 towing a trailer :)
by PBNB
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Beating a dead horse... single vendor TIRES!
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: Beating a dead horse... single vendor TIRES!

Trying to fit an 18" inch tire/wheel would be a better option than a 19". The taller tire might give you more choices as far as widths. Wheels from the Audi or Mercedes cars should fit and match up with the hub centers and bolt pattern. This would be a good project to improve the handling. The 20" s...
by PBNB
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Most... expensive... flat... ever!
Replies: 9
Views: 1150

Re: Most... expensive... flat... ever!

I recently had a low tire warning pop up and I was able to turn around and take the car back without damaging the tire. It turned out to be a screw in the tread. After work, I took the wheel off and went to the tire shop and had it patched. it was 30 minutes and $25 bucks to fix. If I had gone a lit...
by PBNB
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Paint Back of i3 Black?
Replies: 10
Views: 1260

Re: Paint Back of i3 Black?

This was done a while ago but a quite google search will reveal a lot:

https://insideevs.com/photo/3953481/bmw ... -two-tone/

Mine is darker grey so the rear doesn't look so contrasty!
by PBNB
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: How'd My i3 Know The Tire Was Flat?
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: How'd My i3 Know The Tire Was Flat?

Oh that makes sense. I guess it would need a on/off mechanism to save the battery. I could not find anything concrete on the interweb explaining the start stop process of the sensors. Perhaps the car sends out a wake up call to the sensors and when parked after your trip they just go to sleep after ...
by PBNB
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: How'd My i3 Know The Tire Was Flat?
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: How'd My i3 Know The Tire Was Flat?

I had a drivers side rear flat the other day. I got in the car and drove about 2 blocks before the car warned me or maybe it just took me 2 blocks to notice it. The tire was very low but not completely flat. TPMS is done with internal tire pressure sensors so when the car starts it does a quick diag...
by PBNB
Wed May 13, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Rex problems
Replies: 15
Views: 5412

Re: Rex problems

After nearly 2 years of ownership of our 2015 Rex. We finally had the power steering drop off on the way to work. It was a very strange feeling. I just turned off the car and restarted it, and the problem went away. No lights or other issues after that. It is due for service so I will get the servic...
by PBNB
Sun May 10, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: 2020 Wicker Bill for i3 anyone? Extra downforce aerodynamics
Replies: 1
Views: 800

Re: 2020 Wicker Bill for i3 anyone? Extra downforce aerodynamics

That's interesting!

How do you suggest that it is attached? What sort of angle would the finished unit sit at?

Have you determined pricing?
by PBNB
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Trunk weight limit
Replies: 8
Views: 2793

Re: Trunk weight limit

We use our i3 for work and need to haul tools and some materials to job sites. I made a checker plate box that runs from the hatch to the just behind the front seats. This means I am not loading on the access cover as my new covers rests on the back of the rear seats (while folded down) and the area...
by PBNB
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner here
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

Re: New Owner here

In my case, I went with the plug-able version as I was in the middle of an exterior remodel of the house. I do not anticipate pulling the plug very often but had a to do it 3 times and once when we did some welding and I used the outlet for the welder. For me it came down to the convenience, there i...

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