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by benrk
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: ‘14 BEV insulation faults, 22280F & 21F0E3
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: ‘14 BEV insulation faults, 22280F & 21F0E3

Awesome, thank you!
by benrk
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: ‘14 BEV insulation faults, 22280F & 21F0E3
Replies: 2
Views: 112

‘14 BEV insulation faults, 22280F & 21F0E3

Hi there, On my beloved 2014 BEV with 47tkm I got the dreaded drivetrain malfunction error, relevant codes are 22280F “HV power management: HV battery, insulation fault” and 21F0E3 “Insulation monitoring - Insulation fault in the entire system (closed contactors)” Both codes have equivalents with sl...
by benrk
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Cost of a vehicle wrap?
Replies: 8
Views: 1605

Re: Cost of a vehicle wrap?

I don’t know if you can buy body panels painted. For a wrap I meanwhile got a quote for 1500,- CAD without the company seeing the car, they say I should stop by once the car is here & they’ll get more precise. As far as painting the body panels go, it’s not a problem, no different from painting a pl...
by benrk
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Cost of a vehicle wrap?
Replies: 8
Views: 1605

Re: Cost of a vehicle wrap?

It really varies but we did the paint armor wrap of the entire front end, door edges and rear bumper and it was $1500. I would guess $3K to do the complete car? Hi, thx for the response. Where are you located, what kind of $ is that? If that’s USD, it sounds very high, but there is some fancy & exp...
by benrk
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Cost of a vehicle wrap?
Replies: 8
Views: 1605

Cost of a vehicle wrap?

Hi,

I put a downpayment on a well equipped & well priced i3, I just don’t like the silver paint.
Has anyone wrapped his i3? Anyone got an idea how much it costs on that little car that has much of the body panels in black anyways?

Thx, Ben
by benrk
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: NON OEM wheels & tires (wider)
Replies: 50
Views: 22494

Re: NON OEM wheels & tires (wider)

As I’m just about to ship an i3 to an area where they are not very common & I can pretty much expect no one in the area to cary stock in tires for the foreseeable future, has anyone ever researched compatible „donut“ spare tire sizes? Iirc the i3 has 5 & 112 bolt pattern, is there a chance to find s...
by benrk
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: NON OEM wheels & tires (wider)
Replies: 50
Views: 22494

Re: NON OEM wheels & tires (wider)

Large diameter tires usually are fairly wide, providing a much larger contact patch than the i3 has from factory, which greatly increases rolling resistance and thus eats into the already rather low range of at least early model i3s. This had been my belief until I was shown the error in my ways. T...
by benrk
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: NON OEM wheels & tires (wider)
Replies: 50
Views: 22494

Re: NON OEM wheels & tires (wider)

The rims actually are not the problem, 3 piece rims can be configured to diameter, width & offset as desired, it’s just expensive, but not a technical hurdle. The true problem is indeed the tire size. Large diameter tires usually are fairly wide, providing a much larger contact patch than the i3 has...
by benrk
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: North American used i3 price development
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: North American used i3 price development

Hi Ben, There are hundreds of used ones in Vancouver. The dealerships are bringing them up by the truckload. Not the BMW stores but more of the Honda and Kia stores for some strange reason. Our gas is just under $1.60 per litre so these lower price EV's are getting alot of attention. There are a fe...
by benrk
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: North American used i3 price development
Replies: 4
Views: 847

Re: North American used i3 price development

Hi Ben, There are hundreds of used ones in Vancouver. The dealerships are bringing them up by the truckload. Not the BMW stores but more of the Honda and Kia stores for some strange reason. Our gas is just under $1.60 per litre so these lower price EV's are getting alot of attention. There are a fe...

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