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by Obioban
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Do 20" All Season or Winter Tires Exist? 2016 REX
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Do 20" All Season or Winter Tires Exist? 2016 REX

Conti recently released winter tires that fit on the 20s.
by Obioban
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3 Reliability
Replies: 11
Views: 1224

Re: BMW i3 Reliability

In the 60,000 miles of my 2017 BEV's life (so far), it has needed tires and a 12v battery. Can't complain.

The REx seems to be responsible for 90% of i3 reliability issues. Avoid that and get a 2016+ car, and you should have a pretty seamless experience.
by Obioban
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: AST lowering springs review + a mouthful of talk about springs
Replies: 15
Views: 3797

Re: AST lowering springs review + a mouthful of talk about springs

I can't comprehend that nobody can provide the rates of these springs. ... and refuse to buy any springs without knowing that. really? why? Because the overwhelming majority of aftermarket springs, including those from "reputable" companies, are set up for form over function. I don't want to make t...
by Obioban
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: AST lowering springs review + a mouthful of talk about springs
Replies: 15
Views: 3797

Re: AST lowering springs review + a mouthful of talk about springs

I can't comprehend that nobody can provide the rates of these springs.

... and refuse to buy any springs without knowing that.
by Obioban
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: REx 60Ah vs 94Ah vs 120Ah on steep grade
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: REx 60Ah vs 94Ah vs 120Ah on steep grade

I’ve found on longer trips, paid DCFC and 92 petro to be a wash per mile. Home charging is a no brainer, my 2015 REx is very cheap to drive per mile. Best rule of thumb is, code your REx i3 for HSOC, activate HSOC up those steep grades. Otherwise you’ll limp up the hill at low speed. Sounds like th...
by Obioban
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Will I make it home?
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: Will I make it home?

Since you don't seem to be familiar with the battery pack size.. 2014-2016 get ~70 miles per charge (and degrade more quickly than other model years) 2017-2018 get ~120 miles/charge 2019+ gets ~180 miles/charge All of the above can add the REx, which adds ~60 miles of range per gas fill. But, if you...
by Obioban
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Buying a 2017 94ah vs. 2014-15Rex
Replies: 9
Views: 1128

Re: Buying a 2017 94ah vs. 2014-15Rex

100% a 2017, given the usage and priorities you're describing in the OP!
by Obioban
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Will I make it home?
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: Will I make it home?

As others have said-- you need a 2017 or newer, and I'd get a REx if you're not getting a 2019+. Most days you'll probably be just making it on battery alone in a 2017, but that's not a good feeling. 2014-16 are a non starter for a 114 mile round trip commute, imo. You'll need to get gas at least on...
by Obioban
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Anyone had success ordering the 10.25" screen from Ali Express (or anywhere) recently?
Replies: 10
Views: 875

Re: Anyone had success ordering the 10.25" screen from Ali Express (or anywhere) recently?

I don't see any for sale anywhere on Ali Express at some point. I'm hoping BMW didn't shut this down... :?
by Obioban
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Anyone had success ordering the 10.25" screen from Ali Express (or anywhere) recently?
Replies: 10
Views: 875

Anyone had success ordering the 10.25" screen from Ali Express (or anywhere) recently?

Put an order in last week and it got refunded yesterday.

Now everywhere I search for Chimei Innolux 65509306743 it comes up empty.

Anyone have any leads?

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