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by Obioban
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: What is the charge rate of reduced speed 120V charging?
Replies: 5
Views: 883

Re: What is the charge rate of reduced speed 120V charging?

My only 120v charger is the stock, US spec occasional use charger that came with the car.
by Obioban
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: What is the charge rate of reduced speed 120V charging?
Replies: 5
Views: 883

What is the charge rate of reduced speed 120V charging?

Currently constructing a house, and will be living in an apartment in the interim. There's only one plug I can use (120V), and it pops the breaker if I don't use the reduced rate option.

What is the KW/h rate, when you're in reduced rate on 120V?

Thanks!
by Obioban
Mon Mar 22, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: bmw i3 important question
Replies: 31
Views: 3031

Re: bmw i3 important question

I travel 25 thousand km every year. Do you think it makes sense to buy the bmw i3? I do about 16,000 miles a year in a i3 BEV (120Ah) which is roughly equivalent to you. It’s more the mix of the journey types you do and where - that is the key. What type of road, likely average speed, how hilly, an...
by Obioban
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Using the i3 to Tow
Replies: 16
Views: 3062

Re: Using the i3 to Tow

I guess that the tongue weight is also relates to ripping the hitch from the frame. Not only capacity for the drivetrain. More often then not - frames get bent and attachment points get overloaded - then the actually suspension/ engine being damaged. Suspension is are usually oversized by a conside...
by Obioban
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Using the i3 to Tow
Replies: 16
Views: 3062

Re: Using the i3 to Tow

I have the etrailer hitch with a bike rack. Works well, no issues. I also am fine with towing a small trailer short distances if useful. Hitch is rated for 2000 lbs of towing-- perfect for moving a lawn mower, etc. I know almost nothing about EVs, but am not new to towing. The limiting factor on yo...
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: 827

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: 3165

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: 17
Views: 6464

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: 17
Views: 6464

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: 2285

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...

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