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by thrifty3
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Retrofits Questions (a lot)
Replies: 11
Views: 3012

Re: Retrofits Questions (a lot)

On the topic of adding Carplay there are 2 ways to go about the task. One is upgrading all the OEM electronics to the tune of $2k plus additional activation fees n such either through BMW or Bimmertech. The other is the piggyback MMI unit that plugs between the stock electronics of the BMW NBT (2014...
by thrifty3
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Build electric tailgate
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

Re: Build electric tailgate

I've been poking around and have not seen anyone tackle this as an aftermarket option yet. I don't need the foot activation. Would be just happy to have a power lift gate that goes up when I pop the hatch open with the remote or with the interior button. Tesla Model 3 didn't have one from factory, b...
by thrifty3
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How often do you charge?
Replies: 12
Views: 1886

Re: How often do you charge?

If I am at home, the i3 is always plugged in, either charging or waiting for "time of use" period to start charging. Our electricity provider has the least expensive rate between midnight and 3pm, so the charging is limited to that time. I use roughly 30% of the capacity of our 2017 Rex on my daily ...

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