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by brorob
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Before you buy or lease an i3 Be Aware of the Tire Problem
Replies: 37
Views: 52109

Re: Before you buy or lease an i3 Be Aware of the Tire Problem

No one should be measuring tread depth on the inner tread groove as that isn't a full height groove. A new EP600 should measure ~10/32" on the center groove and 6/32" on the inner groove. I posted some pics of the tread depth of brand new EP600 tires on another thread if anyone wants to reference t...
by brorob
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3 - Why did you get one, OR Why do you want one?
Replies: 41
Views: 14232

Re: BMW i3 - Why did you get one, OR Why do you want one?

Agree with all of the pros listed in previous posts. We also wanted to cut down on our carbon footprint so this was another factor. You'll find that the i3 is not only one of the most efficient cars to drive, it's also one of the most sustainably manufactured vehicles. So if that is important to you...
by brorob
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: New tires (rear) seem hard to come by
Replies: 13
Views: 7686

Re: New tires (rear) seem hard to come by

What is the tire wear pattern? Worn down the center, worn on the inner or outer tread? Is anyone having the car re-aligned? In our shop on the e39's our customers were going through the Mich. Sports in less that 20k. miles. They were wearing the inner 2 inches bald yet the rest of the tread had pro...
by brorob
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: New tires (rear) seem hard to come by
Replies: 13
Views: 7686

Re: New tires (rear) seem hard to come by

Good point on the regen affecting this also, Art. Just measured my tires, mileage is currently 18,445. Left rear: inner = 1/32, outer = 4/32 Right rear: inner = <1/32, outer = <4/32 Both fronts: inner = 3/32, outer = 5/32 Anxiously awaiting my local tire shop to call, new tires were supposed to be i...
by brorob
Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Adaptive Cruise Control not working in cold weather
Replies: 15
Views: 10192

Re: Adaptive Cruise Control not working in cold weather

Thanks Art! I have gone through the manual a few times since driving the car but don't remember seeing anything about this or must have just missed it. I'll this next time I see the message about a dirty sensor.
by brorob
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: New tires (rear) seem hard to come by
Replies: 13
Views: 7686

Re: New tires (rear) seem hard to come by

I ordered new rear tires a few months back. Called my local tire shop today and they finally found a few so should have them next week. Ended up ordered front tires too since they are near the threshold and my lease isn't up until October. The wear on these tires is TERRIBLE! I've taken corners easy...
by brorob
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Adaptive Cruise Control not working in cold weather
Replies: 15
Views: 10192

Re: Adaptive Cruise Control not working in cold weather

I've had the same error on multiple occasions in various conditions. Sometimes it will work again after driving for a while, sometimes not. Would be nice if there was an "old fashioned" cruise setting in situations like this, but I can understand them not wanting this since some drivers would expect...
by brorob
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Instructions for use of Rex
Replies: 10
Views: 7638

Re: Instructions for use of Rex

Sounds to me like they were trying to place blame for a malfunction on you. I'd be curious what they meant when they stated that you didn't use it correctly. Here in the U.S. We don't have the option to turn it on manually, unless the car is coded. I've had my REx for about a year and a half and nev...
by brorob
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Regen braking can be dangerous on icy roads
Replies: 82
Views: 33976

Re: Regen braking can be dangerous on icy roads

At least where I live, there has been no update to add user selectable, menu-driven regen levels. But, IMHO, it's not needed since you can control the amount infinitely between min/max with your right foot! It does take a little practice, but even if you drive a vehicle without it, once you learn i...
by brorob
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Driving on snow
Replies: 18
Views: 7757

Re: Driving on snow

I think it needs a regen on off button just like the traction control on most Ice! I fully agree with this, in fact I started a thread last winter related to this since it was my first winter driving the i3 in slippery conditions. The i3 can be downright dangerous to drive in slippery conditions an...

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