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by CharonPDX
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Bmw charges about $170 to mount and balance winter tires
Replies: 6
Views: 1833

Re: Bmw charges about $170 to mount and balance winter tires

Meanwhile, at a West Coast tire shop chain, Les Schwab, I just paid $26 for all four wheels/tires to get swapped, including balancing and resetting the TPS. ($6.50 per wheel.)

I was planning on just swapping them out myself, but for that price, I'll let them.
by CharonPDX
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: New i3s (with pics) now what winter wheels/tires?
Replies: 37
Views: 8621

Re: New i3s (with pics) now what winter wheels/tires?

Tires that sit outside of the fender well may be illegal in many places...they can create a hazard for those behind you if they pick up and throw debris, not counting what it might do to your own paint job. That doesn't mean that it's enforced, though. It's illegal where I am, but essentially never...
by CharonPDX
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Rex Range seems unusually high
Replies: 10
Views: 3056

Re: Rex Range seems unusually high

Wow 100 miles on the GOM! That sure would take care of any range anxiety! Yeah, zero chance of ever actually getting that many miles out of it. I did manage to eke about ~80 miles out of the REx (after coding to enlarge) on a drive from Portland to Seattle, though. (in ECO PRO +, drafting behind a ...
by CharonPDX
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Rex Range seems unusually high
Replies: 10
Views: 3056

Re: Rex Range seems unusually high

I've had mine read as high as 100 miles! And that was before coding to increase it.

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by CharonPDX
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Is the advance real time traffic for your I drive worth it.
Replies: 4
Views: 1785

Re: Is the advance real time traffic for your I drive worth it.

It's fairly useful, but the free smartphone app Waze is usually more accurate. And free.

Yeah, it's not as nicely integrated as the built-in traffic on the built-in navigation, but if you have a newer i3 that supports Android Auto or CarPlay, you can use Waze on the built-in screen.
by CharonPDX
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: i3 or i8 or Tesla Replacement? - Revero Rex
Replies: 4
Views: 2147

Re: i3 or i8 or Tesla Replacement? - Revero Rex

It looks like it's just the reincarnation of the Fisker Karma - an attempt at an ultra-luxury plug-in hybrid before the Tesla Model S came out. (It was designed by the same person who designed the body of the Model S - who Tesla then sued because they made their original Karma prototype look too muc...
by CharonPDX
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Flat towing i3 "4 wheels down" behind rv
Replies: 8
Views: 2881

Re: Flat towing i3 "4 wheels down" behind rv

This discussion prompts a question. Am I to infer from what has been written so far that an i3 should not go through a carwash? Per the manual a carwash is fine - shift in to neutral, then power the car to "standby" (Push the power button once.) When it's time to get moving again, hold the brake wh...
by CharonPDX
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Has anyone reached 0% battery while the Rex was running.
Replies: 10
Views: 3172

Re: Has anyone reached 0% battery while the Rex was running.

I got down to 1% while my REx was out of gas a few months ago! Power max lowered itself (I was on side-streets, so lack of power wasn't a problem,) but I got to my destination at 1% remaining.
by CharonPDX
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: CCS stayed locked
Replies: 11
Views: 3225

Re: CCS stayed locked

I had this happen to me, and it was the car. The car was unlocked, (someone stayed in the car the whole recharge,) and I assumed that if it was unlocked, the CCS would unlock automatically. Nope. I had to lock the car then re-unlock it to have it let go.
by CharonPDX
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: BMW ConnectedDrive
Replies: 6
Views: 1881

Re: BMW ConnectedDrive

Run the app, it will walk you through the process. Basically it sends a "text message" to the car that has a code that you manually type on the phone in the app. That guarantees you have physical access to the car.

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