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by electronchaser
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Including battery wear level in Used I3 listings
Replies: 9
Views: 2604

Including battery wear level in Used I3 listings

So I've been browsing a lot for used I3s'. A lot of friends and family have tested out my car and are interested in grabbing a used unit that works out to 10$ a day, 300$/month @72. Which is cool and all. And I'm trying to help them source the color, trims, options they're interested in which is all...
by electronchaser
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Car in Park: Rollback Damage?
Replies: 9
Views: 2821

Re: Car in Park: Rollback Damage?

But re: the i3. My parking procedure is to engage the parking brake and then shut off the car. Turning off the "ignition" automatically sets the gear selector to "P". Now that I'm used to that, the three step process of "select Park, engage brake, ignition off" in my wife's car seems needlessly lab...
by electronchaser
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Trunk Extension
Replies: 1
Views: 1415

Re: Trunk Extension

Agreed! Most cars, esp BMWs have a lift up section in the trunk for extra storage. Even the 330e with the pack in the trunk has a little spot to stash stuff. I'd even pay them if they itemized it on the window sticker. Would have been great to intro it during the LCI refresh. Lost opportunity. Bumme...
by electronchaser
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Car in Park: Rollback Damage?
Replies: 9
Views: 2821

Re: Car in Park: Rollback Damage?

did it again last night by accident on a relatively angled spot, where I rolled back a good 2 inches before lock engaged. But when I came to drive off later, shifting it into drive, I didn't get that classic harsh jolt that you do in automatic cars if you let the car rest on P on a slope. So I'd sti...
by electronchaser
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Identifying Interior/Exterior Rattles
Replies: 22
Views: 5032

Re: Identifying Interior/Exterior Rattles

hahah, what I was trying to relay is a lot of the rattles and crap are from the inability to dampen road conditions. Everything gets projected upwards through the car. when weight it added, it dampens the rattles and squeaks since the energy is dampened before it can reach dash, steering, etc. So ad...
by electronchaser
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Identifying Interior/Exterior Rattles
Replies: 22
Views: 5032

Re: Identifying Interior/Exterior Rattles

Where were these i3's driven? I'll also confirm, on smooth roads, its like butter, like one of the smoothest rides. Not any worse than a 5 or 7 series. On heavily pitted or roads with potholes, cracks, expansions, etc its pretty harsh. Almost feels like something's going to break. I've got a BEV, I'...
by electronchaser
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Transforming i3 into a vault
Replies: 6
Views: 2309

Re: Transforming i3 into a vault

Star63 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:52 am
I believe the white cloth behind the door cards is Acoustic Thinsulate from 3M.
Thanks mate! that's it! HUGE help!!!
by electronchaser
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Safe 12V sources to tap for audio system
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Re: Safe 12V sources to tap for audio system

Great question and research, I like your considered approach! I do not have anything to add here, but I am also interested in this. Btw, your YouTube link is malformed, I think it meant to be [youtube] ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IPnQieycyA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IPnQieycyA Thanks ...
by electronchaser
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Safe 12V sources to tap for audio system
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Re: Safe 12V sources to tap for audio system

ideally, I'd like to build and use a separate 12V lifepo4 battery up in the frunk powering the audio equipment, and charged up as needed. Something like this. youtube]5IPnQieycyA would it be feasible to feed the audio system from this as its only power source, use for a few hours while driving, drai...
by electronchaser
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Transforming i3 into a vault
Replies: 6
Views: 2309

Transforming i3 into a vault

As the subject line describes, I'm going to be stripping the interior (just waiting for MLV to arrive), upgrade speakers, and treat the body panels for some serious sound elimination. During higher speed travel, the interior is just too noisy, and I hear most of the intrusion from the sides, doors, ...

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