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by electronchaser
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Speakers/Sound System info
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Re: Speakers/Sound System info

Thanks MKH, appreciated! Ok, so the upgraded HK premium system does make my standard system sound like total sh*t :-O LOL I've also always had HK in all my BMWs, but couldn't find an i3 with everything I wanted with HK, so I settled for the base system. Yeah its a 4 speaker system, which isn't real...
by electronchaser
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: lack of power from stop so annoying
Replies: 22
Views: 3988

Re: lack of power from stop so annoying

Here is a video of an i3 beating an M3 off the line - the M3 doesn't gain on the i3 until they hit 60. https://insideevs.com/news/319271/video-bmw-i3-versus-bmw-m3-0-to-60-mph/ And one of an i3 beating a Golf Polo GTI Turbo off the line https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iyk8p4fh6mw ,,, and against a ...
by electronchaser
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: lack of power from stop so annoying
Replies: 22
Views: 3988

Re: lack of power from stop so annoying

WHat mode are you running your car in? That can make a difference in how power is applied. If you can look at the traction indicator, does it appear to be flashing when you're trying to accelerate at a high rate? If so, the computer is restricting power because it seems to be sensing tire slip. If ...
by electronchaser
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: lack of power from stop so annoying
Replies: 22
Views: 3988

lack of power from stop so annoying

So I have an i3 2019 and a 2018 330e. Been driving the i3 on longer treks, using the 330e mostly for city runs, visiting family etc. So I've gotten very used to the incredible amount of passing power in the i3. I also have noticed that its power is very retarded when starting from a stopped position...
by electronchaser
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Potenza S001 tires instead of Ecopia EP500?
Replies: 24
Views: 6746

Re: Potenza S001 tires instead of Ecopia EP500?

I have been on the S001 tires so long, I can't remember what the stock Ecopia tires felt like. Maybe that means no meaningful difference in ride quality. Definitely less understeer with the S001s, which could be due to a combination of wider and stickier rubber up front. Maybe less tramlining on gr...
by electronchaser
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Storage and connected drive questions
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: Storage and connected drive questions

Yes, just make an account, add and verify vehicle, and use the same credentials to sign into the app on as many phones as you'd like. :) As far as charging, storage , usage, if its going to be operated at least a few times per month, 12v and high voltage system will be fine, a battery tender isn't a...
by electronchaser
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Potenza S001 tires instead of Ecopia EP500?
Replies: 24
Views: 6746

Re: Potenza S001 tires instead of Ecopia EP500?

No spacers with the stock 20" i3s wheels. Thanks for bringing all this insight and test fitting everything and reporting back. I wanted to copy over this setup (but with 195s all around), ran into problems sourcing i3s wheels (ive got a plain i3) . So I figured why not order a set of rear 175's and...
by electronchaser
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Pre-Conditioning
Replies: 27
Views: 4987

Re: Battery Pre-Conditioning

Interesting. I think I might set a 10:00 AM departure, since I rarely drive anywhere before then. And on days that I do head out a bit earlier, at least the battery would be partly pre-conditioned. Wish I had room to keep the i3 in the garage, but don't want to move out either of the other 2 vehicl...
by electronchaser
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Improve aerodynamics for better mpK
Replies: 30
Views: 16698

Re: Improve aerodynamics for better mpK

It was built to a price. CdA is actually no better than a 1990s Toyota Camry. Lowering any car reduces effective frontal area no matter how badly designed the undertray is. For down-force without a drag penalty then yes a flat bottom with proper diffuser is the way forward for race cars. Hi ecoange...

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