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by symonray
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Off Road in i3
Replies: 8
Views: 3548

Re: Off Road in i3

The tires are the Achilles Heel of the i3 with many owners experiencing flats and punctures caused by ordinary street debris and potholes. My guess is that driving the i3 off-road with any regularity would not end well.
by symonray
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: (Review) RGM Rearguard vs. tailgate scratches...
Replies: 20
Views: 8054

Re: (Review) RGM Rearguard vs. tailgate scratches...

There are one or two previous threads on the general topic of rear bumper protection that discuss the product. The threads may not have identified the manufacturer's name, but I extracted enough information from the threads to track down the manufacturer's UK contact information. I am glad I did.
by symonray
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: (Review) RGM Rearguard vs. tailgate scratches...
Replies: 20
Views: 8054

Re: (Review) RGM Rearguard vs. tailgate scratches...

Several members of this forum, including yours truly, have purchased and installed this bumper guard on their vehicles. IMO, it is a great product.
by symonray
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Occasional Vampire Battery Drain While Parked
Replies: 4
Views: 2297

Re: Occasional Vampire Battery Drain While Parked

All systems are shut off during the day. The only potential system activation is when I remotely connect to the ConnectedDrive app to check on the vehicle’s status, but I have also accessed that app on days when there is no battery drain. I am thinking the best possible explanation is that the reduc...
by symonray
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Occasional Vampire Battery Drain While Parked
Replies: 4
Views: 2297

Occasional Vampire Battery Drain While Parked

Over the past year, I have maintained a daily log keeping track of my battery usage and electricity consumption rate during my 60 mile round-trip daily commute to work. During each normal work day, my i3 sits locked in a parking garage for about 10 hours before I unlock the car and head home. I have...
by symonray
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Electric Camaro Coming??
Replies: 1
Views: 1791

Re: Electric Camaro Coming??

Very interesting concept car. I have been generally disappointed by the car manufacturers' overly-optimistic promises about upcoming EV models and their anticipated sale availability dates in the U.S. Case in point--VW has made many promises over the past 5 to 7 years about upcoming EV models and ye...
by symonray
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Question about 20 inch rims on i3
Replies: 6
Views: 2160

Re: Question about 20 inch rims on i3

Well, my delimna has been solved. The 2017 I am interested in purchasing has the turbine alloy wheels. The item description for the vehicle incorrectly stated that they are 20 inch wheels, but I confirmed they are 19 inch wheels by visual inspection. So, no problem now. Thanks.
by symonray
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Question about 20 inch rims on i3
Replies: 6
Views: 2160

Re: Question about 20 inch rims on i3

Art, Thanks for the suggestion. I will seriously consider doing that.
by symonray
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Question about 20 inch rims on i3
Replies: 6
Views: 2160

Question about 20 inch rims on i3

I am thinking about selling my 2016 i3 Rex and purchasing a 2017 i3 Rex with the larger battery pack. The 2017 I am considering has the 20 inch rims. My understanding is that Bridgestone only offers a summer season tire for the 20 inch rims. My question is whether those tires would be adequate/safe ...
by symonray
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Rex Junior and the tale of comfy winter driving without using the heater.
Replies: 13
Views: 4746

Re: Rex Junior and the tale of comfy winter driving without using the heater.

After trying many different approaches for trying to stay warm while commuting during really cold days without using the climate control, the best approach I have found (at least for me) is using the seat heater and a small Honeywell 250 watt ceramic heater plugged into a portable rechargeable AC/DC...

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