DUnit
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Location: Bay Area, CA

DUnit's Project i3 with HRE wheels

Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:23 pm

Let the modding begin...

Step 1) Buy wheels... Check.
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Step 2) Buy springs. Check.
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Step 3) Buy lip kit... Check.
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Step 4) Buy i3... Check.
Step 5) Code car. Check.
Step 6) Buy level 2 charger. Check. Got the ClipperCreek HCS-50P on sale.
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Step 7) Install 240v 50amp circuit in the garage. Check. I ended spending less than $30 at Home Depot for a Nema 14-50 receptacle, cover plate, and 50 amp breaker. :D
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DUnit
Posts: 28
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:13 pm
Location: Bay Area, CA

Re: DUnit's Project i3 with HRE wheels

Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:31 pm

I ended up detailing my car on Saturday (wash, iron x, clay, meguiars m105, meguiars m205, and cquartz) and installing H&R springs today on Sunday. The spring install was probably the easiest bimmer I've ever lowered but the rears is a 2 man job. Took us about 3 hours from start to finish without rushing.

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DUnit
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Re: DUnit's Project i3 with HRE wheels

Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:09 am

Got the new tires and wheels installed last night at America's Tires. My friend did a quick photoshoot of the car this morning using his iphone X in the parking lot. Turned out pretty well for a phone camera... LOL.

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wiredmeyer
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Re: DUnit's Project i3 with HRE wheels

Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:35 pm

Very nice. Did you want to sell the old wheels?

I33t
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Re: DUnit's Project i3 with HRE wheels

Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:11 am

Looks good!

Did you compare the weight of the wheel and tyre set compared to the original set?

Standard i3 wheels are forged and lighter than cast wheels.
2014 BMW i3 BEV deposit placed 19th Dec 2013
Delivered in Melbourne 4/12/2014. Arrived locally 11/12/14, with 24km on the clock.

DUnit
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Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:13 pm
Location: Bay Area, CA

Re: DUnit's Project i3 with HRE wheels

Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:10 am

wiredmeyer wrote:Very nice. Did you want to sell the old wheels?
Thanks! I am going to list them locally for $1,400 once I have time. They will include tires but no TPMS. From my experience, desirable i3 OE wheels rarely go on sale and can be a difficult to find.

I33t wrote:Looks good!

Did you compare the weight of the wheel and tyre set compared to the original set?

Standard i3 wheels are forged and lighter than cast wheels.
Nope but the HRE wheels are 3 piece forged and same size has the stock 20" ones. I didn't buy them for performance - I bought them strictly for looks.

Anyways, here's my alignment specs after lowering. According to the shop, there was no front camber adjustment but -1.0 and -1.2 seem pretty reasonable. Unfortunately for the rear, the best they could do was -1.8.

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DUnit
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Re: DUnit's Project i3 with HRE wheels

Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:22 am

Here's my current subwoofer project to add to the HK system. The box will be located on the driver's side wedged in the trunk. I chose the shallow subwoofer to reduce the depth as much as possible but big enough for the enclosure to be ported and tuned for 32Hz. Sub will be fed with 600W at 2 ohm by an efficient class D amp. Stay tuned.

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alohart
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Re: DUnit's Project i3 with HRE wheels

Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:04 pm

Nice looking wheels but I would hate the time and effort required to clean all of the many small surfaces.
Aloha,
Art

2014 BMW i3 Arravani Grey, Giga World, Tech + Driving Assist, Parking Assist, DC Fast Charging, JuiceBox EVSE

DUnit
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Re: DUnit's Project i3 with HRE wheels

Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:07 pm

alohart wrote:Nice looking wheels but I would hate the time and effort required to clean all of the many small surfaces.
You should try coating your wheels in Cquartz. Once you do that, all you have to do is power rinse the wheels to get them clean. :lol:

wiredmeyer
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Re: DUnit's Project i3 with HRE wheels

Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:59 pm

PM me when you are ready to sell the wheels. I am in Menlo Park and could come grab them from you.

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