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by JoeS
Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Wraps
Replies: 24
Views: 12343

Re: Wraps

I rather like the iWoody wrap (having spent my teenage years in SoCal), especially as up close it looks like circuit-board traces (having a career in SiliconValley). Suspect that with time it will deteriorate. How hard is it to remove a modern wrap? How about something small and simple, like eyebrow...
by JoeS
Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: proud new owner of an 'i'
Replies: 63
Views: 19191

Re: proud new owner of an 'i'

MtnViewMark: congratulations! When did you place your reservation, how long did it take for GeekSquad/Mr. Electric to 'inspect' your power source adequacy, and did you have a Level 2 EVSE installed? RickMaz: when you gently start applying the brakes, is there any modulation of the regen, or is regen...
by JoeS
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Warranty details & maint on the Mitsubishi i are now online.
Replies: 2
Views: 2947

Re: Warranty details & maint on the Mitsubishi i are now onl

I love this one: in 20 years, change the motor coolant and heater fluid! Being the original owner of my still-driveable 1967 Saab, I often wonder how the $50 lifetime engine warranty (which I didn't buy) would fare today. :lol: (note that Saab declared bankruptcy a few days ago and is throwing in th...
by JoeS
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: proud new owner of an 'i'
Replies: 63
Views: 19191

Re: proud new owner of an 'i'

RickMaz, thanks for the update. Interesting, as we're at the very beginnings of trying to correlate the anxiety meter (um, miles-remaining meter) with the fuel gauge. Ignoring the fuel gauge and simply looking at the miles remaining, it says you recovered 11 of the 12 (14?) miles you drove. On the o...
by JoeS
Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: proud new owner of an 'i'
Replies: 63
Views: 19191

Re: proud new owner of an 'i'

Wow - a 1400ft climb - that's serious! I suspect that if you fully charge at home and then try to go down into town that the regen will stop at some point so as not to overcharge the battery (at least, I would hope that it would do this) and you'll actually start wearing down your brakes. Perhaps yo...
by JoeS
Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: proud new owner of an 'i'
Replies: 63
Views: 19191

Re: proud new owner of an 'i'

RickMaz - Aloha! Nice photo - see you went for the full package and the island-sun appropriate color. Unless it's required in Hawaii that you have a front license plate, I'd be inclined to remove it for both aesthetics and a teeny bit of aerodynamic improvement as well :)
by JoeS
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:46 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Let the Hacking Begin
Replies: 110
Views: 49681

Re: Let the Hacking Begin

From - http://www.autoblog.com/2011/10/26/2012-mitsubishi-i-first-drive-review/ "How does that work? Well, the EPA measures electric vehicles using a two-cycle (city/highway) test and then subtracts 30 percent from these numbers to approximate "real world" driving. 70 percent of the i...
by JoeS
Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: Battery warranty if you don't use an Eaton charger
Replies: 6
Views: 4850

Re: Battery warranty if you don't use an Eaton charger

Perhaps we should start calling the Eaton, Leviton, Blink, etc. "chargers" by their proper name: EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment). All the commercial EVSEs are designed to be compliant with the North American standard SAE J1772 (electric vehicle conductive charge coupler). Mitsubis...
by JoeS
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Eaton L2 home charging dock MSRP $700
Replies: 26
Views: 13405

Re: Eaton L2 home charging dock MSRP $700

jjlink, thank you for the Article 625 link. I have a dedicated 120v circuit but just realized the connector is located 5' above ground level whereas the spec could be interpreted to mean that this connector be 18" - 4' above the ground, so I'll relocate the outlet before the Geek Squad does my ...
by JoeS
Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Let the Hacking Begin
Replies: 110
Views: 49681

Re: Let the Hacking Begin

Having much better control over regen than the Leaf is what sold me on the iMiev, in addition to its smaller physical size and lighter weight. What I would really like is a joystick or perhaps a paddle on the steering wheel to allow me to control regen manually. I have MIMA on my first generation Ho...

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