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by Don
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: help with used purchase
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: help with used purchase

Indeed, I have much more confidence with the iMiEV battery at this age than a 2012 LEAF. I'd shoot for $5k or less on the MiEV if it has CHAdeMO . . . . . The car he's looking at is a standard SE - No ChaDeMo. He says they won't be charging it at home, so a missing remote control won't affect him a...
by Don
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: help with used purchase
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: help with used purchase

I read the warranties on Mitzies are for failure only, and not degradation level (8 bars like on Leaf), is this correct? KS can get real hot, but not for months on end. My concern would be crazy cold snap, which happens now and then. Is the battery heated below zero or negative F degrees to keep it...
by Don
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: help with used purchase
Replies: 15
Views: 453

Re: help with used purchase

IMO, the price on both is a bit high - Really high for the Leaf Yes, the Mitsu uses standard J-1772 charge ports. The one you're looking at is a standard SE model - Comes with alloy wheels, DRL lights, Fog lights and an ungraded radio with USB port which the base models don't have The Leaf is FWD an...
by Don
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: A New Tire For Us!
Replies: 45
Views: 2657

Re: A New Tire For Us!

I think you get what you pay for when you buy winter tires for everyday use, Yeah, but at a quarter of the price of an OEM tire I'm willing to make some sacrifices. :roll: We'll have to agree to disagree there, Joe. I'm as much a miser as most people on most things . . . . love to save a buck almos...
by Don
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: A New Tire For Us!
Replies: 45
Views: 2657

Re: A New Tire For Us!

Under $42 per tire after rebate, not bad. I hope they are decent tires. If you read the reviews, people seem to like them in the snow, but not so much in the rain or dry. Loud, don't wear well, increased stopping distances, little traction wet or dry - A couple reviewers couldn't wait to get rid of...
by Don
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Finally! - My Wider Wheels/Tires Project
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Finally! - My Wider Wheels/Tires Project

15" Miata wheels will work - The bolt pattern and centerbore is right. They're too wide for the front though, just as almost every wheel out there is. These Mini wheels I used are too wide for the front too, so I 'shrunk' the front pair from 5.5 inches down to 5, and they fit fine using the sto...
by Don
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Finally! - My Wider Wheels/Tires Project
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Finally! - My Wider Wheels/Tires Project

Don33[1].jpg I bought these wheels a couple years back and it's taken me that long to get them on the car Rear Tires are Continental ProContact TX, 185/60R15 on 15 X 5.5" BMW Mini wheels. Fronts are Continental EcoContact 175/55R15 on 15 X 5" wheels. No issues with regen. Although I don't...
by Don
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Private For Sale, Want To Buy
Topic: 2012 I Miev SE for sale $4100
Replies: 12
Views: 982

Re: 2012 I Miev SE for sale $4100

The dealer just replaces the entire pack with one supplied by Mitsu - Dealers don't open battery packs to repair them. We assume the replacement packs are new with all brand new cells . . . . . but the old packs are returned to Mitsu, so I guess it's possible they are being repaired by replacing the...
by Don
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Instruments - Radio/USB/Nav - CAN - Climate Controls - Remote
Topic: RR in kilometres
Replies: 10
Views: 1970

Re: RR in kilometres

So far as I know, everything (odometer, both trip meters and the RR display) are all the same, displayed either in miles or kilometers. My wife accidentally switched her car to Km's one time and was a bit perplexed why 60 was so slow . . . . . When I switched it back, everything went back to miles w...
by Don
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Different Tire Sizes on Standard Rims
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: Different Tire Sizes on Standard Rims

rmay635703 wrote:The narrow aluminum pizza rim spare from an Insight should fit fine up front

Please verify that before you advise it here - A 14 inch diameter wheel will not clear the brake rotor. I think Joe still has an Insight . . . . maybe he can verify fitment?

Don

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