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by Don
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Finally! - My Wider Wheels/Tires Project
Replies: 5
Views: 378

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: 378

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: 1145

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: 2052

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: 404

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
by Don
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: An Article on Over Inflating Your Tires
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: An Article on Over Inflating Your Tires

Did you take into consideration tire diameters between old tires and new? I replaced all four tires last September with same tires, Yokohama Avid Envigors, and took a mileage hit but I believe the old tires were over-reporting miles a little. That's certainly part of it - Old, worn, nearly bald tir...
by Don
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: Used Electric Car Dealer
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Used Electric Car Dealer

... I lost track of him, but the 240Z would have made him well One of my all time favorite cars - I drove one for about ten years, including the 3 years I spent in Germany running up and down the Autobahn at 90 or 95 ;) After years of sticking their heads in the sand, the Mississippi legislature ha...
by Don
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Wheels - Tires
Topic: Different Tire Sizes on Standard Rims
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Different Tire Sizes on Standard Rims

I would run Insight space saver rims just because 14” treads including the re92’s are cheaper than odd 15” sizes But no 14" wheel that I'm aware of will fit on the front, so you will probably have problems finding a 14" tire size for the rear which will work with the stock front 15" ...
by Don
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 68
Views: 3711

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

Another thought. Since the factory liquid cooling loop doesn't seem to be absorbing much of the heat generated by the charger, could it be that the cooling system needs to be flushed and new coolant installed? Chevy mandates this every 5 years for their Volts and our 2012's are probably all beyond t...
by Don
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Batteries and Battery Management
Topic: dead charger
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: dead charger

Worst mistake ever, buying that IMEV! I suspect you would be saying the same thing had you bought an ICE which was outside the factory warranty and had a transmission go out on it. Whenever you buy something really cheaply with no warranty, you're taking a chance. Luckily, your charger can probably...

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