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Some new Appearance, Functional and MPG mods

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Custom lettering to accompany my NOMAD bumper bullets up front. I'm really not in love with this and may end up taking them off.

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Next up is the GM made rubber floor mats. They are just okay. They fit nicely and the price was right on ebay. I just don't know how effective they will be in the snow. You can already see how dirty they are just from normal life.

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Next is, I vinyl covered the trim by the headlight. It's better than the factory flat black, but the vinyl doesn't match the paint exactly either. I just ordered some 3M black metallic vinyl and hopefully that will match better.

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Lastly, is I taped over the wheels with aluminum tape. Before I tackle the challenge of mounting some Mooneyes wheel covers on, I want to prove that there is some mpg gain to be had with smooth, solid wheels. I actually think that the tape doesn't look that bad, especially at a bit of a distance. So far, it is very inconclusive if there is going to be any mpg gain.

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I thought the floor mats were great compared to the carpeted pieces.

Pro-tip: Before putting your feet in, sit in the car with your feet hanging out and click your heels together as if you were going to Kansas. You'll shake most of the dirt off. This is a must in winter especially.

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psquare75, I do that myself, but trying to get my wife or kids to do it is an exercise in futility.

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psquare75, I do that myself, but trying to get my wife or kids to do it is an exercise in futility.

Indeed!! Nice.mods. hope it.helps the gas mileage!

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They fit nicely and the price was right on ebay.

I was looking to get some of these, as my carpeted mats are nearly worn through at my heel points, after 6k miles. What is a 'right price', if I may ask? I've seen them for ~$90+ so far.

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I paid $93.95 on ebay with free shipping.

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Shopchevyparts.com should have them for similar price too.

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I love my weathertech (spelling?) Floormats. I pkan on getting ZSpec ones come spring.

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Where did you get the Weather Tech floor mats for your Spark, Do youhave a web site &/or part # ?..........Wally 13

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On 10/23/2013 at 7:28 AM, NOMAD said:

Lastly, is I taped over the wheels with aluminum tape. Before I tackle the challenge of mounting some Mooneyes wheel covers on, I want to prove that there is some mpg gain to be had with smooth, solid wheels. I actually think that the tape doesn't look that bad, especially at a bit of a distance. So far, it is very inconclusive if there is going to be any mpg gain

I am not sure about the mpg gain but very sure that it will hinder breaking. Alloys are good over the old rims as they let more air to cool break pads. So if you cover them, after each breaking, disc will be much hot thatn it should be.

I live in tropical environment so can't say about if this can be managed by winters there.

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