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Old 09-10-2015, 10:56 AM   #69 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the informative posts, HiFlite.

Originally Posted by HiFlite View Post
The 2011/12 model year Volts have more complete undertrays than 2013-2015. Unfortunately while they will physically fit, the 13/14/15s don't have the mounting studs welded in place as with the 11/12s.
If cost-effectiveness is a person's goal in modding, then re-using a set of trays from the earlier car isn't the way to go anyway. Use sheet coroplast (or equivalent) and new mounting points. I haven't looked under a Volt, but I expect there are lots of places to screw into existing plastic shields/trays. (IE no need to drill metal.)

As you point out, modding has to be very inexpensive for the return on investment to work out when the car is already more optimized than the average vehicle.
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