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Old 07-16-2008, 03:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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See, I don't think they're ugly...?
I dont either. I mean really... does anyone really have a nice looking car here where it matters? My muffler just fell off, beads aren' a big deal...

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Old 07-16-2008, 03:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Is there something less brutally ugly? I still have some sense of self-respect... Maybe some carbon-grey beads?
I saw them in that color in LA's Chinatown last Sunday, and you saw socalsuperhero's post.

I have one set for the driver's side. The lighter color is fine with me and also absorbs less solar radiation (lighter colors always = good thing when it comes to sunlight).

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Old 07-16-2008, 04:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The dark ones would be "not bad", as long as they fit tightly and don't squirm around and fold and whatnot. I don't drive a beater, i drive a 2k2 protege5 that still looks good and runs well despite a few hundred km's of race-track driving and a couple dozen autox events. If I see one at a store for cheap, I think i'd buy it.
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Good to hear these things work. I have no shame so uglier the better, plus coming to work without a soaking wet shirt would be a good thing.
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Is there something less brutally ugly? I still have some sense of self-respect.
So you are saying your self respect is based on appearences?
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I have this same problem with my car. Worst part of it is where my shirts get all wrinkled on the back.

I wonder if wearing an undershirt would help keep the sweat from wrinkling up your outermost shirt?
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Somebody should start a new thread about "dressing for hypermiling, what to wear when the AC and heater fan kill your mpg"
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It is conceivable to don your shorts and t-shirt (and flip-flops) and put your work clothes on a hangar I suppose, just duck in the ground floor washroom and change when you get there and right before you leave.
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My friend got identical ones at wal-mart for 10$.

They worked surprisingly well in both his S10 (no air) and his sentra (Air.... but its broke)

I tried them out in my subaru and they didnt work out well. Sure, they dont let your back sweat, and are surprisingly comfortable, but my seats have too much side bolstering and the beads just want to push and on long journeys you can just kiss your lower back support goodbye.

In short: Not recommended with seats with hard bolstering.

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