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Old 03-03-2016, 01:11 PM   #51 (permalink)
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- Lower the car by 20mm (www pro4x net ) 3% extra miles, tested
Man, I've lowered so many cars that I'm pretty much over it unless someone knows of a way to remove spacers or the like so I could keep stock springs / dampers / bushings I'm going to keep the current height. I'm also not sure that the improvement would be as good on a car that already has a near full under tray

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- Front and rear wheel cover - 6% lower Cd possible (publications lib chalmers se/records/fulltext/133661 pdf , pages 21-29)
That is my next mod (first was headlight that allowed me to see at night and happened to save some watts) I haven't decided if I'm going to use .040 Aluminum or .080 (the 2 common thickness in my shop) yet, but it is going to happen.

Does anybody have a good setup for plugging the access hole for the tire valve stem?

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- Smoother, continous bellypan ( www nissanusa com/content/dam/nissan/vehicles/2016/leaf/colors-photos/exterior-photos/2016-nissan-leaf-undercarriage-large jpg)
I would like to to do something to cover the rear axle beam, but I'm not sure that is going to happen. It is pretty decent under there, but there is some room for improvement.

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PS- I'm going to get a Leaf as well

Sorry for the links, lurker since 2009, first post!!!
SWEET, I really love the car, and as mentioned elsewhere everybody likes the car, I even had a Brodozer driver impressed by it at a local meet.

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Old 03-03-2016, 01:21 PM   #52 (permalink)
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The factory LED headlights are finally installed. The project wouldn't have been a big deal at all had I received headlights in the same condition as advertised, however I ended up spending a solid 8 hours repairing headlights, and about 1.5 hours doing the actual install. The wiring isn't a big deal, just cut the plug off of both the LED and the Halogen and connect the halogen's plug up to the appropriate wires, the only thing that is not straight color to color are the following 1) cap off 2 of the wires heading in to the LED voltage driver, you only need the RED (which is LED ON +) and black (GROUND -) the other 2 are for warning lights on the dash that I didn't wire up. 2) The Green (I think with yellow stripe) wire from the halogen harness is the LOW beam on +. So GREEN wire on halogen pigtail to RED on LED driver and everything else is just straight same color to same color.


Impressions: I JUST finished, I haven't had the chance to drive at night yet, BUT driving during the day you CONSTANTLY see the distinct look shining on vehicles that you are following. It makes the car look noticeably higher end and I dare say much more techie.

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